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Macedonia Baptist Church

Haleyville, Alabama

August 13, 1995

The annual Sacred Harp singing held at Macedonia Baptist Church was called to order by Dawson Adams leading song on page 39t. The morning prayer was led by Rev. Glenn Bridgeman. Dawson Adams led the song on page 39b. The class organized for the day by electing and appointing the following officers: Chairman—Dawson Adams; Vice Chairman—Parnell Berry; Secretary—Josie Hyde; Arranging Committee—John Hyde. Dawson Adams led song on page 45t, and leaders followed: Dr. Doyal Williams 85, 99, 155; Junita Whitman 235, 141; Gene Wakefield 64, 100, 168; Beatrice Brewer 137, 460; Ada Godsey 34t, 301 in memory of Howard Godsey; L. E. Hannah 318, 389, 59 in memory of Nena Tittle; Roma Rice 139, 566, 104.

RECESS

Parnell Berry called the class back to order leading songs on pages 177, 176b, and 306. Leaders called were: Kris Bell 31b, 384; Justin Keeton and Bradley Allen 546, 385b, 455; Mae Conwill 270, 288, 272; Pernie Pelfrey 331, 371, 312b. A memorial lesson was held for the loved ones in this area who have passed away this year. They were: Nena Tittle, Ted Godsey, Wilford Wakefield, Harley Hocutt, Bertha Henson, Sam Fowler, Winford Watts, and Wallace Watts. Those who sang in their memory were Latreve Bailey and L. E. Hannah 323b; Travis Keeton 97, 268; John Hyde 68b. After the conclusion of the memorial lesson, the class was dismissed for lunch.

LUNCH

The afternoon session of this singing was called to order by Dawson Adams leading song on page 73t. Leaders followed: Margaret Keeton 454, 217, 276; Amanda Denson 373, 273, 36b; Kermit Adams 157, 428, 77t; Josie Hyde 120, 200, 220; Travis Keeton 282, 343; Latreve Bailey 111t, 143; Elmer Conwill 478, 475, 179; Josephine Rouse 71, 98; Clifford Wakefield 175b, 176b, 400; Cecil Wakefield 290, 81 (t? b?), 61; Raymond and Audrey Fannin 328, 124, 72b; Avelene Donaldson 32t, 275 (t? b?); Roxie Keeton 530; Margaret Keeton 213 (t? b?) for Tom Roberson who was in the hospital. After announcements, the singing was closed with prayer by Ramond Fannin.

Chairman—Dawson Adams; Vice Chairman—Parnell Berry; Secretary—Josie Hyde.