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Louisiana State Sacred Harp Convention

Bethel Primitive Baptist Church, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Saturday, October 6, 2001

Jim Fields opened with a brief singing school, and led song on page 29t. Bill Hogan gave the opening prayer.

Leaders: Jim Fields 61; Nancy Van Den Akker 145b, 318; Wanda Gregg 63, 49t; Virginia Fields 45t, 127; Bill Hogan 171, 300; Jeff Corbett 354b, 128; Jim Fields and Jane Corbett 72b, 78t; Nancy Van Den Akker 496, 81t; Wanda Gregg 146, 147t; Virginia Fields 59, 159; Bill Hogan 503, 475; Jeff Corbett 133, 48t. Jeff Corbett led prayer, and the class dismissed for lunch.

LUNCH

Jim Fields called the class back with song on page 85.

A memorial lesson was held. Bill Hogan led song on page 480 for the deceased: Susan Fitch and Jim Brock—Louisiana; Gladys Harden, Eula Johnson, and Tommye Denson Mauldin—Alabama. Jim Fields led 155 for the sick and shut-ins: Donnie McGraw and Delorese Lee—Georgia; Bill Green—Alabama; the father of Ester Mann—Mississippi.

The singing continued with the following leaders: Nancy Van Den Akker 297, 515; Wanda Gregg 40, 28b; Virginia Fields 452, 58; Bill Hogan 387, 182; Jim Fields 183, 323b; Nancy Van Den Akker 376, 212; Wanda Gregg 176t, 235; Virginia Fields 445b, 176b; Bill Hogan 348b, 288.

There was a brief discussion about moving the singing, since Jim and Virginia Fields are moving to Arkansas and the remaining officers are from New Orleans. Wanda Gregg agreed to approach the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary about holding it there. Jim Fields closed the singing leading song on page 339, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Jim Fields; Secretary—Nancy Van Den Akker.