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Jones Chapel Sacred Harp Memorial Singing

Jones Chapel Senior Citizens Center, Cullman, Alabama

November 16, 1997

The annual Jones Chapel Sacred Harp Memorial Singing was called to order by John Hocutt leading song on page 30t. The opening prayer was offered by Everitt Kilgo.

The class organized with the following officers elected or appointed: Chairman—John Hocutt; Vice Chairman—Henry Guthery; Secretary—Eldagene Roberson; Arranging Committee—Cecil Sanders.

Leaders: John Hocutt 64; Cecil Sanders 225t; Gene Wakefield 56t, 108b, 109; Willodean Barton 176t, 179, 145t; Keterina Sanders 146, 317b; Pernie Pelfrey 73t, 74b; B. B. Mattox 421 (in memory of his wife, Winnie Mattox), 345b, 217, 186; Billy Williams 39b, 339, 335 (in memory of Ora Lee Stevens); Everitt Kilgo 33b, 40.

RECESS

Chairman John Hocutt called the class to order leading song on page 144. Leaders: Josie Hyde 390, 569 (t? b?), 565, 499; Marie Guthrie 155, 336, 389; Lena Wakefield 312t, 312b, 482; Corene White 126, 379, 216; Travis Keeton 121, 278 (t? b?) (in memory of Ben Keeton), 111 (t? b?).

LUNCH

The afternoon session was opened by John Hocutt leading song on page 104. Leaders: John Hyde 37b (in memory of Unie B. Howard and Douglas Howard), 61; Eldagene Roberson 338, 439; Eron White 28b (in memory of Unie B. Howard and Douglas Howard), 68 (t? b?); Billy Williams 460 (in memory of Belviena Woodard); John Hyde 313 (t? b?) (in memory of Tom Roberson); Willodean Barton 290; Lena Wakefield 475; Marie Guthrie 222; Pernie Pelfrey “Jesus Died For Me”; Josie Hyde 310; Gene Wakefield 57; John Hocutt 56b.

At this time announcements of coming singings were given, and a vote was taken whether to continue this singing next year. The class voted unanimously to continue the singing, and to invite others to attend in the coming years.

John Hocutt led song on page 282 as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer led by Everitt Kilgo.

Chairman—John Hocutt; Vice Chairman—Henry Guthery; Secretary—Eldagene Robers