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New Hope Church

Cullman County, Alabama

Sunday, June 22, 2008

The annual Sacred Harp singing held at New Hope Church on the fourth Sunday in June was called to order by Butch White leading 34b and 52t. The morning prayer was offered by Stella Pratt.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Butch White; Secretary—Geraldine Sharpton.

Leaders: Don Robertson 100, 101t; Stella Pratt 335, 282; Leona Haynes 146, 277; Rachel Allred 43, 312b; Kenneith Calvert 120, 72b; Tim Cook 52b, 287; Nancy Tuck 358, 159.


The class resumed singing with Butch White leading 503. Leaders: Don Robertson 151, 540; Seth Allred 39t; Cory Dale and Seth Allred 441; Essie Hollingsworth, Kenneith Calvert, and Geraldine Sharpton 565, 496; David Ivey 294.

The chairman of the church finance committee gave a report of the status of the finances for the upkeep of the church and cemetery. Delone Cobbs offered the blessing for the noon meal.


The afternoon session was brought to order by Billy Williams leading 89. Leaders: Josie Hyde 280, 297; Susan Allred 182, 399b; Karen Ivey 313t, 309; Caleb Allred and Cory Dale 47b, 45t; Delone Cobbs 77t, 480; David Ivey 39b, 361; Will Allred 59, 61; Carol Fannin 122; Ryan Hale 36b, 192; Kenneth Fannin 176b; Sonya Sipe 208, 63; Laura Hale 270, 276; Adam Hale 340, 155; David Ivey 316, 319; Paul McCain, Kenneith Calvert, Essie Hollingsworth, and Geraldine Sharpton (grandnieces and grandnephews of Marcus Cagle) 452.

Announcements were made. Billy Williams led 62 as the closing song. Tim Cook offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Butch White; Secretary—Geraldine Sharpton