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Friendship Primitive Baptist Church

Haleyville, Alabama

August 11, 2002

The third annual Sacred Harp singing at Friendship Primitive Baptist Church on the second Sunday in August was called to order by Chairman Kenneth Tate leading song on page 47t. Danny Creel offered the morning prayer.

Officers: Chairman—Kenneth Tate; Vice Chairman—Wilton Donaldson; Secretary—Josie Hyde; Arranging Committee—Wilton Donaldson and Ivalene Donaldson.

Leaders: Kenneth Tate 75; Wilton Donaldson 30t, 32t; Ivalene Donaldson 129; Josie Hyde 220, 434; L.E. Hannah 389, 500; Debra Wakefield 521, 208; Gravis Ballinger 300, 78; Corene White 171, 403; Bud Oliver 343, 345t; A.A. Malone 432, 183; Danny Creel 182, 269; Jeff Sheppard 155, 480; Linton Ballinger 144, 142; Emily Creel 101t, 178; Lisa Geist 224, 202.

RECESS

Glenn Keeton called the class back to order with songs on pages 117 and 163b. Leaders: Vernice Phillips 318, 40; Sarah Smith 445; Max Berueffy 157, 527; Shelbie Sheppard 418, 448b; Clarence McCool 328, 349; Gary Smith 523, 565; Jayne Fulmer 203, 273; Chris Rice 276, 297; Travis Keeton 388, 321; Brenda Merritt 440, 428.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was brought to order by Wilton Donaldson leading song on page 225t. Leaders: Harrison Creel 378b, 512; Wanda Capps 448t, 430; Ann Jett 37b, 43; Cecil Wakefield 134, 290; John Merritt 66, 240; Elene Stovall 236, 455; Lavaughn Ballinger 405, 84; John Hyde and Lavaughn Ballinger 313t, 63; Roma Rice 290 (for Bernice Watts and her sister), 161; Edith Tate 88t; Billy Williams 76b; Larry Ballinger 71; Margaret Keeton 181; Kermit Adams 99; Julietta Haynes 216; Dawson Adams 68b.

Announcements were made. Kenneth Tate led song on page 46 as the closing song. John Merritt led the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Kenneth Tate; Vice Chairman—Wilton Donaldson; Secretary—Josie Hyde.