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Zion Singing

Zion Primitive Baptist Church, Gordo, Alabama

Saturday, March 12, 2011

The annual Sacred Harp singing held at Zion Primitive Baptist Church, Gordo, Alabama, on Saturday before the second Sunday in March was called to order by Ricky Harcrow leading 32t. He welcomed the class, and introduced Lorraine Deason, who also extended a warm welcome to the class. Ricky Harcrow led 43 and 82t. Shane Wootten offered the opening prayer.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Ricky Harcrow; Secretary—Judy Caudle.

Leaders: Travis Keeton 112, 203; Kenneth Fannin 318, 340; Hubert Nall 47t, 39b; Wayne Baines 59, 155; Lisa Geist 269, 327; Cheyenne Ivey 56t, 128; Susan Harcrow 151, 142.

RECESS

The class was called back to order by Ricky Harcrow leading 39t. Leaders: Jim Aaron 503, 163b; Loyd Ivey 420, 225t; Margaret Keeton 456; Reba Windom 168, 196; Larry Ballinger 300, 528; Bea Carnathan 438, 496; Linda Sides 328, 454; Angela Myers 135, 480; Elene Stovall 430, 500; Rodney Ivey 448t, 564; Judy Caudle 176t, 177; Shane Wootten 176b, 138t; Butch White 74b, 30b.

RECESS

Ricky Harcrow led 31b to bring the class back together. Leaders: Bridgett Hill Kennedy 133, 110; Henry Guthery 304, 140; McCool Family Children 282; Don Keeton 145t, 76b; Tom George and Jesse McClindon 345t, 345b; Carolyn Thompson 201, 507 (for Josie Hyde); Ricky Harcrow 358 (by request). Tim McCool offered the blessing before the noon meal.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Ricky Harcrow leading 45t and 65. Leaders: Delone Cobbs 73t; Daphene Causey 91, 291; Linda Thomas 217; John Plunkett 311; Ottis Sides 475, 530; Dennis George 455; Steve Adams, Beth Ballinger, and Lisa Geist 378t, 309; Sharon DuPriest 313t; Christopher Mann 312t; Beth Ballinger 546, 222; Coy Ivey 384; Rodney Ivey 349 (for Clarence McCool); Shane Wootten 358 (for Lorraine Deason); Beth Ballinger 442.

Ricky Harcrow led 521 as the closing song. The closing prayer was offered by Tim McCool, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Ricky Harcrow; Secretary—Judy Caudle