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Mount Moriah Primitive Baptist Church

Near Sneads Cross Road, Alabama

October 27, 1996

The annual Sacred Harp singing at Mount Moriah Primitive Baptist Church was called to order by Carmon Brothers leading song on page 59. The morning prayer was led by Elder J. O. Handley. Carmon Brothers led song on page 34t. The class organized by electing the following officers: Chairman—Carmon Brothers; Vice Chairman—Elder J. O. Handley; Secretary—Jewel Wootten; Arranging Committee—Ruby Brothers. Carmon Brothers led songs on pages 35 and 39b. Leaders: Jammy Brothers 340, 43, 100; Beecher Yancey 452, 410t; J. J. Brothers 335, 470; Eron White 37b, 168.

RECESS

The class was called to order by Carmon Brothers leading song on page 136. Leaders: Gavin Blakely 101t, 401; Rhoda Norris 39b, 145b; Kyle Blakely 145t, 31t; Corene White 97, 146; Freeman Wootten 63; Jewel Wootten 32t, 33b, 81t; Ella Lee Robertson 61, 373; Calvin Rogers 135, 68b; Waylon Blakely 69t, 30t, 512.

LUNCH

The class resumed singing with Carmon Brothers leading songs on pages 45t and 146. Leaders: Chita Blakely 123t, 278b, 421; Hershell King 176b, 235; Lydia Baswell 42, 300, 137, “Don’t Grieve Your Mother”; Lamar Smith 36b; Dexter Cobb 75, 39t; Hershell King 426t; Class sang “That Beautiful Land”, 332, 358, and “Not Made With Hands”; Carmon Brothers and Alice Washburn 111b (for their sister, Lillie Lybrand); Carmon Brothers 277, 30t. Carmon Brothers led song on page 62 for the closing song, and the class was dismissed with prayer by Hershell King.

Chairman—Carmon Brothers; Vice Chairman—Elder J. O. Handley; Secretary—Jewel Wootten.