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Mount Pisgah Singing Society (Cooper Book)

Mount Pisgah Primitive Baptist Church,
Stroud, Chambers County, Alabama

Saturday, May 23, 2015

The annual all-day session of the Mount Pisgah Singing Society (organized in 1903) met at Mount Pisgah Primitive Baptist Church on Saturday before the fourth Sunday in May. Don Clark called the class to order at 9:00 a.m. leading 146. Mike Hawkins offered the opening prayer.

Don welcomed everyone, and then recognized the following officers: President—Karen Clark; 1st Vice President—David Lee; 2nd Vice President—Fred Hoerr; Secretary—Donna Bell; Arranging Committee—Don Clark and Laura Densmore.

Leaders: Karen Clark 70; David Lee 128; Fred Hoerr 102; Donna Bell 507b; Jack Nelson 30b; Marion Patrick 358; Nancy Hogan 76b; Ken Sundberg 37; Karen Rollins and Philip Denney 123t (in memory of their uncle, Earl Denney); Tommie Spurlock 574; Ethan Eddins 207b; Alice Sundberg 440b; Henry Johnson 30t; Wyatt Denney 40; Elam Eddins 36b; Lisa Bennett 163t; Bill Hogan 497; Gavin Blakeley 196; Ryan Bowman 204; Helen Bryson 559; David Smead 464; Eli Eddins 138t; Stanley Smith 564; Andy Morse 199; Ken Kelley 86.

RECESS

David Lee brought the class back to order leading 274t. Leaders: Morgan Bunch 543; Charlotte Bishop 229; J.R. Hardman 55; Justin Bowen 384; Ewan Eddins 300; Chris Holley 385t; Oscar McGuire 276; Wendy Anderson and Robby Anderson 95; Laura Densmore 98; Faye Hollis 168; Judy Chambless 132; Adam Brasich 38b; Buell Cobb 150; Carol Buche 488 (for Dean Benjamin); George Burnette, III 131t; Chita Blakeley 324; Guy Bankes 391; Nicole Bowman 393; Ezra Eddins 299; Stanley Smith 369. Adam Brasich offered the blessing before the noon meal at the tables.

LUNCH

The afternoon session of singing convened with Fred Hoerr leading 28b. Leaders: Karen Clark 96; Sue Bunch 514; Dana Eddins 99; Chip Westbrook 513; Darlene Dalton 587, 572; Kevin Eddins 210; Hubert Nall 287; Philip Denney 61; Evie Eddins 156; Gaston White 505; Eli Hinton 146; Lynda Fagan 47t; Jesse P. Karlsberg 552; Matt Hinton and Anna Hinton 142; Richard Ivey 54t; Erica Hinton 428; Richard DeLong 577; Karen Clark, Fred Hoerr, Marty Hoerr, Erika Keihishian, and Katie Howard 63; Billy Kelley 108t; Stanley Smith 522 (in memory of Stanly Edwards); Carol Buche 484; Chris Holley 563; Laura Densmore 83t (in memory of her mother-in-law, Ruth Densmore); Guy Bankes 494; the Eddins siblings 122; Wendy Anderson and Robby Anderson 463.

Following announcements, Karen Clark led 49t as the closing song. Stanley Smith offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

President—Karen Clark; 1st Vice President—David Lee; 2nd Vice President—Fred Hoerr; Secretary—Donna Bell