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Hopewell Homecoming

Hopewell Primitive Baptist Church, Oneonta, Alabama

June 10-11, 2017

Saturday, June 10

The 71st annual Hopewell Homecoming Sacred Harp singing was held at Hopewell Primitive Baptist Church in Oneonta, Alabama, on the second Sunday and Saturday before in June. Terry Hullett called the class to order by leading 81t. Elder Philip Gilmore offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Terry Hullett 144; Nate Green 87; Bobby Watkins 204; Rebekah Gilmore 77t; Doyle Alexander 36b; Chris Green 318; Inga Huebner 56b; Nancy Novotny 464; Winfred Kerr 500 (in memory of Hugh McGraw); Jonathan Surrency 455; Philip Gilmore 47b; Derek Buckland 313b; Matthew MacLellan 474; Rebecca Over 217; Robert Stoddard 216; Richard Mauldin 168.


Terry Hullett brought the class back together by leading 63. Leaders: Hayden Arp 340; Nancy Price 75; Alex Forsyth 101t; Sasha Hsuczyk 422; Darrell Swarens 208; Ed Thacker 64; Judy Caudle 365; Larry Ballinger 551; Reba Windom 192 (for Eloise Wootten); Joel Bassett 167; Elizabeth Stoddard 57; Linda Berkemeier 56t; Vickie See and Billy See 480; Adrian Eldridge 279; Henry Johnson 230; Eugene Forbes 384; Margaret Thacker 303; Doug Conn 406.


Terry Hullett brought the class back together by leading 30b. Leaders: April Watkins 278b; Marlin Beasley 336; Taylor Watkins 345t; Grace Gilmore 542; Lori Graber 131t; Kerry Cullinan 68b; Bridgett Hill Kennedy 383; Paula Gilmore 317; Elizabeth Gentry 361; Cheyenne Ivey 389; J.L. Hopper 211; Daniel Bearden 459; Linda Booth 489; Linda Thomas and Jordan Sullivan 345b.


Philip Gilmore brought the class back together by leading 176b. Leaders: Inga Huebner 94; Rebecca Over 393; Derek Buckland 569b; Norma Green and Nate Green 225t; Matthew MacLellan 212; Mary Ruth Stiefel 421; Linda Berkemeier 228; Nancy Novotny 224; Elizabeth Stoddard and Deborah Kukal 546; Robert Stoddard 475; Kerry Cullinan 486; Joel Bassett 411; Sasha Hsuczyk 349; Alex Forsyth 272; Darrell Swarens 72b (in memory of Nettie Green); Adrian Eldridge and Elizabeth Gentry 353; Lori Graber 510; Nancy Price 178; Jonathan Surrency 235; Vickie See and Billy See 503.

Terry Hullett and Nate Green led 45t as the closing song. Elder J.L. Hopper dismissed the class with prayer.

Sunday, June 11

The Sunday session of the Hopewell Homecoming Sacred Harp singing was called to order by Terry Hullett leading 129. The morning prayer was offered by Doyle Alexander.

Leaders: Terry Hullett 59; Nate Green 32t; Bobby Watkins 111b, 76b; Rebekah Gilmore 67, 277; Doyle Alexander 63, 146; Dennis George 31b, 123t; Terry Wootten 33b, 69t; Philip Gilmore 47t, 448t; Buell Cobb 207, 141; Vickie See and Billy See 30b, 72b; Doug Conn 546, 74b; Paula Gilmore 49b, 145b; Marlin Beasley 392 (in memory of Martha Harper), 319 (in memory of Myrtle Ann Beasley).


Terry Hullett brought the class back together by leading 340. Leaders: Rodney Ivey 475, 383; Helen Brown 349, 142; Margaret Gillanders 77b, 203; Rebecca Over 369 (in memory of Calvin Phillips), 548 (in memory of Hugh McGraw); Ted Brown 75, 378t.

The memorial lesson was conducted by Philip Gilmore and Paula Gilmore. Philip read from Acts 24 (t? b?):15. Terry Hullett led 45t in memory of Wilma Green. Philip and Paula led 285t in memory of the following deceased: Hugh McGraw, Geneva Prichard, B.M. Smith, Johnny Lee, Delorese Lee, Mary Jean Avery Payne—Georgia; S.T. Reed, Gravis Ballinger, Calvin Phillips, Wilma Green, Toney Smith, Lavoy Smith, Gary Smith, Levon Wootten, Pat Wadsworth, Bill Davis, Patti Alexander, Velma Gillahan—Alabama; Byron Hulgan—Tennessee; J.B. Shenk—Indiana; Michael Sensor—Pennsylvania; Ruth Steggles, Jean MacDonald—United Kingdom.

Philip and Paula led 48t for the following sick and shut-ins: John Brazitis, Eloise Wootten, Tommie Spurlock, Karen Rollins, Wayne Reed, Sue Bush, David Elliott, Jimmie Wadsworth, and Virginia Lowe. Doug Conn closed the memorial lesson with prayer.

Leaders: Nathan Rees 549, 348b; Joel Bassett 111t, 498; Alex Forsyth 52b, 432.


Terry Hullett brought the class back together by leading 101t. Leaders: Susan Cherones 300, 460; Ruth Wampler 279, 393; Norma Green and Nate Green 144; Don Clark 174; Jonathan Surrency 408, 176t; Cheyenne Ivey 172; Jeff Shenk 117; Sasha Hsuczyk 61, 434; Taylor Watkins 445, 388; April Watkins 77t, 345b; Karen Clark 560, 534; Grace Gilmore, Rebekah Gilmore, Paula Gilmore, and Philip Gilmore 294, 270; Jordan Sullivan and Linda Thomas 472, 358; Winfred Kerr 516, 314; Ed Thacker and Terry Wootten 400; Jonathon Smith 73t, 132; Helen Brown, Ted Brown, Margaret Gillanders, Rebecca Over, and Molly Bagley 344; Rodney Ivey 571 (CB), 572 (CB) (for Jewel Wootten and Eloise Wootten); Coy Ivey 465 (CB).

Terry Hullett, Nate Green, and Philip Gilmore led 62 as the closing song. Elder Philip Gilmore dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Terry Hullett; Vice Chairman—Nate Green; Secretaries—Paula Gilmore and Rebekah Gilmore