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Macedonia Baptist Church

Haleyville, Alabama

August 10, 1997

The annual Sacred Harp singing held at Macedonia Baptist Church was held on the second Sunday in August, and was called to order by Dawson Adams leading song on page 39b. The morning prayer was led by Dawson Adams.

The class organized by voting to retain the same officers: Chairman—Dawson Adams; Vice Chairman—Parnell Berry; Secretary—Josie Hyde; Arranging Committee—Travis Keeton. Dawson Adams led song on page 48t.

Leaders: Gladys Bonds 73t, 77t, 45t; A. A. Malone 112, 274t, 432; Beatrice Brewer 123t, 137, 298; Gene Wakefield 103, 102, 100; Clearence McCool 101t, 569b, 49b; Odie V. Horton 33b, 32t, 426t; Mae Conwill 126, 270, 44.

RECESS

Parnell Berry called the class to order leading songs on pages 278b, 99, and 78. Leaders: John Hyde 129, 75, 313t; Lena Wakefield 222, 234, 546; Josie Hyde 323b, 294, 434; Sandra Williams 391, 276, 31t; Roma Rice 166, 277; Elmer Conwill 224, 273, 500 (in memory of Tom Harper).

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Travis Keeton leading songs on pages 179, 460, and 400. Leaders: Pernie Pelfrey 312b, 147b, 225t; Marie Aldridge 336, 316, 436; Loretta Whitman 81t, 106, 124; Edith Tate 37b, 73t; Kermit Adams 212, 430, 441; Earl Ballinger 80b, 331, 338; Christie Allen 172, 88 (t? b?), 144; Larry Ballinger 91, 89; L. E. Hannah and Latrive Bailey 498, 349, 384, 340; Ivalene Donaldson 326, 290; Raymond Fannin 300, 328, 61; Cecil Wakefield 159, 282, 337. Dawson Adams led song on page 475 as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer led by Earl Ballinger.

Chairman—Dawson Adams; Vice Chairman—Parnell Berry; Secretary—Josie Hyde.