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Friendship Primitive Baptist Church

Haleyville, Alabama

August 12, 2001

The second annual Sacred Harp singing at Friendship Primitive Baptist Church was held on the second Sunday in August. Ivalene Donaldson called the class to order leading song on page 31b. Harrison Creel offered the morning prayer.

The class organized for the day by electing or appointing the following officers: Chairman—Wilton Donaldson; Vice Chairman—Ken Tate; Secretary—Josie Hyde; Arranging Committee—Lena Keeton and Ivalene Donaldson.

Leaders: Ivalene Donaldson 61; Wilton Donaldson 503, 565; Ken Tate 37b, 36b; L.E. Hannah 187, 523; Debra Wakefield 521, 432; Chris Rice 371, 276; Jarrod George 300, 59; John Hyde 297, 63; Willodean Barton 391, 416; Corene White 171, 314; Andy Davis 53, 434; Betty Wright 347, 410t.

RECESS

Wilton Donaldson called the class to order leading song on page 30t. Leaders: John Merritt and Jarrod George 268, 240; Margaret Keeton 517; Dennis George 546, 348b; Flarce Creel 475; Bud Oliver 42, 39t; Jayne Fulmer 186, 454; A.A. Malone 112, 142; Linton Ballinger 212, 217; Laura Clawson 460, 192; Sarah Smith 75, 141.

LUNCH

Ken Tate brought the afternoon session to order leading songs on pages 48t and 530. Leaders: Lavaughn Balliner 405, 84; Billy Williams 412, 166; Edith Tate 35, 76b; Clarence McCool 111t, 111b; Amber Springfield 340, 155; Lisa Geist 222, 436; Harrison Creel 378b; Julie Tate 235, 68b; Julietta Haynes 216, 298; Gary Smith 31t, 34b; Travis Keeton 284; Cassie Franklin 349, 328; Julie Poston 108b; Cecil Wakefield 480, 79; Larry Ballinger 78; Parnell Berry 283, 306; Vernice Phillips 168, 40; Josie Hyde 234; Lena Keeton 269; Kermit Adams 426t, 77t.

Wilton Donaldson and Ken Tate led song on page 32t as the closing song. John Merritt dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Wilton Donaldson; Vice Chairman—Ken Tate; Secretary—Josie Hyde.