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New Hope Church

Cullman County, Alabama

June 27, 1999

The sixty-fifth session of the annual singing was held at New Hope Church on the fourth Sunday in June, and began with A.C. McGough leading song on page 32t. John Merritt led the morning prayer. A.C. McGough led song on page 36b.

The class organized for the day with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Glenn Keeton; Vice Chairman—John Merritt; Secretary—Eron White; Arranging Committee—Billy Williams.

Leaders: Glenn Keeton 142; Stella Pratt 147 (t? b?), 42; Corene White 216, 171; Elvin Guthrie 222, 373; David Roberson 340, 53; Ercyl Vicrine 111 (t? b?), 161; Marie Guthrie 192, 434.

RECESS

John Merritt brought the class to order by leading songs on pages 137 and 68b. Leaders: Eldagene Roberson 81 (t? b?), 131 (t? b?); Josh Keeton 169, 268; Brenda Merritt 269, 300; Degene Calvert 120, 361; Gerald Watkins 155, 175; Betty Shaver 34 (t? b?), 66, 145t, 358.

A financial report was given by Ruben Williams. Billy Williams led song on 28b in memory of Sudie McCain and Athel McCain who passed away since the singing here last year. Glenn Keeton offered prayer and the class was dismissed.

LUNCH

Glenn Keeton began the afternoon session by leading song on page 186. Leaders: E.E. Kilgo 454, 40; Pam Keeton 146, 480; Judy Caudle 315, 540; Ashley Keeton 196, 215; Lena Wakefield 498, 288; Brenda Merritt 408 (by request), 324; Dena Tucker 118, 100; Susan Allred 45t, 183; Mary Holcombe 155, 546; Shirley McCoy 358, 183; Margie Lee and Nancy 388, 446; Ruth Burleson and Marie Guthrie 457, 290; Billy Williams 448b; Glenn Keeton 225t, 59, 475; John Merritt 137; Betty Shaver “Not Made With Hands”, “Happy Land”.

The class was dismissed with prayer led by John Merritt.

Chairman—Glenn Keeton; Vice Chairman—John Merritt; Secretary—Eron White.