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Poplar Springs Baptist Church

North of Tallapoosa, Georgia, off Hwy. 100

May 28, 2000

The annual all day Sacred Harp singing at Poplar Springs Baptist Church was held on the fourth Sunday in May. The class was called to order by Miranel Swafford leading songs on pages 32t and 155. Felton Denney offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Charlene Wallace 63, 85; Mary Florence Smith 59, 37b; “Happy Birthday” to Thomas Willard; Thomas Willard 36b; Reba Norton 64, 61; Anita Landess 77b, 72b; B.J. Harris 312b, 503; Betty Harris 108 (t? b?), 410 (t? b?); Hugh McGraw 531, 567; Evelyn Harris 30t, 87; Earlis McGraw 225t (for Gladys McGraw), 374; Eric Morgan 390, 75.

RECESS

Miranel Swafford called the class to order leading song on page 56t. Leaders: Jimmy Cates 112, 137; Jenny Willard 34b, 318; Felton Denney 299; Beth Todd 270, 335; Roy Nelson 522, 145t; Eunice Webb 81 (t? b?), 89.

Memorial Lesson—Mary Florence Smith led songs on pages 403 and 348b for the deceased: Virgil Phillips and Allene Stanford; and song on page 47b for the sick and shut-ins. The pastor of the church, Rev. Mike Benefield, closed the memorial, and asked the blessing on the food.

LUNCH

Miranel Swafford called the afternoon session to order leading song on page 378 (t? b?). Leaders: Eschol Hughes 383, 235; Lonnie Rogers 186, 222; Teenie Moody 183, 391; Guy Bankes 350, 344; Keith Willard 297, 144; Inez Chandler 274 (t? b?), 290; Jeff Sheppard 347, 277; Nathan Green and Norma Green 31b, 39b; Shelbie Sheppard 29b, 448b; Richard Driver 127, 472; Mildred Patterson 146, 119; Lewis Norton 76b, 208; Cody Simpson and Earlis McGraw 45t; Beth Todd 475; Keith Willard and Jenny Willard 142, 480; Eric Morgan 229; Anita Landess 145b; Guy Bankes 68b; Miranel Swafford and Charlene Wallace 457.

Announcements were made. Thomas Willard led song on page 106. Miranel Swafford and Charlene Wallace led song on page 209 as the closing song. Billy Joe Harris dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Miranel Swafford; Secretary—Charlene Wallace.