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Hopewell Homecoming

Hopewell Primitive Baptist Church, Oneonta, Alabama

June 7-8, 2008

Saturday, June 7

The 62nd annual Hopewell Homecoming Sacred Harp singing was held at Hopewell Primitive Baptist Church in Oneonta, Alabama, on the second Sunday and Saturday before in June. Terry Hullett called the class to order by leading 87 and 48t. The morning prayer was offered by Ed Thacker.

Leaders: Terry Hullett 101t; Nate Green 61; Bob Watkins 512, 460; Willie Mae Moon 441, 112; Douglas Conn 430, 434; Robert Walker 99, 480; Margie Smith 499, 494; S.T. Reed 393, 303; Ed Thacker 41, 498; Sharon DuPriest 172, 186.

RECESS

Terry Hullett brought the class together leading 144. A business session was held with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Terry Hullett; Vice Chairman—Nate Green; Secretaries—Rebekah Gilmore and Paula Gilmore; Arranging Committee—Bob Watkins.

Leaders: Bud Oliver 145b, 145t; Henry Johnson 435; Kristie Harju 328; Connie Stanton 318; Marie Brandis 142; Jessica Beer 36b; Chris Cotter 189; Bridget Hill 422; Ted Brown 378t; William Shetter 228; Judy Caudle 336; Velton Chafin 419; Philip Gilmore and Paula Gilmore 270 (for James Cain); Wayne Dell 49b; Louis Hughes 378b; Helen Brown 542; B.M. Smith 73t.

RECESS

The class was brought back to order by Philip Gilmore leading 411. Leaders: Rebecca Eldridge 324; Darrell Swarens 335; Stella Pratt 487; Linda Thomas and Chris Green 358 (for Myrtle Phillips); Amber Davis, Carson Davis, and April Watkins 192; Calvin Phillips 59; John Plunkett 279; Stanley Smith 546; Joyce Walton 456; Katrina Holmes 137; Marlin Beasley 283; Sandie Scott 396; Ben Faucher 317; Loyd Ivey 384; Michael Thompson 380.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was brought to order by Terry Hullett leading 166. Leaders: Chris Green 388; Katherine Eldridge 354b; David Carlton 474; Jason Kirby 72b; Don Robertson 182; Tommie Spurlock 475; Stephanie Fida 344; Ernestine Pipkin 110; J.L. Hopper 534; Pinina Kane 128; Eddie Mash 234; B.J. Green 45t; Leona Haynes 277; Betty Wright 569b; Tim Jones 63; Norma Green 373; Margaret Spurlock 108b; James Eldridge 40; Vella Dailey 452; Judy Caudle 276; Daphene Causey 369; J.L. Hopper 245.

Terry Hullett led 47b as the closing song. Elder J.L. Hopper dismissed the class with prayer.

Sunday, June 8

The Sunday session of the Hopewell Homecoming Sacred Harp singing was called to order by Terry Hullett leading 32t. The morning prayer was offered by Henry Johnson.

Leaders: Terry Hullett 122; Nate Green 354t, 56t; Bob Watkins 56b, 313t; Jewel Wootten 37b, 103; Willie Mae Moon 283, 337; Judy Caudle 322, 389; Jarrod George 63, 59; Stella Pratt 480, 100; Bud Oliver 73t, 30t; Philip Gilmore 39t, 48t; Doyle Alexander 68b, 146; Genora Whitworth 338, 143.

RECESS

Terry Hullett brought the class together leading186. Leaders: Paula Gilmore 145b, 144; Benjamin Bath 411, 428; Ed Thacker 432, 486; Don Robertson 151, 540; Henry Johnson 138t, 409; Kyle Blakely and Katie Blakely 81t, 77t; Norma Green 176b, 418; Leona Haynes 571 (CB), 354b; Aaron Wootten 203, 101t; Don Clark 174, 24b; Jordan Ratliff 345b; Buell Cobb 105, 131b; Marty Wootten 30b.

The memorial lesson was conducted by Linda Thomas and Philip Gilmore. Philip Gilmore read James 4:14, then both led 348b. Philip Gilmore led 316 in memory of the following deceased: Milton Oliver, Herby Bailey, Amanda Denson, Myrtle Phillips, LaRue Allen, Raymond Moody, Zella Mae Moody, Ralph Whited, and Imogene Whited.

Jordan Ratliff sang “Beulah Land” for the following sick and shut-ins: Pearl Galbreath, Harrison Creel, James Cain, and Willard Wright. Elder Philip Gilmore offered prayer to close the memorial lesson.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Terry Hullett leading 129. Leaders: Jeff Sheppard 176t, 142; Dewayne Wootten 441; Chita Blakely 189; Jared Wootten 460; Jason Kirby 388; Terry Wootten 155, 383; Donna Wootten 106; Rodney Ivey 209; Pam Green 274t; Shane Wootten 201, 200; Ben Faucher 235; Chris Green 438, 204; Karen Clark 162, 387; Grace Gilmore 317; Jimmy Wadsworth 358; Terry Hullett 559 (CB), 501 (CB).

Terry Hullett, Philip Gilmore, and Nate Green led 62 as the closing song. Dewayne Wootten dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Terry Hullett; Vice Chairman—Nate Green; Secretaries—Rebekah Gilmore and Paula Gilmore