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Harper Memorial Singing

Old Flatwoods Primitive Baptist Church, Nauvoo, Alabama

Sunday, October 10, 2004

The annual Harper Memorial Sacred Harp Singing was held at Old Flatwoods Primitive Baptist Church on the second Sunday in October. The class was called to order at 10:00 a.m. by Jimmie Gilmore who extended greetings to everyone, and then led 36b. Chairman Joshua Keeton led 30b. Glenn Keeton offered the morning prayer.

Officers for the singing were: Chairman—Joshua Keeton; Vice Chairlady/Secretary—Jimmie Gilmore; Arranging Committee—Arthur Gilmore; Memorial—Jimmie Gilmore.

Leaders: Joshua Keeton 108t; Lisa Geist 350, 205; Margaret Keeton 129, 155; Clarence McCool 68b, 569b; Josie Hyde 171, 172; Travis Keeton 496, 73t, 82t; Elizabeth Keeton 354b, 274t; Elder Garnsey McGough 283; John Hyde 275b, 544; Ila Ingle 63, 87.


The class resumed singing with Joshua Keeton leading 59. Leaders: Glenn Keeton 378b, 385b, 343; James Wagner 294, 72b, 348b; Pam Gilmore 389, 200.

Jimmie Gilmore conducted the memorial lesson, and led 235 and 382 in memory of the deceased: Gladys Bonds, Sidney McMunn, Ruby McMunn, Kitty Foster, Bruce Randolph, Clearcie Rutledge, Roxie Hart, and all the Harper family. The memorial lesson was closed. James Wagner offered prayer for the noon meal.


The afternoon session was brought to order by Joshua Keeton leading 285t. Leaders: Pam Gilmore 327, 282 (by request); Jimmie Gilmore 288, 383; Kermit Adams 384, 187, 212; Latrive Bailey 300, 318, 460; James Wagner 388; Steve Adams and Margaret Keeton 401, 101t; Arthur Gilmore 39b, 33b; Clarence McCool 559 (CB), 565; Lisa Geist 349; Glenn Keeton 178; Ila Ingle 500, 436; Travis Keeton 284; Josie Hyde 224; Elizabeth Keeton 34b; John Hyde 75; Arthur Gilmore, Jimmie Gilmore, and Pam Gilmore 45t; James Wagner 310.

Announcements were made. Joshua Keeton extended and invitation to come back here again next year; then led 62 as the closing song while those who wished took the parting hand. Arthur Gilmore offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Joshua Keeton; Vice Chairlady/Secretary—Jimmie Gilmore.