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Mr. and Mrs. Joe Myers and W.A. Parker Memorial

New Hope Primitive Baptist Church, Walker County, Alabama

October 24-25, 1998

Saturday, October 24

The annual Memorial Sacred Harp Singing in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Myers and W.A. Parker was brought to order by John Hocutt leading songs on pages 32 (t? b?) and 31 (t? b?). The morning prayer was led by Odie Horton. John Hocutt led two songs.

Leaders: Odie Horton 36 (t? b?), 147t; Flarce Creel 48 (t? b?), 147 (t? b?); Billy Williams 147b, 393; Nora Parker 145 (t? b?), 45 (t? b?), 31b.

RECESS

John Hocutt called the class together leading song on page 146. Leaders: Janet Jones 68b, 319; Pauline Childers 111b, 212, 222, 318; John Hyde 30 (t? b?), 275 (t? b?), 73 (t? b?); Travis Keeton 426 (t? b?), 482, 343, 499; Josie Hyde 345 (t? b?), 43.

LUNCH

The afternoon session resumed with John Hocutt leading songs on pages 72 (t? b?) and 122. Leaders: Elsie M. Beasley 298, 336, 208; Hattie Handley 45 (t? b?); Gary Smith 34b, 565, 47 (t? b?); Woodrow Hocutt 61, 49b, 63, 59; Sarah Smith 406, 159; Josie Hyde “Not Made With Hands” (by request); John Hocutt 35, 475; Elsie Beasley 512.

John Hocutt led song on page 62 as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer by Gary Smith.

Sunday, October 25

The Sunday session was called to order by John Hocutt leading song on page 32 (t? b?). The morning prayer was led by Glenn Keeton. John Hocutt led song on page 72b.

Leaders: Mae Conwill 274 (t? b?), 112; Ashley Keeton 168, 196; Flarce Creel 299, 454; Gene Keeton 108b, 109; Beatrice Brewer 123 (t? b?), 137; Willodean Barton 111 (t? b?), 145 (t? b?); Joshua Keeton 358, 189; Charlene Wallace 441, 77b; Pauline Childers 234, 388; Gladys Bonds 475, 399 (t? b?); Cassie Franklin 270, 343b.

RECESS

The class resumed singing with John Hocutt leading song on page 64. Leaders: Ivalene Donaldson 32 (t? b?), 77 (t? b?); Elmer Conwill 296, 300; John Hyde 63, 75; Travis Keeton 301, 98; Pam Keeton 216, 480; Glenn Keeton 503, 284; Joshua Keeton 220, 408; Cindy Franklin 431, 498; Elsie Beasley 192, 460.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was brought together by John Hocutt leading song on page 76 (t? b?). Leaders: Hubert Nalls 34b, 565; Margaret Keeton 217, 283; Nora Parker 276, 36b; Larry Ballinger 206, 207; Harrison Creel 512, 111b, 342; Hattie Handley 45 (t? b?), 146; Marlie Ray 432, 40; Velton Chafin 318 (in memory of Razz Drummond, Becky Drummond, Hubert Drummond, Levenie Drummond, Monroe Tidwell, Dora Tidwell, Joe Buzbee, and Daisey Buzbee); Charlene Wallace 277, 384 (in memory of W. A. Parker and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Myers); Dorothea McCowan 442, 361; Cecil Sanders 436, 235; Billy Williams 231, 294; Velton Chafin 379; Elsie Beasley 146, 49b.

John Hocutt led the closing song, and the class was dismissed with prayer.

Chairman—John Hocutt; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Secretary—Nora Parker.