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Friendship Primitive Baptist Church

Haleyville, Winston County, Alabama

January 26, 2003

The sixth session of the Sacred Harp singing held at Friendship Primitive Baptist Church on the fourth Sunday in January was called to order by Ivalene Donaldson leading 31b. Leon Ballinger offered the morning prayer.

The class organized for the day with the following officers elected or appointed: Chairman—Ken Tate; Vice Chairman—Wilton Donaldson; Secretary—Josie Hyde; Arranging Committee—Ivalene Donaldson.

Leaders: Ivalene Donaldson 32b; Ken Tate 36b, 37b; Wilton Donaldson 30t, 317b; Josie Hyde 137, 66; Vernice Phillips 143, 112; Travis Keeton 129 (for John Hyde), 146; Leon Ballinger 84 (for his brother, Lavaughn Ballinger, who was unable to attend), 299; Gordon Wilkinson 475, 503; Chris Rice 81t, 454; Clayton Ezell 231, 236; Lisa Geist 546, 273; Willodean Barton 446, 290.

RECESS

Wilton Donaldson call the class back to order leading 348b. Leaders: Linton Ballinger 343, 270; Max Berueffy 406, 297; Ida Lee Starnes 39b, 378t; Corene White 73t, 379; Larry Ballinger 358 (for Lavaughn Ballinger), 213t; Elene Stovall 470, 302; Cecil Wakefield 319, 119; Roma Rice 318, 460; Faye Donaldson 284 (in memory of her brother, Gene Wakefield), 430.

LUNCH

Ken Tate brought the afternoon session to order leading 274 (t? b?) and 128. Leaders: Margaret Keeton 78, 276; L.E. Hannah 498, 523; Harrison Creel 89, 342; Clarence McCool 68b, 569b; Gordon Wilkinson 434; Clayton Ezell 300; Max Berueffy 528; Leon Ballinger 217; Elene Stovall 269; Lisa Geist 411; Linton Ballinger 144; Willodean Barton 314; Larry Ballinger 50b; Roma Rice 104 (for John Hyde); Chris Rice 168; Corene White 216; Travis Keeton 75 (for John Hyde); Josie Hyde 507; Cecil Wakefield 496.

Ken Tate led 46 as the closing song. Harrison Creel offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

We are sorry, but due to health problems, we are no longer able to support this singing held here on the fourth Sunday in January, and will have to discontinue it.

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