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Smyrna Sacred Harp Singing

Smyrna Primitive Baptist Church, Goodwater, Alabama

Sunday, September 16, 2012

The annual Sacred Harp Singing at Smyrna Primitive Baptist Church was held on the third Sunday in September. The class was called to order by Jack Nelson leading several hymns from the Lloyd’s Hymnal and 380. Elder Ken Milner welcomed everyone, and offered prayer.

The class agreed to keep the same officers as follows: Chairman—Jack Nelson; Co-Chairman—William Futral; Secretary—Virginia Futral.

Leaders: Jack Nelson 30b; Eugene Forbes 317, 39b; B.M. Smith 68b, 101t; Ed Thacker 57, 541; Margie Smith 225t, 31b; Myrlene Redmond 282, 341; Margaret Thacker 138b, 496; Charlene Wallace 145t, 145b; Edna Ruth Phillips 452, 143.

RECESS

Jack Nelson called the class back together by leading 500. Leaders: Deborah Ritch 373, 294; Wendy Futral 334, 100; Denice Burleson 300, 340; Cecil Roberts 89, 32t; Jordan Whitehead 111t, 354t; Roy Nelson 33t, 36b; William Futral and Wendy Futral 490, 491. Elder Ken Milner offered the blessing before the noon meal.

LUNCH

Jack Nelson began the afternoon session by leading 318 and 339. Leaders: Elder Ken Milner and Jack Nelson 45t; Margaret Ray 335, 127; Myra Goss 222, 170; Bufrey Dean 47b, 46; Karen Clark 77t, 565; Virginia Futral 569b, 329; Myrlene Redmond 358; Edna Ruth Phillips 200; Elder Ken Milner and Wendy Futral 59; Margie Smith 494; Margaret Ray 122; Margaret Thacker 303; Eugene Forbes 155; Cecil Roberts 56t; B.M. Smith 350; Karen Clark 49b; Denice Burleson 186; Deborah Ritch 385 (t? b?); Bufrey Dean 378b; Ed Thacker 546.

Elder Ken Milner offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Jack Nelson; Co-Chairman—William Futral; Secretary—Virginia Futral