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Oak Hill Baptist Church

Oxford, Alabama

November 9, 1997

The annual Sacred Harp singing at Oak Hill Baptist Church was held on the second Sunday in November, and was called to order by Billy Joe Harris leading song on page 33b. The morning prayer was led by Lonnie Rogers. Billy Joe Harris led song on page 59. Leaders: Roy Nelson 82t, 283; Margie Smith 101t, 225t; Louise Nelson 282, 87; Pearl Guier 127, 49 (t? b?).

The class organized by voting to retain the same officers: Chairman—Billy J. Harris; Vice Chairman—Roy Nelson; Secretary—Hester Edwards; Arranging Committee—Margie Smith and Pearl Guier.

Leaders: Billy J. Harris 490; Henry Johnson 270, 569b; Edith Tate 93, 187; Bud Oliver 186, 274t; Shelbie Sheppard 568, 468; Sandra McCurdy 335, 119; Jimmy Cates 317, 63; Leola Smith 231, 185.

RECESS

Roy Nelson brought the class to order leading song on page 432. Leaders: Rodney Ivey 58, 482; Cindy Franklin 498, 528; Milton Oliver 278t, 384; Pat Propst 106; Jeff Sheppard 293, 292; Cassie Franklin 177, 277; Louis Hughes 564, 565; Carlene Griffin 139, 141; Jackie Tanner 137, 208; Charlene Wallace 276, 299; George Garner 480, 212; Lou Cotney 196, 172, 358; Harrison Creel 530, 512; Nancy Allen 39b. Fred Maddox, a deacon of the church, welcomed everyone and led the noon prayer.

LUNCH

The class resumed singing with Roy Nelson leading song on page 318. Leaders: Everette Denney 34b, 489; Karen Reaves 410t, 339; Lonnie Rogers 222, 343; Ann Jett 43, 44; Felton Denney 50b, 385b; Evelyn Harris 77t, 155; B. M. Smith 499 (in memory of Walker and Lessie Cates), 475; Flarce Creel 454, 546; Reba Norton 373, 452; Carolyn McCareath 294, 45t; Bobby Jackson 312b, 515; Rodney Ivey 269; Henry Johnson 162; Cassie Franklin 510; Louis Hughes 347; Jackie Tanner 47t; Cindy Franklin 79; Pearl Guier 448b; Bud Oliver 73 (t? b?); Ann Jett 108b.

Announcements were made. Billy J. Harris and Roy Nelson led song on page 62 as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer by Harrison Creel.

Chairman—Billy J. Harris; Vice Chairman—Roy Nelson; Secretary—Hester Edwards.