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Oak Hill Baptist Church

Oxford, Alabama

November 10, 1996

The annual Sacred Harp singing at Oak Hill Baptist Church was held on the second Sunday in November, and was called to order by B. J. Harris leading song on page 59. The morning prayer was led by Lonnie Rogers. Leaders: Billy Joe Harris 30t; Roy Nelson 303, 35; Pearl Guier 503, 127; Margie Smith 84, 32t. A business session was conducted for the purpose of electing officers. Those nominated and duly elected to serve were: Chairman—Billy J. Harris; Vice Chairman—Roy Nelson; Secretary—Hester Edwards; Arranging Committee—Margie Smith and Pearl Guier. Leaders: B. J. Harris 40; Louise Nelson 145t; Lamar Smith 36b, 76b; Susan Turpin 294, 34b; Milton Oliver 224, 430; Alice Edwards 104, 73b; Rick Russell 148, 66; Sandra McCurdy and daughter, Jamie 335, 119; Virgil Phillips 475, 137; Carlene Griffin 225t.

RECESS

The class was called together with Roy Nelson leading song on page 176t. Leaders: B. M. Smith 497, 499b; Cindy Franklin 123t, 347; Shelbie Sheppard 484, 505; Louis Hughes, Sr. 410t, 31t; Laura Russell 396, 101t; I. V. McWhorter 129, 349; Harrison Creel 498, 111b; Lou Cotney 196, 218; Laura Webb 477, 178.

LUNCH

The class was called to order by B. J. Harris leading song on page 452. Leaders: Henry Johnson 388, 338; Cassie Franklin 182, 208; Jeff Sheppard 448t (for Lewis and Gertrude Norton), 48t (for Virgil Phillips), 68b (for Dr. James Howell); Sheri Taylor 172, 110; Felton Denney 155, 523; Flarce Creel 299, 269; Lonnie Rogers 290, 348b; Linda Thomas 171; Charlene Wallace 185, 549; Josephine Denney 31b, 143; Everette Denney 161, 489b; Rick Russell 183, 501; Evelyn Harris 358, 159; Ruth Brown and Dixie Roberts 45t, 36b; Laura Russell 213 (t? b?); Susan Turpin 378b. B. J. Harris and Roy Nelson led song on page 46 for the closing song, and the class was dismissed with prayer by Felton Denney. We were so pleased to have Rick Russell, Laura Russell and Susan Turpin visit with us from California.

Chairman—B. J. Harris; Vice Chairman—Roy Nelson; Secretary—Hester Edwards.