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Old Union Church

Southwest of Winfield, Alabama

April 21, 1996

The annual Sacred Harp singing was held at Old Union Baptist Church on the third Sunday in April. The class was called to order by Earl Ballinger leading song on page 56t. The morning prayer was led by Buddy Ballinger. The class organized by electing the following officers: Chairman—Earl Ballinger; Vice Chairman—Edwin Ballinger; Secretary—Leslie Ballinger; Arranging Committee—Linton Ballinger. Earl Ballinger led song on page 80b. Leaders: Edwin Ballinger 110, 496; Johnny Humber 208, 212; Leslie Ballinger 31b, 101t; Arnold Moore 490; Julie Ballinger, Jill Ballinger, Amber Ballinger, and Carol Robbins 405, 45t, 100, 318; Keterina Sanders 89, 454; A. A. Malone 496, 68b; Jimmy Ballinger 565, 491.

RECESS

The class was called together by Linton Ballinger leading songs on pages 460 and 168. Leaders: Brenda Robbins 500, 530; Travis Keeton 392, 426t; Flarce Creel 389, 475; Leon Ballinger 49t, 84; Ila Ingle 384, 480; Dwayne Ballinger 300, 299; Lena Keeton 317, 498; John Hyde 544, 63; Emily Ballinger 186, 340; Lomax Ballinger 222, 217.

LUNCH

The class was called together by Earl Ballinger leading song on page 155. Leaders: Buddy Ballinger 354b, 200; Margaret Keeton 276, 78; Gene Wakefield 108b, 109; Mae Conwill 142, 171; Tom Harper 434, 436; Edith Tate 167; Gravis Ballinger 34b, 124; Josie Hyde 477, 470; Gladys Bonds 73t, 77t; Elmer Conwill 216, 396; Beth Odell 546, 269; Harrison Creel 569b, 512; Lisa Geist 327, 566; Odie Horton 326, 48t; Lavaughn Ballinger 123t, 294; Betty Backus 166, 134; Larry Ballinger 137; Earl Ballinger 35. Earl Ballinger led song on 176t for the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer by Lavaughn Ballinger.

Chairman—Earl Ballinger; Vice Chairman—Edwin Ballinger; Secretary—Leslie Ballinger.