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County Line Church

Corner, Alabama

April 14, 1996

The annual Sacred Harp singing held at County Line Church was called to order by Harrison Creel leading song on page 335. The morning prayer was led by Clayton Ezell. Hadyn Creel led song on page 30t. A motion was made, seconded, and passed that the present officers serve on a permanent basis. Chairman—Harrison Creel; Vice Chairman—Hadyn Creel; Secretary—Lucy Heidorn; Arranging Committee—Edith Tate and Cindy Franklin. Leaders: Lucy Heidorn 40; Deborah Langley 145t, 155; Cecil Gilliland 171, 273; Gordon Wilkerson 34b, 47t; Sherry Guthery 340, 58; Larry Ballinger 282; Cecile Cox 384; Travis Keeton 300; Mae Seymour 298.

RECESS

Hadyn Creel led song on page 405 to bring the class back to order. Leaders: Charlene Wallace 63, 276; Phillip Langley 203, 269; Carla Smith 222, 146; Students from folklore class at Samford University (April Harris, Denise Elmore, Tim Reeves, David Hodge, Lotta Johnson, Jeanne Sullivan, Mandy Bolla, Mike Hess, Katie Hubbard, Jollica Hogan, Lynn Sillavan, Pat Sillavan—mother of Lynn Sillavan, Jeff Anderson, Adam Robinson, Jimmy Henry, Jeremy Everette, Jim Brown—instructor) 268, 45t; Clayton Ezell 137; Jerry Schreiber 383, 35; Elmer Conwill 396, 400; Keterina Sanders 454; Edward Howton 290, 436; Tressie Adkins 422, 78; Willie Mae Moon 475.

RECESS

Harrison Creel called the class to order leading song on page 512. Leaders: Bill Green 267; Connie Karduck 460, 498; Ruth Walker 430; Elene Stovall 217, 441; Lena Keeton 64, 546; John Hyde 275b; Amber Springfield 204; Johnny Humber 200; Lora Cargo 373, 344; Kathleen Robbins 434; Richard DeLong 301, 530; Creel brothers and sisters (Pauline Childers, Marie Aldridge, Edith Tate, Harrison Creel, and Hadyn Creel) 378b.

LUNCH

The afternoon session resumed with Harrison Creel leading song on page 317. Leaders: Milton Oliver 329, 345t; Josie Hyde 507; Ted Mercer 368, 345b; Ila Ingle 245b; Paula Springfield 389, 380; Geona Whitworth 100; Gene Wakefield 108b, 109; Velton Chafin 494; Leola Smith 318, 59; Edwin Ballinger 67; Fay Kalteux 378t; Henry Guthery 240; George Cox 108t; Gertrude Wood 112; A. C. McGough 274t; Ann Jett 327, 358; Willodean Barton 391; Harrison Creel 342.

RECESS

The class was called to order by Earl Ballinger leading song on page 299. Leaders: Tom Harper 392, 500; Pauline Childers 212, 480; Gravis Ballinger 110; Flarce Creel 166; Dorothea McCowan 218, 196; Edith Tate 73t; Cassie Franklin 485; Marie Aldridge 192; Wanda Capps 36b; Adam Robinson 72b; Jim Brown 159; Cindy Franklin 225t, 198. After announcements, Harrison Creel and Hadyn Creel led songs on pages 111b and 46. The class was dismissed with prayer by Velton Chafin.

Chairman—Harrison Creel; Vice Chairman—Hadyn Creel; Secretary—Lucy Heidorn.