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Macedonia Primitive Baptist Church

Section, Alabama

June 20, 1999

The annual singing held on the third Sunday in June at Macedonia Primitive Baptist Church began with a welcome and a prayer by Elder Gene Thomas. David Ivey led songs on page 32t and 480 in memory of Colbie Allen and Faye Allen, whom we all still miss.

Leaders: Randall Smith 36b, 318; Terry Wootten 101t, 108t; Milton Oliver 314, 321; Lamar Smith 343, 76b; Bud Oliver 145b, 159 (Bud made comments about how proud Colbie and Faye Allen would be today to see how the singing is still being carried on); Jarrod George 358, 59; Rodney Ivey 40, 512; Jackie Tanner 42, 37b; Shane Wootten 85, 300; Allison Ivey 273, 460; Karen Ivey 147b, 182.

RECESS

The singing resumed with Coy Ivey leading songs on pages 56t, 30t, and 137. Leaders: Boyd Scott 68b, 127; Clyde Black 288, 82t; Nathan Green and Norma Green 61, 73b, 141; Donna Wootten 340; Stuart Ivey and Worth Ellis 87, 29t, 186; Elene Stovall 384, 192; Dianne Mennella 95, 212; Richard Ivey 64, 155.

LUNCH

David Ivey brought the class to order leading song on page 123t. Leaders: David Ivey and Virginia Douglas 31t; Rodney Ivey 268; Eloise Wootten 224, 299; S.T. Reed 108b, 278b; Dianne Mennella 439, 106; Dennis George 475, 569b; Mary Ruth Stiefel 168, 171; Ruth Hancock 144; Ruth Hancock and Eloise Wootten 511, 30b; Marlon Wootten 97, 49 (t? b?); Charles Stiefel 39b, 445, 290; Sandra Jordan and L.O. Harper “We Will Sing With The Angels There”, 45t; Elder Gene Thomas 405, 523, 143; Jarrod George 354b; Richard Ivey, Stuart Ivey, and Bud Oliver 270; Allison Ivey 339; Coy Ivey “Trusting”; David Ivey “Love At Home”; Randall Smith “That Beautiful Land”; Jarrod George 358.

Announcements were made. Ruth Hancock, Elder Gene Thomas, and Sandra Jordan led song on page 146 as the closing song. Elder Gene Thomas dismissed the class with prayer.

We are grateful for the wonderful singing which we enjoyed so very much this year, and for each and everyone who came and made this singing a success. We welcome you again next year, and please bring someone with you!

Chairman—David Ivey; Secretary—Sandra Jordan.