Minutes of Sacred Harp Singings

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Jones Chapel Senior Citizen Center

Cullman County, Alabama

November 19, 1995

The annual Jones Chapel Sacred Harp Memorial Singing was held the third Sunday in November. The class was called to order by the Chairman John Hocutt, leading song on page 30t. The morning prayer was led by Lamar Smith. John Hocutt led song on page 111 (t? b?). The following officers were nominated and elected: Chairman—John Hocutt; Vice Chairman—Henry Guthery; Arranging Committee—Cecil Sanders; Secretary—Unie B. Howard. Leaders: Cecil Sanders 434; Essie Calvert 482, 318; Keterina Sanders 59, 389; I. V. Cockrell 454; Gene Wakefield 158, 159; Reedie Evans 436, 280; Josie Hyde 225t, 225b; Ruth Walker 430, 383; Bascom Mattox 421.


The class was called to order with Henry Guthery leading songs on pages 420b and 316. Leaders: Gordon Wilkerson 426 (t? b?), 475; Elver Kilgo 192, 100; Vernice Calvert 183, 298; Ester Brown 460; Velton Chafin 34b, 35; Roma Rice 297, 104; Clifford Wakefield 144, 480; Ada Godsey 34t; Travis Keeton 400, 388.


The class resumed singing with Velton Chafin leading song on page 503b. Leaders: Pernie Pelfrey 275b, 74b. John Hocutt led “Amazing Grace”, 45t, and dismissed the class for lunch.


The class resumed singing with John Hocutt leading song on page 36t. Leaders: Corene White 379, 403; Danny Smith 373; Carmon Brothers 127, “That Beautiful Land”; Bertha Wilson and Ruth Parris 37b, 319; Lamar Smith 76b; John Hyde 63, 73t; Unie B. Howard 101t, 58; Cecil Sanders 78 for Tressie Adkins who was not able to be here; Eron White and Judy Green of New York 146. After announcements, Eron White led song on page 358. The singing was dedicated in memory of Aver Crider, and in honor of her daughter, Ruth. Ulys Walker paid for the printing of the minutes. John Hocutt led song on page 46 for the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer by Carmon Brothers.

Chairman—John Hocutt; Vice Chairman—Henry Guthery; Secretary—Unie B. Howard.