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Mount Vernon Primitive Baptist Church

Near Cullman, Alabama on Hwy. 69 East

June 8, 1997

The annual Mount Vernon Sacred Harp singing was called to order by Elvin Guthrie leading song on page 31b, followed by the morning prayer.

Elvin Guthrie led songs on pages 30t and 31t. Genie Nelms was appointed as the arranging committee.

Leaders: Genie Nelms 146; Nancy Thompson 27, 35, 37b; David Roberson 366 (?), 63, 220; Rhoda Norris 75, 73t; Janet Lucas 215, 300, 268; Judy Caudle 47t, 52b; Brandon Thompson 274t, 354b; Marie Guthrie “Jesus Died For Me”, 213t, 430; Elvin Guthrie 358 (by request).

RECESS

Elvin Guthrie called the class back to order leading song on pages 143. Leaders: Hershell King 100, 101t; Jonathan Thompson 457, 288; Eldagene Roberson 144, 155; Edis Guthrie 186, 29t; Elvin Guthrie 348 (t? b?) (by request).

LUNCH

The afternoon session was opened with the election of officers. Those elected or appointed were: Chairman—Elvin Guthrie; Vice Chairman—David Roberson; Secretary—Eldagene Roberson; Arranging Committee—Genie Nelms.

Leaders: David Roberson 384; Arvid Holmes 32t, 64; Genie Nelms 391; Nancy Thompson 203, 566; Eldagene Roberson 313 (t? b?), 127; Brandon Thompson 45t; Hershell King 426t; Arvid Holms 460; Judy Caudle 126, 448t; Marie Guthrie 285 (t? b?); Edis Guthrie 171. Announcements were made. Elvin Guthrie led song on page 62 as the closing song. The closing prayer was led by Hershell King.

Chairman—Elvin Guthrie; Vice Chairman—David Roberson; Secretary—Eldagene Roberson.