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Mountain Home Church

Near Bear Creek, Alabama

September 10, 1995

The annual Sacred Harp singing held at Mountain Home Church was called to order by John Hyde leading song on page 39b. The morning prayer was led by Doyal Williams. John Hyde led song on page 37b. Leaders: Gene Wakefield 108b, 109, 164; Arnold Moore 137, 77t; Hubert Hood 49b, 454, 569 (t? b?); Ashley Owen 30t, 108t; Doyal Williams 314, 328, 318; Gladys Bonds 159, 146; Mae Conwill 145b, 127, 306.

RECESS

An election of officers was made and the following retained: Chairman—John Hyde; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Secretary—Josie Hyde; Arranging Committee—Travis Keeton. The class resumed with John Hyde leading song on page 59. Leaders: Juanita Whitman 499b, 123t; Lola Roberson 475, 546; Chris Ballinger 175, 186, 203; Josie Hyde 183, 342, 445; Elmer Conwill 432, 216, 275b; Twila Bull 294, “Not Made With Hands”, 480; Margaret Keeton 313t, 280, 91.

DISMISSED FOR LUNCH

The afternoon session of the singing was called to order by Travis Keeton leading songs on pages 81t and 179. Leaders: Milford Watts 277, 271t, 369; Marie Guthrie 192, 434, 222; Gravis Ballinger 300, 384; Amanda Denson 269, 142, 442; Paul Frederick 224, 182, 211; Elvin Guthrie 172, 403, 225t; Larry Ballinger 119, 135, 139; Pernie Pelfrey 74 (t? b?), 399b; Odie Horton 426t, 452, 89.

RECESS

Elmer Conwill called the class back leading songs on pages 73t and 45t. Leaders: Kermit Adams 411, 276, 84; L. E. Hannah 85, 349, 187; Fayrene Frederick 143, 129, 438; Betty Baccus 392, 396; Beatrice Brewer 176b, 373; Ivalene Donaldson 274 (t? b?); Dawson Adams 75, 68b; John Beasley 285t, 335. Travis Keeton and John Hyde led song on page 282 for the closing song, and the closing prayer was led by Milford Watts. We wish to thank Fayrene Frederick and Twila Bull for paying for the minutes.

Chairman—John Hyde; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Secretary—Josie Hyde.