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Mount Vernon Primitive Baptist Church

Near Cullman, Alabama on Highway 69 East

June 13, 1999

The annual Mount Vernon Sacred Harp singing was called to order by Elvin Guthrie who welcomed everyone to the singing and opened the morning session with song on page 49t. Hershell King led the opening prayer. Elvin Guthrie led songs on pages 49b and 73b.

A business session was held to elect officers with the following people elected or appointed to serve: Chairperson—Judy Caudle; Vice Chairman—David Roberson; Arranging Committee—Genie Nelms; Secretary—Eldagene Roberson.

Leaders: Judy Caudle 78, 144; David Roberson 137, 268; Rhoda Norris 317b, 145b; Ellis Ship 63, 358; Corene White 73b, 379; Janet Goodwin 215, 108b; Manila Hudson 100, 36b, 551.

RECESS

Judy Caudle called the class back to order leading song on page 108 (t? b?). Leaders: Eron White 37b; Marie Guthrie 36t, 42, 222, 430; Edis Guthrie 91, 59, 143; Hershell King 80b, 97; Harlie Moon 186, 45t; Eldagene Roberson 81t, 172, 313t; Genie Nelms 354b, 373, 300; Billy Williams 452b, 28b; Judy Caudle 32t.

LUNCH

David Roberson called the afternoon session back to order by leading songs on pages 176t and 389. Leaders: Corene White 403; Elvin Guthrie 225t; Manila Hudson 565b; Hershell King 319; Marie Guthrie 434; Billy Williams 448b, 445b; Edis Guthrie 171; Eldagene Roberson 335, 139; Genie Nelms 119.

Announcements were made. Judy Caudle led song on 146 as the closing song. Hershell King led the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairperson—Judy Caudle; Vice Chairman—David Roberson; Secretary—Eldagene Roberson.