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Old Harmony Primitive Baptist Church

Cleburne County, Alabama

April 16, 1995

The annual Sacred Harp singing was held at Old Harmony the third Sunday in April. The class was called to order by B. J. Harris leading song on page 32 (t? b?). Elder Neal Prichard led the morning prayer. B. J. Harris then led song on page 30b, Elder Neal Prichard led 566, 104, 36b. Evelyn Harris and Haley Webb 108 (t? b?), 146. The class then organized by electing the following officers: Chairman—B. J. Harris; Vice Chairman—Elder Neal Prichard; Secretary—Evelyn Harris; Arranging Committee—Hester Edwards; Memorial Committee—Ruth Brown and Margie Smith. B. J. Harris then led song on page 490. Leaders: Lou Cotney 300, 196, 497; B. M. Smith 569b, 284, 141; Alice Edwards 565, 73b; Lonnie Rogers 101 (t? b?), 318, 225 (t? b?); Buelah Reese 85, 72b.

RECESS

The class was called to order by B. J. Harris leading song on page 77b. Leaders: Harvey Austin 176b, 335; Jeff Sheppard 415, 236; Ruth Daniels 40, 378 (t? b?). The memorial lesson was held at this time. Ruth Brown spoke of our loved ones that have passed away, and that we need to remember the sick and shut-ins with a card or a telephone call to let them know we are thinking of them. Margie Smith led 499b for the following people that passed away in 1994: Runie Glover, Evelyn Dillishaw, Dana Jackson, Henry Kerr, Viola Hicks, T. H. Ross, Mrs. J. J. Aderhold, Lindsey Crider, Grady Albright, Harry Dumas, Carlton Hitchcock, Dura Blackmon, Zera Mize. Lonnie Rogers led 348b for the following ones that passed away in 1995: Lessie Cates, Clellon Warren, Ted Godsey, Winford Lacey, Junurs Hudgins, Mary Morris, Helen Cordell, Lois Green. Charlene Wallace led 146, 289 for the sick and shut-ins. The memorial was closed with prayer by Harvey Austin. Elder Neal Prichard made a short talk to welcome everyone. The class was dismissed for lunch.

LUNCH

The afternoon session resumed with B. J. Harris leading song on page 452b. Leaders: Everett Denney 313 (t? b?), 127, 123 (t? b?); Carlene Griffin 448 (t? b?), 503; Elder Marshall Avery 159, 74b, 278b; Shelbie Sheppard 102, 114, 484; Cecil Edwards 124, 79, 341; Sherrill Durand 277, 127; Herman Smith 139, 358, 333; Florence Williams 406, 290, 457; Louise Holland 155, 73 (t? b?); Nellie Mae White 45 (t? b?), 100, 332; Cathy Williams 323b, 535b; Lewis Norton 163 (t? b?), 39b, 143; Margie Smith 512, 354 (t? b?). B. J. Harris and Elder Neal Prichard led the closing song on page 46. The class was dismissed with prayer by Lonnie Rogers.

Chairman—B. J. Harris; Vice Chairman—Elder Neal Prichard; Secretary—Evelyn Harris.