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Edwardsville Baptist Church

Edwardsville, Cleburne County, Alabama

Sunday, April 1, 2012

The annual Sacred Harp singing at Edwardsville Baptist Church was called to order by Ed Thacker leading 39b. Cecil Roberts offered the morning prayer. Ed Thacker led 176t.

The following officers were retained to serve: Chairman—Stanly Edwards; Vice Chairman—Ed Thacker; Secretary—Pearl Guier; Arranging Officer—Judy Chambless.

Leaders: Cecil Roberts 399b (in honor of Lois Bowman), 138b; Rene Greene 222; Margaret Thacker 49 (t? b?), 303; B.M. Smith 503, 350; Jackson Harcrow 56b, 49b; Virginia Dyer 354b, 127; Robert Chambless 163b (in memory of Julietta Haynes), 317; Margie Smith 225t, 405; Henry Johnson 144, 138t; Jeff Sheppard 146.

RECESS

Blake Sisemore led 82t and 436 to bring the class back to order.

Leaders: Pearl Guier 32t, 59; Oscar McGuire 155, 441; Lou Cotney 300, 358; Fallon Cook 37b, 36b; Charlene Wallace 79, 313t; Marilyn Bradley and Oscar McGuire 58, 47b; Evelyn Harris 47t; Ruth Daniel 335, 378t; Judy Chambless 339 (in memory of Lonnie Rogers, Nick Griffin, and Julietta Haynes), 274t; Jackson Harcrow and Blake Sisemore 224; Jackson Harcrow 101t; Rene Greene 78, 107; Blake Sisemore 434, 411; Henry Johnson 375; Virginia Dyer 63, 137. Rev. Bobby Garner, pastor of the church, welcomed everyone and offered the blessing before the noon meal.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Jackson Harcrow leading 145t. Leaders: Fallon Cook 73t; Sherrill Clieno 100; Margaret Thacker 480; Margie Smith 108t; B.M. Smith 192; Lou Cotney 218; Cecil Roberts 229; Charlene Wallace 371; Robert Chambless 145b; Jeff Sheppard 162; Sherrill Clieno 452; Oscar McGuire 348b; Judy Chambless 334; Rene Greene and Jeff Sheppard 212; B.M. Smith and Margie Smith 448b; Blake Sisemore, Fallon Cook, and Jackson Harcrow 186; Ed Thacker and Margaret Thacker 565; Oscar McGuire and Cecil Roberts 35; Henry Johnson and Virginia Dyer 205; Robert Chambless and Judy Chambless 143.

Ed Thacker led 521 as the closing song. Rev. Charles Wright offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Stanly Edwards; Vice Chairman—Ed Thacker; Secretary—Pearl Guier