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New Hope Church Singing

Cullman County, Alabama

Sunday, June 26, 2016

The annual Sacred Harp singing held at New Hope Church on the fourth Sunday in June was called to order at 10:00 a.m. by James (Butch) White leading 34b. Delone Cobbs offered the opening prayer.

In a business session the following officers were elected: Chairman—Butch White; Vice Chairman—Anna Grace Sipe; Secretary—Londa Pate; Arranging Committee—Geraldine Sharpton and Christopher Mann.

Leaders: Butch White 74b; Anna Grace Sipe 49b, 32t; Christopher Mann 33b, 47t; Londa Pate 63, 452; Geraldine Sharpton 490, 565; Garrett Sipe 77t, 47b; Susan Allred 430, 384; Cindy Mann 39t, 159; Delone Cobbs 354t, 67.

RECESS

The class was called back together by Anna Grace Sipe leading 163b and 335. Leaders: Sarah Beasley 274t, 61; Jim Pate 277, 225t; Hazel Heinze 515, 99; Theresa Westmoreland 39b, 268; Billy See and Vickie See 30b, 288; Sonya Sipe 386, 171. Ruben Williams gave a report on the cemetery fund. Butch White led 31t. Christopher Mann returned thanks before the noon meal.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Butch White leading 168. Leaders: Seth Holloway 235; Buell Cobb 36b, 27; Nancy Tuck 457, 358; Greg Allred 72b, 56t; Dick Nail 300, 421; Geraldine Sharpton 318; Londa Pate 59; Christopher Mann 282; Nancy Tuck 445; Butch White and Joyce White 480.

Butch White led 535 as the closing song. Announcements were made. Delone Cobbs offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—James (Butch) White; Vice Chairman—Anna Grace Sipe; Secretary—Londa Pate