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Old Harmony Primitive Baptist Church

Cleburne County, Alabama

April 16, 2000

The annual Sacred Harp singing at Old Harmony Primitive Baptist Church in Cleburne County, Alabama was held on the third Sunday in April. The class was called to order at 9:30 a.m. by B.J. Harris leading song on page 59. Felton Denney led the morning prayer. B.J. Harris led song on page 32t; Evelyn Harris led songs on pages 87 and 101t.

The class organized with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—B.J. Harris; Vice Chairman—Neal Prichard; Secretary—Evelyn Harris; Arranging Committee—Margie Smith.

Leaders: Margie Smith 405, 501; Felton Denney 503, 383; Charlene Wallace 75, 81 (t? b?); Hugh McGraw 310, 451; Sherrell Durand 335, 135; Jeff Sheppard 145t, 439; Ruth Daniel 378t, 452; B.M. Smith 28b, 318 (for his aunt, Eula Johnson); Shelbie Sheppard 102, 141.

RECESS

B.J. Harris brought the class to order leading song on page 303. Leaders: Ann Howle 358 (for Pauline Howle), 45t; C.W. Garner 145b, 94; Nancy Allen 144; Roy Nelson 128, 80b; Lou Cotney 189, 300; Lonnie Rogers 186, 348 (t? b?); Earlis McGraw 111t, 225t (for Gladys McGraw, Revy Williamson, and Carlene Griffin).

Sherrell Durand presented the memorial lesson and led song on page 285t for the deceased. Shelbie Sheppard led song on page 294 (by request) for the sick and shut-ins. Lonnie Rogers closed the memorial lesson with prayer.

LUNCH

B.J. Harris brought the afternoon session to order leading song on page 312b. Leaders: Neal Prichard 341, 204, 566; Jimmie Denney 143, 153; Bobby Jackson 34t, 569b; Stanley Edwards 340, 460; Nellie Mae White 106, 100; Matt Garner and George Garner 112, 63; Eunice Webb 32t, 136; Cecil Edwards 79, 388, 491; Reba Norton 64, 208; Lewis Norton 410t, 231; Karen Reaves 87, 339; Lois Owens 61, 168; Winford Kerr 146, 47b.

Announcements were made. B.J. Harris and Neal Prichard led song on page 46 as the closing song. Elder Neal Prichard dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—B.J. Harris; Vice Chairman—Neal Prichard; Secretary—Evelyn Harris.