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J.D. Starnes Memorial

Mt. Hope Baptist Church, Northeast of Sipsey, Alabama

Sunday, February 5, 2012

The annual J.D. Starnes Memorial Sacred Harp singing was held at Mt. Hope Baptist Church on the first Sunday in February. Ken Tate called the class to order leading 345b. Danny Creel offered the morning prayer.

The class organized by retaining the same officers as follows: Chairman—Ken Tate; Vice Chairman—Yancey Jett; Secretary—Margaret Keeton; Arranging Officer—Ann Jett.

Leaders: Ken Tate 37b; Yancey Jett 81t, 127; Don Keeton 335, 319; Ottis Sides 378t, 61; Faye Donaldson 225t, 138t; Margaret Keeton 220, 234 (for Josie Hyde); Betty Baccus 168, 101t; Julianna Jett 142, 410t; Seth Poston 108b, 358; Linda Sides 72b, 39t (for Johnnie Chafin); Ernestine Parker 87.


The class resumed singing with Yancey Jett leading 144. Leaders: Danny Creel 145t, 112; Ann Jett 146, 512 (for Harrison Creel); Ken Tate 418, 278t; Yancey Jett 270 (for Willodean Barton), 64 (in memory of Travis Keeton); Ottis Sides 475, 480; Don Keeton 490, 498; Faye Donaldson 176b, 430; Margaret Keeton 499, 179 (in memory of Travis Keeton); Linda Sides 277. Ronnie Starnes offered the blessing before the noon meal.


The afternoon session began with Yancey Jett leading 440. Leaders: Seth Poston 274t, 275b; Butch White 448t, 34b, 324; Betty Baccus 145b, 151, 317 (for Odie Horton); Danny Creel 34t, 56b; Ernestine Parker 77t; Ann Jett 136, 327, 269.

Ken Tate and Yancey Jett led 378b (for Harrison Creel). Danny Creel offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Ken Tate; Vice Chairman—Yancey Jett; Secretary—Margaret Keeton