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New Canaan Baptist Church

Sipsey (Walker County), Alabama

May 18, 1997

The annual Sacred Harp singing held at New Canaan Baptist Church on the third Sunday in May was called to order by Cecil Sanders leading songs on pages 32t and 30t. The morning prayer was led by Harrison Creel. Cecil Sanders led song on page 111b.

The class organized and the following officers were elected: Chairman—Cecil Sanders; Secretary—Willodean Barton.

Leaders: Cecil Sanders 123t; Gertrude Woods 37b, 36b; Keterina Sanders 59, 290, 454; Edith Tate 35, 75; Cassie Franklin 335, 84; Cindy Franklin 225t, 503, 546; Ann Jett 496, 495, 269; Willodean Barton 274t, 82t; Julianna Jett 146, 59, 87; Flarce Creel 275b, 475, 34b; Wanda Capps 48t, 49b, 523b; Elsie Moon 73b, 348b, 434; Tressie Adkins 422, 78, 432; Gene Wakefield 100, 108b, 109.

LUNCH

Cecil Sanders called the class back together leading song on page 317b. Leaders: Travis Keeton 147b, 134, 324; Dustin McCowan 30t; Larry Ballinger 56 (t? b?), 68 (t? b?), 127; Lena Wakefield 89, 124, 73t; Dorothea McCowan 72 (t? b?), 45 (t? b?), 63; Gravis Ballinger 565b, 101t, 294; Margaret Keeton 144, 129, 42; Margaret Woods 490.

Travis Keeton led song on page 388 for the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer led by Brother Tucker.

Chairman—Cecil Sanders; Secretary—Willodean Barton.