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Alpharetta Municipal Building

Alpharetta, Georgia

June 11, 2000

The one hundred thirty-second annual session was opened by Chairman Richard DeLong leading song on page 81t. Mrs. Ruth Wills offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Chairman Richard DeLong 31t, 145t; Vice Chairman Kenneth DeLong 303, 179, 171; Secretary Helen Bryson 131b, 48b, 203; Faye Pettis 67, 455, 341; Jack Corley 72t, 110, 300; Jeannette DePoy 475, 565, 89.


Kenneth DeLong called the class to order leading song on page 167. Leaders: Judy Mincey 474, 34t, 497; Reuben Ball 348b, 480, 285t; Lee Rogers 145b, 73t, 217; Loy Garrison 159, 68b, 212; Dan Bailey 515, 183, 66; Mike Castleberry 490, 59.


Richard DeLong opened the afternoon session leading song on page 205. Leaders: Scott DePoy 384, 146, 318; Charlene Wallace 276, 327, 388; Kathy Williams 53, 510, 208; Allison Ivey 155, 56t, 76b; Laura Akerman 528, 436, 434; Frances Mary D’Andrea 280, 148, 380; Hugh McGraw 369, 230.

The memorial lesson was conducted by Richard DeLong. This year we are especially saddened by the passing of Dollie Hudgins, a singer who attended the Alpharetta Singing for many years and would have been pleased with the number of people present at today’s singing. We all miss her. Richard DeLong led song on page 82t.

Faye Pettis sang for the sick and shut-ins of which there are too many to name. Faye encouraged all of us to send a card, make a visit, or place a phone call to this group of people, and led song on page 45t. The memorial was closed.

Leader: Violet Thomason 343, 143, 189.


The class was called to order by Kenneth DeLong leading song on page 408. Leaders: Brady DeLong 36b, 317; Don Bowen 97, 99, 101t (for Rosa Hughes); Louise Holland 63, 61, 323 (t? b?); Robert Kendrick 354b, 153; J.C. Moore 37b; Dianne Walls 137, 100, 452; Susan Posey 34b, 35, 361; Mike Castleberry and Richard DeLong 294, 288 (by request).

A business session was held for the purpose of electing officers for next year’s session with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Richard DeLong; Vice Chairman—Kenneth DeLong; Secretary/Treasurer—Helen Bryson.

Announcements were made. Richard DeLong led song on page 69 (t? b?) as the closing song. Robert Kendrick dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Richard DeLong; Vice Chairman—Kenneth DeLong; Secretary/Treasurer—Helen Bryson.