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Gum Pond Primitive Baptist Church

Morgan County, Alabama

May 25, 1997

The May Decoration Day Sacred Harp Singing held at Gum Pond Primitive Baptist Church on the fourth Sunday in May was called to order by Milford Cobbs leading songs on pages 75 and 46. The morning prayer was offered by David Ivey.

Leaders: Arvid Holmes 441, 460; Richard Ivey 306, 47t; Jonathan Thompson 288, 40; Eldagene Roberson 215, 332; Brandon Thompson 45t, 274t; Stuart Ivey 300, 299; Rhoda Norris 276, 73t.

RECESS

The class was called back to order by Milford Cobbs leading song on page 127. Leaders: David Ivey 131b, 112; Marie Guthrie 171, 217; Nancy Thompson and Patsy Walden 405, 63, 390 (in memory of Willard Holmes); Karen Ivey 106, 503; Alta Self and Christine Leeth 354b, 59, 294, 127; Susan Holmes 49b, 313 (t? b?), 137; Hershell King 384, 34b, 34t; Milford Cobbs 39b. The class was dismissed for lunch with prayer led by Hershell King.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Milford Cobbs leading songs on pages 323b and 321. Leaders: Dexter Cobbs 335, 333; Lessie Grant and Pete Holcomb 61, 406 (in memory of Papa Holcomb); David Roberson 146, 220; Judy Caudle 285t, 403; Herbert Cobbs and David Ivey 56b, 283; Buckley Hopper 300, 268; Kenneth Fannin 163t, 390; Gerald Holmes 203, 68b, 49t; Delone Cobbs 135, 111t, 111b; Glenda Hopper 310, 496; Dan Hopper 139, 80b, 81t, 379, 448t; J. L. Hopper 438; Richard Ivey, Stuart Ivey, Jonathan Thompson, Brandon Thompson, and Buckley Hopper 186.

Milford Cobbs made closing comments expressing appreciation for all who came to sing with us and thankfulness for the privilege of meeting together. He asked his sisters, Jane Long and Susan Holmes, to join him and the class in singing song on page 381b. The class was dismissed with prayer led by Elder J. L. Hopper.

Chairman—Milford Cobbs; Secretary—Judy Caudle.