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Gum Pond Primitive Baptist Church Singing

Eva, Morgan County, Alabama

Saturday, September 24, 2016

The annual Sacred Harp singing held at Gum Pond Primitive Baptist Church on Saturday before the fourth Sunday in September was called to order by J.L. Hopper leading 31b. The opening prayer was offered by Nicholas Thompson.

The class was organized by electing or appointing the following officers to serve: Chairman and Arranging Officer—Nicholas Thompson; Vice Chairman—Rodney Ivey; Secretary—Judy Caudle.

Leaders: Nicholas Thompson 89, 318 (in memory of B.M. Smith); Rodney Ivey 503, 276 (for Glenda Hopper); Judy Caudle 32t, 36b; Buell Cobb 92, 116; Susan Cherones 300, 56b; Nathan Stewart 217, 546; Linda Booth 198, 313b; Loyd Ivey 426b, 90; Nancy Thompson 65, 405; Lisa Geist 273, 532; Sarah Trumbore 168, 222; Glenn Keeton 504, 178; Susan Allred 436 (in memory of Kenneth Fannin), 378b.

RECESS

Nicholas Thompson and Teresa McKee led 270 to bring the class together. Leaders: Alex Forsyth 110, 396; Daniel Lee 566, 542; Georgia Mitchell and Marissa Lingaitis 114; Angela Myers 160b, 57; Rebecca Over 376, 377; Wilson Lewis and Caroline Wright 339; Gary Glover 35, 335; Stephen Miller 47t, 384; Molly Sackett and Esmeralda Trevino 282; Bridgett Hill Kennedy 37b, 391. Elder J.L. Hopper asked a blessing before the noon meal.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Rodney Ivey leading 144. Leaders: Winfred Kerr 500, 314; Larry Ballinger 291, 528; Hazel Heinze and friend, Stella 99, 496; J.L. Hopper 369; Elenore Cole and Aydrian Shores 286; Oscar McGuire 441, 344; Daniel Williams 271b, 74t; Erin Dockery and MaryMac Cowan 333; Mary Blake Thompson 302, 277; Brandon Thompson 30b, 448t; Fiona Charow and Arrie Jones 455; Geraldine Sharpton 120, 143; Nathan Stewart 189; Shane Wootten 138t; Rebecca Over 39t; Daniel Williams 211.

Announcements were made. Nicholas Thompson led 62 as the closing song. Elder J.L. Hopper dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Nicholas Thompson; Vice Chairman—Rodney Ivey; Secretary—Judy Caudle