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Mount Vernon Primitive Baptist Church

Near Cullman, Alabama, On Highway 69 East

June 9, 2002

The annual Sacred Harp singing at Mount Vernon Primitive Baptist Church was held on the second Sunday in June. The class was called to order by David Roberson leading song on page 35. Clayton Ezell offered the opening prayer. David Roberson extended a very warm welcome to everyone, and led song on page 274t.

Officers elected or appointed were: Chairman—David Roberson; Vice Chairman—Edis Guthrie; Secretary—Eldagene Roberson; Arranging Committee—Gennie Nelms.

Leaders: Edis Guthrie 29t, 81t; Gordon Wilkinson 208, 217; Elvin Guthrie 186, 187; Janet Shipp 200, 215, 358; Judy Caudle 78, 517 (WB); Clayton Ezell 231, 390.

RECESS

David Roberson called the class back to order leading song on page 76b. Leaders: Ellis Shipp 108b, 312b; David Light 200, 110; Eldagene Roberson 175, 313t; Manilia Hudson and Caleb Hudson 551, 68b; Harlie Moon 59, 45t; Hershell King 97, 340; Billy Williams 89, 101t; Gennie Nelms 354 (t? b?), 37b, 391. Judy Caudle and Gennie Nelms led song on page 712 from the church hymnal.

LUNCH

David Roberson called the afternoon session to order leading song on page 87. Leaders: Elder J.L. Hopper 85, 394; Marie Guthrie 222, 189; Gordon Wilkinson 112; Elvin Guthrie 225t; Judy Caudle 276; David Light 192; Clayton Ezell 475; Manilia Hudson 30t; Eldagene Roberson 100; Hershell King 34t; Elder J.L. Hopper 34 (t? b?), 61, 108 (t? b?), 66; Gordon Wilkinson 34b.

Announcements were made. David Roberson led song on page 120 as the closing song. Elder J.L. Hopper offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—David Roberson; Vice Chairman—Edis Guthrie; Secretary—Eldagene Roberson.