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Friendship Primitive Baptist Church

Haleyville, Alabama

Sunday, April 25, 2004

The annual Sacred Harp singing on the fourth Sunday in April at Friendship Primitive Baptist Church was called to order by Chairman Kenneth Tate leading 73b. Harrison Creel offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Chairman Kenneth Tate 101t; Vice Chairman Wilton Donaldson 32t, 30t; Ivalene Donaldson 33b, 61; Secretary Josie Hyde 477, 234; Travis Keeton 388, 48t; Teddy Godsey 196, 168; Vernice Phillips 112, 318; Glenn Keeton and Elizabeth Keeton 59, 378b, 34b, 117; Milton Oliver 222, 224; Amanda Denson 189, 273; Rodney Ivey 30b, 99 (for Delene Bradford); Danny Creel 498, 384; Lucy Heidorn 200.

RECESS

Wilton Donaldson called the class together leading 348b. Leaders: Richard Mauldin 35, 84; Linton Ballinger 144, 146; Amber Davis 276, 192; Warren Steel 148, 428; Hugh B. McGuire 442, 328; Lisa Geist 182 (in memory of Tom and Lola Roberson), 269; Julietta Haynes 216, 430; Clarence McCool 349, 133 (in memory of Lavaughn Ballinger); Harrison Creel 512, 530; Lomax Ballinger 312b, 277.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Kenneth Tate leading 166 and 111b. Leaders: Chris Ballinger 350, 110; Gravis Ballinger 120; Loyce Bailey 143; Jayne Fulmer 454; Lena Keeton 43; Lena Keeton and Glenn Keeton 497; Edith Tate 137; Marlin Beasley 460, 480 (in honor of John Hocutt); Margaret Keeton and granddaughter, Lauren Allen 45t; Willodean Barton 63; Larry Ballinger 50b; Roma Rice 358 (by request), 482; Kermit Adams 78; Rodney Ivey 240 (for L.E. Hannah); Latrive Bailey 46; John Hyde 297; Christie Allen 31t, 475; Sandra Williams 391; Rodney Ivey 300; Richard Mauldin 66; Harrison Creel and Danny Creel 342; Linton Ballinger 306; Milton Oliver 321; Warren Steel 352; Hugh B. McGuire 40; Clarence McCool 490; Lomax Ballinger 335; Lena Keeton, Glenn Keeton, and Elizabeth Keeton 178; Amanda Denson 319; Amber Davis 142; Lisa Geist, Chris Ballinger, and Larry Ballinger 327; Marlin Beasley 282; Wilton Donaldson and Kenneth Tate 457, 47b.

Thanks were extended to Wilton and Ivalene Donaldson for paying for the minutes. After announcements were made, Kenneth Tate led 73t as the closing song. Harrison Creel offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Kenneth Tate; Vice Chairman—Wilton Donaldson; Secretary—Josie Hyde.