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Mount Moriah Primitive Baptist Church

Near Snead Crossroads, Alabama

April 22, 2001

The annual Sacred Harp singing held at Mount Moriah Primitive Baptist Church on the fourth Sunday in April was called to order by Carmon Brothers leading songs on pages 46 and 59. Elder M.L. Wilkinson led the morning prayer.

Leaders: Beacher Yancey 147t, 45t; Don Robertson 100, 101t; Jewel Wootten 32t, 72b; Hershell King 75, 68b, 82t; Linda Thomas 73b, 31t, 33b; Nate Green and Norma Green 288, 48t, 49t, 148.

RECESS

Carmon Brothers called the class to order leading song on page 111b. Leaders: Debra Rich 133, 168; Willoweese Malone 147 (t? b?); Waylon Blakeley 145t, 146; Chita Blakeley 215, 112, 81t; Eunice Kimbrell 129, 77t; Dexter Cobb 39t, 36b; Doris Cuzzart 490, 124.

A business session was held with the class voting to retain the same officers: Chairman—Carmon Brothers; Vice Chairman—Beacher Yancey; Arranging Committee—Ruby Brothers; Secretary—Eunice Kimbrell.

LUNCH

Carmon Brothers brought the afternoon session to order leading song on page 69b. Leaders: Chris Green and Pam Green 144; Beacher Yancey 145b; Philip Gilmore 64; Reggie Murphree 111t; Herbie Bailey 70t, 346; Paula Gilmore 270; Don Robertson 37b; Mary Sharrer 48t; Rhoda Norris 137; Chita Blakeley 501 (CB) (by request); Debra Rich 385b; Chris Green and Pam Green 384, 275b, 442; Jewel Sivley 45t (by request); Hershell King 426t; Philip Gilmore 312b, 313t; Chris Green 358 (by request), 571 (CB).

A special prayer was requested for Ella Lee Roberson, and Herbie Bailey led song on page 58 for her.

Carmon Brothers and Beacher Yancey led song on page 62 as the closing song. Philip Gilmore dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Carmon Brothers; Vice Chairman—Beacher Yancey; Secretary—Eunice Kimbrell.