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Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church

Fayette, Alabama

Sunday, June 26, 2016

The annual Sacred Harp singing held at Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church on the fourth Sunday in June was called to order by Larry Ballinger leading 31b. Buddy Ballinger offered the morning prayer.

After welcoming comments, the class organized by electing or appointing the following officers to serve: Chairman—Larry Ballinger; Vice Chairman—Chris Ballinger; Secretary—Teresa Hope; Arranging Committee—David Ballinger and Gravis Ballinger.

Leaders: Larry Ballinger 528; Linton Ballinger, Sherry Stove, and Allie Ballinger 35; Teresa Hope 110 (in memory of Hamilton Ballinger); Mike Hankins 480; Ron Ballinger 46; Chris Ballinger, Katie Ballinger, Lauren Ballinger, and Larry Ballinger 45t; Donnie Cooley, Mary Rose Cooley, and Josie Cooley 186; Jack Pate 569b; Jarrod Linton 155; Phillip Ballinger 340; Amber Davis 291; Will Thompson 68b; Leslie Brady and Patrick Brady 34b; Don Keeton 354t; Leon Ballinger, Cindy Cockrill, Chris Perez, Courtney Perez, and Sofiar Joaquin Perez 490 (in memory of Mary Ballinger); Jimmy Ballinger 84; Bentley Rose and Darlene Reynolds 282; Charles Humber 405.


Lomax Ballinger led 144 to bring the class together. Leaders: Amanda Hardiman 454; Jill Porter, Ella Porter, Eady Porter, and Emily West 212; Diana Anderson and Barbara Cooley 59; Albert Humber 565; Beth Wallace, Tory Colvin, and Ridley Colvin 546; Gravis Ballinger, Leslie Brady, Julie Stough, Anslee Stough, Ryleigh Stough, and Sofie Stough 76b; Beverly Nelson, Drue Abbel, and Nathan Abbel 137; Chuck Howell 460; Janet Litton 217; Brenda Robbins and Carol Zeniah 100; Eugene Forbes 299; Nicholas Holmes, Larry Ballinger, and Amber Holmes 47t; Miranda Burns 123t; Joy Litton and Amelia O’Dell 63; Jagger Eastman, Anna Eastman, and Earl Ballinger 313t.


Lisa Geist led 269 to bring the class to order. Leaders: David Ballinger 410t; Nora Miller 411; David Killingsworth 56b; Lilly Underwood 354b; Judy Thomas and Leon Ballinger 313b; Henry Guthery 530 (for Ottis Sides); Jerry Kitchens 384 (in memory of Kermit Adams); Darrell Swarens 507 (in memory of Josie Hyde); Linda Sides 564 (for Janelle Davis); Loyd Ivey and Leon Ballinger 424; Ken Tate 422; Adrian Eldridge 512; Elene Stovall 211; Nicholas Thompson 140.


The afternoon session began with Larry Ballinger leading 268. Leaders: Rodney Ivey and Cassie Allen 444 (for Toney Smith); Ainslie Allen 196; Warren Steel 360; Cheyenne Ivey 430; Nathan Stewart 151; Judy Caudle 216 (in memory of Joe Nall); Loretta Whitman 75; Henry McGuire 266; Cindy Tanner 177 (in memory of Elsie Moon); David Ivey, Lisa Geist, and Amber Davis 331 (in memory of Steve Adams); Chug Beasley 72b; Bridgett Hill Kennedy 70b; Glenn Keeton 236; Nate Green 121; Wayne Baines 127; Dorothea Maynard 442; Donald Jones 317; Juanita Beasley 61; Susan Cherones 300; Betty Baccus 499; Marlin Beasley 434; Cassie Allen and Chris Ballinger 342; Richard Mauldin 446; Earl Ballinger 286; Buddy Ballinger 343; Leon Ballinger, Linton Ballinger, Earl Ballinger, Elaine Jenkins, Larry Ballinger, Buddy Ballinger, Gravis Ballinger, and Loyd Ivey 215, 222; Larry Ballinger and Ron Ballinger 105.

Announcements were made. Larry Ballinger led 323t as the closing song. The closing prayer was offered by Marlin Beasley, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Larry Ballinger; Vice Chairman—Chris Ballinger; Secretary—Teresa Hope