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Macedonia Primitive Baptist Church

Hwy. 43, Jackson County, Section, Alabama

June 15, 1997

The annual Sacred Harp singing at Macedonia Primitive Baptist Church on the third Sunday in June was called to order by Robert Harper leading songs on pages 45t and 32t. The morning prayer was offered by Brother Lamar Smith.

Leaders: Robert Harper 30b; Henry Johnson 569b, 339; Rodney Ivey 40, 29t; Lamar Smith 76b, 343b; Karen Ivey 82t, 37b; Stuart Ivey 299, 155, 137; Rex Wilks 67, 89; Ruth Hancock 101t, 144; Boyd Scott 127, 59.

RECESS

The singing resumed with Rodney Ivey leading song on page 48t. Leaders: Bud Oliver 39t, 39b, 42; Norma Latham 63, 48 (t? b?), “Love At Home”; Allison Ivey 298, 176b, 182; Sandra Jordan 61, “We Will Sing With The Angels There”; David Ivey 138b, 499b, 406. David Ivey offered prayer for the noon meal.

LUNCH

The class was called to order by L. O. Harper leading song on page 87. Leaders: Robert Harper 235b, 318; Richard Ivey 58, 111b, 111t; Marlon Wootten 49t, 64; S. T. Reed 278b, 345b, 345t; Milton Oliver 512, 384; Coy Ivey 323b, 30t, 34t; Stuart Ivey and Richard Ivey 306, 186, 203; Eloise Wootten 282, 176 (t? b?); Allison Ivey 475; Rex Wilks 66; Henry Johnson 338. The following songs were sung by the class without a director: 410 (t? b?), “Jesus Died For Me”, “That Beautiful Land”, and 47t.

Robert Harper led song on page 75 for the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer by David Ivey.

We had a very good singing this year, and we are so grateful for the singers and listeners who attended. We welcome everyone!

Chairman—Robert Harper; Secretary—Sandra Jordan.