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New Hope Church

Cullman County, Alabama

June 25, 1995

The 61st session of the annual Sacred Harp singing was held on Sunday at New Hope Church with A. C. McGough calling the class to order leading song on page 36t. Prayer by Charley McCoy. A. C. McGough led 81t. The class was organized for the day with all officers retained as follows: Chairman—A. C. McGough; Vice Chairman—Charley McCoy; Secretary—Eron White; Arranging Committee—Billy Williams. Leaders called: Donald Robertson 47b, 100; Geraldene Garmon 421, 143; B. B. Mattox 42, 101t; Ruth Walker 75, and for her mother, Aver Crider, 48b and 73 (t? b?); Cecil Gilliland 109, 234, 134.

RECESS

The class reassembled with Charley McCoy leading 363 (?), 454, 441; Cecil Sanders 123t, 45t; Keterina Sanders 159, 389; Essie Calvert 129, 72b; E. Vernice 64, 45t; Vernice Calvert 72t.

LUNCH

Delene Cobb opened the afternoon session. Leaders: Tina Dubbery 388, 126; Jane Cleghorn 217, 220, 119; Margie Lee and Nancy 452, 335; Ruth Burlson 327, 138b; Unie B. Howard 58, 348b; A. D. Chandler 30t, 313t; Carol Fannin 170, 45b; Laura Hale and Mary Holcome 312 (t? b?), 100, 146; Bernice McGough 159, 111b; Corene White 314; Kenneth Fannin 317b, 340; Donald Robertson 200; Delene Cobb 358, 294; Eron White 124 in memory of Preston Crider, 37b; Billy Williams 339. Announcements were made, and A. C. McGough led song on page 164, then closed the singing with 62. Charley McCoy dismissed with prayer.

Chairman—A. C. McGough; Vice Chairman—Charley McCoy; Secretary—Eron White