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Zion Singing

Zion School, near Gordo, Alabama

Saturday, March 13, 2010

A Sacred Harp singing was held at the Zion School Building in the Zion Community, in Pickens County, near Gordo, Alabama, on Saturday before the second Sunday in March. The class was called to order by Ricky Harcrow leading 32t and 82t. Elder Tim McCool welcomed the class, and offered the opening prayer.

The following officers were appointed to serve: Chairman—Ricky Harcrow; Secretary—Judy Caudle.

Leaders: Ricky Harcrow 37b; Glenn Keeton and Elizabeth Keeton 163b; Butch White 326; Wayne Baines 480; Zelfa Kitchens Cornett 143; Kenneth Fannin 340; Earl Ballinger 177; John Van Horn 200; Larry Ballinger 217 (for Beth Ballinger); Carol Fannin 503; Gravis Ballinger 112; Austin Cornett 354b; Abigail McCool, Asher McCool, Madison McCool, and Elizabeth McCool 45t, 36b; Cheyenne Ivey 129; Angela Myers 64; Wendell Rinehart 445; Jim Aaron 68b; Eugene Forbes 551; Richard Mauldin and John Merritt 358.


The class was called back to order by Ricky Harcrow leading 75. Leaders: Delone Cobbs and Christopher Mann 47b; B.M. Smith 318; Danny Creel 386; Travis Keeton 418; Henry Guthery 434; Nate Green and Norma Green 270; Judy Caudle 403; Elene Stovall 439; Loyd Ivey 73t; Lisa Geist 546 (for Beth Ballinger); Susan Harcrow 383; Martha Beverly 377; Shane Wootten 336; Lela Crowder 385b; Ed Thacker 213t; Donna Wootten 88t; Josie Hyde 507; Ken Tate 220; Bridgett Hill 411; Jonathan Smith 442; Bill Beverly and John Merritt 86; Bea Carnathan 568; Arlon Gardner 277; Amber Watkins, Mollie Watkins, Tyler Watkins, and the McCool children 274t; Henry Schuman 145t; Robert Kelly 293. The blessing before the noon meal was offered by Shane Wootten.


The afternoon session was called to order by Ricky Harcrow leading 49b. Leaders: Carolyn Thompson 183; Margie Smith 225t; Rodney Ivey 47t; Cindy Tanner 198 (for Ann and Earnie Jett); Sarah Smith 290; Hubert Nall 440; Gary Smith 66; Lena Keeton 475; Lisa Geist 546 (by request of Clarence McCool); Toney Smith 444; Seth Holloway 49t; Dianna Bell and Shane Wootten 178; Harold McCool and Rodney Ivey 358; John Merritt 77t; Marlec Ray 426b; Ricky Harcrow 294 (by request); Elene Stovall 349 (by request of Clarence McCool).

Ricky Harcrow and Tim McCool led 146 as the closing song. The closing prayer was offered by Elder Tim McCool, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Ricky Harcrow; Secretary—Judy Caudle