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W. A. Parker, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Myers, and
Elsie Beasley Memorial

New Hope Primitive Baptist Church, Walker County, Alabama

Sunday, October 23, 2011

The annual Sacred Harp singing held in memory of W.A. Parker, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Myers, and Elsie Beasley was held at New Hope Church in Walker County, Alabama, on the fourth Sunday in October. The class was called to order by Marlin Beasley leading 32t. The morning prayer was offered by Ronald Gilmore.

The class organized by retaining the following officers: Chairman—Marlin Beasley; Vice Chairman—Richard Mauldin; Secretary—Nora Parker; Arranging Officer—Judy Caudle.

Leaders: Richard Mauldin 147t, 147b; Scott Kennedy 228, 347; Faye Donaldson 40, 168; Angela Myers 63, 155; Ronald Gilmore and Hazel Gilmore 235, 348b.

RECESS

Marlin Beasley led 294 to bring the class back to order. Leaders: Bea Carnathan 64, 145t; Margaret Keeton 340, 336; Judy Caudle 43 (for Josie Hyde), 212 (in memory of Monroe Tidwell). The class sang 222, 373, 99, 217, 383, and 77t in memory of W.A. Parker. The class sang 282 and 276 for Bud Oliver. The class sang 192 and 224 in memory of Elsie Beasley.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Marlin Beasley leading 317. Velton Chafin led 318, 177, and 146. The class sang 358 (by request), 460 (by request), 342 (for Harrison Creel), 111b (for Harrison Creel), 512 (for Harrison Creel), 426t, 349 (in memory of Clarence McCool), 313t (in memory of Ted Godsey), 394, 124 (in memory of Teddy Creel), 278t (in memory of Travis Keeton), 186, 187, 297 (in memory of John Hyde), and 143.

Marlin Beasley led 323t as the closing song. Richard Mauldin offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Marlin Beasley; Vice Chairman—Richard Mauldin; Secretary—Nora Parker