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Harper Memorial Singing

Old Flatwoods Primitive Baptist Church, Nauvoo, Alabama

Sunday, October 9, 2005

The annual Harper Memorial Sacred Harp Singing was held at Old Flatwoods Primitive Baptist Church on the second Sunday in October. The class was called to order at 10:00 a.m. by Jimmie Gilmore extending greetings to everyone, then leading 36b and 32t. The morning prayer was offered by Lewis Gilmore. Jimmie Gilmore led 39b.

The class was organized, and voted to retain the following officers: Chairlady—Jimmie Gilmore; Vice Chairman—Arthur Gilmore; Secretary—Jimmie Gilmore; Arranging Committee—Arthur Gilmore.

Leaders: Arthur Gilmore 59, 30b, 47b, 49b; Ashley Keeton 30t, 108t, 111b; John Hyde 61, 43, 63, 73t, 313t; Lewis Gilmore 48t, 34t; Estelle Gilmore 318; Travis Keeton 343, 129, 179, 496.

RECESS

The class resumed singing with Arthur Gilmore leading 101t and 147t. Leaders: Pamela Gilmore 81t, 127, 146, 124; Ila Ingle 335, 87, 145t.

The Harper Memorial was led by Jimmie Gilmore, Ashley Keeton, and Pamela Gilmore leading 45t for the deceased, 68b for the sick and shut-ins. Dwight Ingle offered the blessing for the noon meal.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was brought to order by Josie Hyde leading 167, 144, and 47t. Leaders: Kermit Adams 39t, 37b, 28b; Margaret Keeton 147t, 138t, 138b; Dwight Ingle and Amy Ingle 294, 457, 445, 235, 410b; Steve Adams 101t, 401; Steve Adams and Margaret Keeton 309; Travis Keeton 321; Ashley Keeton 288 (for her grandmother, Jimmie Gilmore), 168, 300; Ashley Keeton and Jimmie Gilmore 282; Jimmie Gilmore 143; John Hyde 297, 104, 275b; Travis Keeton 44.

Announcements were made. Arthur Gilmore, Jimmie Gilmore, and Pamela Gilmore led 46 as the closing song. Arthur Gilmore invited everyone to come back next year then dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairlady—Jimmie Gilmore; Vice Chairman—Arthur Gilmore; Secretary—Jimmie Gilmore.