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Oak Grove Primitive Baptist Church

Oak Grove Community, Sylacauga, Alabama

Saturday, May 13, 2006

The annual Sacred Harp Singing was held at Oak Grove Primitive Baptist Church in the Oak Grove Community, near Sylacauga, Alabama, on the second Saturday in May. The day of singing began with prayer offered by Elder Bufrey Dean.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Elder Bufrey Dean; Secretary—Virginia Futral.

Leaders: Elder Bufrey Dean 49b; Eugene Forbes 39b, 147t; Stanley Edwards 530, 340; Henry Johnson 205, 425; Ed Thacker 284, 35; Jack Nelson 480, 282; Nell Estes 40, 313t; Jeff Sheppard 318, 371; Deborah Ritch 220, 373.

RECESS

Elder Bufrey Dean called the class back together leading 491. Leaders: Wendy Futral 100, 101t; William Futral 490, 339; Brenda Dean 47b, 28b; Lou Cotney 222, 172; Chita Blakeley 67, 430; Gavin Blakeley 189, 145t.

LUNCH

Elder Bufrey Dean called the afternoon session to order leading 46. Leaders: Virginia Futral 145b, 566; Tom Ingram 39b, 68b; Paula Fagan 45t, 108t; Waylon Blakeley 119, 79; Maudie Frederick 354b, 426t; Marilyn Bradley 448t; Jo Frederick Snodgrass 294, 426b; Jeff Sheppard 63; Dana Dean Williford 358, 143; Tom Ingram 25 (JB).

After announcements were made, Elder Bufrey Dean led 77t and 32t as the closing songs. Henry Johnson offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Elder Bufrey Dean; Secretary—Virginia Futral.