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Cates-Brown Memorial Singing

Muscadine Methodist Church, Muscadine, Alabama

Sunday, October 9, 2011

The annual Sacred Harp singing in memory of Walker Cates and Herbert Brown was held on the second Sunday in October. Jeff Sheppard called the class to order leading 75. Cecil Roberts offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Jeff Sheppard 87; Cecil Roberts 35, 81t; Pam Nunn 186; Margie Smith 512; Robert Chambless 145b; Donna Bell 441.

A business session was held and the following officers were elected: Chairman—Jeff Sheppard; Vice Chairman—Cecil Roberts; Arranging Committee/Secretary—Pam Nunn. This is a memorial singing and everyone is encouraged to remember fellow singers as they lead.

Leaders: Virginia Dyer 63, 454; Karen Rollins 297, 298; Glenda Collins and Burt Collins 101t, 335; Judy Chambless 348t, 472.


The class was called back to order by Jeff Sheppard leading 36b. Leaders: Buell Cobb 462, 439; Mark Godfrey 39b, 82t; Riley Lee 276, 287; Steve Warner 86, 475; Charlene Wallace 155, 177; Oscar Brown 147t, 317; B. M. Smith 204, 34t; Leigh Cooper 37b, 39t; Scott Kennedy 31t, 455; Jeannette DePoy 362; Jeff Sheppard 349. Riley Lee offered the blessing before the noon meal.


Cecil Roberts called the afternoon session to order leading 32t. Leaders: Lauren Bock 109, 187; Reba Windom 300, 196; Blake Sisemore 392, 192; Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg 511, 316; David Brodeur 112, 143; Anne Heider 47t, 532; Aldo Ceresa 550, 197; John Plunkett 104, 94; Cory Noel 48t, 456; Bridgett Kennedy 391, 411; Fallon Cook, Rene Greene, and Pam Nunn 269, 146; Shelbie Sheppard and Bridgett Kennedy 440, 448t; Buell Cobb, John Martin, and Carolyn Martin 312b; Aldo Ceresa and Cory Noel 182; Blake Sisemore and Reba Windom 216; Anne Heider and Steve Warner 171, 125; Riley Lee and B. M. Smith 225t; Lauren Bock and Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg 43; Bill Windom and Reba Windom 28b; Leigh Cooper and Mark Godfrey 217; Bridgett Kennedy and Scott Kennedy 448b; David Brodeur and Jeannette DePoy 565; Rene Greene and Jimmy Moore 436.

Announcements were made. Jeff Sheppard led 46 as the closing song. Robert Chambless offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

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