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Old Sardis Church #1

Near Lynn, Alabama (County Road 17)

October 6, 1996

The thirty-eighth session of this Sacred Harp singing was called to order by Travis Keeton leading song on page 32t. The morning prayer was led by Homer Miles. Travis Keeton led song on page 82 (t? b?). The class organized for the day by retaining the following officers: Honorary Chairman—Tom Harper; Chairman—Travis Keeton; Vice Chairman—Steve Miles; Secretary—Josie Hyde; Arranging Committee—John Hyde. John Hyde led songs on pages 73t and 297. Leaders: Elmer Conwill 276, 432; Ila Ingle 498 for her dad, Tom Harper who is in the hospital, 470 in memory of Annie Harper, her mother, 411; Doyle Williams 338, 155; Lena Wakefield 499, 475; Willodean Barton 145t, 391; Betty Baccus 392, 396; Mae Conwill 274t, 275b, 314; Gene Wakefield 460, 168.

RECESS

The singing resumed with Tressie Adkins leading songs on pages 137 and 217. Leaders: Roxie Keeton 454, 349; Gladys Bonds 455, 34b; Edith Tate 35, 93; Vonda Palmer 46, 45t; Margaret Keeton 456, 424; Marie Aldridge 216, 440 for Uncle Tom Harper; Larry Ballinger 101t, 113, 560; Dawson Adams 68b, 39b.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Travis Keeton leading song on page 290 for Fletcher Simms. Leaders: Beth Mobley 36b, 147t; Amanda Denson 360, 379, 120; Loretta Whitman 171, 373; Pernie Pelfrey 371, 426t; Clearcy Rutledge 37b, 42; Joyce Hubbard and Genette Tidwill 183, 336; Julietta Haynes 200, 298; Christie Allen, Bradley Allen and Jessica Williams 385b, 546, 475; Clifford Wakefield 480, 278b, 143 (by request); Nadine Willis, Clara Stults, Betty Baccus, Faye Donaldson, Clifford Wakefield, and Gene Wakefield 388, 270, 358 in memory of Marvin Farris; Steve Miles 128, 159; Amanda Whitman 59, 105; Gwenn Cornelison and Lena Wakefield “Not Made With Hands”, 234; Josie Hyde 225t, 278t. Travis Keeton and Steve Miles led 62 for the closing song. The closing prayer was led by Rev. Sammy Taylor. We wish to thank Uncle Tom Harper for paying for the minutes.

Honorary Chairman—Tom Harper; Chairman—Travis Keeton; Vice Chairman—Steve Miles; Secretary—Josie Hyde.