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Gum Pond Primitive Baptist Church

Eva, Morgan County, Alabama

Sunday, May 23, 2010

The annual Decoration Day Sacred Harp singing was held at Gum Pond Primitive Baptist Church on the fourth Sunday in May. The class was called to order at 9:45 a.m. by Judy Caudle leading 47t. The morning prayer was offered by Elder J.L. Hopper.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Jonathon Thompson; Vice Chairman—Brandon Thompson; Secretary—Judy Caudle.

Leaders: Judy Caudle 49t; J.L. Hopper 250; Milford Cobbs 405, 143; Jonathon Thompson 32t, 31t; Bud Oliver 30t, 145b; Jackie Tanner 40, 89; Rodney Ivey 564, 220; Geraldine Sharpton 229, 542; Loyd Ivey 204, 340; Garrett Sipe 63, 354b; Robert Walker 569b, 99.

RECESS

The class was brought back to order by Jonathon Thompson leading 155. Leaders: Brandon Thompson 39b, 335; Henry Guthery 488, 478; Gerald Holmes 28t, 268; B.M. Smith 556, 350; Harrison Creel 498, 342; John Plunkett 112, 374; Karen Ivey 472, 30b; Larry Ballinger 540, 528; Emily Creel 504, 477 (in memory of Teddy Creel); Darrell Swarens 208, 189; Shannon Primm 33t, 367; Angela Myers 454, 203; Richard Ivey 371, 209. The blessing before the noon meal was offered by Delone Cobbs.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Jonathon Thompson leading 47b. The memorial lesson was conducted by Judy Caudle. Jonathon Thompson and Brandon Thompson led 448t in memory of Gayland Thompson and Lindon Thompson. Judy Caudle led 459 in memory of the following deceased: Flossie Holmes, Corene White, Ray Tate, Charlotte McCarn, and Bera Bradford.

Bridgett Hill led 77t in honor of the following sick and shut-ins: S.T. Reed, Lessie D. Reed, Carolyn Thompson, and Jerry Enright. The memorial service was closed with prayer offered by Elder Daniel Hopper.

Leaders: Delone Cobbs 75, 480; Danny Creel 532; Henry Johnson 409, 113; Lisa Geist 391; David Ivey 108b (for S.T. Reed); Scott Ivey 201, 192; Amber Davis 380; Ed Thacker 187, 402; Cindy Tanner 368, 299; Travis Keeton 343, 290; Susan Harcrow 186; Nate Green 494; Elene Stovall 411; Cassie Allen 181, 214; Sonya Sipe 150, 489; Cheyenne Ivey 129; Ron Crocker 49b, 74b; Susan Holmes, Patsy Walden, Nancy Thompson, and Milford Cobbs 405; Anna Grace Sipe 36b; Nell Morris 428; Daniel Hopper 479.

Jonathon Thompson led 62 as the closing song. The closing prayer was offered by Elder J.L. Hopper, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Jonathon Thompson; Vice Chairman—Brandon Thompson; Secretary—Judy Caudle