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McWhorter Memorial

Mars Hill Primitive Baptist Church, Cleburne County, Alabama

Saturday, October 14, 2000

The annual McWhorter Memorial Sacred Harp Singing was held at Mars Hill Primitive Baptist Church in Cleburne County, Alabama on Saturday before the third Sunday in October, and was called to order by Johnny Wright leading songs on page 59 and 63. B.J. Harris offered the morning prayer. Johnny Wright led songs on pages 35 and 49b.

The class organized with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Lonnie Rogers; Vice Chairman—Johnny Wright; Secretary—Mary Florence Smith; Arranging Committee—Hester Edwards.

Leaders: Mary Florence Smith 45t, 72b; Lonnie Rogers 101t, 33b; Alice Edwards and Hester Edwards 104, 73b; Glenda Watkins 100, 282; George Garner 186, 222; Teenie Moody 40, 171; Sloman twins 112, 360.

RECESS

Johnny Wright brought the class to order leading song on page 84. Leaders: Jimmie Denney 61, 68b; Eunice Webb 47t, 58; Evelyn Harris 155, 82 (t? b?); Roy Nelson 105, 283; Inez Chandler 108 (t? b?), 274t; Jimmy Cates 37b, 317b; Laura Clawson 217, 27; Corene Laminack 59, 32t; Shelbie Sheppard 43, 288; Felton Denney 299, 143; Lou Cotney 300, 212; Walter Hamrick 111t, 112.

LUNCH

Lonnie Rogers brought the afternoon session to order leading song on page 225t. Leaders: B.J. Harris 303, 503; Josephine Denney 127, 145b; Jeff Sheppard 185, 97; Sloman twins 215, 358; Laura Clawson 95; Walter Hamrick 79; Mary Florence Smith 111t (in memory of Allene Stanford), 111b; Teenie Moody 78; George Garner 480; Eunice Webb 569b; Jimmie Denney 313t; Evelyn Harris 159; Roy Nelson 274b; Lou Cotney 172; Felton Denney 489b; Shelbie Sheppard 66; B.J. Harris 347; Josephine Denney 354b; Jeff Sheppard 410t (for Lewis Norton); Sloman twins 460; Hester Edwards, Alice Edwards, Reba Norton, Eunice Webb, Lois Bowman, and Ezma Lee Hale 45t (representing the Kerr family); Reba Norton and Glenda Watkins 373.

Lonnie Rogers led song on page 318 as the closing song. Felton Denney dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Lonnie Rogers; Vice Chairman—Johnny Wright; Secretary—Mary Florence Smith.