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Mount Vernon Primitive Baptist Church

Near Cullman, Alabama on Hwy. 69 East

June 9, 1996

The annual Sacred Harp singing was called to order by Elvin Guthrie leading songs on pages 61, 49b, and 48t. The morning prayer was given by Bascum Mattox. Bascum Mattox led songs on pages 30t and 76b. Leaders: Eldagene Roberson 144, 139, 127; Bascum Mattox 42, 129, 155, 168; Gordon Wilkerson 123 (t? b?), 112, 145t.

LUNCH

Elvin Guthrie called the class back to order leading songs on pages 358 and 143. Leaders: Imogene Nelms 119, 312 (t? b?), 441; Rhoda Norris 146, 145b; Manilia Hudson 108t, 43; Ilene Williamson 274t, 124, 87. The following officers were elected: Chairman—Elvin Guthrie; Vice Chairman—Gordon Wilkerson; Arranging Committee—Hershell King; Secretary—Eldagene Roberson. The singing continued with Hershell King leading songs on 101t, 97, and 80b. Leaders: Arvid Holmes 64, 63; Wilda Holmes “That Beautiful Land”, 100; Reede Powell 126, 186, 430; Edis Guthrie 171, 29t, 91; Janet Goodwin 268, 108b, 300; Bascum Mattox 217; David Roberson 388, 389. Elvin Guthrie led song on page 62 for the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer by Elder Copeland.

Chairman—Elvin Guthrie; Vice Chairman—Gordon Wilkerson; Secretary—Eldagene Roberson.