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Sardis On the River

Sardis Church, Lynn’s Park, Walker County, Alabama

Sunday, March 25, 2007

The annual Sacred Harp singing was held at Sardis on the River on the fourth Sunday in March. The class was called to order by John Merritt leading 36b. The morning prayer was offered by Richard Mauldin.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—John Merritt; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Arranging Committee—Lisa Geist; Secretary—Willodean Barton.

Leaders: John Merritt 176t; Stella Pratt 282, 35; Kenneth Tate and Hannah Tate 144, 75; Don Robinson 182, 89; Willodean Barton 63, 454; Clarence McCool 68b, 45t, 349; Juanita Beasley 61, 31b; Cecil Sanders and Winell Sanders 317, 380, 340; Travis Keeton 44, 99; Richard Mauldin 84, 358; Gary Smith 503, 565.

RECESS

Henry Guthery III brought the class together leading 426b. Leaders: Marlin Beasley 460, 318; Bea Carnathan 205, 568; Emily Creel 39b, 475; Henry Guthery 450, 456; Sarah Smith 97, 80b; Max Berueffy 278t, 564; Josie Hyde 541, 513; Larry Ballinger 291, 151.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with John Merritt leading 73t. Leaders: Elene Stovall 192, 316; Earl Ballinger 432, 430; Harrison Creel 498, 530; Brenda Merritt 137; Billy Williams 231; Henry Guthery III 478, 434; Jimmie Gilmore 276, 378t; Arthur Gilmore 145b, 30t; Steve Adams 101t, 309; Kermit Adams 218, 78; Lisa Geist 202, 528; Margaret Keeton 517, 336; Nellie Alexander 406, 56t.

John Merritt led 521 as the closing song. Harrison Creel offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—John Merritt; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Secretary—Willodean Barton