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Macedonia Primitive Baptist Church

Section, Alabama

June 15, 2003

The annual Sacred Harp singing held at Macedonia Primitive Baptist Church on the third Sunday in June was called to order at 10:00 a.m. by Chairman Dennis George leading 82t. Brother Henry Johnson led the morning prayer.

The class organized by selecting the following officers: Chairman—Dennis George; Vice Chairman—Jarrod George; Secretary—Sandra Jordan; Arranging Committee—Rodney Ivey.

Leaders: Chairman Dennis George 114; Vice Chairman Jarrod George 36b, 300; Boyd Scott 68b, 358; Tommy George 354b, 145b; Milton Oliver 348b, 314; Stuart Ivey 99, 298; Joel Jenkins 101t, 35; S.T. Reed 92, 69t; Betty Wright 153, 285t; Jackie Tanner 176t, 111b; Kathy James 480, 430; Richard Ivey 222, 135.

RECESS

The class resumed singing with Dennis George leading 148. Leaders: Secretary Sandra Jordan 159; Margaret Thacker 303, 569b; Loretta Smith 37b, 39t; Mary Wright 378t, 405; Syble Adams 186, 203; Ed Thacker 498, 441; Diane Mennella 77t, 542; Judy Caudle 232, 234; Henry Johnson 88t, 418; Marty Wootten 182.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called together by Jarrod George leading 274t. Leaders: Jared Wootten 282; Donna Wootten 278b, 56t; Shane Wootten 212, 400 (in memory of Colbie and Faye Allen); Allison Ivey 196, 454; Elene Stovall 192, 422; Sarah Jenkins 340, 142; Mark Brown and Dan Haynes 492 (WB), “When I’ve Traveled My Last Mile”; Bud Oliver 421; Bud Oliver and Coy Ivey 384; Coy Ivey 486t (WB); Russell Varner and Jimmy Haynes 45t; David Ivey 76b (for Lamar Smith, who is shut-in), 134; Karen Ivey and Allison Ivey 138t, 138b (in memory of Colbie and Faye Allen), 475; Nate Green and Norma Green 27, 477; Betty Shepherd 299; Charles Stiefel and Shane Wootten 445, 335 (in memory of Floyd Stiefel); Rodney Ivey 34t (in memory of Eulas and Helen Ivey), 512; Diane Mennella 28t; Mary Wright 495; Pat Temple 72b; Judy Caudle 85; Shane Wootten 517 (WB) (by request of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Wooten).

After announcements, Mark Brown led “Sweet Beulah Land” (by request) as the closing song. S.T. Reed led the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Dennis George; Vice Chairman—Jarrod George; Secretary—Sandra Jordan.