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Friendship Primitive Baptist Church

Haleyville, Alabama

April 28, 2002

The annual Sacred Harp singing held at Friendship Church on the fourth Sunday in April was called to order by Ivalene Donaldson with song on page 31b. Harrison Creel led the morning prayer. Ivalene Donaldson led song on page 47b.

The class was organized with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Kenneth Tate; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Secretary—Josie Hyde; Arranging Committee—Ivalene Donaldson.

Leaders: Wilton Donaldson 348b, 317; Kenneth Tate 59, 426b; Josie Hyde 361, 234; Margaret Keeton 499 (for Gladys Bonds); Beatrice Brewer 123t, 460; Milton Oliver 32t, 222; Paul Godsey 75, 168; Judy Caudle 313t, 313b; Julie Tate 147b, 273 (for her grandmother, L.E. Hannah, on her birthday, and dedicating today’s singing to her, thanking her for introducing her to Sacred Harp); Linton Ballinger 389, 182 (in memory of Paul Frederick who passed away the past week); Rodney Ivey 189, 430; Cassie Franklin 402, 432.

RECESS

The class was called back to order by Travis Keeton leading songs on pages 388 and 392. Leaders: Teddy Godsey 196, 455; Dennis George 383, 110; Willodean Barton 480, 111t; Flarce Creel 166; Glenn Keeton 331, 284; Elene Stovall 112, 384; Max Berueffy 396, 302; Henry Guthery 507, 398; Harrison Creel 512, 111b; Jayne Fulmer 454, 300; Lavaughn Ballinger 294, 358; Kenneth Tate 532, 68b.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was brought to order by Rodney Ivey leading songs on pages 81t and 217. Leaders: Gravis Ballinger 99, 78; Kermit Adams 426t, 428; Lisa Geist 172 (in memory of Tom and Lola Roberson); Amber Springfield 373, 192; Roma Rice 338, 225t; Larry Ballinger 224, 98; Edith Tate 73t, 88t; Clarence McCool 147t, 45t; Parnell Berry 298, 283; L.E. Hannah 498, 523; Christy Allen 321, 475 (for her grandmother, Gladys Bonds); Dawson Adams 77t, 39b; Julietta Haynes 211, 216; Rodney Ivey 299; Dennis George 198; Judy Caudle 137; Clarence McCool 349; Linton Ballinger 142; Harrison Creel 89, 530; Elene Stovall 528 (for Edith Tate); Henry Guthery 240 (for L.E. Hannah); Larry Ballinger and Lisa Geist 71 (for L.E. Hannah, and also remembered Mrs. Robins who was being buried today); Max Berueffy 352.

After announcements, Kenneth Tate led song on page 46 as the closing song. Harrison Creel offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Kenneth Tate; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Secretary—Josie Hyde.