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Little Vine Primitive Baptist Church

Empire, Walker County, Alabama

June 16, 2002

The annual Sacred Harp singing held at Little Vine Primitive Baptist Church was called to order by Henry Guthery leading songs on pages 59 and 283. Harrison Creel offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Marlin Beasley 213t, 138b; Jim Hendrick 30t, 37b; Cecil Sanders 225t; Betty Jones 361, 375; Robert Done 178, 163b; Billy Williams 213b, 161; Julianna Jett 88t, 146; Bob Parr 200, 39b; Gene Hauptmann 34b, 149, 99; Steve Fletcher 448b, 148; Geoff Himes 128, 268.

RECESS

The class resumed singing with Harrison Creel leading song on page 111b.

A business session was held with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Harrison Creel; Vice Chairman—Henry Guthery; Secretary—Kathleen Robbins.

Leaders: Harrison Creel, Danny Creel, Ann Jett, Wanda Capps, Cassie Franklin, and Emily Creel 342; Cassie Franklin 74b, 76b; Ann Jett 339, 327; Edith Tate 336, 192; Tony Singleton 86, 300; Mary Wright 108t, 71; Wanda Capps 142, 430; Diane Mennella 314, 340; Gary Smith 523, 31t; Sarah Smith 100, 61; Flarce Creel 475.

LUNCH

Harrison Creel called the class back for the afternoon session leading song on page 498. Leaders: Chip Ward 442, 222; Helen Brown 373, 53; Kathleen Robbins 434, 45t; Pat Temple 457, 312 (t? b?); Buell Cobb 83t, 107; Elsie Beasley 192, 460; Cathryn Baker 91, 318; Jill Thompson 473, 198; Emily Creel 480, 276; Terre Schill 225b, 329; Hannah Cooper 40, 276; Ruth Cooper 559, 36b; Ginnie Ely 564, 313t; Ken Tate 503; Danny Creel 383, 269; Kay Sirco 143, 84; Brenda Pena 569t, 490; Richard Schmeidler 120, 155; Sherry Turner 546; Chris Green 176b.

Announcements were made. Henry Guthery led song on page 521 as the closing song. Brother G.C. Brumly offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Harrison Creel; Vice Chairman—Henry Guthery; Secretary—Kathleen Robbins.