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Gum Pond Primitive Baptist Church

Eva, Morgan County, Alabama

Sunday, September 24, 2006

The September Sacred Harp singing held at Gum Pond Primitive Baptist Church was called to order at 10:00 a.m. by Elder J.L. Hopper leading 369 and 145t. The morning prayer was offered by Henry Johnson.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—J.L. Hopper; Vice Chairman—Arvid Holmes; Secretary—Judy Caudle.

Leaders: Judy Caudle 309, 33b, 225t; Jonathon Thompson 32t, 39b; Brandon Thompson 335, 535; Nancy Thompson 108t, 101t; Carol Newman 68b, 39t; Caleb Allred 77t, 182; S.T. Reed 495, 109; J.C. Rutledge 494, 569b.

RECESS

The class was called back to order by Brandon Thompson leading 30b. Leaders: Seth Allred 74b, 162; Bobby Watkins 142, 460; Bud Oliver 145b, 72b; Rachel Allred 300, 317; Malik Williams 59, 128; Danielle Mallard and Nancy Thompson 274t, 45t; Ed Thacker 64, 35; Jennifer Allred 217, 37b; Robert Walker 49b, 477; Larry Ballinger 151, 164. Ed Thacker offered prayer for the noon meal.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with J.L. Hopper leading 103. Leaders: Bridgett Hill 129, 133; Henry Johnson 166, 418; Lisa Geist 178 (for Glenn Keeton), 269; Will Allred 87, 196; Delone Cobbs 147t, 312t; Odom Hawkins 313t, 137; Susan Allred 394, 183; Sonya Sipe 171, 358 (for Richard Mauldin and Dick Mauldin); Glenda Hopper 66; Daniel Hopper 240, 213b; J.L. Hopper 218 (by request), 373 (by request).

Following announcements, J.L. Hopper led 209 as the closing song. Odom Hawkins offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—J.L. Hopper; Vice Chairman—Arvid Holmes; Secretary—Judy Caudle.