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Smyrna Annual Sacred Harp Singing

Smyrna Primitive Baptist Church, Goodwater, Alabama

Sunday, September 16, 2007

The annual singing at Smyrna Primitive Baptist Church was called to order by Jack Nelson leading 59 and 61, followed by the opening prayer.

The class elected the following officers for the day: Chairman—Jack Nelson; Vice Chairman—William Futral; Secretary—Jenny Acton; Arranging Committee—Virginia Futral.

Leaders: Tommy Futral 49b (for his mom, Opal Futral), 300; Eugene Forbes 317, 39b; Brandon Acton and Jacob Acton 282, 40; Floy Wilder 142, 389; Wendy Futral 196, 491; Stuart Ivey 445, 314; Jenny Acton 108b, 229 (CB); Denise Burleson 192, 358; William Futral 340, 341.

RECESS

Jack Nelson brought the class together leading 480. Leaders: Richard Ivey 276, 36b; Jordan Taylor 56t, 29t; James Waldrop 117; Brittany Lea 270, 472; Edna Ruth Phillips 218, 100; Nell Estes 560, 551; Jacob Acton 200; David Ivey 57, 79; Karen Ivey 448b, 203; Audress Gurley 334, 335; Virginia Futral 569b, 145b.

LUNCH

The class was brought back together by Jack Nelson leading 438.

The memorial lesson was conducted by Stuart Ivey leading 454 in memory of the following deceased: LaRue Allen, Flarce Creel, B.J. Harris, and Dick Mauldin—Alabama.

Eugene Forbes led 78 for the sick and shut-ins as follows: Vernelle Amason, M.B. Forbes, Opal Futral, and Ms. Pressley.

Leaders: Bufrey Dean 47b, 28b (for Brenda Dean), 31t; Daniel Dean 566, 452 (for his mom, Brenda; his dad, Bufrey; and his wife, Cindy); Jack Nelson and J.C. Waters 45t; Eugene Forbes 208; Brandon Acton, Jacob Acton, and Richey Burleson 53; Richey Burleson “Jesus Loves Me”; Floy Wilder 432; Wendy Futral 369; Edna Ruth Phillips 147t; Jacob Acton 48t; James Waldrop 319; David Ivey 318 (by request); William Futral 490; Richard Ivey and Brandon Acton 88t; Nell Estes 186; Audress Gurley 571 (CB); Karen Ivey 546; Jenny Acton 288; Denise Burleson 269; Stuart Ivey 153; Brittany Lea 99; Jordan Taylor 385b; Virginia Futral 339.

Following announcements, the class was dismissed with prayer offered by William Futral.

Chairman—Jack Nelson; Vice Chairman—William Futral; Secretary—Jenny Acton