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Gum Pond Singing

Gum Pond Primitive Baptist Church, Morgan County, Alabama

Saturday, May 26, 2018

The Sacred Harp singing held at Gum Pond Primitive Baptist Church on Saturday before the fourth Sunday in May was called to order by Nicholas Thompson leading 32t. Earl Ballinger offered the opening prayer. Nicholas welcomed the class, and led 276 (in memory of Glenda Hopper).

Leaders: David Light 30t; Linda Booth 282 (for Nancy Phillips); Delone Cobbs 31b; Bea Aaron 438; Daniel Williams 455; Nancy Thompson 332; Lilly Underwood 348b; Tom George 31t; Craig Holmes 34b; Loyd Ivey 97; Ann Jett 319; David Jackson 39b; Allison Whitener 399b; Henry Guthery 225t; Sarah Trumbore 122; Richard Ivey 550; Blake Sisemore 411; Tom Booth 123t; John Plunkett 399t; Ed Thacker 235; David Ivey 197; Bridgett Hill Kennedy 230 (for Judy Caudle); Hazel Heinze 38b.


Tom George led 345b to bring the class back together. Leaders: Danny Creel 182; Jennifer Lee 500; Earl Ballinger 530; Kelsey Ivey 89; Shelby Castillo 208; Geraldine Sharpton 542; Jeannie Guthery 68b; Daniel Bearden 466; Carol Newman 358; Stuart Ivey 472; Dan Hopper 413; Larry Ballinger 215; Carol Fannin 145b; Samuel Williams 269; Brandon Thompson 335; Jim Aaron 47b; Susan Allred 385b; J.L. Hopper 513.

Nicholas Thompson conducted the memorial lesson. He spoke and led 313b for the following sick and shut-ins: Ozella Blackmon, Ottis Sides, Willodean Barton, Velton Chafin, Charlene Wallace, Idy Kiser, Roni Robbins, Margaret Thacker, and Judy Caudle.

Nicholas spoke and led 459 in memory of the following deceased: Glenda Hopper, Lily Hopper, Judy Cobbs, Eloise Wootten, Daphene Causey, Floy Wilder, Caleb Allred, and Eurilla Woods—Alabama; Hugh McGraw and Louise Holland—Georgia; Darrell Swarens—Indiana; Linda Domholt—California; Steve Helwig—Oregon. He closed the memorial service with prayer.


The afternoon session began with Nicholas Thompson leading 129. Leaders: Blake Sisemore 532; John Plunkett 83b; David Jackson 36b; Tom George and Sarah Trumbore 432; Jennifer Lee and Bridgett Hill Kennedy 142; Loyd Ivey 426t; Daniel Williams 216; Danny Creel 224; Larry Ballinger 528; Ann Jett 327; David Light 436; Ed Thacker 539; Shelby Castillo 172; Earl Ballinger 177; Daniel Bearden 534; Richard Ivey and Kelsey Ivey 405; Bea Aaron 456; Hazel Heinze 480; Brodie Lee and Jennifer Lee 196; Lilly Underwood and Loyd Ivey 318; Susan Allred 378b; Henry Guthery 431; Geraldine Sharpton 299; Samuel Williams 126; Carol Fannin 139; Tom Booth 523; Delone Cobbs 347; Bridgett Hill Kennedy 82t; Nicholas Thompson and Bridgett Hill Kennedy 304 (for Judy Caudle).

Announcements were made. Nicholas Thompson led 62 as the closing song. Elder J.L. Hopper dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Nicholas Thompson; Secretary—Bridgett Hill Kennedy