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Gum Pond Church

Morgan County, Alabama

September 27, 1998

The September Sacred Harp singing held at Gum Pond Primitive Baptist Church was called to order at 10:00 a.m. by Chairman Milford Cobbs leading songs on pages 75 and 46. The morning prayer was offered by David Ivey.

Leaders: Judy Caudle 47t, 78; Arvid Holmes 171, 460; Steve Cobbs 285t, 480; Wilda Holmes “That Beautiful Land” (for Alta Self); Carmon Brothers 112, 207; Christine Leeth 127, 496; Elvin Guthrie 495, 225t; Rhoda Norris 283, 318; Lomax Ballinger 168, 565; Marie Guthrie 189, 434.

RECESS

The class was called back to order by Milford Cobbs leading song on page 143. Leaders: Gordon Wilkinson 298, 217; Eunice Kimbrell 65; Linton Ballinger 212, 208; Freeman Wooten 384, 426t; Eldagene Roberson 300, 215; Brandon Thompson 274t, 335; Clayton Ezell 390, 475; David Ivey 94, 90; David Roberson 340, 222; Jewel Wooten 186, 345b; Edith Tate 37b, 88t; Bud Oliver 201, 163t; Cassie Franlin 89, 35. Milford Cobbs led song on page 40. Hershell King offered prayer for the noon meal.

LUNCH

The class came back to order after a bountiful lunch with Milford Cobbs leading song on page 68b. Milford Cobbs led song on page 80 (t? b?) for Alta Self who was in the hospital and could not be with us. Leaders: Henry Guthery 240, 120; Ann Jett 546, 327; Jonathon Thompson 155, 84; Cindy Franklin 182, 198; Susan Holmes 313t, 441; Harrison Creel 111b; Carol Newman 278t, 220; Hershell King 389, 410 (t? b?); Nancy Thompson 101t, 108t; Lessie Grant and Pete Holcomb 42, 61; Gerald Holmes 268, 45t; Flarce Creel 454, 269; Buckley Hopper 48b, 49b; J. C. Rutledge 544b; Dan Hopper 223,136; Kenneth Fannin 36b, 436; Carol Fannin 81t, 133.

Following announcements, Milford Cobbs led song on page 62 as the closing song. Prayer was offered by Elder Dan Hopper, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Milford Cobbs; Vice Chairman—Arvid Holmes; Secretary—Judy Caudle.