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Independence Day Singing

Muscadine Methodist Church, Muscadine (Cleburne Co.), Alabama

Monday, July 4, 2005

The twenty-second session of the Independence Day Singing was held at Muscadine Methodist Church on Monday, July 4th. The class was called to order by Jeff Sheppard leading 32t. Louis Hughes offered the morning prayer. Jeff Sheppard led 36b; Keith Willard led 303; and Mary L. Smith led 52t.

The class was organized with the following officers elected or appointed: Chairman—Jeff Sheppard; Vice Chairman—Keith Willard; Secretary—Mary L. Smith; Arranging Committee—Shelbie Sheppard.

Leaders: Tony Hammock 61; Teenie Moody 448b; Bentley McGuire 59; Robert Chambless 145b; Judy Chambless 82t; Jason Hollis 148; Rene Greene 351; Oscar McGuire 573; Faye Hollis 171; Eric Tweedy 385b; Lucinda Saue 49b; Earlis McGraw 284; Jan Bridges 479; Tony Ivey 196; Martha Beverly 464; Andy Anderson 137; Rodney Willard and Barbara Willard 128; Louis Hughes 181; Shirley Figura 84.


The class was called back to order by Keith Willard leading 34b. Leaders: Lou Cotney 189; Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg 475; Dana Borrelli 48b; Greg Saue 147t; Lela Crowder and Bud Oliver 42; Ed Thacker 399b; Donna Bell 480; Richard Schmeidler 254; Karen Willard 383; Thomas Willard 106; Debora Grosse 460; Samuel Summers 207; Jenny Willard 316; John Plunkett 346; Ellie Soler 358; Eugene Forbes 340.


Keith Willard led 108t to call the class back to order. Leaders: Eunice Webb 318; Bill Beverly 120; Glenda Collins 290; Scott DePoy 277; Floy Wilder 195; James M. Wagner 40; Duncan MacLeod 77t; Charlene Wallace 99; Paul Figura 410t.


The afternoon session was brought to order by Jeff Sheppard leading 155. Leaders: Henry Johnson 230; Nate Green 185; Reba Windom 142; LaMar Schlabach 282; Bridgett Hill 440; Bill Windom 45t; Bud Oliver 328; Daphene Causey 222; Bobby Watkins 76b; Sharon DuPriest 216; Don Bowen 217; Mildred Patterson 108b; Cecil Roberts 335; Pam Nunn 200; Ann Simpson 323b; LaRue Allen 454; Reba Windom and Bill Windom 28b; Jason Hollis and Bentley McGuire 274t; Rodney Willard and Barbara Willard 30t; Bill Beverly and Martha Beverly 481; Sam Sommers 522; Karen Willard and Jan Bridges 160 (t? b?); Richard Schmeidler 543; Paul Figura and Shirley Figura 68b (in honor of Charles Derleth); Tom Ivey and Sharon Strong 178; Duncan MacLeod and Bridgett Hill 168; Keith Willard and Jenny Willard 378t; Greg Saue and Lucinda Saue 31t; Shelbie Sheppard, Jeff Sheppard, Rene Greene, and Pam Nunn 269.

Announcements were made. Jeff Sheppard and Keith Willard led 46 as the closing song. Eric Tweedy offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Jeff Sheppard; Vice Chairman—Keith Willard; Secretary—Mary L. Smith.