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Friendship Primitive Baptist Church

Haleyville, Alabama

April 23, 2000

The annual Sacred Harp singing at Friendship Primitive Baptist Church was held on the fourth Sunday in April. Kenneth Tate called the class to order leading songs on pages 569b and 119. Glenn Keeton led the class in the morning prayer.

The class was organized with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Kenneth Tate; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Arranging Committee—Josie Hyde; Secretary—Ivalene Donaldson.

Leaders: Paul Godsey 275b, 294, 288; Corene White 37b, 73t; Wilton Donaldson 30t, 34t, 34b; Beatrice Brewer 123t, 101t; David Godsey 126, 47b, 455 (in memory of his dad, Ted Godsey); L.E. Hannah 498, 511; Chris Rice 282, 480, 276; Julie Tate 448b, 317.

RECESS

Travis Keeton called the class to order leading songs on pages 129 and 146. Leaders: Teddy Godsey 189, 196, 300; Jayne Fulmer 203, 186; Elmer Conwill 179, 44; Lucy Heidorn 40, 155, 460; Odie V. Horton 403, 200; Ivalene Donaldson 77t; Glenn Keeton 454 (for Hubert Hood), 278t, 225t (for Mrs. West); Brenda Merritt 187, 336.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Kenneth Tate leading song on page 76b. Leaders: Amber Springfield 285t, 340; Kermit Adams 28b, 408; Willodean Barton 290, 122 (for her sister); John Merritt 215, 490, 294 (by request); Roma Rice 49b (for Milford Watts), 104; Larry Ballinger 49t, 217, 88t, 310 (by request); Julietta Haynes 209, 309; Lisa Geist 182 (in memory of Tom and Lola Roberson), 546; Lavaughn Ballinger 84, 63; John Hyde 314, 279; Josie Hyde 236, 507; Joan Smith 45t.

Kenneth Tate led song on page 75 as the closing song. John Merritt dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Kenneth Tate; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Secretary—Ivalene Donaldson.