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Mr. and Mrs. Joe Myers and W.A. Parker Memorial

New Hope Primitive Baptist Church, Walker County, Alabama

October 27, 2002

The annual Sacred Harp singing held in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Myers and W.A. Parker was brought to order by Marlin Beasley leading song on page 82 (t? b?). Harrison Creel offered the morning prayer.

The class organized by electing the following officers: Chairman—Marlin Beasley; Vice Chairman—Ann Ballard; Secretary—Nora Parker; Arranging Committee—Travis Keeton.

Leaders: Marlin Beasley 45 (t? b?); Wilton Donaldson 32 (t? b?), 317, 348b; Sue Aaron 171, 36b, 159; Ida Lee Parker Starnes 111b, 37b; John Hyde 129, 297, 275b; Clarence McCool 133, 349, 68b; Willodean Barton 460, 111t, 290.

RECESS

The class resumed singing with Marlin Beasley leading song on page 72b. Leaders: Larry Ballinger 76 (t? b?), 116, 136; Corene White 73 (t? b?), 379, 403; Flarce Creel 42, 475; Bobby Watson 224, 217, 58; Harrison Creel 498, 512; Nora Parker 276, 394; Ivalene Donaldson 328, 274t.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Marlin Beasley leading song on page 336. Leaders: Ottis Sides 480, 235, 378 (t? b?); Edith Tate 76b, 106; Lisa Geist 107, 180, 71; Josie Hyde 137, 298, 198, 294; Elsie Myers Beasley 192, 460, 318; Gary Smith 503, 523, 565; Brenda Merritt 428, 542, 430.

A memorial lesson was held in memory of W.A. Parker and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Myers. Marlin Beasley, Nora Parker, Elsie Beasley, and Angel Woodley led songs on pages 273, 277, 517 (WB).

RECESS

The class resumed singing with Travis Keeton leading songs on pages 89 and 146. Leaders: Margaret Keeton 278b, 278t; Sarah Smith 445, 32 (t? b?); John Merritt “Nothing But the Blood”, 458; Billy Williams 448 (t? b?), 147 (t? b?); Ila Ingle 434, 436; Velton Chafin 93; Mary Gardner 43, 378 (t? b?); Jimmie Gilmore and Arthur Gilmore 63, 30b; Charles Kitchens 333, 326.

The community supports this singing. The church welcomes all singers and extends an invitation to come each year on the fourth Sunday in October. A donation of $216.00 was given to the church for its upkeep.

Marlin Beasley led song on page 46 as the closing song, Billy Williams offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Marlin Beasley; Vice Chairman—Ann Ballard; Secretary—Nora Parker.