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Macedonia Primitive Baptist Church

Section, Alabama

Sunday, June 18, 2006

The annual Sacred Harp singing held at Macedonia Primitive Baptist Church on the third Sunday in June was called to order at 10:00 a.m. by Chairman Dennis George leading 59. The morning prayer was offered by Brother Verlon Stiefel. Dennis George led 61.

A business meeting was held with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Dennis George; Vice Chairman—Tom George; Secretary—Sandra Jordan.

Leaders: Dennis George and Tom George 283, 128; Sandra Jordan 480; S.T. Reed 275t, 275b; Russell Varner 159; Cheyenne Ivey and Karen Ivey 79, 354b; Robert Walker 145b, 565; Betty Wright 225t, 323b; Verlon Stiefel 288; Loretta Smith 37b, 317.

RECESS

The class resumed singing with Tom George leading 388. Leaders: Mary Ruth Stiefel 389; Mary Wright 108t, 148; Jackson Harcrow 35; Bud Oliver 343, 345t; Pat Temple 284, 535; Ed Thacker 396, 433; Judy Caudle 26, 107; Karen Ivey and Cheyenne Ivey 32t, 155; Henry Johnson 166, 425; Nathan Green 321; David Ivey 133, 108b; Joyce Walton 381, 420b; Joan Aldridge 371, 441; Susan Harcrow 102, 350; Elene Stovall 217, 440. Prayer for the noon meal was offered by Dan Haynes.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called together by Tom George leading 46. Leaders: Sandra Jordan “Sing with the Angels”; Rodney Ivey 48t, 29t, 45t; Sarah Jenkins 312b, 313t; Charles Stiefel 448t, 47b; Joel Jenkins 77t, 186; Coy Ivey 270, 486t (WB), 222; Shane Wooten 406, 498, 98; Nathan Green and Norma Green 482, 40; Elene Stovall 434; Joan Aldridge 171; Judy Caudle 163t; Ed Thacker 456; Joyce Walton 411; Mary Wright 71; Pat Temple 162; S.T. Reed 153; Bud Oliver 400; Rodney Ivey and Cheyenne Ivey 76b.

Following announcements, Dennis George and Tom George led 146 as the closing song, while the class took the parting hand. Prayer was offered by S.T. Reed, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Dennis George; Vice Chairman—Tom George; Secretary—Sandra Jordan.