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Mt. Ebron Church Memorial Singing

Near Double Springs, Alabama

November 3, 1996

The ninety-first session of the annual Sacred Harp singing held at Mt. Ebron Church was called to order by Travis Keeton leading songs on pages 111b and 75. Elmer Conwill led song on page 74b. The class organized by electing the following officers: Chairman—Elmer Conwill; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Arranging Committee—Gene Wakefield; Secretary—Jayne Fulmer. Elmer Conwill led song on page 82t. The morning prayer was led by Bobby Robinson. Leaders: Gene Wakefield 103, 56t; Dr. Doyle Williams 29t, 127, 338; Herbert Hood 49b, 454, 569b; Clifford Wakefield 61, 480; Cecil Sanders 313 (t? b?).

RECESS

The class reassembled with Elmer Conwill leading song on page 44. Leaders: Amanda Whitman 45t, 354 (t? b?), 269; Keterina Sanders 389, 59, 137; Loretta Whitman 388, 106, 334, 460; Connie Robinson and Josie Hyde 294, 72b; Lena Wakefield 471, 566, 498 (in honor of Tom Harper); Elmer Conwill 500.

LUNCH

The class resumed singing with Travis Keeton leading songs on pages 98 and 142. Leaders: Nellie Alexander 143, 340; Billy Williams 378t, 448b, 28b; Margaret Keeton 424, 337, 129; Jayne Fulmer 99, 300 (in memory of her sister, Pat Shaddix), 196; Mae Conwill 314, 133; Ada Godsey 34t, 40, 275b; Roma Rice 145b, 225t, 104; John Hyde 39b, 290, 544; Billy Baccus 341, 396, 392; Cecil Wakefield 134, 294; Dawson Adams 68b, 48t, 47 (t? b?); Josie Hyde 27, 36b, 179; Travis Keeton 274 (t? b?); Betty Baccus and Hazel Hill 167; Elmer Conwill 147 (t? b?) (in memory of Hueby Godsey). The closing prayer was given by Rev. Jim Baccus.

Chairman—Elmer Conwill; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Secretary—Jayne Fulmer.