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Marion County Court House Singing

Hamilton, Alabama

July 23, 1995

The eighty-first session of the Marion County Court House Singing was called to order by Estes Jackson leading songs on pages 31b and 42. The morning prayer was led by David Ivey. The class organized by electing the following officers: Chairman—Estes Jackson; Vice Chairman—Bruce Rye; Secretary—Bonnie Rye; Arranging Committee—Elmer Conwill. Estes Jackson led song on page 49b. Leaders: Hubert Hood 454, 569b; Beatrice Brewer 123t, 176b; Eron White 168, 300; Arnold Moore 217, 480; Edwin Ballinger 222, 212; Pernie Pelfrey 475, 317; John Hyde 129, 30t; Tom Harper 373, 340.

RECESS

Bruce Rye called the class together leading song on page 29t. Leaders: Mae Conwill 89, 512; Gravis Ballinger 124, 110; Doyle Williams 155, 336; Ila Ingle 87, 61; Gene Wakefield 64, 164; Julietta Haynes 434, 172; Linton Ballinger 299, 402; Mel Kersey 565, 120; Larry Ballinger 121, 119.

LUNCH

The afternoon session resumed with Estes Jackson leading song on page 75. Leaders: Corene White 146, 314; Travis Keeton 400, 482; L. E. Hannah 83t, 306; Lavaughn Ballinger 84, 405; Josie Hyde 189, 220; David Ivey 267, 301; Marie Aldridge 142, 216; Buell Cobb 131b, 69t; Clarence McCool 349, 328; Bonnie Rye 77t, 209; Parnell Berry 99, 298; Bruce Rye 430, 200; Ercell Jackson 426t, 74b; Elmer Conwill 396, 286; Marie Aldridge 316; Linton Ballinger 76b; Buell Cobb 317, 69b (requested by Henry Tice); Marie Aldridge 334; David Ivey 269, 456; Mel Kersey 34b; Larry Ballinger 37b; Josie Hyde 198; Gravis Ballinger 137; Tom Harper 530, 500. Estes Jackson and Bruce Rye led the closing song on page 45t. Lavaughn Ballinger dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Estes Jackson; Vice Chairman—Bruce Rye; Secretary—Bonnie Rye.