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Old Harmony Baptist Church

Abernathy, Cleburne County, Alabama

Sunday, April 15, 2007

The annual Sacred Harp singing at Old Harmony Baptist Church was held on the third Sunday in April. The class was called to order by Stanley Edwards leading 59. Elder Neil Prichard offered the morning prayer. Stanley Edwards led 39b.

The business session was held with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Stanley Edwards; Vice Chairman—Eugene Forbes; Secretary—Charlene Wallace; Arranging Committee—Miranel Swafford and Carlene Griffin.

Leaders: Eugene Forbes 148, 145b; Charlene Wallace 79, 85; Robert Chambless 63, 72b; Donna Bell 82t, 128; Cecil Roberts 97, 489 (for Felton Denney and Josephine Denney); Brenda Collins 100, 81t; Denney Rogers 87, 143; Marilyn Bradley and Stanley Edwards 108t, 47b; Shelbie Sheppard 107; Oscar McGuire 171, 155; George Garner 503, 566.

RECESS

The class resumed singing with Stanley Edwards leading 340. Leaders: Nellie Mae White 129, 312b; Hugh McGraw 32t; Carlene Griffin 117; Sherrell Cleino 127, 335; Lonnie Rogers 186, 222; Mary Jo Shafer 33b, 229; Ann Simpson 358 (for Pauline Howell), 378t; Judy Chambless 480, 339; Jeff Sheppard 176t, 146; Lou Cotney 189, 300; B.J. Harris 303, 45t; Reba Norton 373, 282.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called together by Stanley Edwards leading 208. Leaders: Audress Gurley 344, 334; Neil Prichard 204 (for Elder Buck Brabhan), 341; Corene Laminack 119, 452; Evelyn Harris 47t, 30t; Mildred Patterson and Ellen Waters 68b, 294; Tina Lett and Sherrell Cleino 348b; Robert Chambless 225t (for Shelbie Sheppard); Donna Bell 101t; Judy Chambless 159; Cecil Roberts 49b, 30b; Stanley Edwards 340 (by request).

Stanley Edwards led 56t (for Elder Homer Benefield) as the closing song. Elder Neil Prichard dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Stanley Edwards; Vice Chairman—Eugene Forbes; Secretary—Charlene Wallace