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McWhorter Memorial

Mars Hill Primitive Baptist Church, Cleburne County, Alabama

October 15, 1995

The annual McWhorter Memorial Sacred Harp Singing was held at Mars Hill Primitive Baptist Church in Cleburne County, Alabama on the third Sunday in October. The class was brought to order by Cecil Edwards leading songs on pages 48t, 49t, and 59. Margie Smith led song on page 32t. The morning prayer was led by Walter Hamrick. Songs on pages 65 and 64 were sung by the class. Leaders: Mary Florence Smith 63, 61; B. M. Smith 109, 452 for his mother, Myrtle Smith; Walter Hamrick 318 for Ola Pruitt who is ill and in memory of J. T. Pruitt. The following songs were sung: 82t, 503b, 68b, 77b, 77t, 101t and 100.

RECESS

B. M. Smith brought the class to order leading songs on pages 97 and 117. The class was organized, and the following officers elected: Chairman—Cecil Edwards; Vice Chairman—Walter Hamrick; Secretary—Mary Florence Smith; Arranging Committee—Hester Edwards. Leaders: Don Bowen 303b, 225t; Lovella Kerr 161; Alice Edwards 73b, 448b; Billy Joe Harris 445b, 45t.

LUNCH

B. M. Smith opened the afternoon session leading songs on pages 141 and 123t. Leaders: Harvey Austin 566 in memory of Malene Norton; Judy Mincey 50b, 40; Don Bowen 171, 155; Mary F. Smith 317 in memory of her mother, Ludie McWhorter Lambert, and all the McWhorters who are deceased; Ruth Daniel 378t; Lovella Kerr 406 in memory of Leonard Kerr, 418 in memory of Bertha Edwards; Evelyn Harris 47t, 143; Lewis Norton 30b, 39b; B. M. Smith 127; Walter Hamrick 147t in memory of Leo Kilgore; Hester Edwards, Alice Edwards, Lovella Kerr, Judd Wheeler, Jeanette Wheeler, and Olivia Iverson 274t in memory of the Kerr Family. Announcements were made. Walter Hamrick led song on page 186 as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer by Billy J. Harris.

Chairman—Cecil Edwards; Vice Chairman—Walter Hamrick; Secretary—Mary Florence Smith.