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Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church

Fayette, Alabama

Sunday, June 22, 2014

The annual Sacred Harp singing held at Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church on the fourth Sunday in June was called to order by Larry Ballinger leading 31b. Earl Ballinger offered the morning prayer.

After welcoming comments, the class organized with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Larry Ballinger; Vice Chairman—Chris Ballinger; Secretary—Amanda Hardiman; Arranging Committee—Gravis Ballinger and Buddy Ballinger.

Leaders: Larry Ballinger 528; Chris Ballinger 300; Jimmy Ballinger 84; Sherry Stover, Allie Ballinger, and Linton Ballinger 354b; Amanda Hardiman 312b; Warren Steel 189; Leslie Brady 78; David Ballinger 460; Steve Adams and Lisa Geist 378t; Joan Aldridge 309; Jerry Jenkins 30t; Cindy Tanner 436; Eugene Forbes 299; Gravis Ballinger 182; Beverly Jenkins and Drue Jenkins 155; Jerry Kitchens 318; Jarrod Litton 294; Phillip Ballinger 373; Nate Green and Norma Green 270; Janet Litton 480; Lomax Ballinger 168.


Earl Ballinger led 283 to bring the class back to order. Leaders: Brenda Robbins 100; Teresa Hope, Mellie Hope, and Zoey Zeanah 384; Richard Mauldin 339; Darrell Swarens 507 (in memory of Josie Hyde); Wayne Baines 319; Katie Ballinger 146; Beth Wallace, Tory Colvin, and Ridley Colvin 546; Lauren Ballinger and Chris Ballinger 120; Teresa Guyton 143; Julie Stough, Annslee Stough, Sophie Stough, and Riley Stough 405; Miranda Burns 35; Jennifer Jenkins, Graham Jenkins, and Miles Jenkins 145t; Charles Humber 45t; Case O’Dell 503.


Leon Ballinger led 490 to bring the class together. Leaders: Jill Porter, Ella Porter, Eady Porter, Buddy Ballinger, Carol Zeanah, and Zoey Zeanah 388; Arlon Gardner and family 277; Don Keeton 76b; Amelia O’Dell and Earl Ballinger 63; Albert Humber 565; Anna Litton and Jagger Eastman 110; Drew McGuire 376; Judy Chambless and Robert Chambless 340; Mike Hankins 527; Josh Ballinger, Lauren Ballinger, and Jay Ballinger 68b; Jim Smith, Katelyn Smith, and Phillip Ballinger 118; Will Thompson 47t; Lauren Bock 43; Marty Wootten 475; Judy Caudle 567; Danny Creel 111b; Nikos Pappas 301.


The afternoon session began with Lisa Geist leading 273. Leaders: Yancey Jett 440; Loyd Ivey 438; Bridgett Kennedy 411; Karen Rollins 540; Max Berueffy 386; Elene Stovall 558 (in memory of Hamilton Ballinger); Eddie Mash 442; Loretta Whitman 200; Rodney Ivey 227; Rebecca Over 428; Glenn Keeton 278t (for Toney Smith); David Killingsworth 324; Shelby Castillo 224; Scott Ivey 345b (in memory of Hobert Ivey); Eloise Wootten 454; Marlin Beasley 336; Linda Sides and Ottis Sides 530; Jesse P. Karlsberg 216; Brenda Chafin 74b; Jack Pate 282; Kermit Adams 456; Jared Wootten 217; Betty Baccus and Edwin Ballinger 448b; Shane Wootten 542; Robert DuPree 569b; Henry McGuire 426b; Ann Jett 269; Bunk Beasley 72b; Amber Davis 192.

Following announcements, Larry Ballinger led 323t as the closing song. The closing prayer was offered by Earl Ballinger, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Larry Ballinger; Vice Chairman—Chris Ballinger; Secretary—Amanda Hardiman