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Gum Pond Singing

Gum Pond Primitive Baptist Church, Morgan County, Alabama

Saturday, September 21, 2019

The annual September singing at Gum Pond Primitive Baptist Church was held on Saturday before the fourth Sunday in September. The class was called to order by Nicholas Thompson leading 76b. The opening prayer was offered by Marlin Beasley.

Leaders: Nicholas Thompson 213t; Judy Caudle 27; Christopher Mann 300; Nancy Thompson 108t; Delone Cobbs 276; Daniel Hopper 240; Butch White 535; Craig Holmes 39b; Nancy Phillips 63; Earl Ballinger 317; Tom Booth 475; Carolyn Thompson 442; Cheyenne Ivey 430; David Light 436; Jim Aaron 448t; Emily Stutzman 108b; Cindy Mann 354b; Ed Thacker 77t; Sarah Trumbore 439; J.L. Hopper 450.

RECESS

Nicholas Thompson led 215 to bring the class together. Leaders: Loyd Ivey 318; Shane Brown 228; Lisa Geist 120; Marlin Beasley 406; John Plunkett 130; Bridgett Hill Kennedy 391; Larry Ballinger 448b; Tom George 92; Theresa Westmoreland 434; Scott Ivey 72t; David Jackson 348b; Linda Booth 273; Rick Fretter 350; Louise Yeager 480; Nicholas Thompson 498 (for Ozella Blackmon); Judy Caudle 428; John Plunkett 271b. Shane Brown asked a blessing at the tables.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Nicholas Thompson leading 182. Leaders: Daniel Hopper 140; Emily Stutzman 454; Sarah Trumbore 451; Shane Brown 312t (in memory of Shelby); Loyd Ivey 452; Theresa Westmoreland 65; Carolyn Thompson 550; Rick Fretter 84; Scott Ivey 69b; Bridgett Hill Kennedy 192, 426b (for Ozella Blackmon); Ed Thacker 110; Jim Aaron 47b; Cheyenne Ivey 56t; David Jackson 408; Tom George 114; Delone Cobbs 354t; Lisa Geist 528; J.L. Hopper 513; Earl Ballinger 432; Christopher Mann 168; Cindy Mann 159; David Light 200; Nancy Phillips 274b; Marlin Beasley 460; Butch White 547. Announcements were made.

Nicholas Thompson led 61 (for Juanita Beasley) as the closing song. Elder J.L. Hopper offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Nicholas Thompson; Secretary—Judy Caudle