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J.D. Starnes Memorial

Mt. Hope Baptist Church, northeast of Sipsey, Alabama

Sunday, February 4, 2007

The J.D. Starnes Memorial Sacred Harp singing was held at Mt. Hope Baptist Church on the first Sunday in February. Henry Guthery called the class to order leading 59 and 101t. M.H. Creel offered the opening prayer. Pastor Patrick Watson welcomed the singers. Henry Guthery led 123t.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Henry Guthery; Vice Chairman—Glenn Keeton; Arranging Committee—Travis Keeton; Secretary—Wanda Capps.

Leaders: Glenn Keeton 122, 141, 300; Wilton Donaldson 317, 100; Henry Guthery III 558, 434, 392; Amber Davis 200, 134, 276; Elizabeth Keeton 212, 235, 274t; Stella Pratt 137, 335, 111b.

RECESS

Henry Guthery brought the class back together leading 126. Leaders: Josie Hyde 477, 224, 234; Emily Thompson 316, 128, 215; Wanda Capps 216, 299, 73t; Margaret Keeton 73b, 39b, 142; Richard Mauldin and Dick Mauldin 358; Richard Mauldin 43 (in memory of John Hyde), 124 (in memory of Teddy Creel); Don Robinson 218, 217, 220. Pastor Watson spoke and offered prayer for the noon meal.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Henry Guthery leading 431. Leaders: M.H. Creel 512; Carolyn Thompson 430, 502, 550, 85; Cecil Sanders and Winell Sanders 569b, 225t, 380, 390; Travis Keeton 388, 475, 460; Henry Guthery III 79; Elizabeth Keeton 144; Wanda Capps 222; Richard Mauldin 146; Wilton Donaldson 229; Glenn Keeton 517 (WB); Josie Hyde 507; Margaret Keeton 294; M.H. Creel 378b; Emily Thompson 350; Carolyn Thompson 163t; Travis Keeton 384; Cecil Sanders 30t; Henry Guthery 498, 45t, 521.

Announcements were made. The church will host the singing in 2008. The closing prayer was offered by Pastor Patrick Watson, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Henry Guthery; Vice Chairman—Glenn Keeton; Secretary—Wanda Capps