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Mount Pisgah Singing Society (Cooper Book)

Mount Pisgah Primitive Baptist Church,
Stroud, Chambers County, Alabama

Saturday, May 24, 2014

The annual all-day session of the Mount Pisgah Singing Society (organized in 1903) met at Mount Pisgah Primitive Baptist Church and was called to order by Karen Clark at 9:00 a.m. leading 70t. Henry Johnson offered the morning prayer. Don Clark welcomed everyone to the singing, and then gave a brief history of the church.

The officers of the singing are as follows: President—Karen Clark; 1st Vice President—David Lee; 2nd Vice President—Fred Hoerr; Secretary—Donna Bell; Arranging Committee—Don Clark and Laura Densmore.

Leaders: Fred Hoerr 31b; David Lee 330t; Donna Bell 383; Laura Densmore 313; Louis Hughes 138t; Helen Bryson 559; Guy Bankes 380t; Anita Landess 58; Jack Nelson 165; Karen Rollins 168; Tom Owen 544; Carol Buche 488; Nathanael Addison 146; Judy Chambless 319; Jeb Owen 422b; Marty Hoerr 573.

RECESS

The second session of singing was brought to order by Karen Clark leading 47t. Leaders: Hubert Nall 84; Marion Patrick 358; Sandra Wilkinson 392; Philip Denney 299; Oscar McGuire 276; B.M. Smith 38t; George Burnette 129; Bea Aaron 112; Henry Johnson 265b; Andy Morse 98; Eugene Forbes 505: Edna Phillips 453t; Ken Kelley 522; Richard Mauldin 43.

RECESS

David Lee brought the class to order leading 76b. Leaders: Don Clark 320; Jonathan Blakeley 274t; Buell Cobb 131b; John Plunkett 266b; Kathe Pilibosian 133; Wayne Jones 395t; Ryan Bowman 81; Audrie Blakeley 85; Luke Addison 30b; Kathy Folsom 143; Brian Kelley 404; Robert Chambless 283; Loretta Jones and Lloyd Jones 571; Jim Aaron 47b; John Kelley 82; John T. Blakeley 421. Elder Luke Addison offered the blessing before the noon meal at the tables.

LUNCH

The afternoon session of singing was called to order by David Lee and Karen Clark leading 96. Leaders: Phil Summerlin 95b; Ted Price 332; Jenny Willard 563; Chris Holley 497; Kathy Lee 171; Tommie Spurlock 516; Keith Willard 416t; Syble Adams 572; Anita Landess 484. Stanley Smith presented the class with sheet music of his new composition, “Pennsylvania”, written especially for the Pennsylvania delegation at Mount Pisgah. The class then sang “Pennsylvania”.

Leaders: Loretta Jones and Lloyd Jones 45t; Nathanael Addison 159; Ryan Bowman 486; David Lee 514; Jeb Owen 558; Carol Buche 210; Tom Owen 442t; Guy Bankes 391; Chris Holley and Kathe Pilibosian 376; Jenny Willard and Keith Willard 511b; Luke Addison 163b; Laura Densmore 482; Larry Wootten and Laura Densmore 527.

Announcements were made. A decision was made to swap next year’s Sunday singing location, which is normally held at Darien Primitive Baptist Church, with Rocky Mount Primitive Baptist Church. Rocky Mount is normally held on the third Sunday in May. Both churches are in Tallapoosa County, Alabama.

Karen Clark led 461 as the closing song. Tom Owen offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

President—Karen Clark; 1st Vice President—David Lee; 2nd Vice President—Fred Hoerr; Secretary—Donna Bell