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Friendship Primitive Baptist Church

Haleyville, Alabama

Sunday, April 27, 2008

The annual Sacred Harp singing at Friendship Primitive Baptist Church was held on the fourth Sunday in April. The class was called to order by Parnell Berry leading 47t. The morning prayer was offered by Harrison Creel. Parnell Berry welcomed everyone.

The class was organized with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Parnell Berry; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Secretary—Margaret Keeton; Arranging Committee—Roma Rice.

Leaders: Parnell Berry 481; Corene White 37b, 379; Doyce Bailey 565, 147t; Stella Pratt 100, 460; Clarence McCool 203; Chris Ballinger 49t, 49b; Danny Creel 56b, 503; Hugh Bill McGuire 77t, 142; Anne Chalker 146, 235; Leona Haynes 277, 87; Paul Godsey 75, 141; Marlin Beasley 74t, 274t; Lisa Geist 528, 276; Teddy Godsey 36b, 196.

RECESS

Travis Keeton called the class to order leading 112 and 421. Leaders: Richard Mauldin 378t (in memory of Dick Mauldin), 43; Don Robertson 151, 540; J.C. Rutledge 490, 496; Kermit Adams 192, 205; Lomax Ballinger 144, 168; Earl Ballinger 176t, 177; Elizabeth Keeton 497, 566; Gravis Ballinger 39t, 215.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Parnell Berry leading 283. Leaders: Henry Guthery 558, 475 (in memory of Flarce Creel); Roma Rice 358, 482; Margaret Keeton 137, 273; Glenn Keeton 267 (in memory of Wilton Donaldson), 405; Reba Lawler 406 (in memory of her family members), 82t; Harrison Creel 512; Steve Adams and Lisa Geist 101t, 309; Josie Hyde 454, 507; Velton Chafin 263, 318; Larry Ballinger 182, 224; Richard Mauldin 294, 97; Velton Chafin 293; Anne Chalker 312b; Reba Lawler and Paul Godsey 40, 388; Harrison Creel 298, 111b; Marlin Beasley 336.

Parnell Berry led 285t as the closing song. Prayer was offered by Earl Ballinger, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Parnell Berry; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Secretary—Margaret Keeton