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J.D. Starnes Memorial

Mt. Hope Baptist Church, Northeast of Sipsey, Alabama

Sunday, February 1, 2015

The annual J.D. Starnes Memorial Sacred Harp Singing was held at Mt. Hope Baptist Church on the first Sunday in February. The class was called to order by Ken Tate leading 73b. The morning prayer was offered by Rev. Patrick Watson.

The class was organized by electing or appointing the following officers: Chairman—Ken Tate; Vice Chairman—Danny Creel; Secretary—Wanda Capps; Arranging Officer—Ann Jett.

Leaders: Ken Tate 166; Danny Creel 72b, 148; Betty Baccus 134, 73t; Don Keeton 58, 59; Amber Davis 206, 204; Ottis Sides 61, 530; Lisa Geist 472, 273; Richard Mauldin 77t, 168; Willodean Barton 480, 475, 498; Earl Ballinger 441, 448b.

RECESS

The class was brought to order by Ken Tate leading 114. Leaders: Gravis Ballinger 111b, 215; Linda Sides 170, 270; Steve Adams 99, 331; Loretta Whitman 399b, 301; Wanda Capps 299, 546; Larry Ballinger 217, 224; Ann Jett 440, 37b; Jerry Kitchens 300, 71. Rev. Patrick Watson welcomed everyone, took prayer requests, and then offered the blessing.

LUNCH

Ken Tate led 271t, and then a business session was held. The class discussed the future of this singing, and it was decided that the J.D. Starnes Memorial Singing would be discontinued.

Leaders: Danny Creel 234; Amber Davis 192; Don Keeton 482; Loretta Whitman 176b; Earl Ballinger 80b; Richard Mauldin 117; Lisa Geist 272; Ottis Sides 145t; Steve Adams 309; Larry Ballinger 268; Linda Sides 564; Jerry Kitchens 400; Velton Chafin 267, 573, 130; Shirley Tidwell 111t, 475; Ann Jett 410t; Gravis Ballinger 120; Wanda Capps 142. The class sang the following tunes by request: 454, 276, and 358.

Announcements were made. Ken Tate led 56t as the closing song. Danny Creel offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Ken Tate; Vice Chairman—Danny Creel; Secretary—Wanda Capps