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Friendship Primitive Baptist Church

Haleyville, Alabama

April 22, 2001

The annual Sacred Harp singing at Friendship Primitive Baptist Church was held on the fourth Sunday in April. Kenneth Tate called the class to order leading song on page 335. Harrison Creel led the class in the morning prayer.

The class organized for the day with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Kenneth Tate; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Arranging Committee—Josie Hyde; Secretary—Ivalene Donaldson.

Leaders: Kenneth Tate 36b, 37b; Wilton Donaldson 317, 30t; Julie Tate 35, 498; Paul Godsey 30b, 168; Corene White 403, 171; Sherry Guthery 340, 58; Clarence McCool 349, 546; L.E. Hannah 212, 213t; Stella Pratt 147 (t? b?), 452; Kermit Adams 99, 391; Margaret Keeton 301, 268; Ivalene Donaldson 270, 275b.

RECESS

Travis Keeton brought the class to order leading songs on pages 341 and 398. Leaders: Roma Rice 161, 348b; Bud Oliver 145b, 39b; Lucy Heidorn 155, 186; Henry Guthery 304 (in memory of Marie Aldridge), 306; Ida Lee Starnes 354b, 426t; Jayne Fulmer 454, 460; Chris Ballinger 350, 565; Mattie Townsel 68b, 112; Glenn Keeton 361, 358; Kenneth Tate 119.

LUNCH

Kenneth Tate brought the afternoon session to order leading song on page 480. Leaders: Vernice Phillips 40; A.A. Malone 203, 432; Elene Stovall 198, 298; Willodean Barton 418, 290; Parnell Berry 215, 216; Edith Tate 73t, 98; Chris Rice 183, 276; Lisa Geist 182, 546 (in memory of Tom Roberson and Lola Roberson); Lavaughn Ballinger 63, 401; Julietta Haynes 192, 430; John Merritt 385b, 144; Harrison Creel 342, 111b; Amber Springfield 234, 380; Gravis Ballinger 300; Brenda Merritt 434, 137; Larry Ballinger 71, 50b; Latrive Bailey 111t, 384; John Hyde 61, 313 (t? b?); Christy Allen 475, 172; Josie Hyde 477, 507; Kenneth Tate and Edith Tate 532.

Kenneth Tate led song on page 46 as the closing song. Harrison Creel dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Kenneth Tate; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Secretary—Ivalene Donaldson.