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Bethel Primitive Baptist Church

Bruce, Mississippi

Sunday, April 5, 2009

The 60th annual Sacred Harp singing at Bethel Primitive Baptist Church was called to order by Hugh Bill McGuire leading 31b. John Van Horn offered the morning prayer.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Hugh Bill McGuire; Secretary—Warren Steel.

Leaders: John Van Horn 297, 273, 49b; Kurt Davis 269, 133; Anne Steel 123t, 268, 171; Virginia Carter 34b, 147b, 131b; Natalie Davis 354b, 345t, 345b; Brenda Merritt 274t, 277, 225t; Drew McGuire 409, 569b, 373.

RECESS

Mark Davis called the class together leading 134, 299, and 84. Leaders: John Merritt 323t, 278b, 271t; Chuck Howell 323b, 176b, 177; Warren Steel 189, 423, 428, 418.

LUNCH

Hugh Bill McGuire called the afternoon session together leading 312b. Leaders: Henry McGuire 484b (WB), 508t (WB), 542; Linda Funderburk 121, 103, 122; T.J. Funderburk 68b, 61, 63; Robert Earl Alexander 290, 146; George Easley 438, 523; Kevin Dyess 200, 192, 196; Natalie Davis 45t; John Van Horn and Drew McGuire 236.

RECESS

Mark Davis brought the class together leading 181 and 198. Leaders: Anne Steel 512; Brenda Merritt 430, 436; Chuck Howell 112, 147t; John Merritt 543t (WB); Warren Steel 195, 378b; Henry McGuire 254, 327; Linda Funderburk 328; T.J. Funderburk 145t; Robert Earl Alexander 517 (WB); Kevin Dyess 87 (for Fred Hawkins), 388; Melanie Young, Julie Stiles, and Warren Steel 400; Hugh Bill McGuire and Drew McGuire 505 (WB).

Following announcements, Hugh Bill McGuire, Henry McGuire, and Drew McGuire led 60 (WB) as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer offered by R.E. Alexander.

Chairman—Hugh Bill McGuire; Secretary—Warren Steel