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Sullins School House

Hamilton, Alabama

May 23, 1999

The sixty-fourth session of the annual Sacred Harp singing held at Sullins School House was called to order by Estes Jackson leading song on page 39b. Doyle Williams led the congregation in the opening prayer. Estes Jackson led song on page 33b.

The class organized with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Estes Jackson; Vice Chairman—Elmer Conwill; Secretary—Josie Hyde; Arranging Committee—Travis Keeton and John Hyde.

Leaders: Estes Jackson 73t; Faye Donaldson 270, 78; Margaret Keeton 129, 42; Odie Horton 89, 47b; Beatrice Brewer 137, 460; Ivalene Donaldson 146; Mae Conwill 206, 100, 294 (by request); Erselle Jackson 268, “Not Made With Hands”; Elgie Mae Woods 421, 269; Travis Keeton 37b, 121.

RECESS

Elmer Conwill called the class to order leading songs on pages 111t, 127, and 44. Leaders: Elder Frank Woods 222, 39t, 49b, 137 (by request); Gene Wakefield 168, 138t; Bill Hogan 38b, 53; Lavaughn Ballinger 84, 405, 322; Estes Jackson 323b.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Estes Jackson leading song on page 426t. Leaders: John Hyde 75, 297, 159 (by request); Larry Ballinger 425, 277; Josie Hyde 43, 225t; Ivalene Donaldson 81t; Faye Donaldson 430; Bill Hogan 475, 220; Mae Conwill 216; Beatrice Brewer 384; Lavaughn Ballinger 401, 45t; Elgie Mae Woods 189, 112; Gene Wakefield 284; Elder Frank Woods 196, 358, 294 (by special request in memory of the Berrys); Erselle Jackson 34b, 74b; Larry Ballinger 123t; Travis Keeton 142, 143; Elmer Conwill 179; Estes Jackson 345b.

Elmer Conwill and Estes Jackson led song on page 144 as the closing song. Elder Frank Woods dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Estes Jackson; Vice Chairman—Elmer Conwill; Secretary—Josie Hyde.