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W.A. Parker, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Myers, and
Elsie Beasley Memorial

New Hope Primitive Baptist Church, Walker County, Alabama

Sunday, October 28, 2012

The annual Sacred Harp singing held in memory of W.A. Parker, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Myers, and Elsie Beasley was held at New Hope Primitive Baptist Church, Walker County, Alabama, on the fourth Sunday in October. The class was called to order at 10:00 a.m. by Marlin Beasley leading 32t. Richard Mauldin offered the opening prayer.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Marlin Beasley; Vice Chairman—Richard Mauldin; Secretary—Judy Caudle.

Leaders: Marlin Beasley 33b; Judy Caudle 82t, 72b; Don Keeton 73t, 64; Willodean Barton 145t, 129; Betty Baccus 145b, 77t (in memory of Amanda Denson Brady); Julia Poston 100, 157 (for Josie Hyde); Steve Adams 378t (in memory of Dick Mauldin), 331; Ernestine Parker 147t, 76b; Lucille Parnell 340; Linda Sides 225t, 74b.

RECESS

The class was brought back together by Marlin Beasley leading 75.

Leaders: Faye Donaldson 176b, 30t; Ozella Blackmon 112, 111t; Angela Myers 457, 31b; Margaret Keeton 297, 147b; Richard Mauldin 146, 66; Bea Carnathan 119, 438; Marlin Beasley 61 (for Juanita Beasley). Don Keeton offered the blessing before the noon meal.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Marlin Beasley leading 378t (by request). Leaders: Don Keeton 341; Willodean Barton 498; Betty Baccus 418; Julia Poston 354b; Steve Adams 401; Ernestine Parker 30b; Faye Donaldson 410t; Jacob Donaldson 183, 224; Margaret Keeton 276; Ozella Blackmon 318; Angela Myers 294 (by request); Richard Mauldin 339; Bea Carnathan 475; Judy Caudle 480.

Following announcements, Marlin Beasley led 460 (in memory of Elsie Beasley) as the closing song. Richard Mauldin offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Marlin Beasley; Vice Chairman—Richard Mauldin; Secretary—Judy Caudle