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Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church Singing
(Cooper Edition)

Frisco City, Alabama

Saturday, April 21, 2018

The annual Sacred Harp singing held at Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church, Frisco City, Alabama, on Saturday before the fourth Sunday in April was called to order by Tim Taylor leading 30t and 36b. Bill Hogan offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Bill Hogan 155, 91; John Kelley 63, 82; Stephen Huffman 286b, 575; Wayne Jones 500, 504t; Alice Sundberg 210; Gary Padgett 501, 486; Barbara Jones 140, 558; Ryan Bowman 142, 299; Ken Sundberg 341, 560.

RECESS

The class was brought back to order by Tim Taylor leading 216. Leaders: Evie Eddins 66, 406; Alfred Jones 553, 49b; Nicole Bowman 273, 464; Mary Huffman 54t, 283; Stanley Smith 280, 417; Darlu Nall 38b, 277; Tommie Spurlock 87, 99; Brenda Kyser 391, 572; Mary Amelia Taylor 373 (in memory of J.A. Mosley), 567; Gary Padgett 300; Fredia Tatum and Mary Amelia Taylor 45t.

Stanley Smith conducted the memorial lesson, remembering Frisco City area singers including Ed Nall, Thurman Nall, Beuna Mae Purvis, and Christine Gandy. Nicole Bowman led 127. Stanley Smith led 443 (in memory of Thurman Nall) and 408 (in memory of Beuna Mae Purvis). The class sang 369, and Gary Padgett offered the blessing before the noon meal.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Tim Taylor leading 176t. Leaders: Bill Hogan 455t, 455b; John Kelley 100; Stephen Huffman 573; Willonease Trauner and Stanley Smith 587; Wayne Jones 225t; Jason Smith, Mary Amelia Taylor, and Nina Peacock 563; Alice Sundberg 348t; Ryan Bowman 239; Barbara Jones 171; Ken Sundberg 562; Evie Eddins 39; Alfred Jones 574; Mary Huffman 507b; Elizabeth Duffy 451; Darlu Nall 47b; Tommie Spurlock 112; Ryan Bowman 410; Stanley Smith and Ryan Bowman “Our Singing Band”; Tim Taylor 27; Nichole Bowman 571.

Announcements were made. Tim Taylor, Nicole Bowman, and Mary Amelia Taylor led 95b as the closing song. Stanley Smith offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Tim Taylor; Secretary—Nicole Bowman