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Macedonia Baptist Church

Haleyville, Alabama

August 8, 1999

The annual Sacred Harp Singing was held at Macedonia Baptist Church on the second Sunday in August, and was called to order by Dawson Adams leading song on page 39b. Doyle Williams led the morning prayer. Dawson Adams led song on page 57.

The class organized for the day with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Dawson Adams; Vice Chairman—Parnell Berry; Secretary—Josie Hyde; Arranging Committee—Travis Keeton and John Hyde.

Leaders: Odie V. Horton 104, 48t (for Wilton Donaldson); Gene Wakefield 27, 56 (t? b?); Willodean Barton 82t, 290, 314; Cecil Wakefield 480, 339, 134; Beatrice Brewer 298, 460; Mae Conwill 270, 272, 300; Lavaughn Ballinger 405, 294, 358; Clarence McCool 172, 112.

RECESS

Parnell Berry called the class to order leading songs on pages 36b and 285 (t? b?). Leaders: Fayrene Wakefield and Debra Wakefield 546, 569b; Lorene Gray 47t, 48b, 45t; Gladys Bonds 44, 225t, 499; A.C. McGough 147t, 111b, 30t; Doyle Williams 29 (t? b?), 84, 85; Travis Keeton 88t, 126, 324.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Dawson Adams with song on page 77t. Leaders: John Hyde 75, 73t, 63; Julie Postum 274t, 421; Elmer Conwill 179, 379, 498; Chris Rice 282, 144, 276; L.E. Hannah and granddaughter, Julie 124, 83t, 310; Josie Hyde 143, 568, 475; Pernie Pelfrey 68b, 74b, 147b; Larry Ballinger 425, 111t, 101t, 71 (for L.E. Hannah); Parnell Berry 306; Clarence McCool 349.

Dawson Adams and Parnell Berry led song on page 46 as the closing song. Lavaughn Ballinger dismissed the class with prayer.

WE ARE SORRY TO ANNOUNCE THIS SINGING WILL BE DISCONTINUED.

Chairman—Dawson Adams; Vice Chairman—Parnell Berry; Secretary—Josie Hyde.