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Gum Pond Primitive Baptist Church

Eva, Morgan County, Alabama

Sunday, September 25, 2005

The September Sacred Harp singing held at Gum Pond Primitive Baptist Church was called to order at 10:00 a.m. by Chairman Milford Cobbs who welcomed everyone and led 75. Elder J.L. Hopper offered the morning prayer.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Milford Cobbs; Vice Chairman—Arvid Holmes; Secretary—Judy Caudle.

Leaders: Judy Caudle 540, 33b; Jonathon Thompson 84, 171; Clayton Ezell 44, 119; Malik Williams 354b, 128; Nancy Thompson 101t, 30t; Robert Walker 523; 452; Wilda Holmes 441; Eugene Forbes 317, 378t; Carol Newman 68b, 358; Gordon Wilkinson 434, 436.

RECESS

The class was reassembled by Milford Cobbs leading 127 in memory of Christine Leeth. Leaders: Brandon Thompson 335, 274t; Bobby Watkins 480, 30b; Sonya Sikes 77t, 39t; S.T. Reed 123b, 379; David Light 318, 340 (in memory of Hershell King); Ed Thacker 234; 39b; Bud Oliver 29t, 145b; Bridgett Hill 73t (for Edith Tate), 276; Nathan Blackwood 144, 270; Rodney Ivey 129, 208; Gerald Holmes 203, 268, 49t. Prayer for the noon day meal was offered by Milford Cobbs.

LUNCH

The class was called back to order for the afternoon session by Milford Cobbs leading 381. Leaders: Delone Cobbs 150, 288; Max Berueffy 57, 391; Malik Williams 37b; J.C. Rutledge 294, 295; Althea Gibbs 569b; Daniel Hopper 413, 174; Ron Crocker 49b; Eugene Forbes 168; J.L. Hopper 187, 402; Bridgett Hill 426b; Ed Thacker 498; S.T. Reed 421; Bobby Watkins 448t; Rodney Ivey 410t (in memory of Hershell King); Max Berueffy 155; Judy Caudle 358 (for Martha Davis), 291.

Following announcements, Milford Cobbs led 62 for the closing song as the class took the parting hand. Elder Daniel Hopper offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Milford Cobbs; Vice Chairman—Arvid Holmes; Secretary—Judy Caudle.