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New Hope Church

Cullman County, Alabama

Sunday, June 26, 2005

The seventy-first session of the memorial singing at New Hope Church was called to order by Glenn Keeton leading 321. The morning prayer was offered by Butch White.

A business session was held with the following officers elected or retained: Chairman—Butch White; Vice Chairman—Henry Guthery; Secretary—Eldagene Roberson; Arranging Committee—Billy Williams.

Leaders: Glenn Keeton 59, 122; Butch White 34b, 77t; Corene White 73t, 146; David Roberson 222, 74t; Elizabeth Keeton 145t, 145b; Eldagene Roberson 100, 291; Henry Guthery 101t, 123t.

RECESS

Butch White called the singing to order leading 282. Leaders: Margie Lee Tuck and Nancy Tuck 445, 335, 388; Cecil Sanders and Winell Sanders 225t, 569t, 317; Geraldine Watkins 66, 143; Will Allred 354b, 87; Essie Hollingsworth and Geraldine Watkins 358, 421; Jennifer Allred 348b, 111b; Rachel Allred 448t, 278t; Billy Williams 448b; Caleb Allred 312b, 82t; Seth Allred 39t, 565; Glenn Keeton 358 (by request); Will Allred and Seth Allred 164.

Henry Guthery addressed the class about singing and encouraged everyone to attend upcoming singings, and to participate to help keep these singings alive. The floor was then turned over to the church for a business session.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Butch White leading 39b. Leaders: Susan Allred 399b, 112; Joyce Hicks 300, 217; Jane Knight 218, 220; Delone Cobb 63, 378t; Marie Guthrie 113, 31t; Glenn Keeton 504, 329; Margie Lee Tuck and Nancy Tuck 371, 452; Eldagene Roberson 213t; Jennifer Allred 84; Rachel Allred 47b; Corene White 37b; Will Allred 454; Caleb Allred 196; Cecil Sanders 380; Susan Allred 324; Delone Cobb 517 (WB); Geraldine Watkins 276, 361; Delone Cobb 323b; Henry Guthery 431.

Announcements were made. Butch White led 45t as the closing song. The closing prayer was offered by Glenn Keeton, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Butch White; Vice Chairman—Henry Guthery; Secretary—Eldagene Roberson.