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Mt. Ebron Church Memorial Singing

Near Double Springs, Alabama

November 2, 1997

The ninety-second session of the annual Sacred Harp singing held at Mt. Ebron Church was called to order by Elmer Conwill leading song on page 32 (t? b?). The morning prayer was led by Bobby Robbins. Elmer Conwill led song on page 30 (t? b?).

The class organized by electing the following officers: Chairman—Travis Keeton; Vice Chairman—John Hyde; Arranging Committee—Gene Wakefield; Secretary—Jayne Fulmer.

Leaders: Travis Keeton 47 (t? b?), 99; Joshua Keeton 108t, 108b; Ada Godsey 161, 408; Odie V. Horton 410 (t? b?), 341; Loretta Whitman 101 (t? b?), 82 (t? b?); Roma Rice 179, 172.

RECESS

The class reassembled with John Hyde leading songs on pages 63 and 39b. Leaders: Ila Ingle 434, 436; Billy Williams 49 (t? b?), 76b; Ivalene Donaldson and Wilton Donaldson 288, 56 (t? b?); John Hyde 73 (t? b?); Keterina Sanders 317, 354 (t? b?); Donald Robertson 100, 215; Gene Wakefield 210, 168; Mae Conwill 155, 201b; Jayne Fulmer 212, 300, 236 (in memory of family members); Harrison Creel 89, 512; Willodean Barton 416, 565b; Glenn Keeton 361, 365; Florence Harrison 475, 157.

LUNCH

The class resumed singing with Travis Keeton leading song on page 134. Leaders: Larry Ballinger 225 (t? b?), 34b; Faye Donaldson 299, 371; Faye Donaldson, Julie Poston, and Gene Wakefield 290, 274 (t? b?), 480; Pernie Pelfrey 566, 275b; Josie Hyde 329, 388, 186; Bobby Robbins 445b, 294; Lena Wakefield 122, 45 (t? b?), 378 (t? b?) (for Clifford Wakefield and Betty Baccus); Travis Keeton 126, 285 (t? b?), 284.

John Hyde and Travis Keeton led song on page 297 for the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer by Harrison Creel.

Chairman—Travis Keeton; Vice Chairman—John Hyde; Secretary—Jayne Fulmer.