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Old Sardis Church

Near Lynn, Alabama (County Road 17)

October 1, 2000

The forty-second session of the Sacred Harp singing at Old Sardis Church was held on the first Sunday in October, and called to order by Travis Keeton leading song on page 48t. Homer Miles led the morning prayer. Leaders: Travis Keeton 131b, 388; Clarence McCool 138b, 73t; Jim Ballinger 167, 405; Willodean Barton 480, 460; Earl Ballinger 299, 224; Bernice Phillips 168, 112; Wilton Donaldson 111t, 30t; Odie V. Horton 204; Ivalene Donaldson 335, 328; A.A. Malone 300, 448t; Jeanette Tidwell 89, 63; Ashley Keeton 215, 216.

RECESS

The class was called to order by Steve Miles leading song on page 143 in honor of his mother, and song on page 234 in memory of Beatrice Hall.

The class organized with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Steve Miles; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Secretary—Josie Hyde; Arranging Committee—John Hyde.

Leaders: Lena Keeton 498 (in memory of Tom Harper), 220; Ila Ingle 434, 436; Julie Poston 421, 101t; Glenn Keeton 120, 225t; Faye Donaldson 430, 270; Edith Tate 187, 336, 532 (by request); Betty Baccus 134, 284, 571 (CB) (in memory of her brother, Gene Wakefield).

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Steve Miles leading song on page 39b. Leaders: Steve Miles and David Berry 146, 63; Elmer Conwill 31t, 179; Larry Ballinger 402, 324; Cecil Sanders 123t; Amber Springfield 371, 391; Harrison Creel 378 (t? b?) (in memory of his father), 35 (in memory of his mother), 111b; Joyce Hubbit 196, 273; Dwight Ingle and Karen Wiggins 85, 445, 294, 358; Dawson Adams 68b, 45t; Josie Hyde 507; Brenda Merritt 200, 475; John Merritt 438, 426t (in memory of Ganus Wakefield); Homer Miles and grandchildren 569 (t? b?), 373; John Hyde 124, 75; Steve Miles and church family 128 (as a special), 480 (by request), 61; Glenn Keeton and Cecil Sanders 470.

The class sang song on page 268 as the closing song, and the class was dismissed with prayer led by James Bennett.

Chairman—Steve Miles; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Secretary—Josie Hyde.