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Cooper Book Singing

Ramah Primitive Baptist Church, Lenox, Alabama

Sunday, August 21, 2005

The annual Cooper Book Sacred Harp Singing at Ramah Primitive Baptist Church was held on the third Sunday in August. Hubert Nall called the class to order leading 31b. Bill Aplin offered the opening prayer. Bill Hogan led 432; Bill Aplin led 155.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Hubert Nall; Vice Chairman—Bill Hogan; Arranging Committee—Alice Mosley; Secretary—Christine Gandy.

Leaders: Joe Nall 43t; Bill Aplin 138, 267t; Frank Hataway 32t, 49b; Victoria Aplin 330t, 330b; Nancy Hogan 133, 143; Ford Bulger 225t, 285t; Christine Gandy 348t, 360.

RECESS

The class was called to order by Bill Hogan leading 36b. Leaders: Lera Ellison 73t, 104; Wilburn Ellison 31t, 283; Voncille Graves 47t, 47b; Hubert Nall 40, 168; Edd Bass 64, 114b; Learvene Bass 74b, 108t; Billy Kelly 405, 491.

RECESS

The class resumed singing with Bill Hogan leading 30b. Leaders: Ken Kelly 505, 573; Sambo Patrick 452, 568; Paul King 319, 466; Joe Nall 171, 542; Ernestine Pipkin 27b, 497; Stanley Smith 360, 207b; Eva Padgett 478, 242. The blessing for the food was given by Bill Aplin.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order. Leaders: Loretta Jones 63, 54; Ernest Cockcroft 391, 401; Judy Cutts 573, 500; Marion Patrick 424, 358; Bill Aplin 503; Frank Hataway 59; Victoria Aplin 270; Nancy Hogan 410; Ford Bulger 119; Lera Ellison 61; Wilburn Ellison 447; Voncille Graves 356; Hubert Nall 107; Edd Bass 300; Learvene Bass 72; Billy Kelly 442; Stanley Smith 511, 528b (for Thurman Nall); Paul King 45; Joe Nall 574; Ernestine Pipkin 205; Eva Padgett 282; the class sang “Happy Birthday” to Lou Nall.

Announcements were made. Hubert Nall led 451 as the closing song. Bill Aplin offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Hubert Nall; Vice Chairman—Bill Hogan; Secretary—Christine Gandy.