Minutes of Sacred Harp Singings

Find in all years, or only checked years:

Or, view 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 or all years.

Song use statistics are also available.

Hillabee Sacred Harp Convention

Rocky Mount Primitive Baptist Church, Daviston, Alabama

July 15, 2001

The Introductory Lesson was led by Eugene Forbes with song selections on pages 75 and 32t. Prayer was led by Elder Ben Keeble.

A business session was held with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Eugene Forbes; Secretary—Jenny Acton; Arranging Committee—Charlotte Bishop.

Leaders: Chairman Eugene Forbes 100, 438; Mary Jean Payne 294, 272 (in memory of Sister Annie Mann); Bobby Jackson 59, 290; Elder Ben Keeble 39b, 490; Carla Smith 274t, 358; Floy Wilder 373, 432; Jenny Acton “Great Roll Call” (WB), 340; Edna Ruth Phillips 452, 569 (t? b?) (for Myrline Redmon).


Chairman Eugene Forbes brought the class to order leading song on page 63. Leaders: Nell Estes 145b, 84; Audress Gurley 36b, “Not Made With Hands” (WB); Stormy 143, 147t; Larry Acton, Jr. 74t, 45t.


The afternoon session was brought to order by Chairman Eugene Forbes with song on page 61.

Business Lesson:

  1. Correspondence—none
  2. Union Singings—none
  3. Location for this singing next year (2002)—Rocky Mount Primitive Baptist Church
  4. Singing Schools—none

Memorial Lesson:

Nell Estes led 566 in memory of Betty Forbes and Willie Floyd Ray and song on page 49 (t? b?) in memory of others who have passed away.

Regular singing was resumed with the following leaders called: Edna Ruth Phillips 164 (by request); Elder C.V. Estes 128; Myra Goss 405, 222; Charlotte Bishop 268, “Jesus Died for Me” (WB); Bobby Jackson 445b; Elder Ben Keeble 47b; Mary Jean Payne 410t; Nell Estes 313t; Floy Wilder 383, 373; Audress Gurley 108t; Jenny Acton 288; Edna Ruth Phillips 318; Charlotte Bishop 496 (for Susan); Stormy 489b; Myra Goss 337; Sylvia Wesson 334; Charlotte Bishop 499 (by request).

After announcements were made, Chairman Eugene Forbes led song on page 46 as the closing song. Elder Ben Keeble dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Eugene Forbes; Secretary—Jenny Acton.