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Salem United Methodist Church

Farill Community, Cedar Bluff, Cherokee County, Alabama

Saturday, June 23, 2012

The 11th 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 Tom Russell extended a very warm welcome to everyone in attendance, and offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Henry Johnson 418; Darrell Swarens 40; Rebecca Over 460; Karen Rollins 389; Charles Woods 283; Leigh Cooper 475; Paula Oliver 196; Robert Chambless 72b; David Hufstetler 445; Judy Mincey 474; Marlon Wootten 64; Erica Hinton 534; Margaret Thacker 348b; Loyd Ivey 208; Bea Carnathan 568; Charlene Wallace 299; Eddie Mash 133; Anna Hinton 300; Ed Thacker 280; Jim Aaron 178; Jesse M. Roberts, Jr. 522; Cassie Allen 558; Nathan Rees 93; Micah Roberts 176t.

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

RECESS

Henry Johnson called the class back to order leading 88 (t? b?). Leaders: Carolyn Thompson 547; John Plunkett 308; Matt Hinton 275t; Rodney Ivey 411; B.M. Smith 318; Rachel Carlisle 145t; Emma Rose Brown 212; Shane Wootten 317; Nate Green and Norma Green 566; Philip Denney 84; Eli Hinton 268; Mark Godfrey 440; Donna Wootten 314; Hannah Land 392; Bridgett Kennedy 564; Eloise Wootten 276; Rachel Rudi 406; Judy Caudle 450; Jesse Karlsberg 511; Michael Thompson 176b. Jesse Roberts offered the blessing before the noon meal.

LUNCH

Henry Johnson called the class back to order leading 225t. Leaders: Janice Paulk 222; Molly Ellis 326; Paul Stanley 282; Jonathan Smith 30b; Nathan Berry 170; Angela Myers 456; Wanda Capps 200; Ann Jett 546; Danny Creel 182; Emily Burleson 383; Henry Guthery 543; Claudene Townson 70b; Syble Adams 540; Cecil Roberts 477; Fallan Cook 69t; Susan Stanley 48t; Virginia Dyer 193; Doug Conn 482; Elene Stovall 142; Alanna Blanks 405; Jeff Sheppard 171; Pam Nunn 217; Susan Cherones 107; Dennis George 197; Rebecca Over 216; Hannah Land 112; Paula Oliver 224; Leigh Cooper 472; Syble Adams 47b; Jesse M Roberts, Jr. and Micah Roberts 513.

Announcements were made. Henry Johnson led 45b as the closing song. Ed Thacker offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

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