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Smyrna Annual Sacred Harp Singing

Smyrna Primitive Baptist Church, Goodwater, Alabama

September 21, 2003

This singing was a memorial tribute to Thomas L. Futral who went home to be with the Lord on September 16, 2003. Brother Futral was a giant leader of Sacred Harp music in our area and will be sorely missed by his family, as well as his church family.

Jack Nelson brought the class to order leading 75. Eugene Forbes offered the morning prayer.

A business session was held with the class electing or appointing the following officers to serve: Chairman—Jack Nelson; Secretaries/Arranging Committee—Virginia Futral and Nelda Henry.

Leaders: Jack Nelson 30t; Eugene Forbes 61, 63; Edna Phillips 480, 335; Myrlene Redmond 341, 569b; Nelda Henry 112, 378t; Audress Gurley 517 (WB), 108t; Jenny Acton 340, 334; Larry Acton 59; J.R. Waters 45t; Floy Wilder 373, 186; William Futral 490, 147t.

Preaching services were held.


Jack Nelson brought the class to order leading 40 and 42. Leaders: Virginia Futral 145b, “A Light At The River”; Tommy Futral 300, 147b, 49b; Eddie Henry 36b; Eugene Forbes 100; Verlie McDaniel 460; Edna Phillips 301; Myrlene Redmond 358; Audress Gurley 37 (t? b?); Jenny Acton 143; Floy Wilder 318; William Futral 565; Hazel Nelson 491b (WB), 421 (special request); Myrlene Redmond 200, 159; Jenny Acton 25 (JB).

Jack Nelson led 438 as the closing song and dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Jack Nelson; Secretaries—Nelda Henry and Virginia Futral.