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Friendship Primitive Baptist Church

Haleyville, Alabama

Sunday, April 24, 2011

The annual Sacred Harp singing at Friendship Primitive Baptist Church was held on the fourth Sunday in April. The class was called to order by Parnell Berry leading 47t. The morning prayer was offered by Henry Guthery.

The class was organized by retaining the same officers as follows: Chairman—Parnell Berry; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Secretary—Margaret Keeton; Arranging Committee—Roma Rice.

Leaders: Parnell Berry 37t; Don Keeton 48t, 544; Ken Tate 565, 220; Daniel Bearden 149, 236; Linda Sides 277, 480; Danny Creel 498, 271t (for John Merritt); Stella Pratt 68b, 37b; Ottis Sides 475, 530; Hugh Bill McGuire 148, 399t; Margaret Keeton 298 (for Mae Conwill), 137 (in memory of Tom and Lola Robinson); Travis Keeton 454 (for Willodean Barton), 146; Henry Guthery 572, 558.

RECESS

The class resumed singing with Parnell Berry leading 283. Leaders: Scott Kennedy 87, 162; Paul Godsey 75, 235; Bridgett Kennedy 448b, 192; David Godsey 455 (in memory of Ted Godsey), 83t; Zenna Tucker 566, 36b; Teddy Godsey 189, 196; Larry Ballinger 206, 496; Roma Rice 79, 62.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Travis Keeton leading 127. Leaders: Kermit Adams 187, 99; Hannah Tate 542, 436; Gravis Ballinger 203, 215; Lisa Geist 546 (in memory of Tom and Lola Robinson), 380; Harrison Creel 342, 512; Hannah Tate and Julie Tate 310 (in memory of L.E. Hannah), 76b; Christie Allen 61, 270; Henry Guthery 451, 507 (for Josie Hyde); Larry Ballinger 472; Daniel Bearden 38b; Scott Kennedy 163t; Ottis Sides 97; Hugh Bill McGuire 528; Linda Sides 448t; Bridgett Kennedy 348b; Danny Creel 549; Don Keeton 384; Lisa Geist 273 (in memory of L.E. Hannah); Gravis Ballinger 224; Harrison Creel 167; Henry Guthery 431.

Following announcements, Parnell Berry led 111b as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer offered by Ken Tate.

Chairman—Parnell Berry; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Secretary—Margaret Keeton