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Bethel Singing

Bruce, Mississippi

Sunday, April 1, 2018

The 69th annual Sacred Harp singing at Bethel Primitive Baptist Church was held on Easter Sunday in memory of Hugh Bill McGuire. Henry McGuire called the class to order leading 547t (WB). Robert Earl Alexander offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Henry McGuire 484t (WB); Drew McGuire 37b, 318; Lisa Geist 477, 528; Ken Tate 498, 535; Robert Earl Alexander 134, 124; Earl Ballinger 141, 36b; Will McGuire 110, 181; John Plunkett 443b (WB), 449t (WB); Amber Davis 395, 44; Danny Creel 354b, 63; Andy Davis 222, 269.

RECESS

Mark Davis called the class together leading 104. Leaders: Anne Steel 421, 209; Mike Hankins 84, 168; Ann Jett 172, 47b; Arlon Gardner 65, 67; Shelby Castillo 81t, 432; Mark Tew 46, 108t; Ricky Beasley 285t, 73t; Mark Davis 310, 408; Larry Ballinger 120, 112; Warren Steel 150 (WB), 484b (WB); Henry McGuire 492 (WB).

LUNCH

Drew McGuire called the afternoon session together leading 138t. Leaders: Henry McGuire 196, 40; Lisa Geist 273; Ken Tate 359b (WB); Robert Earl Alexander 35; Earl Ballinger 99; John Beasley 480, 335; Will McGuire 119; John Plunkett 460; Sarah Tidwell 42, 146; Amber Davis 192; Danny Creel 526 (WB); Andy Davis 434; Carol Selman 218; Anne Steel 200; Mike Hankins 527; Arlon Gardner 454; Shelby Castillo 456; Mark Tew 203; John Jones and Ricky Beasley 45t; Mark Davis 78, 236; Warren Steel 419; Henry McGuire, Drew McGuire, Will McGuire, and Charlie McGuire 486t (WB).

Following announcements, Henry McGuire and Drew McGuire led 62 as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer offered by Danny Creel.

Chairman—Henry McGuire; Vice Chairman—Drew McGuire; Secretary—Warren Steel