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Friendship Primitive Baptist Church Singing

Haleyville, Alabama

Sunday, April 22, 2018

The annual Sacred Harp singing at Friendship Primitive Baptist Church was held on the fourth Sunday in April. The class was called to order by Ken Tate leading 101t. Danny Creel offered the opening prayer.

The class was organized by electing or appointing the following officers to serve: Chairman—Ken Tate; Vice Chairman—Parnell Berry; Secretary—Margaret Keeton; Arranging Director—Nicholas Thompson.

Leaders: Ken Tate 56b; Amber Davis 499 (in memory of Gladys Bonds), 276; Henry Guthery 203, 215; Richard Mauldin 340, 43 (in memory of Josie Hyde); Theresa Westmoreland 299, 470; Yancey Jett 317, 89; Isaac Green 242, 436; Ann Jett 88t, 141; Glenn Keeton 349, 278b.

RECESS

Nicholas Thompson led 145t to bring the class together. Leaders: Lisa Geist 182 (in memory of Gravis Ballinger), 546 (in memory of Tom and Lola Robinson); Danny Creel 131b, 106; David Jackson 147t, 49b; Larry Ballinger 76t (in memory of Lola Robinson), 137; Loretta Whitman 129, 277; Chris Ballinger 477, 344; Nicholas Thompson 216, 318; Earl Ballinger 439, 432; Lena Keeton and Glenn Keeton 498, 475; Parnell Berry 306, 283; Ken Tate 503, 313b; Lisa Geist and Nicholas Thompson 112 (in memory of Gravis Ballinger). Earl Ballinger asked a blessing before the noon meal.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Ken Tate leading 271t. Leaders: Glenn Keeton 86; Amber Davis 294, 78 (in memory of Gravis Ballinger and for Lois Livingston); Henry Guthery 140; Lisa Geist 472; Theresa Westmoreland 200; Richard Mauldin 551; Isaac Green 302; Danny Creel 512; Larry Ballinger 528; Nicholas Thompson 282, 304; Yancey Jett 440, 172; Chris Ballinger 270; Ann Jett 269; Earl Ballinger 177; David Jackson 36b, 37b; Loretta Whitman 388 (for Bonnie Baldwin); Lena Keeton and Richard Mauldin 146; David Jackson 168; Louise Yeager 569b, 45t (for Bonnie Baldwin).

Announcements were made. Ken Tate led 542 as the closing song. Danny Creel offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Ken Tate; Vice Chairman—Parnell Berry; Secretary—Margaret Keeton