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Mt. Lebanon Church

Near Fayette, Alabama

June 23, 1996

The annual Sacred Harp singing was held at Mt. Lebanon Church on the fourth Sunday in June. The class was called to order by Larry Ballinger leading song on page 31b. The morning prayer was offered by Buddy Ballinger. Larry Ballinger led song on page 109. The class organized by electing the following officers: Chairman—Larry Ballinger; Vice Chairman—Linton Ballinger; Secretary—Johnny Humber; Arranging Committee—Lomax Ballinger. Linton Ballinger led song on page 460. Leaders: Dwayne Ballinger 340; Teresa Ballinger 299; Charles Humber 480; Miranda Gilbreath 546; Jerry Jenkins 100; Jill Ballinger and Amanda Ballinger 155; Stuart Ivey 300; Lomax Ballinger 168; Arnold Moore 445b; Carol Robbins, Amber Ballinger, Whitney Ballinger, Caylor Ballinger, Kylie Ballinger, and Julie Ballinger 400, 454; Albert Humber 45t; Allison Ivey 75; Keterina Sanders 73t; Phillip Ballinger 212; Flarce Creel 475; David Ballinger, Will Thompson, Jarrod Litton, Anna Litton, and Case Odell 108 (t? b?); Sherry Stover 358.

RECESS

Johnny Humber brought the class together leading song on page 200. Leaders: Beverly Nelson 203; Richard Ivey 384; Mae Seymour 217; Marlon Wootten 283; Teresa Guyton 216; Gordon Wilkerson 530; Pauline Childers 186; Gravis Ballinger 34b; Mae Conwill 142; Clarence McCool 349; Emily Ballinger 78; Lamar Smith 36b; Leslie Ballinger 144; A. A. Malone 448t; Ila Ingle 87; Leon Ballinger 84; Norma Latham 313 (t? b?); Wayne Baines 436; Lucy Heidorn 40; David White 371; Beth Odell, Janet Litton, and Brenda Robbins 318, 560; Clifford Wakefield 157; Alice Moseley 282; Bickett Howton 434; Edwin Ballinger 270; Chris Ballinger 110.

LUNCH

The class was called to order by Lavaughn Ballinger and David Woods leading songs on pages 63 and 294. Leaders: Jimmy Ballinger 565; Karen Ivey 532; Harrison Creel 111b; Lena Wakefield 298; Clayton Ezell 390; Julianna Jett 146; Ann Jett 56t; Sumner Ellis 82t, 30t; Etma Bardon 189; David Ivey 229; Marie Aldridge 336; Tom Harper 411; Milton Oliver 222; Edith Tate 53; Velton Chafin 564; Tressie Adkins 422; Loyd Ivey 424; Beatrice Brewer 137; Bud Oliver 426t; J. A. Mosley 341; Joan Aldridge 269; Gene Wakefield 108b.

RECESS

Buddy Ballinger called the class back to order leading song on page 312b. Leaders: Lisa Giest 120; Elmer Conwill 296; Dr. Julietta Haynes 309; Coy Ivey 112; Betty Baccus 456; Elene Stovall 441; Charlie Ballard 388; Erselle Jackson 275b; Dorothea McCowan 304; Estes Jackson 345b; James L. Howell 68b; Leon Ballinger 490; Earl Ballinger 176t. Larry Ballinger led song on page 91 for the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer by Earl Ballinger.

Chairman—Larry Ballinger; Vice Chairman—Linton Ballinger; Secretary—Johnny Humber.