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Old Enon Church

Lynn, Alabama

April 4, 1999

The annual Sacred Harp singing at Old Enon Church was called to order by Gene Wakefield leading song on page 45t. The morning prayer was led by Harrison Creel.

The class organized with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Gene Wakefield; Vice Chairman—John Hyde; Secretary—Josie Hyde; Arranging Committee—Travis Keeton.

Leaders: Gene Wakefield 100; Odie V. Horton 83t, 78, 74b; Willodean Barton 460 (for Ester Brown who is ill), 318, 119; Gladys Bonds 337, 48t, 57; Julie Postum 111t, 480 (in memory of Clifford Wakefield), 421; Clarissa Springfield 343, 166, 68b; Ivalene Donaldson 31b, 77t, 175; Amber Springfield 270, 290, 391.

RECESS

John Hyde brought the class back to order leading songs on pages 39b, 297, and 75. Leaders: Brenda Merritt 33b, 142, 168; Edith Tate 37b, 73t, 167; Mae Conwill 200, 298, 208; Paula Springfield 72 (t? b?), 58 (in memory of Murray Livingston), 546; John Merritt 240, 236, 358 (for his mother).

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Gene Wakefield leading song on page 30t; Elmer Conwill 216, 411, 379.

Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Cagle and the church members requested some songs be sung that Charley Bobo and Henry Cagle, who were relations, used to sing here in 1954. Leaders: John Merritt 42, 400; Josie Hyde 101t, 64, 294 (in memory of Ellis Ward who was buried here on Saturday, April 3rd), 143 (for Mrs. Barton); Wilton Donaldson 56t, 317; Juanita Whitman 35, 454, 108t; Ottis Sides 97, 127, 61; Linda Sides 29t, 475, 32t; Harrison Creel 111b, 448t; Travis Keeton 410t, 388, 389, 503 (for Flarce Creel).

Gene Wakefield and John Hyde led song on page 62 as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer led by John Merritt.

Chairman—Gene Wakefield; Vice Chairman—John Hyde; Secretary—Josie Hyde.