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Marion County Court House Singing

Hamilton, Alabama

July 28, 1996

The eighty-second session of the Sacred Harp Singing held at Hamilton Court House was called to order by Estes Jackson leading song on page 31b. The morning prayer was led by Harrison Creel. The class organized by electing and appointing the following officers: Chairman—Estes Jackson; Vice Chairman—Elmer Conwill; Secretary Josie Hyde; Arranging Committee—Travis Keeton and Larry Ballinger. Estes Jackson led song on page 39b. Leaders: Hubert Hood 49b, 454; Gene Wakefield 56t, 108b; Arnold Moore 460; Odie V. Horton 89, 48t; Mae Conwill 566, 300; Cassie Franklin 208, 217; John Hyde 275b, 63; Allison Ivey 47t, 186; Billy Williams 297, 299; Flarce Creel 475, 269.

RECESS

Elmer Conwill called the class back to order leading song on page 336. Leaders: Kent Beck 40, 34b; Julliette Haynes 200, 430; Buell Cobb 131b, 103; Amanda Denson 421, 385b; Kermit Adams 546, 426t; Earl Ballinger 177, 176t; Edith Tate 157, 106; Karen Ivey 203, 168; Gravis Ballinger 110, 78; Margaret Keeton 276, 187.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Estes Jackson leading song on page 129. Leaders: Beth Odell 442, 298; Johnny Humber 134, 382; Ann Jett 327, 495; Lena Wakefield 314, 434; Josie Hyde 198; Lisa Geist 273, 189; Cindy Franklin 280, 178; Marie Aldridge 216, 142; Beatrice Brewer 123t, 137; Gladys Bonds 77t, 499b; Harrison Creel 378b, 342, 348b; Nellie Alexander 290, 276; Loretta Whitmon 294, 272; Larry Ballinger 270, 282; Cecil Wakefield 335, 79; Etma Bardon 373, 99; Lavaughn Ballinger 384, and 84 dedicated to Sara Black; Elmer Conwill 411; Estes Jackson “Not Made With Hands”, by request. Estes Jackson and Elmer Conwill led song on page 45t for the closing song. The closing prayer was led by Lavaughn Ballinger.

Chairman—Estes Jackson; Vice Chairman—Elmer Conwill; Secretary—Josie Hyde.