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Alvis Brothers and B. I. Wood Memorial Singing

Pilgrim’s Rest Primitive Baptist Church, south of Attalla, Alabama

November 2, 1997

The annual Sacred Harp singing held at Pilgrim’s Rest Primitive Baptist Church was called to order by Carmon Brothers leading songs on pages 59 and 72b. The morning prayer was led by Brother Verlon Stiefel. Carmon Brothers led song on page 73t.

The class was organized for the day by electing the following officers: Chairman—Carmon Brothers; Vice Chairman—Hershell King; Secretary—Hazel Brothers; Arranging Committee—Hazel Brothers.

Carmon Brothers led song on page 79. Leaders: Larry Lambert 410t, 123t; Ester Brown 30t, 47t; Helen Lambert 441, 285t; Ella Ruth Chamblee 32t, 39b; Buell Matthews 40, 30t; Ophelia Matthews 569b, 565b; Phil Brothers 274t, 373; Mary Ruth Stiefel 119; Linda Thomas 82 (t? b?), 79; Ron Crocker 48t, 49b.

RECESS

Carmon Brothers brought the class to order leading songs on pages 288 and 340. Leaders: Doris Brown and Billie Dean Waid 45t, 460 (in memory of Savola Wimpee, Lola Wood, Eugene Blackwood, Evelyn Spradlin, and in honor of Alpha Black).

LUNCH

The class was called back in session by Carmon Brothers leading songs on pages 172 and 378t. Leaders: Joseph Ritch 268, 401; Dorothea McCowan 235, 109, 36b; Deborah Ritch 89, 200; Douglas Conn 61, 141, 35.

Carmon Brothers led song on page 123t for the closing song and in memory of J. T. Conn. The class was dismissed with prayer by Brother Douglas Conn.

Chairman—Carmon Brothers; Vice Chairman—Hershell King; Secretary—Hazel Brothers.