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Smyrna Annual Sacred Harp Singing

Smyrna Primitive Baptist Church, Goodwater, Alabama

Sunday, September 17, 2006

The annual singing at Smyrna Primitive Baptist Church was called to order by Jack Nelson leading 480, followed with prayer. Jack Nelson led 111t.

The class organized for the day, and elected the following officers: Chairman—Jack Nelson; Vice Chairman—William Futral; Secretary—Virginia Futral.

Leaders: Eugene Forbes 29t, 288; Stanley Edwards 209, 208; Floy Wilder 120, 297; Jeff Shepard 37b, 61; Wendy Futral 100, 101t; Edna Ruth Phillips 452, 318; Erin Mills 47b; Myrline Redmon 147t, 335; Denice Burleson 358, 77t; William Futral 341, 340; James Waldrup 72b, 319.

RECESS

Jack Nelson brought the class back together with 569b. Leaders: Margaret Ray 127, 418; Richard Ivey 56t, 345t; Brittany Lea 81t, 59; Robert Chambless 503, 303; Judy Chambless 420, 339; Virginia Futral 428, 566; Audress Gurley 282, 334; Jack Nelson 203 (for Betty Culver). Prayer for the noon mean was offered by Jack Nelson.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with the Jack Nelson, J.D. Waters, and J.R. Waters leading 45t. Leaders: Jack Nelson 274t; Karen Ivey 32t, 155; David Ivey 129, 79; Eugene Forbes 112; Stanley Edwards 530; Floy Wilder 292; Jeff Shepard 351; Wendy Futral 196; Edna Ruth Phillips 490; Erin Mills 354t; Myrline Redmon 147b; Denice Burleson 25 (JB); William Futral 39b; James Waldrup 146; Margaret Ray 400; Richard Ivey 67; Brittany Lea 99; Audress Gurley 547; Virginia Futral 145b; Karen Ivey 448b; David Ivey 138t; Jack Nelson 560, 30t.

Jack Nelson led 46 as the closing song. William Futral dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Jack Nelson; Vice Chairman—William Futral; Secretary—Virginia Futral.