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Old Flatwoods Primitive Baptist Church

Nauvoo, Alabama

Sunday, May 10, 2009

The annual Decoration Day Sacred Harp singing was held at Old Flatwoods Primitive Baptist Church on the second Sunday in May beginning at 10:00 a.m. The class was called to order by Jimmie Gilmore leading 36b, 32t, and 82t. The morning prayer was offered by Darrell Swarens.

The following officers were retained to serve: Co-Chairpersons—Jimmie Gilmore and Arthur Gilmore; Secretary—Jimmie Gilmore; Arranging Committee—Arthur Gilmore.

Leaders: Arthur Gilmore 108t, 565; Darrell Swarens 47b, 72b; Kevin Dyess 52t, 63, 61; Stella Pratt 68b, 111b; Leona Haynes 129, 277, 274t; Steve Adams 101t, 309; Brent Ingram 117, 133; Don Robertson 540, 127, 99, 100, 151; Warren Steel 65, 440, 418; Kermit Adams 426t, 426b, 67; Josie Hyde 124, 43; Travis Keeton 45t. The class agreed to make this an all day memorial singing. The noon blessing was offered by Dr. Warren Steel.

LUNCH

The class was called together by Darrell Swarens leading 84 and198. Leaders: Travis Keeton 131b, 235, 343; Sarah Smith 222, 317, 392; Seth Holloway 354b, 406, 388; Kevin Dyess 35, 159; Warren Steel 37t, 153, 294; Steve Adams 378t, 358.

Announcements were made. Jimmie Gilmore and Arthur Gilmore led 46 as the closing song. The closing prayer was offered by Darrell Swarens and the class was dismissed.

Co-Chairpersons—Jimmie Gilmore and Arthur Gilmore; Secretary—Jimmie Gilmore