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Hopewell Homecoming

Hopewell Primitive Baptist Church, Oneonta, Alabama

June 8-9, 2019

Saturday, June 8

The 73rd annual Hopewell Homecoming Sacred Harp singing was held at Hopewell Primitive Baptist Church in Oneonta, Alabama, on the second Sunday and Saturday before in June. Terry Hullett called the class to order by leading 101t and 82t. Henry Johnson offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Nate Green 317; Rebekah Gilmore 81t; Tom Booth 39t; Brenda Dunlap 407; Doyle Alexander 146; Kate Fine 87; Lena Strayhorn 70b; Kathy Manning 112; Tim Gregg 569b; Henry Johnson 338; Ewa Lichnerowicz 42; David Brodeur 465; Kevin Kennedy 464; Mary Huffman 528; Andy Ditzler 68t.


Terry Hullett brought the class back together by leading 142. Leaders: Stephen Huffman 354t; Bridgett Hill Kennedy 276; Alec Williams 278b; Judy Caudle 428; Ted Brown 378t; Dwight Phillips 290; Nicholas Thompson 411; Lori Graber 337; Eddie Mash 229; Helen Brown 228; Reba Windom 192; Linda Booth 198; Daniel Bearden 37t; Jim Aaron 448t; Chris Green 475; Larry Ballinger 202; Marlin Beasley 270; Philip Gilmore 216.


Philip Gilmore brought the class back together by leading 77t. Leaders: Cheyenne Ivey 182; Earl Ballinger 283; Isaac Green 488; Chris Ballinger 344; Grace Gilmore 542; Brenda Chafin 377; Wanda Capps 546; Vella Dailey 176t; Linda Thomas 217; Joyce Lambert 141; Tom Booth 441; Brenda Dunlap 506; Kate Fine 532; Lena Strayhorn 30t; Kathy Manning 454; Ken Green and Nate Green 418; Tim Gregg 426b; Mary Huffman 490.


Terry Hullett brought the class back together by leading 36b. Leaders: Stephen Huffman 40; Kevin Kennedy 367; David Brodeur 291; Andy Ditzler 371; Bridgett Hill Kennedy 155; Alec Williams 145b; Ted Brown 35; Nicholas Thompson 189; Lori Graber 326; Eddie Mash 365; Helen Brown 309; Reba Windom 384; Mary Ruth Stiefel 167; Daniel Bearden 78; Jim Aaron 47b; Larry Ballinger 47t; Earl Ballinger 403; Isaac Green 558; Chris Ballinger 84; Cheyenne Ivey and Reba Windom 460; Brenda Chafin 119; Wanda Capps and Brenda Chafin 203; Grace Gilmore and Rebekah Gilmore 349; Henry Johnson 206; Judy Caudle 131b; Marlin Beasley 137 (in memory of Virgil Phillips and Rhoda Norris); Philip Gilmore, Rebekah Gilmore, and Grace Gilmore 196.

Terry Hullett led 45t as the closing song. Elder Philip Gilmore dismissed the class with prayer.

Sunday, June 9

The Sunday session of the Hopewell Homecoming Sacred Harp singing was called to order by Terry Hullett leading 129. The morning prayer was offered by Doyle Alexander.

Leaders: Terry Hullett 166; Nate Green and Ken Green 100; Bobby Watkins 33b, 32t; Doyle Alexander 36b, 68b; Philip Gilmore 76b, 67; Winfred Kerr 283, 516; Judy Chambless 318, 222; Terry Wootten 56t, 65; Paula Gilmore 39t, 145b; Linda Thomas 571 (CB); Vella Dailey 34b; Robert Chambless 122, 77b; April Watkins 35, 274t.


Rebekah Gilmore brought the class back together by leading 145t. Leaders: Karen Rollins 317, 540; Philip Denney 77t, 120; Shane Wootten 170, 309 (in memory of Doug Conn); Taylor Watkins 445, 388; Waylon Blakeley 172.

The memorial lesson was conducted by Philip Gilmore and Paula Gilmore. They led 48t for the following deceased: Ozell Robbins, Ronald Gilmore, Hazel Gilmore, Concetta Branson, Tim Nyhan, Karen Davis, and Gus Mount. Philip and Paula then led 45t for the following sick and shut-ins: Betty Sue Johnson, Barbara Ohlyer, Beryl Williams, Jimmy Wadsworth, Virginia Lowe, and Jewel Wootten. Gavin Blakeley closed the memorial lesson with prayer.

Leaders: Jamey Wootten 72b; Chita Blakeley 512, 362; Rodney Ivey 358.


Terry Hullett brought the class back together by leading 277. Leaders: Buell Cobb 326, 324; Ken Green 282, 454; Gavin Blakeley 196; Rodney Ivey 475; Grace Gilmore 208; Grace Gilmore and Rebekah Gilmore 142, 300; Marty Wootten 30b; Jared Wootten 31t; Chris Parris 168, 430; Terry Wootten 559 (CB); Rodney Ivey 465 (CB).

Terry Hullett and Nate Green led 62 as the closing song. Elder Philip Gilmore dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Terry Hullett; Vice Chairman—Nate Green; Arranging Committee—Bobby Watkins; Secretaries—Paula Gilmore and Rebekah Gilmore