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Mount Moriah Primitive Baptist Church

Near Snead Crossroads, Alabama

April 25, 1999

The annual Sacred Harp singing held at Mount Moriah Primitive Baptist Church on the fourth Sunday in April was called to order by Carmon Brothers leading songs on pages 59 and 111t. Rev. Drennon Aldridge led the class in prayer.

Leaders: Carmon Brothers 112, 101t; Elvin Guthrie 73b, 98; Randall Smith 82t, “That Beautiful Land”; Rev. Drennon Aldridge 143, 100, 290; Dexter Cobb 235b; Rhoda Norris 145b, 276; Martha Woodard 65; Marie Guthrie 343, 389, 192; Jewel Wootten 101t, 63.

RECESS

Carmon Brothers brought the class back to order leading songs on pages 73t and 72t. Leaders: Willowese Malone 147t, 354b; Judy Caudle 37b, 448t, 448b; Elene Stovall 47b, 270, 73t; Marlin Beasley 348b, 111b, 480; Doris Cuzzart 490, 127.

The class organized with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Carmon Brothers; Vice Chairman—Beecher Yancey; Arranging Committee—Ruby Brothers; Secretary—Eunice Kimbrell.

Beecher Yancey led songs on pages 30t and 569b.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Carmon Brothers leading songs on pages 166b and 167. Leaders: Linda Thomas 452; Judy Holmes 61; Hershell King 340, 460; Debra Rich 168, 373; Drennon Aldridge 45t; Beecher Yancey 410t, 111t; Randall Smith 36b, “That Beautiful Land”; Judy Caudle 294, 383; Marlin Beasley 275b; Elvin Guthrie 225t.

Carmon Brothers led “Not Made With Hands”, 274t, and 80b as the closing songs. Hershell King dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Carmon Brothers; Vice Chairman—Beecher Yancey; Secretary—Eunice Kimbrell.