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Mt. Ebron Church Memorial Singing

Near Double Springs, Alabama

November 1, 1998

The ninety-third session of the annual Sacred Harp singing held at Mt. Ebron Church was called to order by Travis Keeton leading song on page 32t. The morning prayer was led by Lavaughn Ballinger. Travis Keeton led song on page 566.

The class organized by electing or appointing the following officers: Chairman—John Hyde; Vice Chairman—Gene Wakefield; Arranging Committee—Josie Hyde; Secretary—Jayne Fulmer.

Leaders: John Hyde 61, 73t; Odie V. Horton 30t, 97, 317; Eron White 146, 129; Gene Wakefield 27, 138 (t? b?), 168; Mae Conwill 159, 276, 137; Corene White 379, 403; Elvin Guthrie 398, 172, 170t, 171.

RECESS

The class reassembled with Gene Wakefield leading song on page 100. Leaders: Ivalene Donaldson 175b, 275b; Lavaughn Ballinger 384; Lavaughn Ballinger and Bobby Robbins 294, 45 (t? b?); Dr. Julietta Haynes 40, 42, 46; Billy Williams 39b, 410t; Marie Guthrie 155, 192, 189; Beatrice Brewer 176b, 123t; Donald Roberson 340, 222, 274 (t? b?).

LUNCH

The class resumed singing with Elmer Conwill leading songs on pages 432, 179, and 411. Leaders: Jayne Fulmer 186, 210, 300 (in memory of Shaddix family members); Eldagene Roberson 142, 215; Ila Ingle 72t, 546; Faye Donaldson 299, 270; Loretta Whitman 143, 82 (t? b?), 99; Pernie Pelfrey 145b, 399b; Cecil Sanders 145t; Nellie Alexander 81 (t? b?), 101 (t? b?); Dawson Adams 68 (t? b?), 39t; Joyce Norris 209, 328; Cecil Wakefield 339, 282; Milford Watts 288, 69b, 208; Bobby Robbins 445, 294; Travis Keeton 269, 426t; Josie Hyde 225t, 225b, 236.

John Hyde and Gene Wakefield led song on page 297 for the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer by Lavaughn Ballinger.

Chairman—John Hyde; Vice Chairman—Gene Wakefield; Secretary—Jayne Fulmer.