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Oak Grove Primitive Baptist Church

Oak Grove Community, Sylacauga, Alabama

Saturday, May 10, 2008

The annual Sacred Harp singing at Oak Grove Primitive Baptist Church was held on Saturday before the second Sunday in May. The class was called to order by Bufrey Dean leading 49b. The opening prayer was offered by Daniel Dean.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Bufrey Dean; Secretary—Karen Clark.

Leaders: Bufrey Dean 47b; Tim Cook 347, 350; Floy Wilder 120, 389; Robert Chambless 47t, 145b; Lou Cotney 172, 222; Ed Thacker 560, 546; Judy Chambless 480, 490; Daniel Dean 39t, 61 (for his wife); Wayne Morgan 99, 312b; Ann Webb 282, 142.

RECESS

Bufrey Dean brought the class back to order leading 46. Leaders: Hubert Nall 32t, 186; Virginia Futral 566 (for Eugene Forbes), 569b; Jeff Sheppard 321, 176t; Wendy Futral 196, 491; Deborah Ritch 286, 200; Judy Caudle 78, 298; William Futral 341, 340; Bridgett Hill 303, 301.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was brought to order by Bufrey Dean leading 52t. Leaders: Maudie Frederick 426t, 418; Myra Goss 170, 218; Jo Snodgrass 270, 454; Sister Susan Karina Dickey 178, 59; Karen Clark 75, 77t; Tim Cook 52b; Floy Wilder 432; Robert Chambless 72b; Ed Thacker 112; Judy Chambless 393; Daniel Dean 67 (in memory of Brenda Dean); Wayne Morgan 31t; Ann Webb 274t; Hubert Nall 64; Jeff Sheppard 176b; Wendy Futral 100; Deborah Ritch 220; Judy Caudle 448b; Bridgett Hill 101t; Maudie Frederick 30b; Myra Goss 145t; Sister Susan 117; Joanie Smothers 30t; Karen Clark 501, 66 (by request).

Following announcements, Bufrey Dean led 146 as the closing song. Elder Bufrey Dean offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Elder Bufrey Dean; Secretary—Karen Clark