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McWhorter Memorial

Mars Hill Primitive Baptist Church, Cleburne County, Alabama

Saturday, October 19, 2002

The annual McWhorter Memorial Sacred Harp Singing was held at Mars Hill Primitive Baptist Church in Cleburne County, Alabama on Saturday before the third Sunday in October.

The class was called to order by Mary Lambert Smith who welcomed everyone, led song on page 52t, and offered the morning prayer. Mary Lambert Smith led song on page 317, followed by Teenie Moody leading songs on pages 59 and 98 (in memory of Uncle John McWhorter).

A business session was held with the class voting to retain the following officers: Chair—Mary Lambert Smith; Vice Chair—Teenie Moody; Arranging Committee/Secretary—Hester Edwards.

Leaders: B.M. Smith 448t (in memory of Carl Hughes), 425; LaRue Allen 212, 99; Dennis George 133, 500; Reba Norton 34t, 61; Jeff Sheppard 450, 429; Corene Laminack 335, 334; Henry Johnson 515, 418; Lela Crowder 312b, 82t; Jarrod George 145b, 354b.

RECESS

Mary Lambert Smith called the class together, and led song on page 37b. Leaders: Eunice Webb 434 (in memory of Flora Skinner), 569b; Jerry Enright 423, 379; Floy Wilder 350, 187; Curtis Hamrick 77t, 137; Lou Cotney 172, 222; Karen Freund 72b, 74b; Bobby Jackson 100, 480.

LUNCH

Mary Lambert brought the afternoon session to order leading song on page 317 (for the McWhorter cousins). Leaders: John Plunkett 385t, 517; Mildred McElroy 186, 318; Shelbie Sheppard 278t, 142; Ruth Daniels 378t, 40; Judith Green 384, 117; Jerry Enright 458; Henry Johnson 338; Karen Freund 101b; Curtis Hamrick 196; Lela Crowder 374; John Plunkett 375; Floy Wilder 441; Bobby Jackson 348b; Mildred McElroy 314; B.M. Smith 101t; Dennis George 269; LaRue Allen 215.

Announcements were made. Mary Lambert Smith and Teenie Moody led song on page 46 as the closing song, and asked that everyone remember all the sick and shut-ins who could not attend. Curtis Hamrick offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chair—Mary Lambert Smith; Vice Chair—Teenie Moody; Secretary—Hester Edwards.