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Mt. Oak Methodist Church

Six miles northwest of Arab, Alabama

July 17, 1999

The annual Sacred Harp singing held on Saturday before the third Sunday in July was called to order by Hershell King leading song on page 59. Leonard Hayes led the class in the morning prayer.

The class organized for the day with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Hershell King; Vice Chairman—David Light; Secretary—Eunice Kimbrell; Arranging Committee—Carmon Brothers.

Leaders: Hershell King 101t; David Light 274t, 100, 112; Eunice Kimbrell 83t; J.C. Rutledge 63, 143; Irene Jordan 480, 569b; Arvid Holmes 441, 460; Rhoda Norris 318, 177; S.T. Reed 176b, 176t, 313t; Eldagene Roberson 300, 332; J.L. Hopper 187, 178, 29t; Romona Light and David Light 200, 172; Doron Henkin 36b, 100, 148.

RECESS

Carmon Brothers brought the class to order leading song on page 167. Leaders: Sandra Light 143, 354 (t? b?); Willard Hopper 384; Nancy Thompson 335, 40; Jennifer Allred 159, 340; Rachel Allred 166, 354 (t? b?); Will Allred 87; Marie Guthrie 89, 77 (t? b?); David Roberson 551, 275b; Gennie Nelms 53, 446.

LUNCH

Hershell King brought the class to order leading song on page 235. Leaders: Glenda Hopper 30t, 32 (t? b?); David Ivey 312t, 42; Elvin Guthrie 28b, 78; Susan Allred 163t, 535; Milton Oliver 206, 75; Verna Mae Hawk “That Beautiful Land”; Doron Henkin 506; J.C. Rutledge 79; S.T. Reed 99; J.L. Hopper 540; Jennifer Allred 421; Rachel Allred 45t; Will Allred 354b; David Light 192; Elvin Guthrie 69t.

Hershell King led song on page 97 as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer led by J.C. Rutledge.

Chairman—Hershell King; Vice Chairman—David Light; Secretary—Eunice Kimbrell.