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McWhorter Memorial

Mars Hill Primitive Baptist Church, Cleburne County, Alabama

Saturday, October 14, 2006

The annual McWhorter Memorial Sacred Harp singing was held at Mars Hill Primitive Baptist Church in Cleburne County, Alabama, on Saturday before the third Sunday in October. Cecil Roberts brought the class to order leading 59. The morning prayer was offered by Lonnie Rogers.

Leaders: Henry Johnson 388, 288; Lisa Spear 189, 34t; Samuel Sommers 96, 386.

The class organized with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Cecil Roberts; Vice Chairman—Stanley Edwards; Secretary—Mary L. Smith; Arranging Committee—Teenie Moody.

Leaders: John Plunkett 474, 54; Ed Thacker 560, 385b; Eunice Webb 283, 392; Lonnie Rogers 318, 186; Mary Jo Shafer 82t, 569b; Jason Hollis 32t, 39b.

RECESS

Oscar McGuire called the class back to order leading 171 and 336. Leaders: Corene Laminack 119, 335; Gabriel Pline 276, 345t; Karleen Williams 112, 89; Tony Hammock 87, 61; Reba Norton 217, 480; B.J. Harris 303, 503; Faye Hollis 373, 299; Jeff Sheppard 273, 142; George Garner 348b; Evelyn Harris 155, 47t; Ruth Daniel 127, 278t; Peggy Moody and Alicia Moore 317.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Cecil Roberts leading 491 (in memory of Luke Allen and Louise Allen). Leaders: Henry Johnson 108t; John Plunkett 459 (in memory of Bobby Jackson); Burnese Harper 126; Ed Thacker 455; Eunice Webb 475; Evelyn Harris 30t; Lonnie Rogers 343 (in memory of J.T. Pruitt); Jeff Sheppard 327; B.J. Harris 235; Faye Hollis 99; Tony Hammock 196; Jason Hollis 344; Oscar McGuire 572; Mary Jo Shafer 159; Gabriel Pline 48b; Lisa Spear 29b; Samuel Sommers 430.

Announcements were made. Cecil Roberts led 62 as the closing song. Ed Thacker offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Cecil Roberts; Vice Chairman—Stanley Edwards; Secretary—Mary L. Smith.