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Old Harmony Primitive Baptist Church

Cleburne County, Alabama

April 15, 2001

The annual Sacred Harp singing at Old Harmony Primitive Baptist Church in Cleburne County, Alabama was held on the third Sunday in April. Billy Joe Harris called the class to order leading song on page 59. Lonnie Rogers offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: B.J. Harris 303; Charlene Wallace 61, 75, 101t; Glenda Collins 100, 45t; George Garner 47t, 63; Ruth Daniel 335, 378t; Bobby Jackson 72b, 285t, 445.

RECESS

B.J. Harris brought the class to order leading song on page 32t.

A business session was held with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—B.J. Harris; Vice Chairman—Neal Prichard; Arranging Committee—Carlene Griffin; Memorial Committee—Hester Edwards; Secretaries—Evelyn Harris and Charlene Wallace.

Leaders: B.J. Harris 503; Lovella Kerr 68b, 127; Lonnie Rogers 33b, 225t; Lou Cotney 172, 384, 300; Earlis McGraw 111t, 111b, 132; Nellie Mae White 119, 159.

Hester Edwards conducted the memorial lesson, and Lonnie Rogers led songs on pages 348b and 318 for the deceased: Cecil Edwards, Eloise Watkins, and Ruby Smith.

Jeff Sheppard led songs on pages 358, 491 and 340 for the sick and shut-ins: Pauline Howell, Eula Johnson, Reba Edwards, Gladys McGraw, and Revy Williamson. Elder Neal Prichard closed the memorial with prayer, and B.J. Harris led song on page 452.

LUNCH

Elder Neal Prichard called the afternoon session to order leading songs on pages 204, 341, and 290. Leaders: Reba Norton 61, 373; Shelbie Sheppard 105, 27, 332; Lois Owens 418, 406; Elder Lewis Norton 410t, 569b, 30b; Glenda Collins 124; Hester Edwards 104, 73b; Bobby Jackson 388; Lenna Davidson and Charlene Wallace 164; Ann Simpson 36b, 46, 294; Jeff Sheppard and Margaret Crawford 155, 415; Sherrell Durand 128, 106; Evelyn Harris 87, 89.

Announcements were made. B.J. Harris and Elder Neal Prichard led song on page 69t as the closing song. Elder Lewis Norton dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—B.J. Harris; Vice Chairman—Neal Prichard; Secretaries—Evelyn Harris and Charlene Wallace.