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Mt. Oak Methodist Church

Six miles northwest of Arab, Alabama

Saturday, July 15, 2000

The annual Sacred Harp singing was held on Saturday before the third Sunday in July, and was called to order by Hershell King leading song on page 59. J.C. Rutledge led the class in the morning prayer.

The class organized for the day with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Hershell King; Vice Chairman—David Light; Secretary—Eunice Kimbrell; Arranging Committee—Lolette King and Carmon Brothers.

Leaders: David Light 274t, 176b; Eunice Kimbrell 77t, 129; Sandra Light 143, 354b; S.T. Reed 30t, 31b; Rhoda Norris 318, 460; Irene Jordan 438, 84; Milton Oliver 270, 321; J.C. Rutledge 490, 569 (t? b?); David Roberson 340, 275b; Ramona Light 436, 172; Arvid Holmes 155, 171; Eldagene Roberson 29t, 457; Marie Guthrie 112, 89.

RECESS

Hershell King brought the class to order leading song on page 175. Leaders: Jennifer Allred 63, 196; Rachel Allred 274t; Wilda Holmes 384, 145b; Judy Caudle 66, 276; J.L. Hopper 91, 187; Will Allred 274t; Jack Jordan 348b (in memory of his daddy); Susan Allred 138b, 64; Dan Hopper 479, 220; Gennie Nelms 186, 312b.

LUNCH

Hershell King brought the afternoon session to order leading song on page 82 (t? b?). Leaders: J.L. Hopper 448t, 80b (in memory of his brother, Willard Hopper); Carmon Brothers 207 (in memory of Alice Washburn and Elder J.O. Handley), 441 (in memory of Ester Wall Brown), 176t, 176b; Glenda Hopper 145b, 345t; Will Allred 343; Hershell King 410t (in memory of J.L. Oden); Roy Turrentine 146, 147t; S.T. Reed 144; Jennifer Allred 39t; Rachel Allred 159; David Roberson 222; Gennie Nelms 87; Dan Hopper 85; Judy Caudle 180; Eldagene Roberson 200; David Light 192, 110.

Announcements were made. Hershell King led song on page 290 as the closing song. Dan Hopper dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Hershell King; Vice Chairman—David Light; Secretary—Eunice Kimbrell.