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Bethel Singing

Bethel Primitive Baptist Church, Bruce, Mississippi

Sunday, April 6, 2014

The 65th annual Sacred Harp singing at Bethel Primitive Baptist Church was held this year in memory of Hugh Bill McGuire. Henry McGuire called the class to order leading 32t. John Van Horn offered the morning prayer. Henry McGuire led 512.

The class organized by electing the following officers: Chairman—Henry McGuire; Vice Chairman—Drew McGuire; Secretary—Warren Steel.

Leaders: Drew McGuire 131b, 421; John Van Horn 148, 168; Amber Davis 187, 391; Bill Hollingsworth 268; 269; Anne Steel 47t, 200; John Plunkett 227, 54; Gravis Ballinger 215, 314; Wilma Mitchell 274t, 39t.

RECESS

Henry McGuire called the class together leading 486t (WB). Leaders: John Hollingsworth 186, 527 (WB); Arlon Gardner 277, 455; Lisa Geist 528, 527; Kurt Davis 36b, 36t; Julie Heerin 47t, 354b; Andy Davis 254, 196; Sarah Tidwell 81t, 146; Mark Davis 218, 546.

LUNCH

Henry McGuire called the afternoon session together leading 492 (WB). Leaders: Chuck Howell 30t, 160t; Stacy Smith 424, 236; Larry Ballinger 177, 551; Regina Derstine 178, 349; Robert Earl Alexander 341; George Easley 313t; Nicole Manley 63; Henry McGuire and Drew McGuire 442; Amber Davis 192; John Plunkett 54t (WB); Warren Steel 27; Bill Hollingsworth 34b (WB); Gravis Ballinger 112; John Hollingsworth 461; Anne Steel 318; Larry Ballinger 176b (WB); John Van Horn 120; Wilma Mitchell 569b.

RECESS

Drew McGuire brought the class together leading 297. Leaders: Kurt Davis 155; Arlon Gardner 313b; Julie Heerin 82t; Andy Davis 400; Mark Davis 383; Chuck Howell 324; Regina Derstine 160b; Robert Earl Alexander 517 (WB); Henry McGuire 472.

Following announcements, Henry McGuire and Drew McGuire led 62 as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer offered by Robert Earl Alexander.

Chairman—Henry McGuire; Vice Chairman—Drew McGuire; Secretary—Warren Steel