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Hopewell Homecoming

Oneonta, Alabama

June 10-11, 1995 June 10

The forty-ninth session of the annual Hopewell Homecoming Sacred Harp Singing was called to order by Terry Hullett leading song on page 59. The morning prayer was led by Calvin Phillips. Terry Hullett led song on page 40. Leaders: Calvin Phillips 143; Martha Woodard 74t; Doug Conn 67; Cecil Gilliland 74b, 166b; J. T. Conn and Milton Oliver 99, 123t; Buddy Tindal 503; Rhoda Norris 276; Virgil Phillips, Josh and Jake Holmes 358; Roy Nelson 303; Lawrence and Lula Underwood 217, 189; Roie Alexander and Jewel Wootten 317, 155; Hershell King 176 (t? b?); Regina Clark 168, 430; S. T. Reed 434.

RECESS

The class was called together by Terry Hullett leading song on page 64. The class organized by electing the following officers: Chairman—Terry Hullett; Vice Chairman—Virgil Phillips; Secretaries—Paula Gilmore and Marie Hyatt; Arranging Committee—Terry Hullett; Memorial Committee—Linda Thomas and Doug Conn. Leaders: Thurman Nall 287; Don Clark 329; Vernice Calvert 454; Daphene Causey 426b; Clayton Ezell 480; Gordon Wilkerson 475; Milton Oliver 224; Essie Calvert 460; Eron White 172; Lamar Smith 36b; Flarce Creel 497; Velton Chafin 131 (t? b?); Corene White 126; Cassie Holmes 45 (t? b?); Ann Jett 43; Chita Blakeley 304; Katrina Holmes 137; James Cain 218; Everette Denney 335.

RECESS

The class was called together by Terry Hullett leading song on page 274 (t? b?). Leaders: Bud Oliver 145b; Jimmie Denney 313 (t? b?); Keterina Sanders 389; Leola Smith 220; Elder Ronald Gilmore 378b; Hebert Phillips 186; Cecil Sanders 145 (t? b?); Willie Mae Moon 441; Harrison Creel 111b; Charlene Wallace 285 (t? b?); L. H. and Estelle Gilmore 376; Tom Harper 411, 530; Brenda Merritt 442; Lora Cargo 100.

LUNCH

The class was called together by Terry Hullett leading song on page 384. Leaders: Philip and Paula Gilmore 138b, 337; Ila Ingle 146; Coy Ivey 84; Genny Whitworth 136; Lyles Burke 79; Lou Cotney 300; John Merritt 491; Stanley Smith 273; Bruce Rye 419; Dorothea McCowan 196; Tommie Spurlock 402; Billy Williams 231; Ann Ballard 393; Henry Guthery 558; Betty Sue Johnson 49b; Eloise Avery 340; Linda Thomas 345b; Bill Green 385 (t? b?); Jimmy Wadsworth 143; Unie B. Howard 383; Ila V. Cockrell 282; J. C. Rutledge “That Beautiful Land”; Virgil Phillips and Freeman Wootten 97; Henry Guthery 490; Terry Hullett and Philip Gilmore led the closing song on page 72 (t? b?). The closing prayer was led by Elder Philip Gilmore.

Sunday, June 11

On Sunday morning the class was called to order by Terry Hullett leading song on page 32 (t? b?). The morning prayer was led by Lamar Smith. Leaders: Jewel Wootten 61, 145 (t? b?); Calvin Phillips 147 (t? b?); Roie Alexander 145b; Lamar Smith 76b, 36b; Leola Smith 217, 318; Lovella Kerr 123 (t? b?), 161; Genora Whitworth 335; Milton Oliver 321; Lydia Baswell 418; Thurman Nall 34 (t? b?), 225 (t? b?); Bill Green 378b, 425.

RECESS

The class was called together by Terry Hullett leading song on page 144. Leaders: Willie Mae Moon 503, 460; Regina Clark 340, 47 (t? b?); Lomax Ballinger 101 (t? b?), 143; Ruby Phillips 290; Eloise Avery 171, 426b; Jenny Wootten 29 (t? b?), 354b; Don Clark 73 (t? b?), 49b; Linton Ballinger 186; Martha Woodard 204; John Etheridge 35.

RECESS

The class was called together by Terry Hullett leading song on page 68b. Leaders: Terry Wootten 128, 129; Buell Cobb 205. At this time the memorial lesson was held. Linda Thomas and Doug Conn led 146 for the following deceased: Arville Hyatt, Lois Green, Walter Phillips, Arlin Weaver, Ervin Brothers, Forney Cobb, Leon Price, Viola Smith, John Norris, Lessie Cates, Ted Godsey, Fay Allen, Helen Ivey Cordell, Dale Redmon, Sr., and Erma Jones. Terry Hullett led 100 for Lois Green. Terry Hullett, Philip Gilmore, and Paula Gilmore led 285 (t? b?) for Arville Hyatt. Buell Cobb led 389 for the sick and shut-ins. Elder Philip Gilmore closed the memorial with prayer. Leaders: Herby Bailey 34b, “Not Made With Hands”.

LUNCH

The class was called together by Terry Hullett leading song on page 142. Leaders: Elder Philip Gilmore 272, 70b; Virgil Phillips and Grandchildren 358; Herbert Phillips 376; Kathy Holmes 45t, 68b; Marie Hyatt 278b; Doug Conn 434, 436; Paula, Philip and Rebekah Gilmore 75, 441, 39 (t? b?); Katrina Holmes 137, 159; Carmon Brothers 74b, “That Beautiful Land”; Linda Thomas 503, 303; James Cain 270, 348 (t? b?); Betty Sue Johnson 127; B. J. Green and Leola Smith 334, 59; Jimmy Wadsworth 218. The closing song on page 62 was led by Terry Hullett and Philip Gilmore. The class was dismissed with prayer by Elder Philip Gilmore.

Chairman—Terry Hullett; Vice Chairman—Virgil Phillips; Secretaries—Paula Gilmore and Marie Hyatt.