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Sullins School House

Hamilton, Alabama

May 24, 1998

The sixty-third session of the the annual Sacred Harp singing held at Sullins School House was called to order by Estes Jackson leading song on on page 68b. The morning prayer was led by Elder Frank Woods. Estes Jackson led song on page 48t.

The class organized for the day with the following officers elected or appointed: Chairman—Estes Jackson; Vice Chairman—Elmer Conwill; Secretary—Josie Hyde; Arranging Committee—Travis Keeton and John Hyde.

Leaders: Josie Hyde 225t, 155; Margaret Keeton 171, 276; Faye Donaldson 432, 299; Pernie Pelfrey 413, 74b; Gene Wakefield 56t, 103; Ivalene Donaldson 145b, 275 (t? b?); Willodean Barton 418, 290; Mae Conwill 75, 142; Elgie Mae Woods 176t, 216, 317; Erselle Jackson 73t, 426t.

RECESS

The class resumed singing with Elmer Conwill leading songs on pages 32t and 129. Leaders: Beatrice Brewer 112, 460; Gladys Bonds 34b, 146 (for L.E. Hannah who was unable to attend); Travis Keeton 42, 35 (for Arnold Moore), 182 (in memory of Tom and Lola Roberson); Larry Ballinger 119, 121; Gravis Ballinger 99, 101t; Estes Jackson 45t.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Estes Jackson leading song on page 39b. Leaders: Elmer Conwill 300, 482; Elder Frank Woods 222, 179, 269; Warren Steel 57, 150, 396; Marie Aldridge 217, 192; Lavaughn Ballinger 84, 405, 294; Edith Tate 157, 167; Lisa Geist 120, 178, 327; Julietta Haynes 430, 440; John Hyde 61, 63; Josie Hyde 183; Faye Donaldson and Gene Wakefield 480; Travis Keeton 273, 475; Larry Ballinger 270; Warren Steel 285t.

Estes Jackson led song on page 69b for the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer by Lavaughn Ballinger.

Chairman—Estes Jackson; Vice Chairman—Elmer Conwill; Secretary—Josie Hyde.