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Alvis Brothers and B. I. Wood Memorial Singing

Pilgrim’s Rest Primitive Baptist Church

November 3, 1996

The annual Sacred Harp singing held at Pilgrim’s Rest Primitive Baptist Church on the first Sunday in November was called to order by Carmon Brothers leading songs on pages 335 and 59. The morning prayer was led by Lamar Smith. Carmon Brothers led song on page 58. The class was organized for the day by electing the following officers: Chairman—Carmon Brothers; Vice Chairman—Hershell King; Secretary—Hazel Brothers; Arranging Committee—Hazel Brothers. Leaders: Hershell King 61, 101t; Larry Lambert 410t, 410b; Kyle Blakely 313t, 135; L. H. Underwood, Lula Underwood, and Cassie Anagnostis 300, 274t, 430; Martha Woodard 87; Jonathan Blakely 123t, 30b; Linda Thomas 37b, 48t; Gavin Blakely 100, 128.

RECESS

The class was called to order by Carmon Brothers leading songs on pages 108t, 108b, and “That Beautiful Land”. Leaders: Henry Johnson 68b, 388; Marie Hyatt 30t, 124; Steve Lambert 49b, 129; Billie Dean Bowlin, Avie Blackwood, Carmon Brothers, and Doris Brown 172, 97, 378t, 36b; Ron Crocker 45t, 340; Helen Lambert 426t, 441.

LUNCH

The class was called back in session by Carmon Brothers leading songs on pages 65 and 64. Lamar Smith and Carmon Brothers led 76b for all the deceased, and 146 for the sick and shut-in. Leaders: Chita Blakely 39t, 67; Deborah Ritch and Vera Blakely 168, 89; Ella Ruth Chamblee 39b, 32t; Henry Johnson 462; Ron Crocker 569b, 328, 285t; Hershell King 490, 544; L. H. Underwood, Lula Underwood, and Chita Blakely 112, 189, 358; Hazel Brothers, Kathy Brothers, and Phil Brothers 200, 44, 141, 460; Chita Blakely 445 (in memory of Alfred O’Donnell); Waylon Blakely 369, 143. The song on page 452b was sung for the closing song, and the class was dismissed with prayer by Ron Crocker.

Chairman—Carmon Brothers; Vice Chairman—Hershell King; Secretary—Hazel Brothers.