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Labor Day Singing

Shoal Creek Church, North of Heflin, Alabama

September 6, 1999

The annual Labor Day Sacred Harp Singing met at Shoal Creek Church, Talladega National Forest, ten miles north of Heflin, Alabama on Monday, September 6, 1999.

The singing was called to order by Jeff Sheppard leading song on page 32t. Elder J.L. Hopper led the morning prayer. Jeff Sheppard led song on page 87.

The class organized with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Jeff Sheppard; Vice Chairman—Roy Nelson; Secretary—Mary Lambert Smith; Arranging Committee—Josephine Denney and Hester Edwards.

Leaders: Jeff Sheppard 120; Roy Nelson 101t, 145t; Mary Lambert Smith 171, 274t; Josephine Denney 127, 100; Bobby Jackson 480, 290; Betty Wright 499; Billy Joe Harris 303; Sonja Randall 335; Everette Denney 34b; Estelle Flowers 176b; Earlis McGraw 148; Leola Smith 43; Jimmie Denney 123t; Charlene Wallace 186; Henry Johnson 38b; Corene Laminack 401; Bud Oliver 90; Evelyn Harris 378t.

RECESS

The class resumed singing with Jeff Sheppard leading song on page 155. Leaders: Howard McGuire 192; Jeannette DePoy 456; George Garner 162; Judy Caudle 234; Kenneth DeLong 568; Glenda Hopper 310; C.W. Garner 285t; Flora Skinner 434, 358; Coy Ivey 137; Liz Bryant 306; John Plunkett 229; Bonnie Flowers 528.

Joe Jones gave a report on repairs that will be made to the church in the upcoming months, and commented that the funds were given mostly by the Sacred Harp singers at this singing each year.

LUNCH

Roy Nelson opened the afternoon session leading song on page 318. Leaders: Frances Jones 294; Scott DePoy 282; Judy Mincey 540; Les Scott 117; Susan Posey 178; J.L. Hopper 543; Teenie Moody 430; Don Bowen and Coy Ivey 99, 384; Daphene Causey 170; Richard DeLong 385 (t? b?); Lee Rogers 475; Nate Green and Norma Green 515b; Shelbie Sheppard 269; Felton Denney 503; Reba Norton 373; Lonnie Rogers 97; Virginia Dyer 340; Dennis George 224; Lewis Norton 208, 45t; Eric Tweedy 68t; Chris Tweedy 535b; Estelle Flowers and Jeff Sheppard 39b.

Announcements were made. Jeff Sheppard and Roy Nelson led song on page 46 as the closing song. Lewis Norton dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Jeff Sheppard; Vice Chairman—Roy Nelson; Secretary—Mary Lambert Smith.