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Oak Hill Baptist Church

Oxford, Alabama

November 9, 2003

The annual Sacred Harp singing at Oak Hill Baptist Church was held on the second Sunday in November. The class was called to order by Billy Joe Harris and Max Berueffy leading 59. Lonnie Rogers offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Billy Joe Harris and Max Berueffy 31b, 82t; Pearl Guier 303, 448b; Rodney Ivey 225t, 503; Judy Caudle 272, 33b; Richard Mauldin 122, 288; Olivia Hill 274t, 24b; Lonnie Rogers 101t, 318; Glenda Collins 124, 290; S.T. Reed 123b, 123t; Elene Stovall 172, 217.

The class organized with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Billy Joe Harris; Vice Chairman—Max Berueffy; Arranging Committee—Pearl Guier; Secretary—Hester Edwards.

RECESS

The class resumed singing with Max Berueffy leading 56t. Leaders: Louis Hughes 39t, 163t; Reba Norton 460, 61; Colin Neel 30t, 45t; Betty Shepherd 270, 299; Bud Oliver 298, 170; Karen Rollins 136, 34b; Jackie Tanner 36b, 138t; Bridgett Hill 134, 384; Felton Denney 569b, 566; Carlene Griffin 306, 517; Dennis George 518, 234; Bethanne Hill 159, 335; B.M. Smith 273, 222; Cindy Tanner 269, 327.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was brought to order by Max Berueffy leading 206. Leaders: Max Berueffy and Lynn Neel 283, 47b; Wilton Donaldson 348b, 138b; Charlene Wallace 84, 331 (in memory of Ruby Phillips); Rodney Ivey and Lonnie Rogers 146 (in memory of Ruth Brown); Shelbie Sheppard 142, 186; Ed Thacker 212, 425; Ivalene Donaldson 343; Stanley Edwards 81t, 340; Lou Cotney 218, 497; Henry Johnson 341, 205; Eunice Webb 392, 475, 284; Jeff Sheppard 540, 571; Dennis George 358 (by request); Rodney Ivey 47t (for Evelyn Harris).

Announcements were made. Billy Joe Harris and Max Berueffy led 62 as the closing song. Louis Hughes offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Billy Joe Harris; Vice Chairman—Max Berueffy; Secretary—Hester Edwards.