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Mt. Lebanon Church

Near Fayette, Alabama

June 28, 1998

The annual Sacred Harp singing was held at Mt. Lebanon Church on the fourth Sunday in June. The class was called to order by Larry Ballinger leading song on page 31b. The morning prayer was offered by Buddy Ballinger.

The class organized by electing or appointing the following officers: Chairman—Larry Ballinger; Vice Chairman—Linton Ballinger; Secretary—Johnny Humber; Arranging Committee—Lomax Ballinger.

Larry Ballinger led song on page 89. Leaders: Lomax Ballinger 565; David Ballinger 59; Albert Humber 405; Leslie Ballinger 217; Edwin Ballinger 75; Kim Watkins 137; David White 460; Sherry Stover 409; Wayne Baines 340; Teresa Guyton 480; Charles Humber 100; Gene Wakefield 168; Flarce Creel 503; Amber Ballinger 155; Buddy Ballinger 343; Stuart Ivey 222; Gordon Wilkinson 434; Dwayne Ballinger 300; Beverly Nelson 299; Brenda Robbins 384; Richard Ivey 145t; Larry Humber 441.

RECESS

Linton Ballinger brought the class back by leading song on page 208. Leaders: Johnny Humber 200; Teresa Ballinger 272; Julianna Jett 88t; Jerry Jenkins and Jennifer Jenkins 108t; Jackie Tanner 112; Chris Ballinger 31t; Lena Keeton 454; Bickett Howton 436; Ann Jett 327; Loyd Ivey and Coy Ivey 298, 424; Miranda Gilbreath 186; Amanda Ballinger and Jill Ballinger 212, 30t; Ila Ingle 500.

RECESS

The class was called to order by Gravis Ballinger leading song on page 78. Leaders: Emily Ballinger 477; David Ballinger, Will Thompson, and Donnie Cooley 45t, 68b; Janet Litton 187; Milton Oliver 314; Clarence McCool 349; Cassie Franklin and Wendy White 368, 216; Phillip Ballinger 192; Lisa Geist 532; Beatrice Brewer 123t; Etma Barton 218; Jimmy Ballinger 37b.

LUNCH

Lavaughn Ballinger and his children (Barbara Cooley, Diane Anderson, Jimmy Ballinger, Phillip Ballinger, Mike Ballinger, and Gary Ballinger) called the class to order leading song on page 322. Leaders: Earl Ballinger 204; Cindy Franklin 507; Marlon Wootten 99; Clayton Ezell 269; Rodney Ivey 475; Elene Stovall 528; Velton Chafin 333; Lucy Heidorn 84; S.T. Reed 85; Joan Aldridge 189; Elmer Conwill 379; Allison Ivey and Ivey Ellis 344, 87; Ann Ballard 354 (t? b?), 278t; Marty Wootten 66; Edith Tate 73t; Leon Ballinger 196; Marie Aldridge 336; Bud Oliver 345t; Karen Ivey 270; Harrison Creel 530; Amanda Denson 442; David Ivey 110; Julietta Haynes 211; Buell Cobb 69b; Beth Odell 546; Toney Smith 444; Erselle Jackson 426t; Joyce Hubbert 378t; Estes Jackson 138b; Karen Green 144.

Larry Ballinger and Linton Ballinger led song on page 62 for the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer led by Earl Ballinger.

Chairman—Larry Ballinger; Vice Chairman—Linton Ballinger; Secretary—Johnny Humber.