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McWhorter Memorial

Mars Hill Primitive Baptist Church, Cleburne County, Alabama

Saturday, October 16, 2004

The annual McWhorter Memorial Sacred Harp singing was held at Mars Hill Primitive Baptist Church in Cleburne County, Alabama on Saturday before the third Sunday in October. Mary L. Smith brought the class to order leading 59 and 37b. Teenie Moody led 101t and 171.

The class was organized with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairlady/Arranging Committee—Mary L. Smith; Vice Chairlady/Secretary—Teenie Moody; Assistant Secretary—Donna Bell.

Leaders: Josephine Denney and Felton Denney 489, 503; Mary L. Smith 45t (in honor of her son, Robert, and in memory of her parents); Cecil Roberts 81t, 111t; Tom McGraw 33b, 91; Stanley Edwards 340, 384; Ed Thacker 478, 479; Reba Norton 327, 136; Richard Mauldin 163b (in memory of Virginia Easter), 147t (in memory of Lebron Hinton and Willie Carolyn Denson); Donna Bell 56t, 224.

RECESS

The class resumed singing with Tom McGraw leading 30t and 176b. Leaders: Aaron Little 480, 569b; LaRue Allen 299, 300; Jeff Sheppard 124, 204; Karleen Williams 313t (in honor of Louise Holland, who fell and broke her hip), 318; Robert Chambless 462, 274b; Floy Wilder 382, 343; Henry Johnson 435, 111b; Eugene Forbes 203, 495.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Mary L. Smith leading 277. Leaders: Eunice Webb 283, 284; Shelbie Sheppard 82b, 448b; George Garner 186; Corene Laminack 129; B.M. Smith 34t, 222; Lou Cotney 212, 497; Virginia Dyer 28b, 137; Carol Chapman 542, 317; Judy Chambless 29b, 30b; Cecil Roberts 335; Richard Mauldin 66 (in honor of his father, Dick Mauldin); Donna Bell 440; Ed Thacker 456; LaRue Allen 454; Aaron Little 460; Henry Johnson 313b; Eugene Forbes 172 (in memory of his father); Shelbie Sheppard 118; Eunice Webb 455; Robert Chambless 358.

After announcements were made, Mary L. Smith and Teenie Moody led 46 as the closing song. Cecil Roberts offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairlady—Mary L. Smith; Vice Chairlady/Secretary—Teenie Moody; Assistant Secretary—Donna Bell.