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Oak Hill Baptist Church

Oxford, Alabama

November 8, 1998

The annual Sacred Harp singing at Oak Hill Baptist Church was held on the second Sunday in November, and was called to order by Billy Joe Harris leading song on page 32t. The morning prayer was led by Harvey Austin. Roy Nelson led song on page 82t; Evelyn Harris 87, 155; Pearl Guier 59, 303.

The class organized by voting to retain the same officers: Chairman—Billy J. Harris; Vice Chairman—Roy Nelson; Secretary—Hester Edwards; Arranging Committee—Pearl Guier.

Leaders: Billy J. Harris 503; Jeff Sheppard 332, 277; Linda Thomas 33b, 31b; Jimmy Cates 112, 137; Cassie Franklin 29t, 53; Henry Johnson 570, 388; Bud Oliver 159, 201; Edith Tate 212, 389; Harrison Creel 378b.

RECESS

Roy Nelson brought the class to order leading song on page 106. Leaders: Louis Hughes, Sr. and Allison Dodson 45t, 176t; Brenda Merritt 186, 172; S.T. Reed 177, 176b; Lora Cargo 222, 460; Freeman Wootten 31t; Daphene Causey 91, 434; Flarce Creel 384, 475; Jackie Tanner 182, 270; Jewel Wootten 224, 317; Milton Oliver 321, 318; Ann Jett 327, 269; John Merritt 100, 108b; Charlene Wallace 171, 441; Rodney Ivey 47t, 108t; Elene Stovall 217, 192.

LUNCH

The class resumed singing with B.J. Harris leading song on page 335. Leaders: Bobby Jackson 480, 290; Joan Aldridge 276, 378t; Gene Wakefield 138 (t? b?), 168; Lou Cotney 300, 218; Betty Wright 499, 323 (t? b?); Harvey Austin 72b (for Mrs. Storey and her daughter), 566; Allison Dodson and Louis Hughes, Sr. 57; Louise Nelson 350 (by request of Hester Edwards), 282; Cindy Franklin 139, 157; Ruth Brown 101t; Ruth Brown and Hester Edwards 73b (for Alice Edwards); Carlene Griffin 225t (for Revy Williamson), 548; Miranel Swafford 348b; Jeff Sheppard 549 (for Virgil Phillips). The class sang song on page 142 for Louis Hughes, Sr.

Announcements were made. Billy J. Harris and Roy Nelson led song on page 62 as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer by Louis Hughes, Sr.

Chairman—Billy J. Harris; Vice Chairman—Roy Nelson; Secretary—Hester Edwards.