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Friendship Primitive Baptist Church

Haleyville, Alabama

Sunday, April 28, 2013

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 36b. The morning prayer was offered by Henry Guthery.

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

Leaders: Parnell Berry 37b; Glenn Keeton 64, 378b; Ronald Gilmore and Hazel Gilmore 75, 393; Don Keeton 480, 490; Roma Rice 441, 163b; Jerry Kitchens 73t, 282; Paul Godsey 143, 46; Ernestine Parker 277, 32t; Earl Ballinger 148, 124; Kermit Adams 448t, 131t; Lena Keeton and Glenn Keeton 270 (in memory of Bud Oliver), 172; Richard Mauldin 89, 358.


Glenn Keeton led 385b to bring the class back to order. Leaders: Margaret Keeton 287 (in memory of L.E. Hannah), 234; Joan Smith 45t, 323b; Henry Guthery 507 (for Josie Hyde), 236; Larry Ballinger 237 (?) (in memory of Lola Roberson); Steve Adams and Lisa Geist 378t, 101t; Gravis Ballinger 49t, 323t; Lisa Geist 546 (in memory of Tom and Lola Roberson, Wilton and Ivalene Donaldson, and L.E. Hannah), 100, 182; Parnell Berry 283 (in memory of Edward Berry).


The afternoon session began with Henry Guthery leading 331 and 454. Leaders: Jerry Kitchens 290; Ronald Gilmore and Hazel Gilmore 111b, 475; Earl Ballinger 439, 80b; Paul Godsey 127, 40; Margaret Keeton 200; Don Keeton 134, 406; Lena Keeton 445; Richard Mauldin 43 (for Josie Hyde), 77t (in memory of Amanda Denson); Roma Rice 104 (in memory of John Hyde); Kermit Adams 201; Ernestine Parker 63; Glenn Keeton 365 (for Josie Hyde); Paul Godsey and Joan Smith 455 (in memory of Ted Godsey); Larry Ballinger 310 (in memory of L.E. Hannah); Steve Adams and Richard Mauldin 401; Joan Smith 47b; Gravis Ballinger 120; Lisa Geist 394.

Following announcements, Glenn Keeton and Parnell Berry led 62 as the closing song. Richard Mauldin dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Parnell Berry; Vice Chairman—Glenn Keeton; Secretary—Margaret Keeton