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Oak Hill Baptist Church

Oxford, Alabama

November 14, 1999

The annual Sacred Harp singing at Oak Hill Baptist Church was held on the second Sunday in November, and was called to order by Billy Joe Harris leading songs on pages 32t and 34b. The morning prayer was led by Felton Denney. Roy Nelson led song on page 82t; B.M. Smith 475, 182; Pearl Guier 127, 40.

The business session was held with the class voting to retain the following officers: Chairman—Billy J. Harris; Vice Chairman—Roy Nelson; Arranging Committee—Pearl Guier; Secretary—Hester Edwards.

Leaders: Billy J. Harris 452; Harvey Austin 335, 108t; Margie Smith 499; Randall Smith and Lamar Smith 36b, 76b; Charlene Wallace 99, 283; John Plunkett 98, 279; Betty Wright 89, 405; Everette Denney 161, 137; Daphene Causey 225b; Jewel Wootten 176t, 186.

RECESS

The class was called to order by Roy Nelson leading song on page 318. Leaders: Rodney Ivey 29t, 42; Mary Florence Smith 324, 325; Jim Solheim 148, 192; Cindy Franklin 177, 507; Dennis George 568, 112; Elene Stovall 436, 222; Harrison Creel 498, 530; B.M. Smith 358, 294 (by request).

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Roy Nelson leading song on page 145 (t? b?). Leaders: Louis Hughes, Sr. 435, 278t; Shelbie Sheppard 296, 418; Bud Oliver 406, 383; Cassie Franklin 277, 57; Henry Johnson 565, 288; Louise Nelson 350; Jimmie Denney 101t, 30t; Lou Cotney 212, 189; Jackie Tanner 138t, 299; Edith Tate 532, 73t; Felton Denney 225t (for Lonnie and Vivian Rogers), 566; Evelyn Harris 155, 47t; Bobby Jackson 569 (t? b?), 290; Laura Akerman 404, 304; George Garner 454; Ora Martin 426b, 208; Jeff Sheppard 336, 129 (for Mozelle Sheppard); Ruth Brown 63, 73b (for Alice Edwards); Jim Solheim 142.

Announcements were made. Billy J. Harris and Roy Nelson led song on page 46 as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer led by Louis Hughes, Sr.

Chairman—Billy J. Harris; Vice Chairman—Roy Nelson; Secretary—Hester Edwards.