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Macedonia Primitive Baptist Church

Section, Alabama

Sunday, June 15, 2008

The annual Sacred Harp singing held at Macedonia Primitive Baptist Church on the third Sunday in June was called to order by Dennis George leading 82t and 59. The opening prayer was offered by S.T. Reed.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Dennis George; Vice Chairman—Tom George; Secretary—Sandra Jordan.

Leaders: Tom George 155, 480; Sandra Jordan 45t, 145b; Henry Johnson 230, 288; S.T. Reed 289, 42 (for Bud Oliver); Bridgett Hill 549, 290; Shane Wootten 400, 131b; Rodney Ivey 512, 48t; Bobette Olson 146, 159; Susan Zurcher 68b, 99; David Ivey 458, 375; Susan Harcrow 215, 430; Karen Ivey 172, 328.

RECESS

David Ivey brought the class together leading 90. Leaders: Pat Temple 195, 34b; Mary Wright 148, 510; Connie Stanton 66, 497; Joyce Whittington, Verlon Stiefel, and Mary Ruth Stiefel 76b, 515, 406; Joan Aldridge 270 (for Bud Oliver), 523; Betty Shepherd 378t, 101t; Benjamin Bath and Sara Lynch 38b, 142, 129; Judy Caudle 316, 489 (in memory of Herby Bailey); Russell Varner and Rodney Ivey 572 (CB), 518 (CB) (in memory of Carolyn Puckett). Verlon Stiefel offered the blessing for the noon meal.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was brought to order by Dennis George leading 87. Leaders: Joyce Walton 297, 75; Ed Thacker 530, 456; Terry Wootten 132, 374; Karen Roberts 569b; Loretta Smith 72b; Susan Zurcher 49b, 299; Charles Stiefel and Jeanette Dollar 445, 358, 376; Susan Harcrow “Sweet Beulah Land”; Alex Makris and Norma Green 283, 203; Jack Stiefel 348b, 28b; Connie Stanton 466; Pat Temple 567, 505 (CB); Mary Wright 108t, 446; Bobette Olson 189; Benjamin Bath 192; Sara Lynch 276; Bridgett Hill 349; Dan Haynes and Ruth Hancock 30b, “I Cannot Find the Way Alone”.

Announcements were made. Dennis George and Tom George led 46 as the closing song. Henry Johnson offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Dennis George; Vice Chairman—Tom George; Secretary—Sandra Jordan