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Cates-Brown Memorial Singing

Muscadine Methodist Church, Muscadine, Alabama

Sunday, October 10, 2010

The annual Sacred Harp singing in memory of the Walker Cates and Herbert Brown families was held on the second Sunday in October. Jeff Sheppard called the class to order at 9:30 a.m. leading 37b. The morning prayer was offered by Cecil Roberts.

A business session was held and the following officers were elected: Chairman—Jeff Sheppard; Vice Chairman—Cecil Roberts; Arranging Committee—Pearl Guier; Secretary—Pam Nunn. This is a memorial singing to honor the Walker Cates and Herbert Brown families, and singers are encouraged to remember fellow singers as they lead.

Leaders: Cecil Roberts 499b (in memory of Bobby Jackson and Walker Cates), 277; Pearl Guier 59, 32t; Pam Nunn 365, 186; Judy Chambless 527, 549; Tony Hammock 430, 303; Floy Wilder 441, 120; Matt Hinton 163b (for the Mary Evelyn King family), 209; Sharon DuPriest 45t (in memory of Jimmy Causey), 208.


Jeff Sheppard brought the class back together by leading 176b. Leaders: Rene Greene 228, 142; John Kelso 30b, 328; Erica Hinton 141; Erica Hinton and Matt Hinton 122 (in memory of Mary Evelyn King); Robert Chambless 34b, 225t; Virginia Dyer 361, 454; Jeannette DePoy 494, 201; Aldo Ceresa 56t, 234, 232; Charlene Wallace 101t, 101b; Cecil Roberts 389 (in honor of Lonnie Rogers). The class was dismissed for lunch, and a prayer was offered by Cecil Roberts.


The class resumed singing with Cecil Roberts leading 161. Leaders: John Plunkett 531, 330b; Karen Rollins 298 (for her father, Lonnie Rogers), 297; Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg 349, 126; Ann Simpson 127, 452; Shelbie Sheppard 155 (in memory of Terry Cates), 333; Robert Chambless and Judy Chambless 146; Matt Hinton and Erica Hinton 460; Rene Greene and Pam Nunn 269; Cecil Roberts 268; Aldo Ceresa and Jess Pearlman Karlsberg 227; John Kelso and Tony Hammock 567; John Plunkett and Jeff Sheppard 134; Charlene Wallace and Jeannette DePoy 267, 294; Sharon DuPriest and Floy Wilder 216; Ann Simpson and Shelbie Sheppard 148.

Announcements were made. Jeff Sheppard led 176t as the closing song. John Plunkett dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Jeff Sheppard; Vice Chairman—Cecil Roberts; Secretary—Pam Nunn