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New Hope Church Singing

Cullman County, Alabama

Sunday, June 26, 2011

The annual Sacred Harp Singing held at New Hope Church on the fourth Sunday in June was called to order by James (Butch) White at 10:00 a.m. leading 565 and 503. He offered the morning prayer. Geraldine

Sharpton asked the chairman if it would be in order to dedicate the day’s singing to the memory of Ruth Burleson and Billy Williams, two of the great supporters of our singings. It was so declared.

Leaders: Geraldine Sharpton 535, 569b; Ercyl Vidrine 68b, 64; Theresa Westmoreland 348b, 34b; Dylan Feezell 435, 145t; Carly Westmoreland and Theresa Westmoreland 45t, 38b; Nancy Tuck 157, 335; Margie Lee 72b, 111t.

RECESS

The class was called back together by Butch White leading 108t. The following officers were appointed: Chairman—Butch White; Secretary—Geraldine Sharpton.

Leaders: Essie Hollingsworth 47b, 358; Buell Cobb 33b, 176t; Kenneith Calvert 59, 73t; Joette Cleghorn Jones 36b, 388. Reuben Williams welcomed all the singers, and gave the financial report for the church grounds and cemetery. He offered the blessing before the noon meal.

LUNCH

Butch White called the afternoon session to order by leading 47t. Leaders: Theresa Westmoreland 35; Geraldine Sharpton 480; Buell Cobb 420; Carly and Theresa Westmoreland 31t; Essie Hollingsworth 274t; Kenneith Calvert 143, 452; Ercyl Vidrine 490; Buell Cobb 335 (by request); Butch White and Joyce White 30b, 421( by request).

Butch White led 62 as the closing song, and offered the closing prayer.

Chairman—Butch White; Secretary—Geraldine Sharpton