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Hopewell Homecoming

Hopewell Primitive Baptist Church, Oneonta, Alabama

June 13-14, 2015

Saturday, June 13

The 69th annual Hopewell Homecoming Sacred Harp singing was held at Hopewell Primitive Baptist Church in Oneonta, Alabama, on the second Sunday and Saturday before in June. Terry Hullett called the class to order by leading 81t. The morning prayer was offered by Henry Johnson.

Leaders: Terry Hullett 144; Nate Green 32t; Rebekah Gilmore 72b; Doyle Alexander 68b; Jack Nelson 266; Judy Chambless 527; Mary Huffman 191; Doug Conn 546; Roberta Strauss 228; Riley Lee 338; Rebecca Over 313t; Faith Riley 440; B.M. Smith 155; Shirley Figura 479; Robert Chambless 77b; Lori Graber 497; Bea Aaron 426b; Gary Smith 66; Ann Fox 135.

RECESS

Philip Gilmore brought the class back together by leading 64. Leaders: Henry Johnson 289; Richard Mauldin 168; Richard Schmeidler 474; Douglas Fower 299; Paul Figura, Paul Huffman, and Mary Huffman 339; Jim Aaron 231; Larry Ballinger 448b; Seth Holloway 236; Vickie See and Billy See 288; Charlotte Ehrman 147t; Frances Miller 99; Dwight Phillips 290; Hubert Nall 192; Steve Helwig 564; Paula Oliver 216; Grace Gilmore 542.

RECESS

Philip Gilmore brought the class back together by leading 411. Leaders: Chris Green and Nedra Green 318 (for Homer Murphree); Loyd Ivey 283; Gillian Inksetter 182; Frank Griggs 125; Earl Ballinger 124; Aubrey Barfield 208; Bridgett Kennedy 142; Bob Watkins 512; Richard Ivey 141; Daniel Bearden 431; Norma Green and Loyd Ivey 454; Velton Chafin 130; Tommie Spurlock 430; Susan Cherones and Ann Bondi 300; Stanley Smith 185 (for Leona Smith); Brenda Chafin 234.

LUNCH

Philip Gilmore brought the class back together by leading 498. Leaders: April Watkins 345t; Donna Carlson 496; Rebecca Over 393; Frances Miller 351; Vella Dailey 452; Shirley Figura 30b; Lori Graber 510; Charlotte Ehrman 157; Frank Griggs 53; Gillian Inksetter 439; Paul Figura 75; Ann Fox 388; Vickie See and Billy See 354b; Paula Gilmore and Philip Gilmore 39t; Steve Helwig 220; Roberta Strauss 203; Mary Huffman 362; Riley Lee 396; Faith Riley 448t; Aubrey Barfield 480; Linda Thomas 85 (for Jewel Wootten and Betty Sue Phillips Johnson).

Terry Hullett, Nate Green, and Philip Gilmore led 46 as the closing song. Elder Philip Gilmore dismissed the class with prayer.

Sunday, June 14

The Sunday session of the Hopewell Homecoming Sacred Harp singing was called to order by Terry Hullett leading 32t. The morning prayer was offered by Doug Conn.

Leaders: Terry Hullett 87, 129; Nate Green 100, 101t; Rebekah Gilmore 77t, 63; Bob Watkins 189, 460; Doyle Alexander 36b, 318; Doug Conn 67, 74b; Rebecca Over 549, 548; Riley Lee 197, 70b; Karen Rollins 317, 297; Norma Green 499, 208; Henry Johnson 111t, 55; Denney Rogers 143, 345t; B.M. Smith 72b, 540.

RECESS

Philip Gilmore brought the class together by leading 33b. Leaders: Philip Gilmore 47b; Buell Cobb 79; Cheyenne Ivey 76b, 111b; April Watkins 46, 345b; Grace Gilmore 274t, 142; Hayden Wootten and Cole Wootten 47t, 97; Jamey Wootten 176b, 166; Jared Wootten 378b, 475; Scott Ivey 331, 330t.

The memorial lesson was conducted by Philip Gilmore and Paula Gilmore. They led 48t for the following deceased: C.W. Garner—Georgia; Dwight Moody, Mark Moody, Betty Wright, Evelyn Harris, Sammie Oliver, Hobert Ivey, Clois Brothers, J.O. Brothers, Elbert Wootten, Jewel Lowe, and Bill Aplin—Alabama.

Philip and Paula then led 45t for the following sick and shut-ins: Jewel Wootten, S.T. Reed, Betty Sue Phillips Johnson, Estelle Gilmore, and Audrey Reeves. Shane Wootten closed the memorial lesson with prayer.

LUNCH

Terry Hullett brought the class together by leading 276. Leaders: Helen Brown 228, 532; Chita Blakeley 212, 430; Vickie See and Billy See 163b, 108b; Vicki Elliot 168, 203; Susan Cherones 564, 209; Debra Rich 220; Margaret Gillanders 225t, 546; Rosalind Oldham 480, 147t; Waylon Blakeley 76t, 138t; Ted Brown 339, 445; Marty Wootten 123t; 313t; Rodney Ivey 56b, 123b; Shane Wootten and Linda Thomas 39t; Shane Wootten 185 (for Leona Smith), 571 (CB) (for Jewel Wootten); Paula Gilmore and Philip Gilmore 390, 512.

Terry Hullett, Nate Green, and Philip Gilmore led 62 as the closing song. Elder Philip Gilmore dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Terry Hullett; Vice Chairman—Nate Green; Secretaries—Paula Gilmore and Rebekah Gilmore