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Mount Moriah Primitive Baptist Church

Near Snead Crossroads, Alabama

April 23, 1995

The annual Sacred Harp singing at Mount Moriah Church was called to order by Carmon Brothers leading songs on 31b and 421. Prayer was given by J. O. Handley. Carmon Brothers then led song on page 59. The class was organized by retaining the same officers: Chairman—Carmon Brothers; Vice Chairman—Marlin Beasley; Secretary—Alpha Black; Arranging Committee—J. O. Handley. Carmon Brothers led song on page 358. Leaders: Virgil Phillips 318, 313 (t? b?); Alpha Black 222, 460; Alice Washburn 45t; Rev. Handley 68b; Calvin Rogers 56b, 490; Ester Brown 30t, 441; Elvin Guthrie 331b, 56t, Lamar Smith 32t, 76b.

RECESS

Carmon Brothers brought the class back together leading song on page 67. Leaders: Rhoda Norris 317b, 276; Marie Guthrie 196, 192; Tom Ward 155, 63; Jewel Wootten 99, 321; B. M. Smith 101t, 225 (t? b?); Linda Thomas and Shelbie Sheppard 556, 503b, 385 (t? b?), 451.

RECESS

The class was called back together by Michael Brothers leading song on page 495. Leaders: Eunice Kimbrell 65; Jeff Sheppard 454, 448t; Milton Oliver 176 (t? b?); Jake Holmes, Josh Holmes, and Virgil Phillips 358; Cassie Holmes 45t; Lyles Burke 40, 137.

LUNCH

The class was reconvened with Carmon Brothers leading songs on pages 314 and 340. Leaders: Eloise Avery 108t, 171; Trina Holmes 159, 390; Ellewese Robertson 282, 418; Roy Nelson 303b, 35; Avis Blackmon 395; Verlin Blackmon 31t, 52t; Hebert Bailey 34b, 565b; Judy Parrish 46, 61; Phillip, Paula, and Rebecca Gilmore 145b, 388, 129; B. M. Smith 284; Shelbie Sheppard 106, 498; Lamar Smith 36b; Jeff Sheppard 29t; Elvin Guthrie 172; Roy Nelson 569b; Marie Guthrie 220; Mitchell Brothers “That Beautiful Land”. The chairman led 62 as the closing song, followed with prayer by Rev. M. L. Wilson.

Chairman—Carmon Brothers; Vice Chairman—Marlin Beasley; Secretary—Alpha Black.