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Burnham and Brown Memorial

Wesley Foundation Student Center, Jacksonville, Alabama

Sunday, February 6, 2011

The annual Sacred Harp singing in memory of Uncle Bob Burnham, Leman Brown, and Ruth Brown was held on the first Sunday in February. The class was called to order by Uncle Bob Burnham’s granddaughter, Pearl Guier, leading 59. Cecil Roberts offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Pearl Guier 32t, Jeff Sheppard 128, 556; Pam Nunn 186, 192; Ed Thacker 202, 299; Judy Chambless 142, 146; Margie Smith 225t, 373; Henry Johnson 60, 81t; Cecil Roberts 76b, 277; Kenneith Calvert 143, 73t.

A business session was held with the following officers elected or appointed to the serve: Chairlady—Pearl Guier; Vice Chairman—Jeff Sheppard; Secretary—Judy Caudle; Arranging Committee—Pam Nunn.

RECESS

Pearl Guier led 340 to bring the class back to order. Leaders: Stanley Edwards 389, 436; Charlene Wallace 283, 548; Susan Cherones 63, 268; Jan House and Myron House 155, 337; Robert Chambless 317, 452; Nate Green and Norma Green 570, 425; Loyd Ivey 34t, 111b; Joan Aldridge 38t, 228; Karen Rollins 358, 354t.

RECESS

Leaders: Jeff Sheppard and Mark Brandon 121, 45t; Buell Cobb 77b, 230; Angela Myers 89, 276; Richard Ivey 407, 343; Blake Sisemore 201, 208; Cheyenne Ivey 176b, 313t; John Kelso 411, 432; Eli Hinton 37b; Corina Dalzell and Justin Wallace 47b, 49t; Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg 83t, 349. Ed Thacker offered the prayer for the noon meal.

LUNCH

Pearl Guier brought the class back to order for the afternoon session leading 448b. Leaders: B. M. Smith 284, 318; Reba Windom 306, 392; Molly Ellis 455, 499; Nathan Rees 83b, 439; Shelbie Sheppard 272, 440; Scott DePoy 385t; Matt Hinton and Rodney Ivey 359, 300; John Plunkett 71, 399t; Lou Cotney 384; Roy Nelson 105; Michael Rich 388.

Announcements were made. Pearl Guier led 46 as the closing song. Henry Johnson offered the closing prayer.

Chairlady—Pearl Guier; Vice Chairman—Jeff Sheppard; Secretary/Arranging Committee—Pam Nunn