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Smyrna Sacred Harp Singing

Smyrna Primitive Baptist Church, Goodwater, Alabama

Sunday, September 18, 2011

The annual Sacred Harp singing at Smyrna Primitive Baptist Church held on the third Sunday in September was called to order by Jack Nelson leading 438 and 318. He offered the opening prayer.

The class elected the following officers to serve: Chairman—Jack Nelson; Co-Chairman—William Futral; Secretary—Virginia Futral.

Leaders: Jacob Acton 282, 100; Brandon Acton 63, 36b; Buell Cobb 203, 278t; Robert Chambless 70t, 225t; Eugene Forbes 168, 186; Judy Caudle 389, 392; Angela Myers 101t, 350; Bill Hogan 103, 39b.

RECESS

Jack Nelson called the class back together by leading 480. Leaders: Floy Wilder 299, 300; Judy Chambless 523, 347; Wendy Futral 283, 369; Jenny Acton 229 (CB), 294.

The memorial lesson was conducted by Jack Nelson. He read the names of the following deceased: Howard McGuire, Barbara Futral Crozier, Susan Payne Monroe, Marie Ivey, Julius Phillips, Vernell Amason, Travis Keeton, and Clarence McCool.

The following sick and shut-ins were remembered: Audress Gurley, Jean Payne, Bud Oliver, Julietta Haynes, Mona Nelson, and Jan Roberts. Elder Ken Milner offered prayer on behalf of the sick and grieved, and closed the memorial lesson.

Leaders: Myra Goss 170, 198; Nancy Hogan 515, 448t; Ed Thacker 202, 546; Edna Ruth Phillips 236.

LUNCH

Leaders: Nell Estes 560, 269; Margaret Thacker 569b, 565; Marilyn Bradley 32t; Margaret Ray 100, 155; Jo Snodgrass 270, 35; Deborah Ritch 286, 108b; Denise Burleson 196, 192; B.M. Smith 475, 99; Charlene Wallace and Margie Smith 217, 317; Bufrey Dean 47b, 39t; William Futral and Wendy Futral 341, 147t; Roy Nelson and Jack Nelson 33t, 31b; Virginia Futral 566, 145b.

Jacob Acton led 62 as the closing song. Elder Louis Culver dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Jack Nelson; Co-Chairman—William Futral; Secretary—Virginia Futral