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Gum Pond Singing

Gum Pond Primitive Baptist Church, Morgan County, Alabama

Saturday, May 25, 2019

The Sacred Harp singing was held at Gum Pond Primitive Baptist Church, Morgan County, Alabama, on Saturday before the fourth Sunday in May. The class was called to order by Nicholas Thompson leading 82t. Elder J.L. Hopper offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Nicholas Thompson 310 (in memory of Glenda Hopper); Judy Caudle 134; Tom Booth 31t; Nancy Thompson 314; Butch White 135; David Light 208; Daniel Bearden 481; Hazel Heinze 438; Loretta Whitman 406; Jim Aaron 448t; Delone Cobbs 31b; Lomax Ballinger 389; Rebekah Gilmore 276; Craig Holmes 36b; David Jackson 144; Jackie Tanner 138t; Jennifer Allred 142; Tim Gregg 68b; Cindy Tanner 512; Scott Ivey 284.

RECESS

The class was called back to order by Nicholas Thompson leading 220 (for Carol Newman). Leaders: Tom George 285b; Richard Ivey 311; Larry Ballinger 448b; Bridgett Hill Kennedy 70b; Nathan Rees 299; Carolyn Thompson 336; Louise Yeager 480; Earl Ballinger 177; Geraldine Sharpton 318; Dan Hopper 188; Sarah Trumbore 430; Susan Allred 385b; David Ivey 80t; Marlin Beasley 75; Karen Ivey 475; Loyd Ivey 426b; J.L. Hopper 340; Lilly Underwood 426t; Kelsey Ivey 68t.

The memorial lesson was held at this time. Judy Caudle read the following list of names of the sick and shut-ins: Charlene Wallace, Ottis Sides, Velton Chafin, Hubert Nall, Bea Aaron, Wilda Holmes, Nate Green, Norma Green, Judy Mincey, and Norma Mincey. She led 460.

Judy read the following list of names of the deceased: Eugene Forbes, Ronald Gilmore, Willodean Barton, Virginia Anderson, Freddie Briggs, Paul Wilson, and Elaine Ivey. She led 459 in memory of the deceased, and Nicholas Thompson closed the memorial service with prayer. Tom George asked a blessing before the noon meal.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Nicholas Thompson and Judy Caudle leading 129. Leaders: Everett Ivey 445; Tim Gregg 541; Tom George and Sarah Trumbore 434; Nathan Rees 272; Jennifer Allred 192; Bridgett Hill Kennedy 300; Geraldine Sharpton 421; Susan Allred 76b; David Jackson 37b; J.L. Hopper 532; Loyd Ivey and Lilly Underwood 454; Larry Ballinger 528; Jennifer Cogle and Brandon Cogle 47b; Scott Ivey and Loyd Ivey 283; David Ivey and Karen Ivey 456 (for Bea Aaron); Jim Aaron 29t; David Ivey 455 (at the request of Ozella Blackmon); Dan Hopper 346; Loretta Whitman 343; Rebekah Gilmore 411; Bridgett Hill Kennedy 67 (at the request of Loretta Whitman); Richard Ivey, Kelsey Ivey, and Meredith Ivey 153; Henry Guthery 273; Carolyn Thompson 550 (in memory of Eugene Forbes); Daniel Bearden 34t; Nicholas Thompson 137 (at the request of David Jackson). Announcements were made.

Nicholas Thompson and Judy Caudle led 521 as the closing song. Elder Dan Hopper dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Nicholas Thompson; Secretary—Judy Caudle