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Smyrna Sacred Harp Singing

Smyrna Primitive Baptist Church, Goodwater, Alabama

Sunday, September 18, 2016

The annual Sacred Harp singing at Smyrna Primitive Baptist Church was held on the third Sunday in September. Jack Nelson brought the class together leading 34t and 33b. Elder Louis Culver offered the morning prayer.

The class voted to retain the following officers: Chairman—Jack Nelson; Vice Chairman—William Futral; Secretary and Arranging Officer—Virginia Futral.

Leaders: Robert Chambless 77t, 68b; Charlene Wallace 171; Winfred Kerr 500, 36b; Judy Chambless 300, 410t; Stanley Smith 155, 217; Rebecca Over 114, 430; Edna Ruth Phillips 200, 480; Myrlene Redmond 569b, 358; Wendy Anderson 61; Robby Anderson 98; Wendy Anderson and Robby Anderson 341.

RECESS

Jack Nelson brought the class back together by leading 228. Leaders: Jenny Acton 25 (JB), 112; Jacob Acton 168, 282; Cecil Roberts 285t, 399b; Denice Burleson 192, 269; Myra Goss 380, 288; Brandon Acton 142, 551; Dalton Lewis 146, 354b. Elder Ken Milner asked a blessing before the noon meal.

LUNCH

Jack Nelson called the class to order by leading 108t and 297. Leaders: Virginia Dyer 186, 28b; Sharon Whitehead 565, 110; Richard DeLong 203, 70t; Daniel Dean 39b, 39t; Ken Milner 47b, 45t; Virginia Futral 566, 145b; Rebecca Over and Charlene Wallace 283; Stanley Smith 302; Cecil Roberts 312b; Winfred Kerr 59; Robert Chambless 225t; Jacob Acton 196; Brandon Acton 146; Myrlene Redmond and Edna Ruth Phillips 517; Denice Burleson 340; Jenny Acton 318; Jack Nelson 39b. Elder Ken Milner dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Jack Nelson; Vice Chairman—William Futral; Secretary—Virginia Futral