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Old Union Church

Fayette County, Alabama

April 20, 1997

The annual Sacred Harp singing was held at Old Union Baptist Church on the third Sunday in April.

The class was called to order by Earl Ballinger leading song on page 39b. The morning prayer was led by Lavaughn Ballinger.

The class organized by electing the following officers: Chairman—Earl Ballinger; Vice Chairman—Arnold Moore; Secretary—Leslie Ballinger; Arranging Committee—Linton Ballinger.

Leaders: Earl Ballinger 40, 177; Lomax Ballinger 313 (t? b?), 312b; Leslie Ballinger 30t, 137; Edwin Ballinger 278b, 274b; Gene Wakefield 56t, 326; Larry Ballinger 134, 175; Willodean Barton 82t, 391; Lisa Geist 318, 206; Mae Conwill 167, 475; Lavaughn Ballinger 294, 84, 45 (t? b?); A. A. Malone 142, 183.

RECESS

The class was called together by Earl Ballinger leading song on page 144. Leaders: Emily Ballinger 171, 186; Josie Hyde 200, 220; Leon Ballinger 490, 269; Margaret Keeton 35, 276; Julie Ballinger, Jill Ballinger, Amber Ballinger, and Carol Robbins 400, 454, 155; Lena Keeton Wakefield 217, 231; Buddy Ballinger 42, 343, 385b; Odie V. Horton 225t, 71; Pernie Pelfrey 73t, 145b; Janet Litton 371, 212.

LUNCH

The class was called together by Linton Ballinger leading songs on pages 300 and 299. Leaders: Gravis Ballinger 34b, 34t; Gladys Bonds 77t, 499; John Hyde 75, 297; Beth O’Dell and Anna Litton 560, 373, 546; Travis Keeton 288, 203; Julietta Haynes 434, 192; Elmer Conwill 216, 316; Leon Ballinger 49t, 384; Gene Wakefield 168, 460; Josie Hyde 68b, 198; Chuck Beasley 235, 72b; Lena Keeton Wakefield 498, 480; Janet Litton 127; Julietta Haynes 418; Lavaughn Ballinger 358; Lisa Geist 217, 120; Edwin Ballinger 477. Earl Ballinger led song on page 331 as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer by Leon Ballinger.

THIS SINGING IS BEING DISCONTINUED.

Chairman—Earl Ballinger; Vice Chairman—Arnold Moore; Secretary—Leslie Ballinger.