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Bethel Singing

Bruce, Mississippi

Sunday, April 3, 2016

The 67th annual Sacred Harp singing at Bethel Primitive Baptist Church was held in memory of Hugh Bill McGuire. Henry McGuire called the class to order leading 547t (WB). Arlon Gardner offered the morning prayer.

Henry McGuire led 460, and the class organized by electing the following officers: Chairman—Henry McGuire; Vice Chairman—Drew McGuire; Secretary—Warren Steel.

Leaders: Mark Davis 535, 217; Darlene Reynolds 282, 511 (WB); Mike Hankins 63, 480; Arlon Gardner 278t, 70b; Ann Jett 47b, 77t; Anne Steel 278b, 348b; Chris Ballinger 176b (WB), 145t (WB); Ken Tate 547, 475; Will McGuire 317b (WB), 45t (WB).

RECESS

Henry McGuire, Drew McGuire, Will McGuire, Charlie McGuire, and Thomas Burns called the class together leading 485t (WB). Leaders: Drew McGuire 131b, 396; Lisa Geist 527, 528; David Killingsworth 448b, 277; Shelby Castillo 472, 432; Chuck Howell 127, 452; Sarah Tidwell 31t, 32t; Gravis Ballinger 273, 268; John Van Horn 122 (WB), 192 (WB); Regina Derstine 181, 347.

RECESS

Henry McGuire called the class together leading 532. Leaders: Larry Ballinger 540, 98; Reba Windom 208, 546; Andy Davis 269, 400; John Plunkett 114t (WB), 54t (WB); Danny Creel 222, 182; Julie Heerin 417, 64; Warren Steel 185, 183; Chuck Howell 84.

LUNCH

Henry McGuire called the afternoon session together leading 492 (WB) and 505 (WB). Leaders: Mark Davis 131t; Mike Hankins 111b; Arlon Gardner 454; Ann Jett 327; Darlene Reynolds 335; Chris Ballinger 350; Anne Steel 47t; Brian Harrison 139, 40; Ken Tate 147t; Will McGuire 87; Lisa Geist 272; Drew McGuire 542; David Killingsworth 28b; Shelby Castillo 411; Gravis Ballinger 519 (WB); John Van Horn 196; Regina Derstine 504; Larry Ballinger 403; Reba Windom 224; Andy Davis 254; John Plunkett 504 (WB); Danny Creel 89; Julie Heerin 82t; Warren Steel 379; Robert Earl Alexander 35, 124.

Following announcements, Henry McGuire, Drew McGuire, and Mark Davis led “The Drone” as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer offered by Danny Creel.

Chairman—Henry McGuire; Vice Chairman—Drew McGuire; Secretary—Warren Steel