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Salem United Methodist Church

Farill Community, Cedar Bluff, Cherokee County, Alabama

Saturday, June 25, 2011

The 10th session of the annual Sacred Harp singing at Salem United Methodist Church in Cedar Bluff, Cherokee County, Alabama, was called to order by Henry Johnson leading 60. Pastor Ben Padgett extended a very warm welcome to everyone in attendance, offered the morning prayer, and made comments about his relationship with Ms. Ruth Denson Edwards.

Leaders: Henry Johnson 88t; Claudine Townson 75; Charlene Wallace 79; Judy Chambless 66; Janice Paulk 274b; Erica Hinton 123b; Danny Arms 313t; Rachel Carlisle 137; B.M. Smith 150; Darrell Swarens 40; CeciI Roberts 76b; Marlon Wootten 283; Eloise Wootten 276; David Hufstetler 101t; Scot Oliver 176b; Blake Sisemore 315; Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg 472; Robert Chambless 145b; Michael Thompson 34t; Paula Oliver 268; Matt Hinton 114; Jonathon Kelso 115; Rodney Ivey 564; Jonathan Smith 211.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Henry Johnson; Vice Chairman/Arranging Committee—Jeffrey Richardson; Secretary—Ceil Morrison; Welcoming Committee—Patsy Richardson, Carolyn Hanks.

RECESS

Henry Johnson called the class back to order leading 87. Leaders: Nate Green and Norma Green 338; Jim Aaron 503; Ed Thacker 198; Lela Crowder 278b; Nathan Rees 182; Richard Ivey 456; Scott Ivey 454; Karen Rollins 389 (for Lonnie Rogers); Eugene Forbes 384; Jesse Roberts 528; Dennis George 562; Susan Cherones 63; Jeannette DePoy 201; Sandra Wilkinson 215; Reba Windom 193; David Ivey 431; Doug Conn 546; Jeff Sheppard 392; Daphne Causey 140. Jesse Roberts offered the lunch blessing.

LUNCH

Henry Johnson called the class back to order leading 394. Leaders: Sharon DuPriest 217; Susan Harcrow 560; Ron Harper 442; Molly Ellis 567; John Plunkett 446; Ian Quinn 373; Judy Caudle 534; Danny Arms 309; Paula Oliver 196; Jesse Roberts 365; Matt Hinton 448t; Scott Ivey 95; Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg 208; Blake Sisemore 550; Janice Paulk 337; Reba Windom 436; Ron Harper 203; Rodney Ivey 131b; Lela Crowder 539; Ian Quinn 441; Nathan Rees 543; Claudine Townson 29t; Richard Ivey 166; Molly Ellis 376.

Announcements were made. Henry Johnson led 521 as the closing song. Ron Harper offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Henry Johnson; Vice Chairman—Jeffrey Richardson; Secretary—Ceil Morrison