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Antioch Methodist Church

Cleburne County, Alabama

March 19, 1995

The annual Sacred Harp Singing was held the third Sunday in March at Antioch Methodist Church in Cleburne County, Alabama. The class was called to order by B. J. Harris leading song on page 30 (t? b?). The morning prayer was given by Elder Marshall Avery. B. J. Harris then led song on page 30b. Lonnie Rogers led songs on page 101 (t? b?), 112, and Elder Marshall Avery led 32 (t? b?), 74b. The class organized by electing the following officers: Chairman—B. J. Harris; Vice Chairman—Lonnie Rogers; Secretary—Evelyn Harris; Arranging Committee and Memorial Committee—Hester Edwards and Jan House. B. J. Harris led 45 (t? b?). Leaders: Jan House 276, 313 (t? b?); Alice Edwards 104, 146; Jimmy Denney 176 (t? b?), 426 (t? b?); Harvey Austin 566, 335; Everette Denney 34b, 36b, 161; Charlene Wallace 283, 299, 197; Myron House 135, 113, 191.

RECESS

The class resumed singing with Lonnie Rogers leading songs on pages 345 (t? b?), 560. Leaders: Hugh McGraw 339; Ruth Daniel 378 (t? b?), 40; Richard DeLong 39b, 570, 43. The pastor of the church, Rev. Archie Parker, had a short devotional, welcomed everyone, and then dismissed the class with prayer.

LUNCH

The afternoon session resumed with Lonnie Rogers leading songs on pages 355, 225 (t? b?). Leaders: Carlene Griffin 511, 117; Lou Cotney 300, 189, 497. The memorial lesson was held at this time. Jan House read Revelation 21: 3-4 and Isaiah 55:10-13. She then read the list of our loved ones that have passed away from this walk of life since last year. Everette Denney led songs on pages 445 and 418 for the deceased: Lessie Cates, Henry Kerr, Carl Norton, Nellie Miles, Clellon Warren, Irma Jones. Rev. Archie Parker led 72b and 72t for Lewis Clark, his father-in-law. Evelyn Harris and Nellie Mae White 127, 47t for Clellon Warren, their brother. Myron House led 429 and 421 for the following sick and shut-ins: Reba Edwards, Barbara Owens, Eula Johnson, and Hoyt Renfro. The memorial was closed with prayer by Lonnie Rogers. Leaders: Elder Marshall Avery 111b, 271 (t? b?); Stanley Nelson 63; Nellie Mae White 312 (t? b?); Jan House 143; B. J. Harris 340 for Clellon Warren, his brother-in-law. Lonnie Rogers and B. J. Harris led 348b for the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer by Myron House.

Chairman—B. J. Harris; Vice Chairman—Lonnie Rogers; Secretary—Evelyn Harris.