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Friendship Primitive Baptist Church

Haleyville, Alabama

Sunday, April 25, 2010

The annual Sacred Harp singing at Friendship Primitive Baptist Church was held on the fourth Sunday in April. The class was called to order by Parnell Betty leading 123t. The morning prayer was offered by Ken Tate.

The class was organized by retaining the same officers as follows: Chairman—Parnell Berry; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Secretary—Margaret Keeton; Arranging Committee—Roma Rice.

Leaders: Parnell Berry 373; Don Robertson 274b, 30b; Eugene Forbes 39b, 155; Doyce Bailey 565; 68b; Stella Pratt 480, 182; Kermit Adams 145t, 147t; Richard Mauldin 146, 143 (in memory of his mother, Tommie Mauldin, and Charlotte McCarn); Hugh Bill McGuire 142, 40; Paul Godsey 75, 329; Zena Tucker 31t, 30t; Ken Tate 114, 220.

RECESS

Travis Keeton brought the class back together by leading 203 and 179. Leaders: Glenn Keeton 163b, 178; Reba Lawler 388, 82t, 294; Chris Ballinger 339, 527; David Godsey 36b, 455 (in memory of his father, Ted Godsey); Teddy Godsey 189, 196; Lisa Geist 344, 528; Gravis Ballinger 77t, 112; Earl Ballinger 439, 530; Larry Ballinger 389, 403.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Roma Rice leading 276 and 229. Leaders: Harrison Creel 342, 111b; Hannah Tate 542, 436; Yancey Jett 277, 100; Elizabeth Keeton 297; Velton Chafin 463, 573; Josie Hyde 234, 507; Steve Adams and Lisa Geist 331, 378t; Hugh Bill McGuire 349; Eugene Forbes 168; Earl Ballinger 217; Doyce Bailey 34t; Zena Tucker 152; Richard Mauldin 129 (in memory of Ivalene Donaldson); Don Robertson 142; Gravis Ballinger 91; Ernestine Parker 325; Glenn Keeton 117 (in memory of Wilton Donaldson); Ken Tate 345t (in memory of L.E. Hannah); Velton Chafin 301; Paul Godsey and Vernett 32t, 45t; Lisa Geist 472; Larry Ballinger 50b (in memory of Ivalene Donaldson, Wilton Donaldson), 137 (in memory of L.E. Hannah); Harrison Creel 512; Julie Tate 410t, 310 (in memory of L.E. Hannah); Yancey Jett 335; Travis Keeton 340; Kermit Adams 99.

Parnell Berry led 235 as the closing song. Earl Ballinger dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Parnell Berry; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Secretary—Margaret Keeton