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Mt. Oak Methodist Church

Six Miles Northwest of Arab, Alabama

Saturday, July 14, 2001

The annual Sacred Harp singing was held on Saturday before the third Sunday in July and was called to order by Hershell King leading song on page 59. Elder J.L. Hopper offered the morning prayer.

The class organized with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Hershell King; Vice Chairman—David Light; Secretary—Eunice Kimbrell; Arranging Committee—Judy Caudle.

Leaders: Hershell King 30t; David Light 274 (t? b?), 100; Eunice Kimbrell 61, 42; Judy Caudle 273, 489; Arvid Holmes 63, 155; Gennie Nelms 503, 225t; S.T. Reed 65, 64; J.C. Rutledge 145t, 277; Eldagene Roberson 144, 313 (t? b?); Elvin Guthrie 49b, 47t.

RECESS

Hershell King brought the class together leading song on page 146. Leaders: J.L. Hopper 71, 184; Alexandra Makris 312b, 425; Sandra Light 143, 354b; Carmon Brothers 340, 341; Jill Geroca 212, 441; Nate Green and Norma Green 79, 284; David Roberson 78, 275b; Rhoda Norris 177, 460; Ramona Light 454, 172; Hershell King 34t.

LUNCH

Hershell King brought the afternoon session to order leading song on page 80b. Leaders: Marie Guthrie 222, 89; Alexandra Makris 388, 49t; S.T. Reed 44, 104; Hershell King and DeAnn King 358; Nate Green and Norma Green 335; David Light 192, 110 (in memory of his father, Owen Light); Arvid Holmes 171; David Roberson 196; J.L. Hopper 34b; Elvin Guthrie 311; P.T. Williams and Ann Williams 358 (played on the piano by request).

Hershell King led song on page 389 as the closing song. Elder J.L. Hopper offered the closing prayer and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Hershell King; Vice Chairman—David Light; Secretary—Eunice Kimbrell.