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Sullins School House

Hamilton, Alabama

May 28, 2000

The sixty-fifth session of the annual Sacred Harp singing held at Sullins School House on the fourth Sunday in May was called to order by Estes Jackson leading songs on pages 39b and 45t. Elder Frank Woods offered the morning prayer.

The class organized with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Estes Jackson; Vice Chairman—Elmer Conwill; Secretary—Josie Hyde; Arranging Committee—Travis Keeton and John Hyde.

Leaders: Estes Jackson 31b; John Hyde 129, 37b, 63; Jim Ballinger 167, 282, 322, 166; Willodean Barton 82t, 274t, 460; Elgie Mae Woods 340, 278b, 275b; Ivalene Donaldson 335; Odie V. Horton 270; Wilton Donaldson 426t, 30t, 317; Beatrice Brewer 123t, 137; Estes Jackson 323 (t? b?) (for Mr. Jackson who is 97 years young).

RECESS

Elmer Conwill called the class to order with songs on pages 379 and 100. Leaders: Gravis Ballinger 101t, 78, 457; Ruth Burleson and Travis Keeton 480, 143; Travis Keeton 146, 203; Faye Donaldson 430, 299, 225t.

LUNCH

Estes Jackson brought the afternoon session to order leading songs on pages 330t and 288. Leaders: Ivalene Donaldson 61; Julie Posten 145b, 421; Larry Ballinger 425, 112, 300; Willodean Barton 119, 145t; Wilton Donaldson 48t, 56t; Elder Frank Woods 39t, 38b; Erselle Jackson 571 (CB), 74b, 277; Josie Hyde 43, 477, 183; Gravis Ballinger 144, 34b; Faye Donaldson 432, 138t; John Hyde 108t, 73t; Elmer Conwill 179, 44; Joy Sullins 290, 89; Beatrice Brewer 384, 373; Jim Ballinger 358, 294; Elgie Mae Woods 216, 142, 436.

Estes Jackson led songs on pages 147t and 45t as the closing songs. Joy Sullins dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Estes Jackson; Vice Chairman—Elmer Conwill; Secretary—Josie Hyde.