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Mt. Oak Methodist Church

Six miles northwest of Arab, Alabama

July 18, 1998

The annual Sacred Harp singing held on Saturday before the third Sunday in July was called to order by Hershell King leading song on page 59. The morning prayer was led by Leonard Hayes.

The class was organized with the following officers elected or appointed: Chairman—Hershell King; Vice Chairman—David Light; Secretary—Lolette King; Arranging Committee—Willard Hopper.

Leaders: Hershell King 340; David Light 274t, 112; Gordon Wilkinson 434, 335; J.C. Rutledge 569b, 401; Leonard Hayes “That Beautiful Land”, 294; Irene Jordan 64, 480; Eunice Kimbrell 77t, 129; S.T. Reed 101t, 100; J.L. Hopper 71; Jonathon Thompson 84, 47t; Brandon Thompson 39b, 384.

RECESS

The class resumed singing with Buckley Hopper leading songs on pages 48b and 300. Leaders: Judy Caudle 311, 403; Nancy Thompson 277, 278b, 523b; Glenda Hopper 310; Wilda Holmes 441, 460; Dan Hopper 195, 174; Hershell King 97.

LUNCH

Hershell King brought the class to order leading song on page 82 (t? b?). Leaders: Sandra Light 143, 354b; Ramona Light and David Light 398, 172; Carmon Brothers 313 (t? b?), 312 (t? b?), 175; Arvid Holmes 171, 318, 137; Rhoda Norris 77t, 145b; S.T. Reed 388, 176b; Gordon Wilkinson 145t, 217; J.L. Hopper 91; Irene Jordan 45t; Buddy Hopper 268, 457; J.L. Hopper 442; David Light 192.

Hershell King led song on page 426t as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer by Dan Hopper.

Chairman—Hershell King; Vice Chairman—David Light; Secretary—Lolette King.