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New Hope Church Singing

Cullman County, Alabama

Sunday, June 21, 2015

The annual Sacred Harp singing held at New Hope Church, Cullman, Alabama, on the fourth Sunday in June was called to order by Butch White leading 34b. He offered the opening prayer.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Butch White; Vice Chairman—Christopher Mann; Secretary—Geraldine Sharpton; Arranging Officer—Margaret Keeton.

Leaders: Nicholas Thompson 36b, 32b; Loretta Whitman 282, 124; Hazel Heinze 515, 155; Geraldine Sharpton 480, 143; Rebecca Over 395, 159 (in memory of Ida Hudson McGraw and Mildred Middlebrooks); Anna Grace Sipe 77t, 335; Cindy Mann 312b, 274t; Delone Cobbs 33b, 354t.

RECESS

Christopher Mann led 48t. Leaders: Margie Lee 108t, 72b; Nancy Tuck 388, 358; Londa Pate 59, 63; Jim Pate 225t, 47b; Essie Hollingsworth 87; Kenneith Calvert 452. Reuben Williams gave a report on the finances of the cemetery and the perpetual fund.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Butch White leading 86. Leaders: Sarah Beasley and Seth Holloway 354b, 146; Greg Allred and Christi Holcomb 565; Kermit Adams 47b, 99; Susan Allred 65, 105; Buell Cobb 27, 77b; Christopher Mann 39b, 108b; Mary Holcomb 378b, 338; Steve Adams 101t; Kenneith Calvert 120; Nicholas Thompson 112; Geraldine Sharpton 496; Rebecca Over 166; Hazel Heinze 178; Mary Holcomb 523; Margie Lee and Nancy Tuck 445.

Butch White led 74b as the closing song, and then offered the closing prayer. The class was dismissed.

Chairman—Butch White; Vice Chairman—Christopher Mann; Secretary—Geraldine Sharpton