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Gum Pond Primitive Baptist Church

Morgan County, Alabama

September 24, 2000

The September Sacred Harp singing held at Gum Pond Primitive Baptist Church was called to order at 10:00 a.m. by Chairman Milford Cobbs who welcomed everyone and led songs on pages 75 and 143. Carmon Brothers offered the morning prayer.

Leaders and selections were as follows: Arvid Holmes 155, 460; Judy Caudle 76t, 75b; Gordon Wilkinson 34 (t? b?), 434; Eunice Kimbrell 129, 65; David Roberson 100, 340; Betty Wright 569b, 323b; Carmon Brothers 319, 317; Bud Oliver 30t, 145b; Jewel Wootten 565, 31t; Dennis George 64, 57; Marie Guthrie 112, 192.

RECESS

The class was reassembled by Milford Cobbs leading song on page 46. Leaders and selections: Brandon Thompson 274t, 335; Larry Ballinger 101t, 425; Hershell King 426t, 97; Clayton Ezell 475, 380; Rhoda Norris 276, 208; Lomax Ballinger 168, 142; S.T. Reed 125, 124; Teresa Ballinger 146, 110; Rodney Ivey 108t, 503; Susan Holmes 313t, 137; Eldagene Roberson 144, 399b; Milford Cobbs 127. Prayer was offered by Hershell King.

LUNCH

The class was called to order for the afternoon session by Milford Cobbs leading song on page 40.

A memorial session was held. Jonathon Thompson led song number 384 in memory of Willard Hopper. Judy Caudle led song number 448t in memory of the following deceased: Willard Hopper, Virgil Phillips, Ruby Phillips, and Aubrey Holmes; and for the sick or shut ins—Mamie Buckelew, Kimmie Holcomb, Glen Cobbs, and Annie Marie Childers. Elder J.L. Hopper made remarks and offered prayer to close the memorial session. Leaders and selections: Jimmy Ballinger 405, 290; Linton Ballinger 300, 299; Nancy Thompson and Briana Thompson 36b, 32t; Carol Newman 373, 358; Lavaughn Ballinger, Jimmy Ballinger, and Teresa Ballinger 63; J.C. Rutledge 105, 496; Susan Harcrow 186, 430; Wilda Holmes 480, 400; Sarah Harcrow 171, 354b; Craig Holmes 68b, 45t; Dan Hopper 163t, 220 (in memory of Marvin Hopper); J.L. Hopper 218, 499.

Milford Cobbs led song on page 62 as the class took the parting hand. The class was dismissed with prayer led by Elder Dan Hopper.

Chairman—Milford Cobbs; Vice Chairman—Arvid Holmes; Secretary—Judy Caudle.