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Friendship Primitive Baptist Church

Haleyville, Alabama

April 28, 1996

The annual Sacred Harp singing at Friendship Primitive Baptist Church was held the fourth Sunday in April, and was called to order by Travis Keeton leading song on page 48t. The morning prayer was led by Harrison Creel. Travis Keeton led song on page 276. The class organized by electing the following officers: Chairman—Parnell Berry; Vice Chairman—Elmer Conwill; Secretary—Josie Hyde; Arranging Committee—Travis Keeton. Parnell Berry led songs on pages 283 and 99. Leaders: Hubert Hood 49b, 454, 569 (t? b?); Doyce Bailey 143, 406; Cecil Sanders 434; Arnold Moore 35, 208; Keterina Sanders 89, 73t; L. E. Hannah 306, 349; Kermit Adams 34b, 376; Paul Godsey 75, 168; Flarce Creel 475, 318; Ivalene Donaldson 77t, 275b; Larry Ballinger 123 (t? b?), 90.

RECESS

The class was called back to order by Travis Keeton leading song on page 400. Leaders: Ann Jett 546, 496; Willodean Barton 44, 145t; Pauline Childers 217, 212, 480; David Godsey 455, 111t; Edith Tate 155, 389; Josie Hyde 507, 234; Danny Creel 182, 269, 383; Tressie Adkins 78, 142; Teddy Godsey 189, 196.

LUNCH

The afternoon session of singing was called to order by Parnell Berry leading song on page 298. Leaders: Elmer Conwill 288, 179; Hershel Godsey 68b, 101t, 37b; Gladys Bonds 39t, 499b; Pernie Pelfrey 145b, 83t; Mae Conwill 143, 274t; Ada Godsey 411, 34t, 202; Harrison Creel 378b, 512, 348b, 111b; Billy Williams 39b, 213b; Roma Rice 338, 92; Julliette Haynes 209, 216; John Hyde 313t, 297; Milford Watts 430, 428; Dawson Adams 147t; Jerry Hood 36b; Lola Roberson 137, 187. Parnell Berry led song on page 46 for the closing song. The closing prayer was led by Harrison Creel.

Chairman—Parnell Berry; Vice Chairman—Elmer Conwill; Secretary—Josie Hyde.