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Elder Bernard Moon Memorial (Cooper Book)

New Prospect Church, Cullman County, Alabama

Saturday night, July 18, 2009

The annual Elder Bernard Moon Memorial Sacred Harp singing, Cooper Revision, was held at New Prospect Church on Saturday night before the third Sunday in July. The singing could not be held at Dorsey Creek Primitive Baptist Church this year, but hopes to return to that location next year. The class was called to order by Danny Creel leading 54t. The opening prayer was offered by Henry Guthery.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Honorary Chairman—Harrison Creel; Chairman—Danny Creel; Arranging Committee—Wanda Capps; Secretary—Emily Creel.

Danny Creel welcomed everyone, and then led 133 in memory of John Etheridge. Leaders: Emily Creel 138t; Aubrey Barfield 464; Velton Chafin 373; Stanley Smith 522; Bea Carnathan 572; Norma Green 84; Freda Bledsoe 335; Gary Smith 63; SuNell Ellis 449; Brenda Merritt 563; Harrison Creel 355; Ernestine Pipkin 276; Geraldine Sharpton 393t; Juanita Newman 108t; Bunk Beasley 348t; John Merritt 521; Travis Keeton 275b; Jim Aaron 47b; Tommie Spurlock 503; Tyler Newman 229 (in memory of Marie Guthrie); Amber Davis 511b; Oleta Stewart 199; Sarah Smith 380t; Butch White 31t; Juanita Beasley 61; Stanley Smith 468 (by request); Henry Guthery 86; Ann Jett 39 ( in memory of Flarce Creel); Marlin Beasley 478; Elsie Moon 567; Larry Chafin, Brenda Merritt, and Lorrie Chafin 571; Brenda Merritt 497; Aubrey Barfield 404; Wanda Capps 505.

Announcements were made. Danny Creel led 323t as the closing song, and the closing prayer was offered by John Merritt.

Honorary Chairman—Harrison Creel; Chairman—Danny Creel; Secretary—Emily Creel