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Oak Hill Baptist Church

Oxford, Alabama

Sunday, November 14, 2004

The annual Sacred Harp singing at Oak Hill Baptist Church was held on the second Sunday in November. Billy Joe Harris called the class to order leading 33b and 503. Lonnie Rogers offered the morning prayer.

The class was organized with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—B.M. Smith; Vice Chairman—Billy Joe Harris; Secretary—Hester Edwards; Arranging Committee—Pearl Guier.

Leaders: B.M. Smith 123t, 73b; Pearl Guier 59, 127; Henry Johnson 205, 88t; LaRue Allen 314, 277; Stanley Edwards 425 (in memory of his grandfather, Arnold Edwards, and Lessie Cates); Floy Wilder 120, 432; Bud Oliver 145b, 39b; Daphene Causey 306,327; Richard Mauldin 276 (for Amanda Denson), 358 (for his father, Dick Mauldin).

RECESS

The class resumed singing with B.M. Smith leading 222. Leaders: Jeff Sheppard 571, 428 (for Otis Hester and Polly Hester); Louis Hughes 217, 201; Teenie Moody 203,384; Lonnie Rogers 225t, 318; Charlene Wallace 392,446 (for Amanda Denson); S.T. Reed 393,229; Betty Wright 565, 410t; Milton Oliver 270, 403.

RECESS

B.M. Smith led 136 to bring the class back to order.. Leaders: John Plunkett 137, 38t; Paige Harrod 112,192; Ed Thacker 291,431; Donna Wootten 56t, 74b; Rodney Ivey 376, 411; Donna Bell 75, 97; Judy Chambless 378b, 81 (t? b?) b; Eugene Forbes 328, 496.

LUNCH

B.M. Smith brought the afternoon session to order leading 212. Leaders: Reba Windom 171, 186; James Wagoner and Rachel Wagoner 480, 354b; Elene Stovall 172, 436 (for Josie Hyde, Clarence McCool, and John Hocutt); Shelbie Sheppard 368, 142 (in memory of Ruth Brown); Robert Chambless 72b, 94; Louise Owen 143, 332; Cheyenne Ivey, Jessica Ivey, Paige Gilbert, and Savannah Ross 76b, 101t; Lou Cotney 300,497; Evelyn Harris 155, 47t; Eunice Webb 475, 460; Jerry Creason49b, 178; Sharon DuPriest and Rodney Ivey 196, 542; the class 294 (by request); Bill Windom and Reba Windom 358 (by request), 28b.

After announcements were made, Billy Joe Harris led 146 as the closing song. Louis Hughes offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—B.M. Smith; Vice Chairman—Billy Joe Harris; Secretary—Hester Edwards.