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Bethel Singing

Bruce, Mississippi

Sunday, April 5, 2015

The 66th annual Sacred Harp singing at Bethel Primitive Baptist Church was held this year on Easter Sunday in memory of Hugh Bill McGuire. Henry McGuire called the class to order leading 39t. John Van Horn offered the morning prayer.

Henry McGuire led 100, and the class organized by electing the following officers: Chairman—Henry McGuire; Vice Chairman—Drew McGuire; Secretary—Warren Steel.

Leaders: Drew McGuire 101t, 203; Warren Steel 187, 101b; Anne Steel 171, 209; Scott Ivey 70b, 415; John Van Horn 163t, 183; Ann Jett 141, 37b; Larry Ballinger 151, 291; Angela Myers 156, 120; Arlon Gardner 67, 201; Shelby Castillo 142, 186; Robert Earl Alexander 312b, 124; Mark Davis 104, 48b.

RECESS

Henry McGuire called the class together leading 511 (WB). Leaders: Richard Mauldin 460, 43; Amber Davis 499, 44; Sarah Tidwell 63, 42; Yancey Jett 89, 440; Judy Caudle 236, 49t; Danny Creel 498, 530; Lisa Geist 527, 273; Curtis Gregory 40, 119; Henry McGuire, Drew McGuire, Will McGuire, Stephen Tidwell, and Thomas Burns 486t (WB), 517 (WB).

LUNCH

Henry McGuire called the afternoon session together leading 362 (WB) and 492 (WB). Leaders: Drew McGuire 196, 569b; Warren Steel 176b (WB), 175b (WB); Scott Ivey 526 (WB); John Van Horn 300, 222; Ann Jett 269; Larry Ballinger 224; George Easley 34b; Angela Myers 111t; Shelby Castillo 430, 112; Henry McGuire 472 (in memory of Hugh Bill McGuire); Arlon Gardner and Lisa Geist 507; Richard Mauldin 551; Amber Davis 192, 380; Mark Davis 193; Yancey Jett 172; Anne Steel 504, 480; Lisa Geist 228.

RECESS

Henry McGuire brought the class together leading 543t (WB). Leaders: Judy Caudle 320 (WB); Danny Creel 145t; Curtis Gregory 108t, 162.

Following announcements, Henry McGuire and Drew McGuire led 62 as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer offered by Mark Davis.

Chairman—Henry McGuire; Vice Chairman—Drew McGuire; Secretary—Warren Steel