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Alabama Collegiate Singing

University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Saturday, February 19, 2011

The 13th annual session of the Alabama Collegiate Sacred Harp singing was held at the Wesley Foundation Methodist Student Center on the campus of the University of Alabama on Saturday before the third Sunday in February. Tim Cook welcomed everyone and called the class to order by leading 49t. The morning prayer was offered by Danny Creel.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Tim Cook; Vice Chairman—Ed Thacker; Secretary—Judy Caudle; Arranging Committee—Bridgett Hill.

Leaders: Tim Cook 511; Ed Thacker 460, 213t; Bridgett Hill 411, 440; Danny Creel 112, 137; Judy Caudle 138t, 138b; Bea Carnathan 438, 568; Jim Aaron 503, 163b; Hubert Nall 47t, 136; Eugene Forbes 203, 400; Margaret Thacker 39b, 565.


Tim Cook led 99 to call the class back to order. Leaders: Travis Keeton 475, 482; Lomax Ballinger 144, 145b; Edward Howton 318, 373; Velton Chafin 177, 439; Don Keeton 319, 335; Wendell Rinehart 457, 445; Leslie Brady and Sierra Brady 31b, 84; Nate Green and Norma Green 317, 176t.


The class was brought back together by Tim Cook leading 348b (in memory of George Cox). Leaders: Henry Guthery 362, 456; Emily Thompson 228, 392; Margaret Keeton 402, 422; Harrison Creel 530, 498; Arlon Gardner 111b, 277; Angela Myers 361, 448b; Brenda Chafin Merritt 33b, 491. The blessing before the noon meal was offered by Arlon Gardner.


The afternoon session began with Tim Cook leading 147t. The memorial lesson was conducted by Elder Ricky Harcrow. He spoke and led 42 in memory of the deceased and in honor of the sick and shut-ins. The deceased remembered were Rhoda Norris, Myrtle Wootten, Billy Williams, Troy Ott, Polly Spears, and Vernelle Amason—Alabama; Bob Meek—Kentucky. The sick and shut-ins honored were Bud Oliver, Sammie Oliver, S.T. Reed, Lessie Reed, Marlin Banks, Lonnie Rogers, Jeff Sheppard, Shelbie Sheppard, and Clarence McCool.

Leaders: Ricky Harcrow 37b; Robert DuPree 569b, 40; Toney Smith 560; Larry Ballinger 349 (for Clarence McCool), 403; Carolyn Thompson 396, 507 (for Josie Hyde); Sarah Beasley 406, 61; Seth Holloway 340, 240; Ola Meadows 426t, 378t; David Ryme 159; Susan Harcrow 300, 405; Marlece Ray 186, 426b; Loyd Ivey 389, 270; Mako Cook 515; Elene Stovall 316 (for Toney Smith), 200; Emily Thompson, Tyler Thacker, Timothy Gibbons, Bridgett Hill, and Tim Cook 82t; Tim Cook 358 (by request).

Tim Cook led 323t as the closing song. Henry Guthery offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Tim Cook; Vice Chairman—Ed Thacker; Secretary—Judy Caudle