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Smyrna Sacred Harp Singing

Smyrna Primitive Baptist Church, Goodwater, Alabama

Sunday, September 20, 2015

The annual Sacred Harp singing at Smyrna Primitive Baptist Church was held on the third Sunday in September. Jack Nelson brought the class together by leading 32t. Elder Ken Milner offered the morning prayer.

The class voted to retain the following officers: Chairman—Jack Nelson; Vice Chairman—William Futral; Secretary—Virginia Futral.

Leaders: Jack Nelson 40; Edna Ruth Phillips 354b, 143; Ed Thacker 147b, 149; Margie Smith 31b, 225t; Winfred Kerr 314, 46; Margaret Thacker 39b, 108t; Richard Mauldin 168, 205; B.M. Smith 340, 204; Robert Chambless 503, 303.

RECESS

Jack Nelson and Sidney Burleson (his great niece) brought the class back together leading 358. Leaders: Myrlene Redmond 452, 569b; Denice Burleson 300, 186; Judy Chambless 569t, 295; Marilyn Bradley 68b, 77b. Elder Louis Culver offered prayer before the noon meal.

LUNCH

Jack Nelson brought the class back together leading 551. Leaders: Karen Rollins 406, 405; Roy Nelson 30b, 69t; Eugene Forbes 155, 318, 566 (in memory of Betty Forbes); Cecil Roberts 277, 229; Wendy Anderson 294, 339; Myra Goss 208, 323b; William Futral and Wendy Anderson 61, 341; Roy Nelson 45t; Denice Burleson 25 (WB); Ken Milner 77t, 72b, 39 (OSH).

The class ended the day by singing “God Bless America”. Elder Ken Milner dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Jack Nelson; Vice Chairman—William Futral; Secretary—Virginia Futral