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St. Joseph’s on the Mountain Episcopal Church

Mentone, Alabama

Saturday, May 19, 2018

The annual Sacred Harp singing held at St. Joseph’s on the Mountain Episcopal Church, Mentone, Alabama, on Saturday before the third Sunday in May was called to order by Susan Cherones leading 59. Ed Thacker offered the opening prayer.

Susan Cherones that the singing would be dedicated to the memory of Hollis Gentry. Leaders: Elizabeth Gentry 63, 64; Cindy Tanner 129, 139 (for Wanda Capps); Robert Chambless 49b, 75; Daniel Lee 354t, 48t; Henry Johnson 418, 55; Loretta Smith, Amy Smith, and David Smith 452, 68b; Emily Stutzman 146, 81t; Ed Thacker 433, 400.

RECESS

Susan Cherones led 56b to bring the class back together. Leaders: David Brodeur 175, 176b (in memory of B.M. Smith); Susan Field 457, 87; Karen Rollins 335, 336; Nate Green and Norma Green 334, 317; Winfred Kerr 318, 516; Hayden Arp 79, 388; Bryan Field 198, 88b; Judy Chambless 319, 410t; Sandy Ivey 31t, 56t; Mary Ruth Stiefel 128, 340; Margaret Thacker 480, 39b.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Elizabeth Gentry leading 345t. Leaders: Elizabeth Gentry and Charlotte Gentry 452; Elizabeth Gentry and Scott Azbell 45t; Susan Cherones 460; Winfred Kerr 36b; Emily Stutzman 217; Ed Thacker 421; Daniel Lee 28t; Robert Chambless 72b; Nate Green and Norma Green 135; Susan Field 485; Henry Johnson 34t; David Brodeur 167; Bryan Field 456; Hayden Arp 436; Judy Chambless 209; Margaret Thacker 303; Mary Ruth Stiefel 290; Cindy Tanner 155.

Susan Cherones led 45b as the closing song. Daniel Lee dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Susan Cherones; Vice Chairman—Elizabeth Gentry; Secretary—Cindy Tanner