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County Line Church

Corner, Alabama

Sunday, April 11, 2010

The annual Sacred Harp Singing held at County Line Church on the second Sunday in April was called to order by Harrison Creel leading 30t. The morning prayer was offered by Henry Guthery.

Permanent officers: Chairman—Harrison Creel; Vice Chairperson—Cassie Allen; Arranging Committee—Jackie Tanner and Cindy Tanner; Secretary—Lucy Heidorn.

Leaders: Harrison Creel 111b; Lucy Heidorn 88t; Jackie Tanner 36b; Ken Tate 107; Gary Smith 99; Tim Cook 350; Anne Chalker 146; Willodean Barton 82 (t? b?); Gravis Ballinger 203; Sarah Smith 340; Susan Allred 183; Robert Kelly 462; Hannah Tate 542; Kermit Adams 229; Rachel Allred 142; Travis Keeton 400; Lomax Ballinger 300.


The class was called to order by Cassie Allen leading 100. Leaders: Eugene Forbes 168; Jennifer Lee 383; Max Berueffy and Karin Covi 276; Henry Guthery 534; Marlin Beasley 336; Brenda Merritt 172; Warren Steel 272; Peter Golden 163b; Shannon Primm 550; Nate Green 560; Lela Crowder 77t; Richard Mauldin 551; Bea Carnathan 295; Ainslie Allen 76b; Michael Spencer 386.


The class was called to order by Harrison Creel leading 275b. Leaders: Michael Thompson and Joyce Walton 456; Larry Ballinger 217; Roberta Strauss 112; Yancey Jett 35; Ann Drexler 277; Charles Creel 80t; Chris Ballinger 84; Steve Adams, Jennifer Lee, and Rachel Allred 331; Brad Waguespack 343; Elene Stovall 436; Caleb Allred 503.

Danny Creel conducted a memorial lesson for our cousins, Ray Tate, of Arkansas, and Charlotte McCarn, of Alabama, who died within a few weeks of each other in 2009. Ken Tate led 119 for his dad, Ray, and 143 for Charlotte.

Leaders: Nathan Rees 439; Emily Creel 475; Lisa Geist 532; Robert Dupree 569b; Bailey Jett 108 (t? b?). The blessing for the noon meal was offered by Charles Creel.


The class was called to order by Cassie Allen leading 333 in memory of her aunts, Pauline Childers, Marie Aldridge, Lucile Tolbert, and Edith Tate, and her uncle Hadyn Creel. Velton Chafin led 487 in honor and in memory of the military. He commented that he knew the men who composed the song.

Leaders: David Heidorn, Lucy Heidorn, and Jerry Ryan 48t; Jerry Ryan 274t; Josie Hyde 507; Joyce Walton and Michael Thompson 200; Henry Schuman 318; SuNell Ellis and Allabrook King 354b, 388; Beth Branscome 49b; Susan Harcrow 299; Julianna Jett 410t; Velton Chafin 419; Cindy Tanner 442; Roberta Strauss 32t; Peter Golden 102; Robert Kelly 420; Nathan Rees 182; Sheila Nugent 430; Danny Creel 269; Lela Crowder 410b; Henry Schuman and Linda Hellerich 45t; Michael Spencer and Jane Spencer 289; Shannon Primm 556; Ann Drexler 34b; David Heidorn, Cassie Allen, Emily Creel, Yancey Jett, and Brett King 89, 358; Charles Creel 216; Harrison Creel 342.

After announcements, Cassie Allen and Harrison Creel led 46 as the closing song. The closing prayer was offered by Charles Creel.

Chairman—Harrison Creel; Vice Chairperson—Cassie Allen; Secretary—Lucy Heidorn