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Burnham and Brown Memorial

Wesley Foundation Student Center, Jacksonville, Alabama

Sunday, February 3, 2013

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 Pearl Guier leading 59. The opening prayer was offered by Henry Johnson.

Leaders: Pearl Guier 32t; Jeff Sheppard 57; Pam Nunn and Ruby Nunn 186, 40; Cecil Roberts 42, 35; Margaret Thacker 97, 225t; Loyd Ivey 89, 129; Kenneith Calvert 350, 143; Robert Chambless 72b, 163b; Margie Smith 101t, 405; Phillip Denney 535, 354b; Ed Thacker 567, 528.

RECESS

B.M. Smith led 270 to bring the class back to order. Leaders: Jackie Tanner 138t, 56t; Angela Myers 56b, 564; Henry Johnson 60, 409; Lou Cotney 218.

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

Leaders: Judy Chambless 28t, 29t; Nate Green and Norma Green 330b, 371; Karen Rollins 227, 327; Lauren Bock 493, 422; Jack Nelson 157, 560; Darrell Swarens 452, 111b (in memory of Harrison Creel); Cindy Tanner 318 (in memory of Charles Creel), 217; Leah Dagen 384, 112; Nathan Rees 462, 456; Buell Cobb 50t, 423; Sue Ann Reinisch 128, 159; Cheyenne Ivey 108t, 108b; David Ivey 417, 387 (in memory of Charles Wright). The blessing before the noon meal was offered by Cecil Roberts.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Pearl Guier leading 358. Leaders: Virginia Dyer 340, 454; Judy Caudle 411, 545; Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg 330t, 396; Susan Harcrow 383, 500; Joan Aldridge 309; Elene Stovall 392, 436; Reba Windom 220, 222 (for Eloise Wootten); Rodney Ivey 492, 122 (in memory of Ruth Brown); Jackson Harcrow 455, 153; Scott Ivey 183, 38b; Kathy Williams 365; Charlene Wallace 503; Ann Simpson 445, 229; Darrell Swarens and Karen Rollins 389 (in memory of Lonnie Rogers); Leah Dagen 58; Sue Ann Reinisch 148.

Following announcements, Pearl Guier led 46 as the closing song. Ed Thacker offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Pearl Guier; Vice Chairman—Jeff Sheppard; Secretary—Judy Caudle