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New Hope Church Singing

Cullman County, Alabama

Sunday, June 24, 2012

The annual Sacred Harp singing held at New Hope Church, Cullman County, Alabama, on the fourth Sunday in June was called to order by James (Butch) White at 10:00 a.m. leading 34b. The opening prayer was offered by Delone Cobbs. Butch White led 503.

In a business session, the following officers were elected to serve: Chairman—Christopher Mann; Vice Chairman—Butch White; Secretary and Arranging Officer—Judy Caudle.

Leaders: Butch White 74b; Christopher Mann 39b, 31t; Judy Caudle 49t, 36b; Eugene Forbes 75, 405; Geraldine Sharpton 229, 565; William Mann 159, 72b; Nathan Rees 48t, 371; Anna Grace Sipe 178, 335; Cindy Mann 127, 128; Buell Cobb 77b, 97.

RECESS

Christopher Mann led 32t to bring the class back to order. Leaders: Delone Cobbs 569b, 490; Joette Jones 217, 358; Beth Anne Clay 542, 49b; Stella Pratt 60, 487; Margie Lee 323b (in memory of Reecie), 108t; Ercyl Vidrine 164, 68b. The New Hope Cemetery report was given by Rueben Williams.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Christopher Mann leading 47t.

Leaders: Kenneth Fannin 434, 436; Londa Pate 59, 63; Susan Allred 378b, 183; Essie Hollingsworth 445, 480; Jim Pate 47b, 73t; Danica Thornton 278b, 401; Kenneith Calvert 543, 287; Pam Rosser 142, 294; Carol Fannin 225t; Dick Nail 383, 314; Mary Holcombe 108b, 65; Leah Nail Commer 277, 421; Stephen Conte 274t, 117; Christopher Mann 64 (by request); Geraldine Sharpton 318; Buell Cobb 26 (by request); Christopher Mann 268.

Following announcements, Christopher Mann led 45t as the closing song.

Butch White offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Christopher Mann; Vice Chairman—Butch White; Secretary—Judy Caudle