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Elder Bernard Moon Memorial (Cooper Book)

New Prospect Church, Cullman County, Alabama

Saturday night, July 19, 2008

The annual Elder Bernard Moon Memorial Sacred Harp, Cooper Revision, singing was held at New Prospect Church on Saturday night before the third Sunday in July. The singing could not be held at Dorsey Creek Primitive Baptist Church this year, but will return to that location next year. The class was called to order by Harrison Creel leading 355, then offering the opening prayer.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Honorary Chairman—Harrison Creel; Chairman—Danny Creel; Secretary—Brenda Merritt.

Leaders: Frank Hataway 47b; Gary Smith 507b; Hannah Tate 282; Tommy Spurlock 574; Ann Jett 515; Wayne Jones 464; Ernestine Pipkin 276; Marlin Beasley and John Merritt 37; Butch White and Kenny Graves 146; Velton Chafin 199; Stanley Smith 522; Barbara Jones 82; Tim Cook 95b; Emily Creel 559; Caleb Allred 142; Wanda Capps 505; Rachel Allred 300; Oleta Stewart and Danny Creel 501; Delone Cobbs 192; Nancy Hogan 274t; Bill Hogan 567; Sarah Smith 518, 519; Sonya Sipe 96; John Etheridge 133; Ken Tate 511b; Juanita Newman and Aletha Newman 393b; John Merritt, Will Allred, and Garrett Sipe 392; Elsie Moon and Stanley Smith 140; John Etheridge 468 (for Billy Williams); Geraldine Sharpton 393t; Danny Creel 404; Brenda Merritt 450.

Danny Creel led 54t as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer.

Honorary Chairman—Harrison Creel; Chairman—Danny Creel; Secretary—Brenda Merritt