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Mr. and Mrs. Joe Myers and W. A. Parker Memorial

New Hope Primitive Baptist Church - Walker County, Alabama

October 26-27, 1996

Saturday, October 26

The annual Sacred Harp singing in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Myers and W. A. Parker was called to order by John Hocutt leading songs on pages 30 (t? b?), 31b, and 111 (t? b?). The morning prayer was given. Saturday session, songs were selected and sung by the class without leaders being called.

Sunday, October 27

The class was called to order by John Hocutt leading song on page 32t. The morning prayer was led by Harrison Creel. Gene Wakefield called the leaders. John Hocutt led song on page 30t. Leaders: Gene Wakefield 56 (t? b?), 108b; Pauline Childers 224, 384; Nora Parker 36b, 317; Frances Lee 72 (t? b?), 159; Willodean Barton 145 (t? b?), 88 (t? b?); John Hyde 73 (t? b?), 39b, 37b; Becky Briggs 33b, 348b; Elmer Conwill 126, 296; Willie Mae Moon 441, 440; Gertrude Wood 112, 155; Mae Conwill 154, 42, 340.

RECESS

John Hocutt brought the class together leading song on page 278b. Leaders: Josie Hyde 225 (t? b?), 500 (for Tom Harper who is sick), 503; Elsie Beasley 336, 460, 318; Cassie Franklin 283, 76b, 546; Cindy Franklin and Flarce Creel 475, 123 (t? b?), 497; Lena Wakefield 480, 498, 122.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Gene Wakefield leading song on page 168. Leaders: Marlin Beasley 68b, 82 (t? b?), 153; Travis Keeton 349, 418, 179; Harrison Creel 167, 512, 111b, 342; Billy Williams 378 (t? b?), 78, and 77 (t? b?) (in memory of W. A. Parker and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Myers), 283 (in memory of Agnes Hocutt and Bertha Henson); Flarce Creel 454; Larry Ballinger 119, 121; Hattie Handley 45 (t? b?). John Hocutt led songs on pages 27 and 46 for the closing songs. This singing will meet again in 1997, same place, and same time.

Chairman—John Hocutt; Vice Chairman—Harrison Creel; Secretary—Mrs. W. A. Parker.