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Oak Hill Baptist Church

Oxford, Alabama

November 11, 2001

The annual Sacred Harp singing at Oak Hill Baptist Church was held on the second Sunday in November. The class was called to order by B.J. Harris leading song 37b. Louis Hughes offered the morning prayer. B.J. Harris led song on page 32t; Pearl Guier 59, 127; B.J. Harris 73b.

A business session was held with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—B.J. Harris; Vice Chairman—Max Berueffy; Secretary—Hester Edwards; Arranging Committee—Pearl Guier.

Leaders: B.J. Harris 312b; Max Berueffy 501, 438; B.M. Smith 475, 318 (in memory of Eula Johnson); Teenie Moody 384, 430; Milton Oliver 314; Floy Wilder 187, 402; Allison Dodson 89, 378t; Eugene Forbes 340, 212; LaRue Allen 182, 396; Hugh McGraw 397; Mary Florence Smith 392, 328 (in memory of all veterans); Betty Wright 549, 515.


Max Berueffy brought the class back to order leading song on page 337. Leaders: Bud Oliver 145b, 170; Daphene Causey 229 (CB), 291; Earlis McGraw 329, 389; Nancy Allen 45t; Louis Hughes 274t, 540; Ivalene Donaldson 343; Charlene Wallace 217, 299; S.T. Reed 312b, 313t.

A special memorial was given by Shelbie Sheppard for Freeman Wootten and Canola (Oakie) Austin, both of whom had passed away this past week, and led songs on pages 48t and 278t in their memory.


Max Berueffy brought the afternoon session to order leading songs on pages 48b (in memory of Freeman Wootten) and 186. Leaders: Henry Johnson 535, 435; Glenda Collins 100, 375; Elene Stovall 406; Wilton Donaldson 348b, 285t; Lou Cotney 172, 222; Bobby Jackson 112, 568; Reba Norton 177, 208; Evelyn Harris 358, 146; Everette Denney 61, 335; Margie Smith 317, 499; Jeff Sheppard 308, 492; Eunice Webb 196, 303; B.M. Smith 28b (for his mother, Myrtle Smith); Allison Dodson 138b; Lou Cotney and Carolyn McCareeth 294; the class sang “Happy Birthday” to Ann Lybrand, who was 92, and recognized Mrs. Lula Hanson who is 99 years of age.

After announcements were made, B.J. Harris and Max Berueffy led song on page 457 (by request) as the closing song. Louis Hughes dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—B.J. Harris; Vice Chairman—Max Berueffy; Secretary—Hester Edwards.