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Harper Memorial Singing

Old Flatwoods Primitive Baptist Church, Nauvoo, Alabama

Sunday, October 14, 2007

The annual Harper Memorial Sacred Harp Singing was held at Old Flatwoods Primitive Baptist Church on the second Sunday in October. The class was called to order at 10:00 a.m. by Philip Gilmore extending greetings to everyone and leading 33b and 56t. The morning prayer was offered by Richard Mauldin. Philip Gilmore led 64.

The class was organized with the following officers retained for another year: Chairman—Philip Gilmore; Vice Chairman—John Harper Gilmore; Secretary—Jimmie Gilmore; Arranging Committee—Arthur Gilmore.

Leaders: Philip Gilmore 73t; Arthur Gilmore 111b, 145b; Jimmie Gilmore 43, 288; Joshua Keeton 235, 143; Ashley Keeton 66, 546; Don Robertson 383, 542; Tim Cook 448t, 52b.


Philip Gilmore called the class back to order by leading 30t. Leaders: Philip Gilmore, Rebekah Gilmore, John Harper Gilmore, and Grace Gilmore 45t; Stella Pratt 61, 37b; Richard Mauldin 378t, 100; Faye Donaldson 430, 299; Marlin Beasley 317; Marlin Beasley and Juanita Beasley 438.

The memorial lesson was conducted by Jimmie Gilmore and Philip Gilmore. Glenn Keeton led 47b in memory of the following deceased: Dick Mauldin, Flarce Creel, Marie Guthrie; Heath Jett, Wilton Donaldson, John Hyde, B.J. Harris, Herby Bailey, Cecil Wakefield, Opal Tanner, LaRue Allen, Mary Ballinger, Geneva Horton, and Teresa Earnest.

Jimmie Gilmore and Philip Gilmore led 348b in honor of the following sick and shut-ins: Milton Oliver, Gladys McGraw, Edith Tate, Amanda Denson, Pauline Childers, Clayton Ezell, Elder W.G. McGough, Mamie Noles, Elder Homer Benefield, Felton Denney, Josephine Denney, L.H. Gilmore, Estelle Gilmore, Willodean Barton, and Beau Caldwell. The memorial was closed with prayer offered by Marlin Beasley.


The afternoon session was called to order by Philip Gilmore leading 31t. Leaders: Philip Gilmore and Paula Gilmore 30b; Leona Haynes and Don Robertson 146; Leona Haynes and Tim Cook 501 (CB); Josie Hyde 200, 434; Margaret Keeton 340, 373; Travis Keeton 151, 290; Ila Ingle 530, 436; Lena Keeton 34b, 497; Paula Gilmore 75, 97; Juanita Beasley 46, 63; Charles Kitchens 90, 399b; Steve Adams 101t, 401; Kermit Adams 418, 426t; Dwight Ingle 445, 81t.

Following announcements, Philip Gilmore, John Harper Gilmore, and Grace Gilmore led 87 as the closing song. Charles Kitchens offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Philip Gilmore; Vice Chairman—John Harper Gilmore; Secretary—Jimmie Gilmore