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Mountain Home Church

Near Bear Creek, Alabama

September 8, 1996

The annual Sacred Harp singing held at Mountain Home Church on the second Sunday in September was called to order by John Hyde leading songs on pages 39b and 47t. The morning prayer was led by Doyle Williams. An election of officers was made, and the following were installed: Chairman—John Hyde; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Secretary—Josie Hyde; Arranging Committee—Margaret Keeton. John Hyde led song on page 73t. Leaders called were: Arnold Moore 111t, 111b; Cecil Sanders 348b; Chris Bell 384; Gene Wakefield 56t, 57, 108b; Beatrice Brewer 112, 373, 123t; Gladys Bonds 48t, 77t; Doyle Williams and Ethel Williams 445, 318, 336; Pernie Pelfrey 426t, 83t.

RECESS

The class was called back to order by Travis Keeton leading songs on pages 275b, 290, and 82t. Leaders: Bradley Allen 546, 385b; Lena Wakefield 371, 480, 222; Gravis Ballinger 34b, 101t, 358; Keterina Sanders 100, 454; Mae Conwill 418, 314, 179; Odie V. Horton 387, 378t, 400; Larry Ballinger 89, 90, 98; Josie Hyde 294 (by request).

LUNCH

The afternoon session of singing was called to order by John Hyde leading song on page 63. Leaders: Paul Frederick 298, 224, 45t, 499; Elmer Conwill 411, 300, 396; Twylia Pickard 76 (t? b?), 399b, 408; Fayrene Pickard 143, 323 (t? b?), 438; Dorothea McCowan 475, 234, 196; Josie Hyde 64, 434; Ann Ballard 336, 512, 421; Betty Baccus 134, 285t; Dawson Adams 47t, 68b; Amanda Denson 155, 53, 274 (t? b?); Margaret Keeton 276, 78, 97; Chris Bell 168. John Hyde and Travis Keeton led song on page 297 for the closing song, and the class was dismissed with prayer by Dawson Adams. We wish to thank Fayrene Pickard and Twylia Pickard for paying for the minutes.

Chairman—John Hyde; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Secretary—Josie Hyde.