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Gum Pond Singing

Gum Pond Primitive Baptist Church, Morgan County, Alabama

Saturday, May 21, 2016

The Sacred Harp singing held on Saturday before the fourth Sunday in May at Gum Pond Primitive Baptist Church was called to order by J.L. Hopper leading 311. Nicholas Thompson offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: J.L. Hopper 52t; Judy Caudle 47t, 336; Nicholas Thompson 65, 192; Scott Ivey 108b, 108t; Chris Ballinger 170, 146; Cassie Allen 317, 270; Loyd Ivey 101t, 147t; Danny Creel 405, 50b; Milford Cobbs 75, 159; Elene Stovall 138t, 298; Delone Cobbs 49t, 354t; Larry Ballinger 71, 91; Justin Bowen 176t, 153.

RECESS

J.L. Hopper led 418 to bring the class to order. Leaders: Cheyenne Ivey 385b, 430; Philip Denney 384, 340; Geraldine Sharpton 300, 66; Bea Aaron 438, 341; Christopher Mann 535, 86; Craig Holmes 369, 479; Daniel Hopper 140, 240; Cindy Tanner 220, 546.

The memorial lesson was conducted by Judy Caudle. She spoke and led 472 in honor of the following sick and shut-ins: Steve Adams, Kermit Adams, Lily Hopper, Nancy Thompson, Earlis McGraw, Susan Harcrow, Janelle Davis, Elsie Moon, Eloise Wootten, Ercyl Vidrine, Norman Crider, and Kenneth Fannin.

Judy spoke and led 459 in memory of the following deceased: Aunt Bera Bradford, Ben Bradford, Hester Edwards, Fred Killingsworth, Sandra Spradlin, and those who died on the Egyptian Air plane crash. Nicholas Thompson closed the memorial lesson with prayer.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with J.L. Hopper leading 376. Leaders: Carolyn Thompson 396, 417; Lomax Ballinger 144, 299; Karen Rollins 343, 344; Bridgett Hill Kennedy 209 (for Janelle Davis), 440; Robert Walker 171, 480; Jim Aaron 47b, 503; Ann Jett 37b, 89; Nicholas Thompson 532 (for Janelle Davis); Justin Bowen 182; Loyd Ivey and Scott Ivey 454; Chris Ballinger 99 (for Kermit Adams and Steve Adams); Cindy Tanner 358 (by request of Brenda Childers); Robert Walker 145b.

Elder J.L. Hopper led 46 as the closing song, and dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—J.L. Hopper; Vice Chairman—Milford Cobbs; Secretary—Judy Caudle