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Sullins School House

Hamilton, Alabama

May 28, 1995

This the 60th session of the annual Sacred Harp singing held at Sullins School House was called to order by Estes Jackson leading song on page 31b. The morning prayer was led by Doyal Williams. Estes Jackson led from page 36b. The class organized for the day by retaining the following officers: Chairman—Estes Jackson; Vice Chairman—Elmer Conwill; Secretary—Josie Hyde; Arranging Committee—John Hyde. Estes Jackson sang from page 59 and leaders were called: Arnold Moore 314, 480; Doyal Williams (and Ethel) 129, 155; Travis Keeton 410b, 205, 378b; Mae Conwill 340, 273, 201, for L. E. Hannah; John Vanhorn 52 (t? b?), 212, 203.

RECESS

Elmer Conwill called the class back with songs from pages 300, 142. Leaders as follows: Pernie Pelfrey 145b, 146, 74b; Warren Steel 131t, 183, 61; Lola Roberson 475, 182; Anne Steel 67, 171, 66; Elder Frank Woods 143, 48t, 222; Julietta Haynes 209, 430, 200. Dismissed for lunch.

LUNCH

The afternoon session of this singing was called to order by Estes Jackson leading songs from pages 57, 73t. Leaders followed: Hubert Hood 454, 569b; Gene Wakefield 168, 164; Larry Ballinger 91, 123 (t? b?), 110 in memory of L. H. Ballinger; Elgie Mae Woods 216, 192, 189; Gravis Ballinger 384, 78; Hugh B. McGuire 122, 349, 498; Erselle Jackson 277, 426t, “Not Made With Hands”; Josie Hyde 298, 220, 269; John Hyde 63, 30t, 72b by request; Pernie Pelfrey 312 (t? b?); John Vanhorn 77t, 236; Warren Steel 436, 396; Hugh B. McGuire 383 in memory of A. M. Harper 358; Anne Steel 348 (t? b?), 45t; Elloise McCarter 294; Elmer Conwill 416. Estes Jackson led song on page 69b for the closing song. Closing prayer was led by Elder Frank Woods.

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