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Ramah Primitive Baptist Church Singing
(Cooper Book)

Lenox Community, Conecuh County, Alabama

Saturday, August 15, 2015

The annual Sacred Harp singing held at Ramah Primitive Baptist Church on Saturday before the third Sunday in August was called to order by Ryan Bowman leading 40 and 108t. Wayne Jones offered the opening prayer.

All song selections were from the B.F. White Sacred Harp, Cooper Revision. The introductory lesson was conducted by Tim Taylor, who led 108b, 101t, and 36b. Leaders: Nicole Bowman 384, 143; Aubrey Barfield 497, 404; Ken Kelley 59, 32t; Gary Padgett 503, 505; Adrian Nall 540, 507b; Ken Sundberg 326, 123b.

RECESS

Ryan Bowman called the class back to order by leading 547. Leaders: Victoria Aplin 345t, 270 (for Jewell Rowland); Billy Kelley 442t; Ken Kelley 466 (for Billy); Janice Gardner 273, 293b; Tommie Spurlock 264b (for Amacia Smith); Barbara Jones 140, 324; Hubert Nall 107, 84; James Gardner and Rebecca Bass 447t, 544; Wayne Jones 395b, 464; Ernest Cockcroft 401, 505. The class sang 369 before the noon meal.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Adrian Nall leading 96. Leaders: Nicole Bowman 463; Rebecca Bass 587, 574; Tim Taylor 516; Joe Nall 558, 443; Brenda Kyser 573, 391; Wayne Jones 500; Aubrey Barfield 49b; Gary Padgett 278b; Adrian Nall 393; Ken Sundberg 378t; Janice Gardner 575; Tommie Spurlock 183; Hubert Nall 155; James Gardner 74t; Ernest Cockcroft 553; Rebecca Bass 215; Joe Nall 504t; Brenda Kyser 572.

Announcements were made. Ryan Bowman led 81 as the closing song. Adrian Nall offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Ryan Bowman; Secretary—Aubrey Barfield