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Smyrna Sacred Harp Singing

Smyrna Primitive Baptist Church, Goodwater, Alabama

Sunday, September 15, 2013

The annual Sacred Harp singing at Smyrna Primitive Baptist Church was held on the third Sunday in September. The class was called to order by Jack Nelson leading 32t and 480. Elder Ken Milner, Pastor, welcomed everyone and offered prayer.

The class agreed to keep the same officers as follows: Chairman—Jack Nelson; Vice Chairman—William Futral; Secretary—Virginia Futral.

Leaders: Robert Chambless 235, 225t; Charlene Wallace 155, 327; Cecil Roberts 48t, 303 (in memory of Jeff Sheppard and B.J. Harris); Judy Chambless 454, 340; Bill Hogan 58, 171; Edna Ruth Phillips 147t, 146; Myrlene Redmond 569b, 358; Marilyn Bradley 421, 85.

RECESS

Jack Nelson called the class back together by leading 524. Leaders: Stanley Smith 216, 215; Ed Thacker 516, 186; Wendy Futral 283, 164; Margaret Thacker 39b, 452; Angela Myers 294, 270 (in memory of Bud Oliver); David Ivey 406, 460; Karen Ivey 321, 68b. Elder Ken Milner offered the blessing before the noon meal.

LUNCH

Jack Nelson began the afternoon session by leading 45b. Leaders: Denise Burleson 269, 218; Margaret Ray 127, 300; Roy Nelson 30b, 31b; Betty Culver and Jack Nelson 318, 36b; William Futral 323b, 34b; Myra Goss 170, 215; Virginia Futral 145b; Jack Nelson 288, 39t, “What a Day That Will Be” (by request). Ken Milner dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Jack Nelson; Vice Chairman—William Futral; Secretary—Virginia Futral