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Hopewell Homecoming

Oneonta, Alabama

June 13-14, 1998

Saturday, June 13

The fifty-second session of the annual Hopewell Homecoming Sacred Harp singing was called to order by Terry Hullett leading song on page 59. The morning prayer was offered by Calvin Phillips.

Leaders: Terry Hullett 48t, 49b; Jewel Wootten and Roie Alexander 82t, 145b; Calvin Phillips 406; Lamar Smith 76b; Martha Woodard 65; Milton Oliver and Freeman Wootten 28b; Cecil Gilliland 134; Thurman Nall 503; Coy Ivey 63; Bud Oliver 47t; Leola Smith 385b; Henry Johnson 338; Regina Clark 168.

RECESS

The singing resumed with Terry Hullett leading song on page 192.

The class organized by electing or appointing the following officers: Chairman—Terry Hullett; Vice Chairman—Virgil Phillips; Secretaries—Jewel Wootten, Paula Gilmore, and Marie Hyatt; Arranging Committee—Coy Ivey and Terry Hullett; Memorial Committee—Philip Gilmore and Linda Thomas.

Leaders: S.T. Reed 385t; Linda Thomas 37b; Bill Hogan 171; Cindy Franklin 436; Roy Nelson 283; Larry Ballinger 282; Charlene Wallace 434; Glenn Keeton 236; Ann Jett 496; Willie Mae Moon 475; Louise Nelson 87; Kassie Holmes 159; Don Clark 41; Eloise Avery 39b; Bill Green 435; Dwight Phillips 290; Herbert Phillips and Calvin Phillips 376; Ernest Phillips 144.

RECESS

Terry Hullett brought the class to order leading song on page 166. Leaders: James Cain 218; Carmon Brothers 340; Harrison Creel 111b; Pamela Keeton 215; Norma Latham and Sharon Campbell 480, 212; Louis Hughes 138b; Freeman Wootten 48b; Carlene Griffin 81t; Joshua Keeton 268; Flarce Creel 384; Ashley Keeton 421; Cassie Franklin 217; Katrina Holmes 137; Edith Tate 73t.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Terry Hullett leading song on page 448t. Leaders: Elder Marshall Avery 74b; Betty Wright 335; Laura Dawson 30t, 345b; Velton Chafin 273; Ila Ingle 498; Genora Whitworth, Gabrielle Doody, and Neila Nicholson 124; Ann Ballard 284; George Heard 59; Betty Sue Johnson and Mary Ann Holmes 406, 119; Jessica Davis and Buddy Davis 166; Jake Holmes, Josh Holmes, Kassie Holmes, Alex Phillips, and Andrew Phillips 45 (t? b?); Cassie Franklin “Not Made With Hands”; Ernest Phillips “Jesus Died For Me”; Cassie Franklin 358; Thurman Nall 225t; Regina Clark 300; Charlene Wallace 117; Joshua Keeton 189; Henry Johnson 288; Lydia Baswell and Vella Dailey 452; Cindy Franklin 543; Glenn Keeton 441; Bill Hogan 69 (t? b?).

Announcements were made. Terry Hullett led song on page 45t as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer by Glenn Keeton.

Sunday, June 14

The Sunday session of the Hopewell Homecoming was called to order by Terry Hullett leading song on page 32t. The morning prayer was led by Lamar Smith.

Terry Hullett led song on page 79. Leaders: Jewell Wootten and Terry Hullett 340, 145b (for Joy Hullett, Stephen Hullett, and Christopher Youngblood who are ill); Roie Alexander 317; Calvin Phillips 147t, 143; Coy Ivey 101t, 99; Lamar Smith 36b; Freeman Wootten 310; Henry Johnson 565, 388; Leola Smith 349, 318; Buddy Davis and Jessica Davis 166, 452.

RECESS

Terry Hullett brought the class to order leading song on page 222. Leaders: Rodney Ivey 47t, 475; Linton Ballinger 141, 129; Bill Green 138t; Gavin Blakeley 282, 128; Jackie Tanner 182, 172; Lomax Ballinger 168, 299; Julianna Jett 59, 146; Kyle Blakeley 100, 31t; Louis Hughes 569 (t? b?), 515; Noel Rush 137, 65; Shelbie Sheppard 216.

RECESS

Coy Ivey Ivey brough the class to order leading song on page 186. Leaders: David Ivey 402, 177; Jeff Sheppard 549, 91.

A memorial was given by Philip Gilmore and Linda Thomas. Philip Gilmore spoke using words from I Timothy 1:1. The following deceased were remembered: Gene Phillips, Claude Moon, Lillie Phillips Hartley, Mae Seymour, Ozetta Gilliland, Vernice Calvert, Kim Cagle, Eugene Blackwood, Mrs. Bud (Emma Earl) Walker, Estelle Napier, Seldon Creel, Keterina Sanders, Mamie Creel, Hadyn Creel, Lula Bynum Canady, Mrs. Elbert Green, Norma Dean Phillips, Maudie Putman, and Dempsy Brothers. Calvin Phillips led song on page 45t for Lillie Hartley. The Green Family led song on page 68b in memory of Lula Bynum Canady and Mrs. Elbert Green. Jewel Wootten led song on page 30b in memory of Maudie Putman. Linda Thomas led song on page 373 for Gene Phillips and the other deceased. Terry Wootten led “Sweet By And By” for the sick and shut-ins. The memorial was closed with prayer by Philip Gilmore.

Leaders: Cassie Franklin 187; Syble Adams 120, 430; Olivia Allen 97; Cindy Franklin and Julianna Jett 111b, 399b; Jenny Wootten 155.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Terry Hullett leading song on page 171. Leaders: Verlon Stiefel 490; Dennis George 63; Buell Cobb 37b; Marty Wootten 441; Chita Blakeley 142; Eloise Avery 426b; Terry Wootten 101b; Mary Ruth Stiefel 268; Doyle Alexander 283; Marshall Avery 271t; Kassie Holmes 159; Lydia Baswell 200; Susan Harcrow 384; Katrina Holmes 290; Waylon Blakeley 217; Elder Philip Gilmore 47b, “That Beautiful Land”; Linda Thomas and Terry Wootten “We Have Fathers Over Yonder”; Elder Ricky Harcrow 410 (t? b?), “Trusting”; Cassie Franklin and Jenny Wootten 559 (Cooper book), 215; Jewel Wootten and David Ivey “Cleansing Fountain”; Susan Harcrow 408; Rodney Ivey 358.

Terry Hullett, Elder Philip Gilmore, Elder Ricky Harcrow, and Elder Verlon Stiefel led song on page 62 as the closing song, and all who wished joined in taking the parting hand. The class was dismissed with prayer by Elder Ricky Harcrow.

Chairman—Terry Hullett; Vice Chairman—Virgil Phillips; Secretaries—Jewel Wootten, Paula Gilmore, and Marie Hyatt.