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Friendship Primitive Baptist Church

Haleyville, Alabama

Sunday, April 23, 2006

The annual Sacred Harp singing at Friendship Primitive Baptist Church was held on the fourth Sunday in April. The class was called to order by Wilton Donaldson, who announced that this would be an all day memorial for L.E. Hannah, who was a long time lover and supporter of this and many other singings.

Wilton Donaldson led 32t. The morning prayer was offered by Richard Mauldin.

The class was organized with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Wilton Donaldson; Vice Chairman—Parnell Berry; Secretary—Margaret Keeton; Arranging Committee—Roma Rice.

Leaders: Wilton Donaldson 317; Richard Mauldin 312b, 378t (for his father); Marlin Beasley 378b, 171; Corene White 314, 379; Stella Pratt 111b, 147t; Bud Oliver 39b, 145b; Hugh Bill McGuire 146, 142; Jennifer Allred 349, 170; Clarence McCool 30t (in memory of Ivalene Donaldson), 68b; Lisa Geist 182t, 546; John Merritt 240 (in memory of L.E. Hannah); John Merritt and Richard Mauldin 358.

RECESS

Parnell Berry called the class to order with 273. Leaders: Amber Davis 392, 192 (in memory of Elsie Beasley); Eugene Forbes 172, 340; Bridgett Hill 276, 377; Travis Keeton 566, 179; Chuck Howell 373, 232; Aaron Wootten 39t, 101t; Danny Creel 155, 222; Reba Lawler 388 (in memory of the Godsey family), 406; Paul Godsey 75, 127; Henry Guthery 341, 434; Harrison Creel offered thanks for the noon meal.

LUNCH

Wilton Donaldson brought the class back to order with 229. Leaders: Glenn Keeton 150, 178; Larry Ballinger 50b, 151; Elizabeth Keeton 497; Julietta Haynes 217, 298; Brenda Merritt 380; Harrison Creel 498, 530; Juanita Beasley 32t, 61; Gravis Ballinger 112, 78; Samantha Spiller 59, 384; Kermit Adams 43, 99; Bea Carnathan 568, 80b; Emily Thompson and Henry Guthery 282; Steve Adams and Amber Davis 401, 87; Velton Chafin 506; Christie Allen 200, 398; Sandra Williams 189, 126; Dawson Adams 328; Margaret Keeton 187 (in memory of L.E. Hannah); Amanda Denson and Lisa Geist 333, 269; John Hyde 73t, 124 (in memory of Teddy Creel); Josie Hyde 234; Roma Rice 475 (for Flarce Creel), 294.

Wilton Donaldson and Parnell Berry led 285t for the closing song. Harrison Creel dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Wilton Donaldson; Vice Chairman—Parnell Berry; Secretary—Margaret Keeton.