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Jones Chapel Sacred Harp Memorial Singing

Jones Chapel Senior Citizens Center, Cullman, Alabama

November 15, 1998

The annual Jones Chapel Sacred Harp Memorial Singing was called to order by Elvin Guthrie leading song on page 37b. The opening prayer was given by Glenn Keeton. Elvin Guthrie led song on page 81 (t? b?). Cecil Sanders was appointed Arranging Committee. Leaders: Cecil Sanders 225t; Odie Horton 32t, 33b; Gene Wakefield 56t, 57; John Hyde 39b, 61; Mae Conwill 332, 272; Pernie Pelfrey 371, 145b; Ivalene Donaldson 73t, 335; Joshua Keeton 143, 503; Corene White 317b, 216; Marie Guthrie 222, 449.

A business session was held and the following officers were elected or appointed: Chairman—Elvin Guthrie; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Secretary—Eldagene Roberson; Arranging Committee—Cecil Sanders.

RECESS

The class was called to order by Travis Keeton leading songs on pages 75 and 146. Leaders: Ashley Keeton 142, 186; Willodean Barton 314, 391; Josie Hyde 183, 224; Elmer Conwill 296, 396; Lavaughn Ballinger 405, 204; Pam Keeton 189, 389; Edis Guthrie 171, 192; Glenn Keeton 40, 34b. Elvin Guthrie led song on page 45t and Leon Ballinger gave the blessing for the noon meal.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Elvin Guthrie leading song on page 289. Leaders: Cecil Sanders 58; Billy Williams 147b, 213b; Leon Ballinger 212, 137; Eldagene Roberson 144, 454; Gravis Ballinger 79, 101t; David Roberson 340, 220; Lomax Ballinger 89, 84; Linton Ballinger 300, 299; Larry Ballinger 445, 44; Eldagene Roberson 384 (in memory of Unie B. Howard); Joshua Keeton 268; Willodean Barton 274t; the Ballinger family 460; the Guthrie family 349; Pernie Pelfrey 399 (t? b?); Josie Hyde 408; the Keeton family 196; Leon Ballinger 110 (in memory of his father); Josie Hyde 475 (for John Hocutt who was unable to attend); Odie V. Horton 326; John Hyde 327; Travis Keeton 203; Linton Keeton 269; Elmer Conwill 179; Elvin Guthrie 500.

Announcements were made. Elvin Guthrie and Travis Keeton led song on page 46 as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer led by Glenn Keeton.

Chairman—Elvin Guthrie; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Secretary—Eldagene Roberson.