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McWhorter Memorial

Mars Hill Primitive Baptist Church, Cleburne County, Alabama

October 18, 1998

The annual McWhorter Memorial Sacred Harp singing was held at Mars Hill Primitive Baptist Church in Cleburne County, Alabama on the third Sunday in October. The class was brought to order by Lonnie Rogers leading songs on pages 101t and 75. The morning prayer was offered by Everette Denney.

The class organized by electing to retain the following officers: Chairman—Cecil Edwards; Vice Chairman—Lonnie Rogers; Secretary—Mary Florence Smith; Arranging Committee—Hester Edwards.

Leaders: Everette Denney 397, 335, 68b (in memory of Mrs. R. Hamrick Smith and Brother Daughtery); George Garner 59, 127; Karen Reeves 159, 155; Mary Florence Smith 145b, 345t; Reba Norton 108t, 111t; Lonnie Rogers 348b; George Garner 47t, 47b; Everette Denney 503, 358 (by request for Gladys Simmons).

LUNCH

The afternoon session was opened with Everette Denney leading song on page 36b. Leaders: Lou Cotney 212, 358 (by request); Lonnie Rogers 343b, 225t; Carlene Griffin 127; Alice Edwards 104, 73b; Corene Laminack and Hester Edwards 274 (t? b?), 129; Ina Pruitt Sheffield 109, 119; Everette Denney 457; Mary Florence Smith 45t, 153; Reba Norton 75, 100; Lou Cotney and Glenda Simmons 445, 124. The class sung the following songs: 87, 123t, 40, and 340.

Announcements were made. Lonnie Rogers led song on page 45t as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer by Mary Florence Smith.

Chairman—Cecil Edwards; Vice Chairman—Lonnie Rogers; Secretary—Mary Florence Smith.