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Macedonia Primitive Baptist Church

Highway 43, Jackson County, Section, Alabama

June 16, 1996

The annual Sacred Harp singing at Macedonia Primitive Baptist Church on the third Sunday in June was held in memory of Colbie Allen and Faye Allen this year. The singing was called to order by Robert Harper leading songs on pages 68b and 48t. Lamar Smith led the opening prayer. Leaders: Sandra Jordan 39b, 45t; David Ivey 87, 388; Bud Oliver 32t, 47t; Norma Latham 569b, 480; Milton Oliver 512, 403; Stuart Ivey 40, 300; S. T. Reed 277, 278t; Karen Ivey 37b, 58; Karen Travis 74b, 29t.

RECESS

After a ten minute recess, singing resumed with Robert Harper leading songs on pages 235, 335, and 288. Leaders: Ruth Hancock 101 (t? b?), 144, “Jesus Died For Me”; Loyd Ivey 145b, 83t; Clyde Black 454, 82t; Sumner Ellis and Stuart Ivey 182, 186; Richard Ivey 567, 282; Lamar Smith 76b, 343; Allison Ivey 75, 270. Dismissed for lunch with prayer by Brother Lamar Smith.

LUNCH

The singing resumed with Robert Harper leading song on page 49b. Leaders: Charles Stiefel 129, 89; Loyd Ivey 30 (t? b?), 400; Marty Wootten 354 (t? b?), 406; Rex Wilks 45t, 452; Stuart Ivey, Richard Ivey, and Sumner Ellis 269, 384; Allison Ivey 171; Karen Travis 170; Norma Latham 317; Loyd Ivey 426 (t? b?); Bud Oliver 345t, 418; David Ivey 345b; Clyde Black “That Beautiful Land”; S. T. Reed 103; Stuart Ivey, Richard Ivey, and Sumner Ellis 155, 100; Jeremy Presley 82 (t? b?), 87; Robert Harper 68 (t? b?), 30 (t? b?). The class was dismissed with prayer by Brother Loyd Ivey.

We want to thank everyone who supported our singing in memory of Colbie Allen and Faye Allen. They will long be remembered for their contribution and love for Sacred Harp singing. Please come again next year. Also, we have church every Sunday with the exception of the third Sunday in June and some fifth Sundays. We Welcome You!

Chairman—Robert Harper; Secretary—Sandra Jordan.