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Little Vine Primitive Baptist Church

Empire, Walker County, Alabama

Sunday, June 19, 2005

The annual Sacred Harp singing held at Little Vine Primitive Baptist Church on the third Sunday in June was called to order by Danny Creel leading 30t. Harrison Creel offered the morning prayer.

Danny Creel welcomed everyone and led 89. Leaders: Henry Guthery 182, 222; Beth Todd 284, 319; Warren Steele 411, 285t; Billy Williams 213b, 72b; Cathryn Baker 372, 318; Billy Thompson 145b; Winell Sanders 569b; Robert Stoddard 99, 33b; Ginnie Ely 498, 475 (for Flarce Creel); Gary Smith 50b, 565.

RECESS

Ken Tate called the class to order leading 73t and 275b. Leaders: Jim Helke 496, 37b; Connie Stanton 448b, 171; Ann Jett 269, 327; Butch White 74b, 77t; Brenda Peña 325, 73b; Midge Harder 107, 191; Kathleen Robbins 142, 434; Marilyn Burchett 294, 457; Joe Todd 103, 373.

RECESS

A business session was held with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Danny Creel; Vice Chairman—Marlin Beasley; Secretary—Wendy Boggan; Arranging Committee—Danny Creel.

Leaders: Danny Creel 123t; Kathy Robinson 54b, 49b (for Mattie Creel, Lillian Parker, and Flarce Creel); Elizabeth Stoddard 29t; Wanda Capps 448t, 430; Anne Heider 47t, 362; Wendy Boggan 119, 30t.

LUNCH

Danny Creel called the class to order with 76b. Leaders: Sarah Smith 75; Robert Dove 34b, 31t; Walter Hartley 236, 452; Geraldine Watkins 299, 66; Nancy Banks 39t, 503; Seth Holloway 354t, 388; Dorothea McCowan 218, 235; Sandie Scott 176t, 361; Ruth Wyers 206, 176b; Teddy Creel 87, 124; Emily Creel 40, 384; Harrison Creel 512, 167; Sylvia Childers 59; Cassie Franklin 436, 336.

Announcements were made. Ken Tate led 532 (by request). Danny Creel led 56t as the closing song, and dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Danny Creel; Vice Chairman—Marlin Beasley; Secretary—Wendy Boggan.