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Hopewell Homecoming

Hopewell Primitive Baptist Church, Oneonta, Alabama

June 8-9, 2013

Saturday, June 8

The 67th annual Hopewell Homecoming Sacred Harp singing was held at Hopewell Primitive Baptist Church in Oneonta, Alabama, on the second Sunday and Saturday before in June. Terry Hullett called the class to order by leading 59. The morning prayer was offered by Henry Johnson.

Leaders: Terry Hullett 335; Nate Green 32t; Rebekah Gilmore 30b; Doyle Alexander 36b; Lori Graber 77b; Hubert Nall 82t; Margaret Thacker 480; Henry Johnson 55; Scott Kennedy 162; Clarissa Fetrow 230; Cecelia Kramer 71; Ed Thacker 217; Bea Aaron 112; Leon Pulsinelle 77t; Darrell Swarens 72b (for Nettie Green).

RECESS

Terry Hullett brought the class together by leading 189. Leaders: Richard Mauldin 378t; Jim Aaron 503; Karen Willard 137 (in memory of Virgil Phillips); Doug Conn 434; Carla Smith 345t; Len VanderJagt 569b; B.M. Smith 475; Rachel Hall 422; Jerry Schreiber 384; Chris Green and family 318 (for Homer Murphree); Larry Ballinger 551; Jeff Begley 505; Eugene Forbes 168; Norma Green 147b; Calvin Phillips 406; David Carlton 424; Sean Francis Conway 33b.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Terry Hullett; Vice Chairman—Nate Green; Secretaries—Paula Gilmore and Rebekah Gilmore; Memorial Committee—Elder Philip Gilmore and Paula Gilmore; Arranging Officer—Terry Hullett.

RECESS

Nate Green and Ken Green brought the class together by leading 282. Leaders: Jackson Harcrow 385b; Carol VanderJagt 49b; Grace Gilmore 276; Amber Davis 142; Daniel Bearden 279; Clint Davis 319; Susan Cherones 209; Gary Smith 344; Vella Dailey 549; Judy Caudle 336; Paula Gilmore 47t; Stanley Smith 272; Russ Pope 117.

LUNCH

Terry Hullett brought the class together by leading 89. Leaders: Terry Hullett 222; Margaret Thacker 373; Seth Holloway 388; Loyd Ivey 454; Tommie Spurlock 273; Betty Sue Johnson 406; Bobby Watkins 436; Jeanette Dollar 358; Mary Ruth Stiefel 208; Velton Chafin 487; Jordan Ratliff and Linda Thomas 345b; Douglas Fower 203; Lori Graber 108b; Rachel Hall 377; Cecelia Kramer 191; Leon Pulsinelle 396; Karen Willard 274t; Carla Smith 213t; Sean Francis Conway and Meghann Welsh 48b; Jerry Schreiber, Susan Willis-Powers, and Mairye Bates 473; Jeff Begley 534; Clint Davis 170; Clarissa Fetrow 419; Darrell Swarens and Jackson Harcrow 39t (in memory of Bud Oliver).

Terry Hullett and Nate Green led 73t as the closing song. Doug Conn dismissed the class with prayer.

Sunday, June 9

The Sunday session of the Hopewell Homecoming Sacred Harp singing was called to order by Terry Hullett leading 63. The morning prayer was offered by Elder Philip Gilmore.

Leaders: Terry Hullett 290, 340; Nate Green 49t, 354t; Rebekah Gilmore 32t, 276; Doug Conn 285t, 35; Paula Oliver 101t, 142; Judy Chambless 29t, 209; Margie Smith 317, 108t.

RECESS

Terry Hullett brought the class together by leading 76b. Leaders: Robert Chambless 303, 503; Susan Cherones 186, 300; Scot Oliver 313t, 68b; B.M. Smith 138t, 389; Scott Ivey 314, 201; Lindy Groening 111b, 475; Judy Caudle 448b (in memory of Herby Bailey), 187; Helen Brown 422, 31t; Nathan Rees 83b, 371.

RECESS

Terry Hullett brought the class together by leading 112. Leaders: Buell Cobb 207; Margaret Gillanders 569b, 546; Ted Brown 338, 339; Joe Vickers 131t, 163t; Jared Wootten 318; Jake Wilson 278b.

The memorial lesson was conducted by Philip Gilmore and Paula Gilmore. Philip and Paula led 47b for the following deceased: Bud Oliver, Carmon Brothers, Hobert Hill, Myrtle Payne, Clayton Ezell, Eva Padgett, Mike Moody, Pernie Pelfrey, Willard Wright, Virginia Beason, Mary Anne Lowe Moore, Ruby Blakeley Nix, Elder Bufrey Dean, and Ronny Sandlin. Philip and Paula then led 77t for the following sick and shut-ins: Sammie Oliver, S.T. Reed, Lessie Reed, Josie Hyde, Bill Aplin, Vicki Aplin, Sharon DuPriest, Daphene Causey, Don Clark, Karen Clark, Genny Whitworth, Jeff Sheppard, Shelbie Sheppard, Mike Nunn, Pam Nunn, Marie Hyatt, and Clois Brothers. Doug Conn closed the memorial lesson with prayer.

LUNCH

Terry Hullett brought the class together by leading 145t. Leaders: Claudene Townson, Larry Wootten, and David Bryant Langston 63, 270, 45t; Mark Brown “Beulah Land”; Chita Blakeley 189, 436; Rodney Ivey and Helen Brown 411; Rodney Ivey 129; Norma Green 328; Doyle Alexander 36b, 208; Waylon Blakeley 33b; Shane Wootten 87, 309; Grace Gilmore 393, 542; Jordan Ratliff and Linda Thomas 384; Ben Faucher 235; Jason Kirby 388; Bobby Watkins 460, 137; Paula Gilmore 566, 145b; Philip Gilmore 97, 498.

Terry Hullett, Nate Green, and Philip Gilmore led 146 as the closing song. Elder Philip Gilmore dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Terry Hullett; Vice Chairman—Nate Green; Secretaries—Paula Gilmore and Rebekah Gilmore