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Friendship Primitive Baptist Church

Haleyville, Alabama

April 27, 1997

The annual Sacred Harp singing at Friendship Primitive Baptist Church was held the fourth Sunday in April, and was called to order by Parnell Berry leading song on page 285 (t? b?). The morning prayer was led by Harrison Creel. Parnell Berry led songs on pages 137 and 177.

The class organized by electing the following officers: Chairman—Parnell Berry; Vice Chairman—Elmer Conwill; Secretary—Mae Conwill; Arranging Committee—Larry Ballinger.

Leaders: Larry Ballinger 89, 109, 123 (t? b?); Mae Conwill 100, 179, 77t; L. E. Hannah 56t, 57, 63; Kermit Adams 302, 376, 426 (t? b?); Ila Ingle 411, 434, 436; Ivalene Donaldson 129.

RECESS

The class was called to order by Elmer Conwill leading songs on pages 208, 212, and 142. Leaders: Hubert Hood 454, 569 (t? b?); Latrina Bailey 384, 143; Hussell Godsey 108t, 108b, 37b, 68b; Irene Hipp 171, 402; Earl Ballinger 78, 80b, 110; Edith Tate 155, 371, 389; Roma Rice 34t, 566, 72b; John Hyde led songs on pages 314, 297, and 73t for the sick and shut-ins.

LUNCH

The class was called to order by Parnell Berry leading song on page 373. Leaders: Gravis Ballinger 101t, 300, 34b; Harrison Creel 30t, 111b, 512; Flarce Creel 475, 229; Dawson Adams 134, 328, 39b; Josie Hyde 225t, 66, 67; Betty Hood and Josie Hyde 408; Delean Hyde and Josie Hyde 99, 146; Ivalene Donaldson 275b, 176b, 143, 176t; John Hyde and Betty Hood 179; Josie Hyde 348b, 288; Earl Ballinger 324.

Parnell Berry led song on page 46 as the closing song, and the class was dismissed with prayer.

Chairman—Parnell Berry; Vice Chairman—Elmer Conwill; Secretary—Mae Conwill.