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Friendship Primitive Baptist Church

Haleyville, Alabama

Sunday, April 27, 2014

The annual Sacred Harp singing at Friendship Primitive Baptist Church was held on the fourth Sunday in April. The class was called to order by Parnell Berry leading 47t. The morning prayer was offered by Richard Mauldin.

The class was organized by retaining the same officers as follows: Chairman—Parnell Berry; Vice Chairman—Glenn Keeton; Secretary—Margaret Keeton; Arranging Officer—Lisa Geist.

Leaders: Parnell Berry 36b; Glenn Keeton 75, 312b; Roma Rice 229 (for Odie Horton), 454 (for Willodean Barton); Eugene Forbes 405, 318; Ernestine Parker 314, 35; Amber Davis 203, 224; Richard Mauldin 133, 77t; Marlin Beasley 129 (in memory of Wilton and Ivalene Donaldson), 276; Yancey Jett 89, 551; Don Keeton 406, 322; Danny Creel 187, 383.

RECESS

The class resumed singing with Lisa Geist leading 546 (in memory of Tom and Lola Roberson and in memory of John and Josie Hyde) and 182. Leaders: Isabella Keeton and Glenn Keeton 235, 108t; Ann Jett 172, 327; Chris Ballinger 76b, 475; Margaret Keeton 137 (in memory of Lola Roberson), 213b (in memory of Tom Roberson); Larry Ballinger 234 (in memory of Josie Hyde), 208 (in memory of Lola Roberson); Ken Tate 547, 558; Gravis Ballinger 273, 300; Kermit Adams 329, 99; Earl Ballinger 104; the class 79, 212 (by request); Jerry Kitchens 30t, 105; Teddy Godsey 189, 196. Don Keeton offered the blessing before the noon meal.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Parnell Berry leading 283. Leaders: Glenn Keeton and Isabella Keeton 497; Roma Rice 496; Yancey Jett 440; Eugene Forbes 299; Ernestine Parker 569b; Chris Ballinger 424; Don Keeton 490; Amber Davis 142; Ken Tate 294 (by request), 499 (in memory of Gladys Bonds); Richard Mauldin 72b; Ann Jett and Yancey Jett 269 (in memory of Heath Jett); Teddy Godsey 36t, 40 (in memory of Ted Godsey); Danny Creel 485; Larry Ballinger 477 (in memory of Josie Hyde); Gravis Ballinger 270; Marlin Beasley 441; Earl Ballinger 403; Jerry Kitchens 480; Lisa Geist 528 (for Jean Ballinger).

Following announcements, Glenn Keeton and Parnell Berry led 267 as the closing song. Danny Creel dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Parnell Berry; Vice Chairman—Glenn Keeton; Secretary—Margaret Keeton