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Gum Pond Church

Morgan County, Alabama

September 28, 1997

The September Sacred Harp singing held at Gum Pond Primitive Baptist Church was called to order by Chairman Milford Cobbs leading songs on pages 75 and 46. The morning prayer was offered by Milford Cobbs. Leaders: Arvid Holmes 49b; Steve Cobbs 285t, 460, 480; Eldagene Roberson 186, 306; Danny Creel 383, 112; Stuart Ivey 29t, 155; Allsion Ivey 120, 134; Brandon Thompson 335, 274t; Cassie Franklin 47t, 546.

RECESS

The class was called back to order by Milford Cobbs leading number 143. Leaders: Jonathan Thompson 84, 384; Athea Gibbs 32t, 147t; David Ivey 138b, 283 (in memory of Estelle Napier); Karen Ivey 142, 475; Cindy Franklin 189b, 198; Rhoda Norris 316, 137; Carol Newman 373, 68b; Hershell King 176b, 204; Milford Cobbs and Susan Holmes 441. The class was dismissed for lunch with prayer led by David Ivey.

LUNCH

The class came back to order after a bountiful lunch with Milford Cobbs leading song on page 127.

A memorial session was held with Milford Cobbs leading song number 358 in memory of Thomas Holland of Zion Hill; Judy Caudle leading song on page 109 in memory of Bera Bradford.

Leaders: Harrison Creel 512, 111b; Carmon Brothers 390, 499; David Roberson 220, 196; Marie Guthrie 280, 222; Dexter Cobbs 445; Richard Ivey 145t, 270; Flarce Creel 389, 229; Christine Leeth 491, 490; Nancy Thompson and Alta Self 405, 102, 80b; Lessie Grant and Pete Holcomb 42, 61; Judy Caudle 311, 448t; Wilda Holmes and Craig Holmes 39b, “That Beautiful Land”; Buckley Hopper 300, 48b, 268; Susan Holmes 212, 313 (t? b?); J. L. Hopper 122; Odom Hawkins 146, 100, 426 (t? b?); Dan Hopper 126, 451.

Following announcements, Milford Cobbs led 62 as the closing song. Elder J. L. Hopper was called to lead prayer and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Milford Cobbs; Vice Chairman—Arvid Holmes; Arranging Committee—Willard Hopper; Secretary—Judy Caudle.