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New Hope Church

Cullman County, Alabama

Sunday, June 27, 2010

The annual Sacred Harp singing held at New Hope Church on the fourth Sunday in June was called to order at 10:00 a.m. by James (Butch) White leading 56t. The opening prayer was offered by Delone Cobbs.

Leaders: James White 34b; Stella Pratt 36b, 37b; Nancy Tuck 388, 335; Susan Allred 76b, 480; Donald Robertson 151, 347, 540; Geraldine Sharpton 66, 569b; Judy Caudle 33b, 63; Kenneith Calvert 40, 143; Billy Williams 410t.

RECESS

The class was called back together by James White leading 503.

A business meeting was held and the following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—James White; Secretary—Billy Williams.

Leaders: Ercyl Vidrine 490, 64; Caleb Allred 82t, 47b; Delone Cobbs 489, 127; Essie Hollingsworth 358, 159; Nathan Rees 129, 137; Daniel Lee 84, 155. Rueben Williams gave a report on the cemetery fund and church improvements. James White led 28b in memory of the deceased.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by James White leading 178. Leaders: Margie Lee 354b, 517 (WB); Richard Ivey 72b, 414, 345t; Kenneith Calvert 81t, 120; Nathan Rees 325, 504 (by request); Geraldine Sharpton 300; Nancy Tuck 274t, 45t, 452; Delone Cobbs 168; Essie Hollingsworth 111t; Judy Caudle 164 (by request), 542 (by request); Susan Allred 183; Donald Robertson 163b; Daniel Lee 373; Caleb Allred 282; James White 29b; Nathan Rees 146; Daniel Lee 128; Richard Ivey 138b.

James White led 62 as the closing song. Richard Ivey offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—James White; Secretary—Billy Williams