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Macedonia Baptist Church

Haleyville, Alabama

August 11, 1996

The annual Sacred Harp singing held at Macedonia Baptist Church was held on the second Sunday in August, and was called to order by Dawson Adams leading song on page 39b. The morning prayer was led by Rev. Rodgers, pastor of the church. Dawson Adams led song on page 39t. The class organized by retaining the same officers: Chairman—Dawson Adams; Vice Chairman—Parnell Berry; Secretary—Josie Hyde; Arranging Committee—Travis Keeton. Leaders were called as follows: John Hyde 63, 73t; Hubert Hood 454, 569b, 340; Billy Williams 319, 299; Beatrice Brewer 298, 373, 137; Gene Wakefield 136, 460, 64; Debra Wakefield 183, 426b, 441; Gladys Bonds 89, 57.

RECESS

The class was called to order by Parnell Berry with songs on pages 388 and 306. Leaders: Doyal Williams and Ethel Williams 127, 29 (t? b?), 336; Sandra Williams 31t, 78, 276; Ada Godsey 408; Faye Donaldson 270, 371, 290; Mae Conwill 273 for L. E. Hannah who was unable to attend, 323 (t? b?),142; Kermit Adams 426t, 277, 30b; Loretta Whitman 143, 358, 58.

LUNCH

Parnell Berry called the afternoon session of singing to order leading song on page 111b. Leaders: Odie V. Horton 406, 32b; Roma Rice 81t, 123t, 231; Tom Harper 300, 392, 318, 500; Pernie Pelfrey 475, 47t, 67; Elmer Conwill 179, 379, 348b; Lena Wakefield 200, 544, 30t, and 530 for Tom Harper; Bradley Allen 385 (t? b?), 546.

RECESS

The class was called back together by Travis Keeton leading songs on pages 496, 343, and 314. Leaders: Josie Hyde 155, 171, 189; Margaret Keeton 187, 499; Nellie Alexander 490, 124; Ila Ingle 384, 434, and 436 for her dad, Tom Harper; Cecil Wakefield 203, 168; Ivalene Donaldson 129, 77t; Betty Baccus 396, 134, 285t; Junita Whitman 337, 37b; Clifford Wakefield 135, 141; Milford Watts 430. Dawson Adams and Parnell Berry led song on page 36b for the closing song. The closing prayer was led by Milford Watts.

Chairman—Dawson Adams; Vice Chairman—Parnell Berry; Secretary—Josie Hyde.