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Friendship Primitive Baptist Church

Haleyville, Winston County, Alabama

January 27, 2002

The fifth session of this Sacred Harp singing was held on the fourth Sunday in January at Friendship Primitive Baptist Church.

Chairman Travis Keeton called the class together with song on page 48t. Jim Ballinger led the morning prayer. Travis Keeton led song on page 73t for John Hyde who was sick.

The following officers were appointed: Chairman—Travis Keeton; Vice Chairman—Parnell Berry; Secretary—Ivalene Donaldson; Arranging Committee—Wilton Donaldson.

Leaders: Ivalene Donaldson 129, 146; Parnell Berry 283, 99; Wilton Donaldson 503, 566; Vernice Phillips 168, 112; Chris Bell 384, 143; Eugene Forbes 340, 36 (t? b?); Corene White 314, 379; Sherry Guthery 49 (t? b?), 58; Linton Ballinger 457; Jayne Fulmer 454; Tim Cook 52t, 531; Lomax Ballinger 144, 335.

RECESS

Travis Keeton called the class to order leading song on page 321. Leaders: Larry Ballinger 119, 71; Kermit Adams 78, 446; Robert Dupree 117, 40; Willodean Barton 391, 122; Ida Lee Starnes 111b; David Roberson 196, 388; Max Berueffy 436 (for Elene Stovall who could not be here), 546; Roma Rice 172, 273; S.T. Reed 278t, 278b; David Ballinger 300, 299; Margaret Keeton 422 (for Josie Hyde); Henry Guthery 465, 527.

LUNCH

The class was called to order for the afternoon session by Parnell Berry leading song on page 298. Leaders: Lena Keeton 200; Lisa Geist 151, 182; Cecil Wakefield 268, 159; Jim Ballinger 282, 405; Eldagene Roberson 81t, 399b; Teresa Ballinger 46, 460; Edith Tate 93, 389; Julie Poston 61; Beatrice Brewer 137, 373; Julietta Haynes 209, 216; Beth O’Dell 371, 142; Marie Guthrie 374, 220; Gravis Ballinger 475, 155; Earl Ballinger 176t, 276; L.E. Hannah and Latrive Bailey 544, 310; Josie Hyde 507; Tim Cook 186, 189, 187; Robert Dupree 350; S.T. Reed 409; Max Berueffy and Edith Tate 532; Max Berueffy 297.

Travis Keeton and Parnell Berry led song on page 285t for the closing song. Chris Bell dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Travis Keeton; Vice Chairman—Parnell Berry; Secretary—Ivalene Donaldson.