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Pilgrim’s Rest Primitive Baptist Church

November 5, 1995

The annual Sacred Harp singing held at Pilgrim’s Rest Primitive Baptist Church on the first Sunday in November was called to order by Lamar Smith leading songs on pages 32t and 76b. The morning prayer was led by Carmon Brothers. Lamar Smith led song on page 343b. Leaders: Hershell King 34b, 34t; Steve Lambert 73t, 200; Helen Lambert 72b, “Jesus Died For Me”; Larry Lambert 332, 74b; Lydia Baswell 144, 46; Ovater Carr and Joycie Wootten 288, 143; Henry Johnson 68b, 89; Eunice Kimbrell 129, 75.

RECESS

The class was called to order by Lamar Smith leading song on page 45t. The singing was organized for the day by electing the following officers: Chairman—Carmon Brothers; Vice Chairman—Hershell King; Secretary—Hazel Brothers; Arranging Committee—Steve Lambert. Carmon Brothers led song on page 172, and “That Beautiful Land”. Leaders: Martha Woodard 285t, 204; Marie Hyatt 30t, 56t; Rhoda Norris 460, 403; Alpha Black 112, 155; Ester Brown 192, 224; Milton Oliver 321; Lawrence and Lula Underwood 358, 441, 274t, 300; Billie Dean Bowlin and Doris Brown 146, 490; Phil Brothers 361, 373.

LUNCH

The class was called to order by Carmon Brothers leading songs on pages 64 and 235 in memory of Ervin Brothers. Linda Thomas led song on page 345b in memory of Ervin Brothers, Hoyt Renfroe, and Arville Hyatt. Leaders: J. L. Oden 222, 410t; Douglas Conn 61, 278b; Alfred O’Donnell 445, 369; Cecil Gilliland 345t, 329, “Jesus Died For Me”; Nell Smith and Hazel Brothers 143, 145b; Phil Brothers 45t; Lamar Smith 36b; Douglas Conn 141; Cecil Gilliland “Not Made With Hands”, 273; Lawrence and Lula Underwood 189, 454. Carmon Brothers and Douglas Conn led song on page 62 for the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer by Douglas Conn.

Chairman—Carmon Brothers; Vice Chairman—Hershell King; Secretary—Hazel Brothers.