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Friendship Primitive Baptist Church

Haleyville, Alabama

Sunday, April 22, 2007

The annual Sacred Harp singing at Friendship Primitive Baptist Church was held on the fourth Sunday in April. The class was called to order by Wilton Donaldson leading 75. The morning prayer was offered by Harrison Creel. Wilton Donaldson welcomed everyone, and led 47b.

The class was organized with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Parnell Berry; Vice Chairman—Wilton Donaldson; Secretary—Margaret Keeton; Arranging Committee—Roma Rice.

Leaders: Parnell Berry 283; Margaret Keeton 97, 57; Corene White 314; Roma Rice 490, 297; Marlin Beasley 175, 378b; Bud Oliver 47t, 421; Willodean Barton 498, 454; Clarence McCool 73t, 225t; Julietta Haynes 209, 217; Eugene Forbes 422, 430; Paul Godsey 129, 127.

RECESS

Travis Keeton called the class to order leading 284 and 235. Leaders: Danny Creel 234, 318; Lucy Heidorn 155; Lomax Ballinger 42, 67; Bridgett Hill 276, 168; Doyce Bailey 143, 147t; Reba Lawler 80b, 388; Henry Guthery 112, 120; Ken Tate and Hannah Tate 240 (in memory of L.E. Hannah), 56t; Lisa Geist 216, 272.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Parnell Berry leading 306. Leaders: Steve Adams 101t, 309; Richard Mauldin 358 (for Dick Mauldin), 146; John Merritt 48t, “Higher Ground”; Harrison Creel 512; Earl Ballinger 111b, 111t; Brenda Merritt 101b, 428; Larry Ballinger 76t (in memory of Lola Roberson), 50b (in memory of Ivalene Donaldson); Jane Fulmer 335, 273; Kermit Adams 192, 99; Velton Chafin 222; Josie Hyde 504; Henry Guthery 174; John Merritt and Richard Mauldin 294, 486; Lisa Geist 470.

Parnell Berry led 285t as the closing song. Prayer was offered by Earl Ballinger, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Parnell Berry; Vice Chairman—Wilton Donaldson; Secretary—Margaret Keeton