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Mountain Home Church

Near Bear Creek, Alabama

September 14, 1997

The annual Sacred Harp singing held at Mountain Home Church on the second Sunday in September was called to order by John Hyde leading songs on pages 37b and 39b. The morning prayer was led by Doyle Williams.

The class organized for the day by electing to retain the following officers: Chairman—John Hyde; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Secretary—Josie Hyde; Arranging Committee—Margaret Keeton. John Hyde led song on page 129. Leaders: Odie V. Horton 76b, 77t, 48t; Gene Wakefield 108b, 108t, 109; Ashlie Owens 30t, 410t; Doyle Williams 29 (t? b?), 155, 312b; Beatrice Brewer 123t, 137; Arnold Moore 490, 460; Keterina Sanders 59, 290; Gladys Bonds 47t, 32t, 74b.

RECESS

Doyle Williams called the class to order by leading song on page 85. Leaders: Twylia Pickard “Not Made With Hands”, 294; Paul Frederick 45t, 277, 499; Mae Conwill 332, 65, 42; Lena Wakefield 111b, 146, 546; Pernie Pelfrey 147b, 145b, 49b; Kermit Adams 426t, 28b, 34b.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by John Hyde with song on page 337. Leaders: Fayrene Pickard 143, 323b, 438, 480; Julietta Haynes 46, 135, 421; Junita Whitman 313 (t? b?), 144, 182; Josie Hyde 445b, 225t, 297; Elmer Conwill 296, 288, 298; Travis Keeton 278b, 378b, 379; Cecil Sanders 475, 512; Margaret Keeton 97, 88t, 129. John Hyde led song on 73t as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer by Margaret Keeton.

We wish to thank Fayrene Pickard and Twylia Pickard for paying for the minutes.

Chairman—John Hyde; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Secretary—Josie Hyde.