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Mount Moriah Primitive Baptist Church

Near Snead Crossroads, Blount County, Alabama

Sunday, April 25, 2004

The annual Sacred Harp singing held at Mount Moriah Primitive Baptist Church on the fourth Sunday in April was called to order by Carmon Brothers leading 59. Chris Green offered the morning prayer. Carmon Brothers led 58.

The class was organized and voted to retain the following officers: Chairman—Carmon Brothers; Vice Chairman—Beecher Yancey; Secretary—Eunice Kimbrell; Arranging Committee—Ruby Brothers.

Leaders: Carmon Brothers 87; Beecher Yancey 32t, 145b; Robert Walker 143; Chris Green 159, 294; Jewel Wootten 124, 176b; Willie Mae Moon 225t, 217; Hershell King 35, 34t; Pam Green 274t, 45t; Nate Green and Norma Green 49t, 61, 425; Judy Caudle 36b, 276.

RECESS

Carmon Brothers called the class to order leading 354b, 401, and 275 (t? b?). Leaders: Chris Green “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” (in memory of Dexter Cobbs); Delone Cobbs 77t, 68b; Robert Walker 338; David Light 358, 100, 101t; Paul Pettit 452; Debra Ritch 74b, 290, 385b; Doris Cuzzart 490, 340; Carmon Brothers and Daniel Parrish 87.

LUNCH

Carmon Brother called the class back to order for the afternoon session with 146. Leaders: Philip Gilmore 30t, 143 (in memory of Drennen Aldridge); Herby Bailey 34b, 49b; Paula Gilmore and Philip Gilmore 39t, 270; Penina Kane 119, 111t; David Light 112; Hershell King 426t; Beecher Yancey 503; Chris Green 153; Judy Caudle 129; Delone Cobbs 155; Nate Green and Norma Green 312b; Willie Mae Moon 400; Jewel Wootten 108t (in memory of Roie Alexander); Debra Ritch 183.

Carmon Brothers announced the decision to discontinue the singing due to health, a difficult choice, but he felt, along with others, that this was the best thing to do. This little group will rejoice from memories felt here throughout the years past, and all appreciate and love Carmon and Ruby Brothers for their love and support for this singing and for Sacred Harp music.

Carmon Brothers and Philip Gilmore led 62 as the closing song. Philip Gilmore offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Carmon Brothers; Vice Chairman—Beecher Yancey; Secretary—Eunice Kimbrell.