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Gum Pond Primitive Baptist Church Singing

Eva, Morgan County, Alabama

Saturday, September 22, 2018

The Sacred Harp singing held at Gum Pond Primitive Baptist Church on Saturday before the fourth Sunday in September was called to order by Nicholas Thompson leading 87. Loyd Ivey offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Nicholas Thompson 65 (in memory of Lily Hopper); Judy Caudle 388 (in memory of Freddie Briggs), 336 (for the Beasley family); Linda Booth 186, 273; Christopher Mann and Amber Mann 569b, 68b; Carolyn Thompson 535, 172; Nancy Thompson 138t, 207; Lomax Ballinger 268, 168; Hazel Heinze 99, 147t; Bea Aaron and Sam Guthery 568, 456; Susan Cherones 349, 300; Craig Holmes 111t, 66.

RECESS

Nicholas Thompson led 120 to bring the class back together. Leaders: Blake Sisemore 217, 411; Larry Ballinger 403, 472; Alex Forsyth 470, 374; Ben Shirley 33b, 155; Keillor Mose 460, 32t; Tom Booth 309, 441; Loyd Ivey 318, 340; Rebecca Over 121, 406; Oscar McGuire 485, 229; Nancy Phillips 277, 282. Elder J.L. Hopper asked a blessing before the noon meal.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Nicholas Thompson and Judy Caudle leading 208. Leaders: Earl Ballinger 206, 203; Jim Aaron 47b, 231; Lisa Geist 304, 269; Daniel Lee 67; Cheyenne Ivey 512, 56t; J.L. Hopper 532, 534; Bridgett Hill Kennedy 82t, 276 (in memory of Glenda Hopper); Theresa Westmoreland 220, 75; Mike Hankins 34b, 527; Winfred Kerr 521, 373; Henry Guthery and Sam Guthery 45t, 72b; Geraldine Sharpton 542, 421; Delone Cobbs 74b, 354t; Daniel Hopper 140, 196; Susan Allred 76b, 182; Loretta Whitman 358, 77b. Announcements were made.

Nicholas Thompson led 323t as the closing song. Elder J.L. Hopper offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Nicholas Thompson; Secretary—Judy Caudle