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Burnham and Brown Memorial Singing

Wesley Foundation Student Center, Jacksonville, Alabama

Sunday, February 5, 2017

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: Tom George 425; Pam Nunn 186; Bert Collins and Glenda Collins 393; Judy Caudle 101t (in memory of B.M. Smith); Justin Bowen 33b; Paula Oliver 73t; Jack Nelson 524; Samuel Williams 89; Hubert Nall 129; Cecil Roberts 138b; Margaret Thacker 480; Winfred Kerr 388; Kenneith Calvert 350; Eugene Forbes 192; Jamey Wootten 276; Denney Rogers 143; Scot Oliver 68b.


Tom George led 319 to bring the class together. Leaders: Judy Chambless 527; Richard Mauldin 446; Daniel Williams 101b; Robert Chambless 452 (in memory of Ronald Chambless); Karen Rollins 445; Ed Thacker 91.

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

Leaders: David Smead 379; Karen Ivey 217; Loyd Ivey 208; Elene Stovall 436; Jared Wootten 475; Buell Cobb 330t; Cheyenne Ivey 88t; Dennis George 488; Susan Cherones 300; Marty Wootten 30b; Scott DePoy 201; Nicholas Thompson 336; Rene Greene 142; Philip Denney 120; David Brodeur 516; Samuel Sommers 486; Nathan Rees 464; Lisa Bennett 34t (for her sister-in-law); Erica Hinton 345b; David Ivey 38t; Alanna Blanks 405; Henry Johnson 515; Jeannette DePoy 36b (for Jesse P. Karlsberg and Lauren Bock); Oscar McGuire 229; Linda Thomas 79; Matt Hinton 297; Larry Brasher and Louise Brasher 513; Justin Bowen and Jamey Wootten 472; Paula Oliver and Cheyenne Ivey 182; Eugene Forbes and David Ivey 299; Judy Caudle and Loyd Ivey 426t (for Eloise Wootten); Tom George and Nicholas Thompson 426b. Cecil Roberts asked a blessing before the noon meal.


The afternoon session began with Pearl Guier leading 32t. Leaders: Lilly Underwood 108b; Paige Harrod 112; Scot Oliver, Alanna Blanks, and Linda Thomas 314; Buell Cobb and Karen Rollins 303; Samuel Sommers and Dennis George 465; Robert Chambless, Judy Chambless, and Jack Nelson 225t; Hubert Nall and Richard Mauldin 168; Winfred Kerr and Cecil Roberts 56t; Jeannette DePoy and David Brodeur 271t; Nathan Rees and Rene Greene 500; Philip Denney and Denney Rogers 87; Henry Johnson and Daniel Williams 489; Scott DePoy and Karen Ivey 155 (for Charlene Wallace); Oscar McGuire and Elene Stovall 556 (in memory of Jeff Sheppard); Matt Hinton, Erica Hinton, and Lilly Underwood 65; Ed Thacker and Paige Harrod 460; David Smead and Lisa Bennett 384 (for Coy Ivey); Susan Cherones and Samuel Williams 411; Sherrill Clieno 335; Terry Wootten 332; Glenda Collins and Bert Collins 340; Larry Brasher and Louise Brasher 385b; Ann Simpson 354b; Tom George and Pam Nunn 434 (for Daphene Causey and Sharon DuPriest).

Announcements were made. Pearl Guier and Tom George led 146 as the closing song. Philip Denney offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Pearl Guier; Vice Chairman—Tom George; Secretary—Judy Caudle