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Liberty Hill Baptist Church

Boaz, Alabama

September 21, 1996

The fiftieth session of the annual Sacred Harp singing at Liberty Hill Church was called to order by Lawrence Underwood leading song on page 59. The morning prayer was led by Brother Buddy Nix. Lawrence Underwood led song on page 275b, followed by Lula Underwood leading 358. Lawrence Underwood and Lula Underwood led songs on pages 170, 189, and 300. The class organized by retaining the following officers: Chairman—Lawrence Underwood; Vice Chairman—Cecil Gilliland; Secretary—Linda Thomas; Arranging Committee—Carmon Brothers. Leaders: Cecil Gilliland 389, 345t; Carmon Brothers 204, 445; Bud Oliver 32t, 37b, 39b; Linda Thomas 39t, 106; Milton Oliver 270, 321, 34t; Rhoda Norris 318, 177.


Carmon Brothers brought the class to order leading “That Beautiful Land”. Leaders: Eugene Blackwood 298, 112; Ester Brown 460, 426t; S. T. Reed 418, 388, 64; Henry Guthery 134, 101 (t? b?), 425; Hazel Brothers 145b; Cecil Gilliland 273; Bud Oliver 373 (for Avie Blackwood), 48t, 47t, 73 (t? b?); Virgil Phillips 34b, 137, 475.


The class was brought to order by singing song on page 97. Leaders: S. T. Reed 129, 68b; Ester Brown 36b; Ester Brown and Linda Thomas 290; Milton Oliver 100; Virgil Phillips 225t; Lawrence Underwood with daughter, Gladys Nix, and sister, Lillian Peppers 217, 335; Eugene Blackwood 288; Bud Oliver 28b; Henry Guthery 30t, 383 (for Lawrence Underwood); Carmon Brothers 544; Lawrence Underwood, Lula Underwood, and great-granddaughter, Cassie Anagnostis 354b; Lawrence Underwood, Lula Underwood, Cassie Anagnostis, and Lillian Peppers 294. Lawrence Underwood and Buddy Nix led 146 for the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer by Buddy Nix.

Chairman—Lawrence Underwood; Vice Chairman—Cecil Gilliland; Secretary—Linda Thomas.