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Pine Tucky Church

Winston County, Alabama

June 1, 1997

The eighty-fifth session of the annual Sacred Harp singing held at Pine Tucky Church was called to order by Gene Wakefield leading song on page 48t. The morning prayer was led by Earl Ballinger.

The class organized for the day by retaining the following officers: Chairman—Gene Wakefield; Vice Chairman—John Hyde; Secretary—Josie Hyde; Arranging Committee—Travis Keeton.

Gene Wakefield led song on page 56t. Leaders: Cecil Sanders 225t; Odie V. Horton 144, 147t; Alene Woodly 77t, 131t; Keterina Sanders 73t, 290; Mae Conwill 100, 89, 216; Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Waid 274t, 49b, 396; Roma Rice 499, 81t, 104.

RECESS

The class was called back to order by John Hyde leading songs on pages 400, 313t, and 61. Leaders: Ivalene Donaldson 326, 129; A. C. McGough 111b, 30t, 475; Julie Postum 85, 421; Pernie Pelfrey 399b, 312b, 83t, 317; Earl Ballinger 87, 80b; Travis Keeton 123t, 39t, 566, 109 (for Silas Curtis who is 97 years young).

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Gene Wakefield leading songs on pages 108b and 168. Leaders: Elmer Conwill 172, 179, 187; Gladys Bonds 29t, 34b, 34t; Larry Ballinger 270, 282; Beatrice Brewer 137, 384; Lena Wakefield 200, 88t, 436, 498, 512; Ada Godsey 470, 460, 335; Josie Hyde 288, 361, 181; Margaret Keeton 276, 154; Kermit Adams 220, 426t, 282, 283; Dorothea McCowan 142, 546, 441, 376; Clifford Wakefield 134, 135, 480; Milford Watts 280, 430, 442, 146.

Gene Wakefield led song on page 62 as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer by Milford Watts.

Chairman—Gene Wakefield; Vice Chairman—John Hyde; Secretary—Josie Hyde.