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Elmore Center

Four miles south of Gordo, Alabama, County Roads 9 and 21

August 16, 1995

The one hundred fifty-first annual session of the Sacred Harp singing at Elmore Center United Methodist Church was called to order by the Chairman, A. A. Malone, leading songs on pages 30t and 31b. Leaders: Toney Smith 45 (t? b?); Raymond O’Mary 62, 63; Dorothy Elmore 108 (t? b?), 317, 323b; George Cox 348b, 569b, 33b; James L. Howell 58, 59, 82 (t? b?). The class was dismissed for a ten minute recess.

RECESS

Moderator A. A. Malone brought the class back to order leading song on page 49b. Leaders: Earline Ellis 172, 373, 176 (t? b?), 294; Nancy Hughes 30t, 39b, 127; Irma Hitt 480, 490, 235; Dessie Goodman 204; Jimmy Johnson 43, 59, 335. The class was dismissed for lunch by the Chairman, A. A. Malone.

LUNCH

The afternoon session opened with Moderator, A. A. Malone, leading song on page 47b. Leaders: Sam Graham 72 (t? b?), 159, 143; Mrs. George Cox 274 (t? b?); Earline Ellis 318, 340, 341; Raymond O’Mary 100, 101t, 75; George Cox 512, 30b; Dorothy Elmore 145b, 147 (t? b?), 294; Nancy Hughes 378 (t? b?), 388; Irma Hitt 290, 288; Dessie Goodman 104; James L. Howell 97, 36b, 146; Toney Smith 390. The class was dismissed with a standing invitation to be back next year, August 14, 1996.

Chairman—A. A. Malone; Vice Chairman—Toney Smith; Secretary—Earline Ellis.