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Gum Pond Primitive Baptist Church

Eva, Morgan County, Alabama

Sunday, September 23, 2012

The annual Sacred Harp singing held at Gum Pond Primitive Baptist Church on the fourth Sunday in September was called to order by J.L. Hopper leading 49t and 31b. He offered the morning prayer.

In a business meeting, the following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—B.M. Smith; Vice Chairman—Milford Cobbs; Secretary and Arranging Officer—Rodney Ivey.

Leaders: B.M. Smith 36b; Milford Cobbs 46, 75; Rodney Ivey 145b, 101t; David Light 30t, 143; Andrew Farris 28b, 147t; Delone Cobbs 63, 47b; Nancy Thompson 565, 27; Lomax Ballinger 421, 426t.

RECESS

Milford Cobbs led 405 to bring the class back to order. Leaders: Brandon Thompson 335, 39b; Tim Ballinger 45t; Margie Smith 225t, 108t; Nicholas Thompson 282, 339; Scott Ivey 32t, 135; Joshua Love and Nicholas Thompson 59; Craig Holmes 99, 479; J.C. Rutledge 569b, 560; Craig Holmes 438; B.M. Smith 300, 318; Milford Cobbs 323b. Milford offered the blessing before the noon meal.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by J.L. Hopper leading 85.

Leaders: Christopher Mann and Benjamin Mann 114, 87; Cindy Mann and Nicholas Mann 159, 97; Dan Hopper 115, 174; David Light 155; Delone Cobbs 503, 354t; Brandon Thompson 285t; Nicholas Thompson 354b; Nancy Thompson 127; Scott Ivey 399b; Andrew Farris 186; Joshua Love and Nicholas Thompson “There is a Fountain”; Mann family 457; Rodney Ivey 512; J.C. Rutledge 420; Dan Hopper 513.

B.M. Smith led 521 as the closing song. The closing prayer was offered by Elder Daniel Hopper, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—B.M. Smith; Vice Chairman—Milford Cobbs; Secretary—Rodney Ivey