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Smyrna Sacred Harp Singing

Smyrna Primitive Baptist Church, Goodwater, Alabama

Sunday, September 21, 2008

The annual Sacred Harp singing at Smyrna Primitive Baptist Church, Goodwater, Alabama, was called to order by Jack Nelson leading 480 and offering prayer.

A motion was made to keep the following officers: Chairman—Jack Nelson; Vice Chairman—William Futral; Secretary—Virginia Futral.

Leaders: Stuart Ivey 46, 338; Ed Thacker 48t, 568; Robert Chambless 317, 225t; Richard Ivey 37b, 157; Jordan Taylor 479, 270; Floy Wilder 155, 142; Judy Chambless 82t, 34t; Myrline Redmon 569b, 358; William Futral 490, 340; Edna Ruth Phillips 164, 119.

RECESS

The class was brought back together by Jack Nelson leading 438.

A memorial lesson was conducted by Jack Nelson leading 45t for the following deceased and sick and shut-ins: Verlie McDaniel and Lora Kelley—Alabama; Eugene Forbes, Audress Gurley, Vernell Amason, John Etheridge, Willard Frederick, Maudie Frederick, Mattie Townsel, and Shelbie Sheppard.

Leaders: Tom Ingram 68b, 127; Margaret Thacker 452, 489; Wendy Futral 319 (for James Waldrop), 196; Denice Burleson 184, 168; Debra Ritch 373, 220; Erin Mills 267, 42; Karen Ivey 36b, 441; David Ivey 332, 85. Roy Nelson offered prayer before lunch.

LUNCH

Jack Nelson led 274t to open the afternoon session. Leaders: Ed Thacker 361; Robert Chambless 77t; Richard Ivey 179; Daniel Dean 61; Floy Wilder 63; Judy Chambless 219 (?); Myrline Redmon 147t; William Futral 341; Edna Ruth Phillips 189; Tom Ingram 491; Margaret Thacker 503; Wendy Futral 35; Denice Burleson 300; Debra Ritch 385b; Erin Mills 384; Karen Ivey 124; David Ivey 143; Virginia Futral 566; Jack Nelson 89, 67, 358 (all by request); Denice Burleson 25 (by request).

Following announcements, Elder Louis Culver dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Jack Nelson; Vice Chairman—William Futral; Secretary—Virginia Futral