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Friendship Primitive Baptist Church

Haleyville, Alabama

April 26, 1998

The annual Sacred Harp singing at Friendship Primitive Baptist Church was held the fourth Sunday in April, and was called to order by Parnell Berry leading song on page 37t. The morning prayer was led by Lewis Gilmore.

The class organized by electing or appointing the following officers: Chairman—Parnell Berry; Vice Chairman—Elmer Conwill; Secretary—Mae Conwill; Arranging Committee—Josie Hyde.

Leaders: Parnell Berry 99, 283; Hubert Hood 454, 569 (t? b?); Lewis Gilmore 34t, 73t; Mae Conwill and Verna Hood 44, 45t; Jim Frederick 344, 163b; Lena Wakefield 222, 546; Warren Steel 411, 392; David Godsey 455, 220; Mary Louise McCulloch 63; Travis Keeton 56t, 57; Gladys Bonds 48t, 77t.

RECESS

The class was called to order by Elmer Conwill leading songs on pages 298 and 300. Leaders: Julietta Haynes 209, 200; Lavaughn Ballinger 84, 405; Pernie Pelfrey 67, 399b; Corene White 146, 403; Larry Ballinger 151, 327; Flarce Creel 475, 503; Latrina Bailey 384, 143; Anne Steel 268, 318; Gravis Ballinger 34b, 110; Ivalene Donaldson 81t.

LUNCH

The class was called to order by Parnell Berry leading song on page 454. Leaders: Christie Allen 270, 460; Harrison Creel 530, 342; Elene Stovall 436, 441; Earl Ballinger 217, 224; Lucy Heidorn 40, 155; Lisa Ballinger 527, 528; Edith Tate 35; Marie Aldridge 192, 88t; Roma Rice 161, 104; Margaret Keeton 213b, 422; L. E. Hannah 83 (t? b?), 500; John Hyde 75, 61; Josie Hyde 408, 465; Betty Hood 129; Dalton Adams 328, 39b; Kermit Adams 212, 28b; Ivalene Donaldson 143; Jim Frederick 410 (t? b?), 142; Warren Steel 401 (by request), 124; Josie Hyde 294 (by request), 99; Mary Louise McCulloch 128.

Parnell Berry led song on page 46 as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer by Earl Ballinger.

Chairman—Parnell Berry; Vice Chairman—Elmer Conwill; Secretary—Mae Conwill.