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Friendship Primitive Baptist Church

Haleyville, Alabama

Sunday, April 22, 2012

The annual Sacred Harp singing at Friendship Primitive Baptist Church was held on the fourth Sunday in April. The class was called to order by Parnell Berry leading 47t. The morning prayer was offered by Glenn Keeton.

The class was organized by retaining or appointing the following officers: Chairman—Parnell Berry; Vice Chairman—Ken Tate; Secretary—Margaret Keeton; Arranging Officer—Lisa Geist.

Leaders: Ken Tate 39b, 43 (for Josie Hyde); Roma Rice 229, 164; Stella Pratt 335; Scott Kennedy 178, 278t; Paul Godsey 147t (for his sister, Gwen), 36b; Julie Tate 37b, 59; Eugene Forbes 155, 73t; Lena Keeton, Isabella Keeton, and Matthew Keeton 472, 475; Zena Tucker 504, 532; Ernestine Parker 108t, 74b; Lomax Ballinger 168, 300; Jayne Fulmer 99, 454; Teddy Godsey 189, 196.

RECESS

Margaret Keeton led 276 to bring the class back to order. Leaders: Joan Smith 75, 63; Don Keeton 497, 199 (?); Kermit Adams 426t, 426b; Earl Ballinger 430, 97; Richard Mauldin 72b, 66; David Godsey 354b (for his mother), 455 (for his daddy); Bridgett Kennedy 82t, 391; Reba Lawler 406, 388; Gravis Ballinger 120, 224.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Ken Tate leading 565. Leaders: Hannah Tate and Zoe Griffis 198, 358; Danny Creel 500, 145t; Glenn Keeton 349, 86; Ellen Foster and Quay Oaks 45t, 47b; Larry Ballinger 389, 540; Steve Adams and Lisa Geist 309, 378t; Emily Smith 30t; Lisa Geist 546 (in memory of Tom and Lola Roberson), 507 (for Josie Hyde); Scott Kennedy 347; Julie Tate 187 (in memory of L.E. Hannah); Eugene Forbes 112; Paul Godsey 329; Zena Tucker 186; Teddy Godsey 269; Don Keeton 76b; Richard Mauldin 77t (in memory of Amanda Denson); Lena Keeton and Glenn Keeton 267; Steve Adams and Richard Mauldin 101t.

Following announcements, Ken Tate led 111t as the closing song. Danny Creel offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Parnell Berry; Vice Chairman—Ken Tate; Secretary—Margaret Keeton