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Mountain Home Church

Near Bear Creek, Alabama

September 12, 1999

The annual Sacred Harp singing held at Mountain Home Church on the second Sunday in September was called to order by John Hyde leading songs on pages 39b and 37b. Juanita Whitman led the morning prayer. John Hyde led song on page 63.

The class organized with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—John Hyde; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Secretary—Josie Hyde; Arranging Committee—Margaret Keeton.

Leaders: John Hyde 30t; Paul Frederick 182; Gene Wakefield 101t, 108b; L.E. Hannah and granddaughter, Julie Creel 109, 187; Jayne Fulmer 155, 300; Doyle Williams 29t, 36b; Hubert Hood 454, 569 (t? b?); Amber Springfield 58, 391; Larry Wakefield 400, 153; Gladys Bonds 277, 373; Larry Ballinger 119, 121.

RECESS

Gravis Ballinger brought the class to order leading songs on pages 34b and 78. Leaders: Kermit Adams 456, 28b; Kenny Creel 124, 343; Travis Keeton 460, 348b; Pernie Pelfrey 145b; Wilton Donaldson 317, 56t; Bernice Phillips 112; Julietta Haynes 216, 430; Anne Steel 31t, 39t; Parnell Berry 298, 99; Twylia Pickard 294 (for Mr. and Mrs. Willard Pickard); Fayrene Pickard 129, “Not Made With Hands”.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Elmer Conwill leading songs on pages 498 and 432. Leaders: Jim Ballinger 475, 405; Warren Steel 229, 442; Juanita Whitman 34t, 137; Julie Postum 274t, 421; Josie Hyde 434; Dawson Adams 68b, 328; Paul Frederick 224, 499; Margaret Keeton 517, 566; Warren Steel 408, 418; Anne Steel 318; Parnell Berry 306; Jayne Fulmer 273; Amber Springfield 290; Josie Hyde 77t (for Ivalene Donaldson); Twylia Pickard and son, John 457.

Travis Keeton and John Hyde led song on page 73t as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer led by Jim Ballinger. We thank Fayrene Pickard and Twylia Pickard for paying for the printing of the minutes.

Chairman—John Hyde; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Secretary—Josie Hyde.