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Macedonia Baptist Church

Haleyville, Alabama

August 9, 1998

The annual Sacred Harp singing held at Macedonia Baptist Church was held on the second Sunday in August, and was called to order by Dawson Adams leading song on page 39b. The morning prayer was led by Doyle Williams.

The class organized by voting to retain the same officers: Chairman—Dawson Adams; Vice Chairman—Parnell Berry; Secretary—Josie Hyde; Arranging Committee—Travis Keeton. Dawson Adams led song on page 48t.

Leaders: Hubert Hood 49b, 147b; A.A. Malone 112, 99, 142; Gladys Bonds 74b, 63, 29t; Chris Bell 358, 384, 385b; Clarence McCool 101t, 100; L.E. Hannah 511, 273, 310.

RECESS

Parnell Berry called the class to order leading songs on pages 177 and 208. Leaders: Gene Wakefield 168, 103, 102; Zena Tucker 143, 30t, 31t; Cecil Sanders 225t; Latrive Bailey 340, 300; Steve Schmidgall 136, 45t, 369; Nell Delmonaco 438; Beatrice Brewer 176b, 298; Ada Godsey 490; Mae Conwill 270, 498, 500 (in memory of Tom Harper).

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Dawson Adams leading song on page 68b. Leaders: Roma Rice 426t (for Rose Altha Taylor who was unable to attend), 31b, 34t, 34b; Elmer Conwill 179, 129, 73t; Ivalene Donaldson 335, 77t, 81t; John Hyde 275b, 61, 290; Pernie Pelfrey 399 (t? b?), 371; Larry Ballinger 123t, 113; Josie Hyde 220, 434, 183; Kermit Adams 101t, 322, 383; Dorothea McCowan 78, 276, 120; Travis Keeton 64, 104, 475; Steve Schmidgall 496, 551; Dustin McCowan 354b.

Dawson Adams, Parnell Berry, and Dewitt Cagle led song on page 36b as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer led by Dewitt Cagle.

Chairman—Dawson Adams; Vice Chairman—Parnell Berry; Secretary—Josie Hyde.