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Friendship Primitive Baptist Church

Haleyville, Alabama

Sunday, August 8, 2004

The fifth session of the Friendship Primitive Baptist Church singing held on the second Sunday in August was called to order by Wilton Donaldson leading 61. Harrison Creel offered the morning prayer. Wilton Donaldson led 100.

The class was organized with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Wilton Donaldson; Vice Chairlady/Arranging Committee—Ivalene Donaldson; Secretary—Josie Hyde.

Leaders: Ivalene Donaldson 31b; Josie Hyde 234, 434; John Hyde 124, 297; Vernice Phillips 112, 155; Parnell Berry 283, 298; Milton Oliver 222, 217; Gary Smith 31t, 565; Emily Creel 76b, 384; Christina Smith 101t; Clayton Ezell 75, 119; Lisa Geist 377, 428; David McGinty 323b, 146; Tim Reynolds 135, 370.

RECESS

The class resumed singing with Wilton Donaldson leading 31t. Leaders: Travis Keeton 392, 73t; Lena Keeton 225t, 220; Glenn Keeton 361, 86; Karen Ivey 288, 187; Sarah Smith 72b; Bud Oliver 332, 42; Gordon Wilkinson 200, 475; Elene Stovall 527, 558; Flarce Creel 182, 327; Chris Ballinger 147t, 163b.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was brought to order by Wilton Donaldson leading 47b. Leaders: Brenda Merritt 542, 442; David Ivey 76t, 403; Harrison Creel 512, 498; Marlin Beasley 482, 436; Willodean Barton 454; Richard Maudlin 540, 378t (for his dad, Dick Maudlin); Edith Tate 532; Elizabeth Keeton 35, 274t; Gravis Ballinger 34b, 99; Amanda Denson 78, 276; Max Berueffy 34t, 386; Chuck Beasley 457; Corene White 314; John Merritt 560, 68b; Larry Ballinger 91, 50 (t? b?); Amber Davis 216, 224; Ila Ingle 145b, 87; Clarence McCool 349, 460; Roma Rice 299, 517; David Ivey 282 (by request); Kermit Adams 426t, 426b; Justin Keeton 168, 455; Faye Donaldson 430, 270; Latrive Bailey 300, 318; L.E. Hannah 273.

Due to health reasons, Wilton Donaldson and Ivalene Donaldson asked that this singing be discontinued. Announcements were made. Wilton Donaldson and Ivalene Donaldson led 62 as the closing song. The class was dismissed prayer. Steve Adams requested that 401 be sung before the class disassembled, and the request was granted.

Chairman—Wilton Donaldson; Vice Chairlady—Ivalene Donaldson; Secretary—Josie Hyde.