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Sullins School House

Hamilton, Alabama

May 26, 1996

The sixty-first session of the annual Sacred Harp singing held at Sullins School House was called to order by Estes Jackson leading song on page 47t. The morning prayer was led by Hugh B. McGuire. Estes Jackson led song on page 48t. The class organized by electing or appointing the following officers: Chairman—Estes Jackson; Vice Chairman—Elmer Conwill; Secretary—Josie Hyde; Arranging Committee—Travis Keeton and John Hyde. Estes Jackson led song on page 52t. Leaders: Hubert Hood 152, 569 (t? b?); Arnold Moore 137, 145b; Mae Conwill 154, 298; Ivalene Donaldson 129, 290; L. E. Hannah 336, 213t; Lena Keeton 460, 123t, 546; Erselle Jackson 426t, 74b, 74t; Travis Keeton 348b, 235b, 142; Estes Jackson 186.

RECESS

The class was called back to order by Elmer Conwill leading songs on pages 276 and 272. Leaders: Gene Wakefield 56 (t? b?), 108b, 136; Hugh B. McGuire 107, 106, 268; Warren Steel 65, 183, 392; John Van Horn 89, 212; Linda Gilmore 408, 146, 127.

LUNCH

The afternoon session of this singing was called to order by Estes Jackson leading song on page 57. Leaders: Julliette Haynes 216, 430, 440; Henry McGuire 78, 200, 442; Josie Hyde 220, 434; Elgie Mae Woods 294, 189; John Hyde 30t, 63, 297; Lavaughn Ballinger 405, 84, 122; Lola Roberson 475, 208; Larry Ballinger 207, 58, 90; Elder Frank Woods 222, 196; Tim Gilmore 306, 383, 416; Beatrice Brewer 373, 75; Elmer Conwill 326, 77t. Estes Jackson led song on page 45t for the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer by Elder Frank Woods.

Chairman—Estes Jackson; Vice Chairman—Elmer Conwill; Secretary—Josie Hyde.