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Gum Pond Primitive Baptist Church

Morgan County, Alabama

September 23, 2001

The September Sacred Harp singing held at Gum Pond Primitive Baptist Church was called to order at 10:00 a.m. by Chairman Milford Cobbs who welcomed everyone and led song on page 75. Prayer was offered by Elder J.L. Hopper.

Chairman Milford Cobbs led song on page 127. Leaders and selections were as follows: Arvid Holmes 39b, 460; Nancy Thompson 47t; David Roberson 63, 274t; Gordon Wilkinson 42, 215; David Light 192, 110; Linton Ballinger 141, 144; Linda Thomas 31b (in memory of Roie Alexander), 345b; Carmon Brothers 418, 340; Rhoda Norris 187, 35; Richard Ivey 37b, 145t; Bud Oliver 145b, 30 (t? b?).

RECESS

The class was reassembled by Milford Cobbs leading song on page 81t. Leaders and selections: Steve Cobbs 285 (t? b?) (in memory of Prudie Cobbs), 480, 300; Carol Newman 457, 68b; Max Berueffy 267, 142; Eldagene Roberson 203, 222; Beecher Yancy 565, 503; Clayton Ezell 390, 182; Karen Ivey 112, 475; Marie Guthrie 113, 336; Wilda Holmes 384; Milford Cobbs 323b. Prayer was offered by Hershell King.

LUNCH

The class was called to order for the afternoon session by Milford Cobbs leading song on page 358.

A memorial session was held. Judy Caudle led song on page 131b for the following deceased: Nelda Tolbert, Roie Alexander, and Mamie Buckelew; and for the sick or shut-ins: Herbert Cobbs and Kimmie Holcomb.

Leaders and selections: Lisa Geist 546, 120; Herbie Bailey 34b, 70t; Elene Stovall 208, 282; Mark Brown 56b, 99; Marilyn Burchett 72b, 335; Hershell King 80 (t? b?), 426 (t? b?); Stuart Ivey 186, 171; Jonathon Thompson 448t (in memory of Willard Hopper), 313t; Craig Holmes 369; Larry Ballinger 101t, 119; David Ivey 312t, 65; Judy Caudle 50b, 229; Daniel Hopper 346, 268; J.L. Hopper 137, “Angel Band”. Milford Cobbs led song on page 62 as the class took the parting hand. The class was dismissed with prayer led by Elder Daniel Hopper.

Chairman—Milford Cobbs; Vice Chairman—Arvid Holmes; Secretary—Judy Caudle.