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Smyrna Sacred Harp Singing

Smyrna Primitive Baptist Church, Goodwater, Alabama

Sunday, September 15, 2019

The annual Sacred Harp singing at Smyrna Primitive Baptist Church was held on the third Sunday in September. Jack Nelson brought the class to order by leading 32t and 35. Elder Ken Milner offered the morning prayer. The following officers were retained to serve: Chairman—Jack Nelson; Co-chairman—William Futral; Secretary—Virginia Futral.

Leaders: Jack Nelson 228; Karen Rollins 317, 318; Winfred Kerr 36b, 500; Philip Denney 61, 84; Judy Chambless and Mathew Bullington 45t, 59; Robert Chambless and Mathew Bullington 72b, 303; Cecil Roberts 58, 37b; Glenda Collins 63, 378t; Bert Collins 542, 340; Sarah Trumbore 373, 451; Tom George 65, 133.


Jack Nelson brought the class back together by leading 560 and 147t. Leaders: Shane Brown 49b, 376; Roy Nelson 39b, 68b.

The memorial lesson was conducted by Jack Nelson. He spoke and read the following list of names of the sick and shut-ins: Sara Nelson, Nell Estes, Judy Brown, Charlene Wallace, Virginia Dyer, Judy Mincey, Myrlene Redmond, Betty Culver, and Carolyn Whitley. He then read the following list of names of the deceased: Rozlyn Greene, Mark Hyatt, Eugene Forbes, Ruth Daniel, Robbie Rivers, and Mildred Patterson. He led 30b. Elder Ken Milner closed the memorial service with prayer.

Leaders: Stanley Smith 155, 153; Denice Burleson 192, 196. Elder Ken Milner asked a blessing before the noon meal.


The afternoon session began with Jack Nelson leading 399b. Leaders: Charlotte Bishop 496, 268; Debra Ritch 168, 200; Ritchie Burleson, Michele Burleson, and Sidney Burleson 300, 358, 77t; Wendy Anderson 341, 569b; Ken Milner 146, 39t; Winfred Kerr 283; Cecil Roberts 403; Glenda Collins 290; Sarah Trumbore 138t; Tom George 76t; Shane Brown 267; Stanley Smith 216; Denice Burleson 25; Wendy Anderson 566, 490 (for William and Virginia Futral); Roy Nelson 38b; Ken Milner 31t. The class was dismissed with prayer offered by Elder Ken Milner.

Chairman—Jack Nelson; Co-chairman—William Futral; Secretary—Virginia Futral