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Mount Moriah Primitive Baptist Church

Near Snead Crossroads, Alabama

April 27, 1997

The annual Sacred Harp singing held at Mount Moriah Primitive Baptist Church on the fourth Sunday in April was called to order by Carmon Brothers leading song on page 59. The morning prayer was led by Lamar Smith. Carmon Brothers led songs on pages 58 and 136.

The class organized and the following officers were elected: Chairman—Carmon Brothers; Vice Chairman—Bud Oliver; Arranging Committee—Ruby Brothers; Secretary—Eunice Kimbrell.

Carmon Brothers led songs on pages 137 and 294 for Elder J. O. Handley who is in the nursing home. Leaders: Lamar Smith 76b; Jonathan Thompson 274t; Ester Brown 30t, 36b, 90; Brandon Thompson 354b; Martha Woodard 335; Nancy Thompson 40, 186; Bud Oliver 145b, 73t; Cecil Gilliland 345t, 275b; Marlin Beasley 569b, 480; Marie Guthrie 155, 166b, 192; Eldagene Roberson 300, 168; Linda Thomas 345b; Carmon Brothers 127.

RECESS

Carmon Brothers brought the class back together leading song on page 328. Leaders: Rhoda Norris 460, 187; Waylon Blakeley 126, 76t, 203; Kyle Blakeley 30b, 119, 313 (t? b?); Milton Oliver 421; Gavin Blakeley 128, 401; Becky Yancey 39b, 452b; David Roberson 63, 34t.

Elder Marlin Wilkerson led song on page 45t and dismissed the class for lunch with prayer.

LUNCH

Carmon Brothers called the class back together leading songs on page 196 and “That Beautiful Land”. Leaders: Dexter Cobb 332, 47t; Lydia Baswell and Vella Dailey 147t, 418; Willowese Malone 89, 164, 75; Judy Holmes 61, 46, 340, 358; Rev. Drenner Aldridge 143; Bud Oliver 270, 282; Ester Brown 426t; Willard Hopper and Rhoda Norris 384, 318.

Carmon Brothers led songs on pages 275b and 100 as the closing songs. The class was dismissed with prayer by Rev. Drennen Aldridge.

Chairman—Carmon Brothers; Vice Chairman—Bud Oliver; Secretary—Eunice Kimbrell.