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Holly Springs Primitive Baptist Church

Near Bremen, Georgia, I-20 and U.S. 27 South

June 3-4, 2000

Saturday, June 3

The annual Sacred Harp singing at Holly Springs Primitive Baptist Church was held the first Sunday in June and Saturday before. The singing was called together at 9:30 a.m. by Charlene Wallace leading song on page 59. Elder Homer Benefield led the morning prayer.

Leaders: Charlene Wallace 99; Carlene Griffin 46; Tommy McGraw 30 (t? b?); T.J. Stewart 144; Henry Zittrouer 61; Melanie Hardy 84; Don Bowen 503; Allison Dodson 335; Dennis George 224; Jarrod George 192; Amy Green 107; Helen Bryson 392; S.T. Reed 125; John Plunkett 412; Henry Johnson 70b; Debra Langley 155; Mary F. Smith 318; Phillip Langley 112; Cassie Franklin 216; Eric Tweedy 385b; B.M. Smith 497; Rodney Ivey 76b; Jeff Sheppard 280; Allison Ivey 475.

A business session was held with the following officers elected or appointed: Chairman—Charlene Wallace; Vice Chairman—Carlene Griffin; Secretary—Judy Henry; Arranging Committee—Judy Henry and Hugh McGraw; Memorial Committee—Debra Langley and Mary F. Smith.


The class was called together by Carolyn Huckeba and Judy Henry leading song on page 117. Leaders: Eschol Hughes 127; Charles Woods 53; Jimmie Denney 56 (t? b?); Kelly Morris 535; Jerry Enright 383; Karen Freund 411; Laura Clawson 440; Kelly House 456; Elene Stovall 436; Judy Mincey 540; Felton Denney 489; Kenneth DeLong 365; Max Berueffy 328; Everette Denney 405; Shelbie Sheppard 455; Reba Windom 384; Margie Smith and Nancy Allen 494; Liz Bryant 542; Lonnie Rogers 97; Karen Morris 299; Tokay Shumake 410 (t? b?); Eloise Watkins 460; Andy Morse 313b; Mattie Townsel 313 (t? b?); Sheri Taylor 178; Lou Cotney 222; Richard Driver 472; Bobby Jackson 480; G.C. Waldrep 260; Henry Schuman 532; Bonnie Flowers 215.


The afternoon session was called together by Richard DeLong leading songs on pages 134 and 513. Leaders: Kiri Miller 442; D.J. Hatfield 278 (t? b?); Ted Mercer 416; John Fedderson 370; Kathy Williams 220; Susan Kelly 159; Estelle Flowers 284; Buell Cobb 409; Amanda Denson 217; Cheryl Foreman 448 (t? b?); Steve Pace 145 (t? b?); Kelly Beard 80 (t? b?); Lynda Hambourger 372; Louis Hughes, Sr. 57; Ernestine Pipkin 171; Matt Wells 39 (t? b?); Carroll Lunsford 339; Laura Russell 202; Edmund Golladay and Hugh McGraw 111b.


Earlis McGraw called the class together with song on page 225t. Leaders: Berkley Moore 417; Patricia Temple 312 (t? b?); Charles Wells 48 (t? b?); Art Broadus 515; Terre Schill 329; Peggy Loddengaard 501; Henry Bizzell 34b; Ginnie Ely 454; Bob Parr 270; Pauline Childers 234; Mary Wright 42; Rick Russell 201; Cindy Cole 81 (t? b?); Teenie Moody, Carol Arrington and Tommy McGraw 268; Becky Hafner-Camp 114; Joan Durden 148; Janet Shepherd 40; Raymond Hamrick 141.

Announcements were made. Charlene Wallace led song on page 347 as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer led by Rev. Henry Bizzell.

Sunday, June 4

The class was called to order by Charlene Wallace leading song on page 60. Elder Homer Benefield led the morning prayer. Leaders: Charlene Wallace 97; Carlene Griffin 146; Mildred Patterson 167; Tokay Shumake 204; Roy Nelson 274 (t? b?); Diane Avery 186; Elder Homer Benefield and Katherine Benefield 45t; Andy Anderson 358; Elder Marshall Avery 278b; Duncan MacLeod 58; Don Bowen 283; Allison Dodson 138b; G.C. Waldrep 269; Molly Kovel and Kiri Miller 300; Art Broadus 143; Jan House 117; Henry Bizzell 452; Kathy Williams 506; John Fedderson 528; Ginnie Ely 196; Henry Schuman and Pauline Childers 288; Pauline Childers 406.


Phillip Langley called the class together with song on page 192. Leaders: Bob Parr 377; Louis Hughes, Sr. 403; Evelyn Harris 87; B.M. Smith 28b; Terre Schill 102; B.J. Harris 503; Myron House 191; Ernestine Pipkin 110; Jeremy York 547; Harrison Creel 512; Patricia Mauldin 63; Lee Rogers 454; Peggy Loddengaard 551; Charles Wells 47b; Rick Russell 510.

A memorial lesson was held. Hugh McGraw led song on page 339 for the following sick and shut-ins: I.V. McWhorter, Mozelle Sheppard, Vivian Rogers, and Mildred Dumas—Georgia; Lois Stanson, Polly Moore, Rosa Hughes, Marie Aldridge, Flarce Creel, Ernie Jett, Tommye Denson Mauldin, and Jeff Hamman—Alabama; Alcie Craig, Verna Powell, and Mildred Edmonds—Texas; Lois Strothers—North Carolina.

Richard DeLong led song on page 390 for the following deceased: Dollie Hudgins, J.D. Muse, and Lindsey May—Georgia; Ralph Heath, Virgil Phillips, Lucille Foreman, Isabel Arnold, and Lamar Harrison—Alabama; Ed Craig—Texas; Nancy Carol Metz, Ronald Grady Partin, and Fred Wardlow—North Carolina. Phillip Langley led song on page 77 (t? b?) in memory of Morgan Prichard. Mozelle Sheppard, Mary F. Smith, Bernice Harper, and Teenie Moody led song on page 347 in memory of Allene Stanford. Hugh McGraw presented a plaque to the family of Jerry Sheppard from the Sacred Harp Publishing Company. End of memorial.


The afternoon session was called together by Bobby Jackson leading song on page 59. Leaders: Berkley Moore 81 (t? b?); Patricia Temple 481; Raymond Hamrick 354 (t? b?); Laura Russell 101 (t? b?); Carroll Lunsford 338; Matt Wells 32 (t? b?); Lynda Hambourger 446; Kelly Beard 73 (t? b?); D.J. Hatfield 271 (t? b?); Cheryl Foreman 324; Ted Mercer 298; Richard Mauldin 72b; Wanda Capps 216; Susan Kelly 164; Amanda Denson 272; Bonnie Flowers 335; Sheri Taylor 215; Jeff Sheppard 142; Lonnie Rogers 225t; Estelle Flowers 270; Lisa Webb 178; Margie Smith and Nancy Allen 31b; Geraldine Rice 430; Aimee Schmidt 159; Teenie Moody, Mary F. Smith, Clint Lambert, Candy Lambert, and Dawn Madon 40.


The class was called together by Earlis McGraw leading song on page 163 (t? b?). Leaders: Phillip Denney 120; Richard Driver 294; Tommy McGraw 74b; Judy Henry and Carolyn Huckeba 84; Danny Griffin 53; Felton Denney 147 (t? b?); Kiri Miller 282; Orlanda Driver and Charlene Wallace 49b; Mandy Cummings and Louise Holland 358; Kelly Beard 413 (by request); Patricia Temple 209.

Announcements were made. Charlene Wallace, Carlene Griffin, and Elder Homer Benefield led song on page 62 as the closing song. Elder Homer Benefield dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Charlene Wallace; Vice Chairman—Carlene Griffin; Secretary—Judy Henry.