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Friendship Primitive Baptist Church

Haleyville, Alabama

Sunday, April 26, 2009

The annual Sacred Harp singing at Friendship Primitive Baptist Church was held on the fourth Sunday in April. The class was called to order by Parnell Berry leading 47t. The morning prayer was offered by Henry Guthery.

The class organized by retaining the same officers as follows: Chairman—Parnell Berry; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Secretary—Margaret Keeton; Arranging Committee—Roma Rice.

Leaders: Parnell Berry 36b; Travis Keeton 129, 475; Corene White 379, 97; Hugh Bill McGuire 378b, 472; Leona Haynes and Dustin Ragsdale 128, 283; Doyal Williams 29t; Henry Guthery 431, 140; Danny Creel 503, 312b; Don Robertson 142, 216; Anne Chalker 146, 235; Kermit Adams 383, 365; Paul Godsey 127, 75; Ken Tate 27, 213t.

RECESS

Margaret Keeton brought the class together leading 137 and 187. Leaders: Gravis Ballinger 182, 222; Lomax Ballinger 168, 300; Teddy Godsey 189, 196; Linton Ballinger 224, 212; Doyce Bailey 565, 68b; Lena Keeton 225t, 546; Stella Pratt and Don Robertson 288, 441; Yancey Jett 35, 64; Wanda Capps 73t; Lisa Geist 273, 304; Richard Mauldin 143, 446 (for John Plunkett).

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Roma Rice leading 112 and 120. Leaders: Harrison Creel 111b, 512; Hannah Tate 294, 454; Reba Lawler 82t, 45t (in memory of the Godsey family); Larry Ballinger 349 (for Clarence McCool), 133; Velton Chafin 463, 487; Steve Adams and Lisa Geist 101t, 401; Josie Hyde 477, 507; Henry Guthery 391; Hugh Bill McGuire 77t (in memory of Amanda Denson); Leona Haynes and Dustin Ragsdale 192; Linton Ballinger and Larry Ballinger 540; Ken Tate 240 (in memory of L.E. Hannah); Yancey Jett 108b; Danny Creel 318; Richard Mauldin and Anne Chalker 258 (?) (in memory of Dick Mauldin); Josie Hyde and Larry Ballinger 355; Lisa Geist and Gravis Ballinger 91; Don Robertson 215; Harrison Creel 342.

Parnell Berry led 89 as the closing song. Danny Creel offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Parnell Berry; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Secretary—Margaret Keeton