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Holly Springs Primitive Baptist Church

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

June 2-3, 2001

Saturday, June 2

The annual Sacred Harp singing at Holly Springs Primitive Baptist Church was held on the first Sunday and Saturday before in June. The singing was called to order by Charlene Wallace leading song on page 59. Rev. Henry Bizzell offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Charlene Wallace 141; Carlene Griffin 46; Geneva Prichard 77t; Teenie Moody 384; Bobby Jackson 270; Cindy Cole 144; Mary Florence Smith 40; Andy Anderson 128; Everette Denney 335; Wanda Capps 299; LaRue Allen 513; Liz Bryant 142; Jimmie Gilmore 276; Bob Goodman 354b; Helen Bryson 546; Philip Denney 28b; Floy Wilder 350; S.T. Reed 35; Henry Johnson 278b; Danny Creel 269; Rodney Ivey 300; Henry Zittrouer 87; Betty Shepherd 454; Norma Green and Nathan Green 274t; Laura Clawson 99.


Earlis McGraw called the class to order leading song on page 213t. Leaders: Kenneth DeLong 568; Paula Gilmore 75; Eric Tweedy 74b; Frances Mary D’Andrea 368; Philip Gilmore 222; Reba Dell Windom 192; Harrison Creel 512; Carrie Grindon and Diane Murekateta 497; Andy Morse 505; Flora Skinner 434; Flarce Creel 475; Jerry Enright 383; Karen Rollins 34b; Al Grindon 178; Tokay Shumake 145t; Arthur Gilmore 378 (t? b?); Lou Cotney 172; David Carlton 298; Eunice Webb 436.

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

Leaders: Sandie Scott 548; Syd Caldwell, Mary Ellen Wilkinson, Lois Graney, Alice Moran, and Bill Caldwell 143, 306; Amanda Denson 224; Lonnie Rogers 225t; Lois Owen 283; Phillip Langley 542; Laura Akerman 543; Josephine Denney 32t; Sheri Taylor 442.


The afternoon session was called together by Tommy McGraw leading song on page 312b. Leaders: Don Bowen 282; Kathy Williams 506; Buell Cobb 131b; Jim Pfau 328; Mel Kersey, Shirley Young, and James Young 68b; Orlando Driver 127; Richard DeLong 419; Henry Schuman 432; Louis Hughes, Sr. 431; Cheryl Foreman 480; David Killingsworth 347; Cathy White 84; Jeannette DePoy 456; Jeff Sheppard 556; John Fedderson 362; Lynda Hambourger 106; Rev. Henry Bizzell 452; Peggy Loddengaard 133; Judy Mincey 540; Shelbie Sheppard 216.


The class was called together by Judy Henry leading song on page 117. Leaders: Pauline Childers 234; B.M. Smith 273; Martha Ann Stegar 198; Scott DePoy 201; Lee Rogers 217; John Plunkett 116; Carroll Lunsford 390; Felton Denney 155; Karen Freund 411; Aaron Girard 131t; Kiri Miller 181; Eugene Forbes 495; Mildred Patterson 146; Florice Akin 421; Claire Singleton 228; Elsie Brock 460; Elder Homer Benefield, Katherine Benefield, and Joyce Clackum 56t, 45t; Preston McLendon 68b; Raymond Hamrick 479.

Announcements were made. Charlene Wallace and Lenna Davidson led song on page 63 as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer by Elder Homer Benefield.

Sunday, June 3

The class was called to order by Charlene Wallace leading song on page 60. Louis Hughes, Sr. offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Charlene Wallace 167; Carlene Griffin 85; Debra Langley 480; Orlando Driver 268; Phillip Langley 110; Mary Florence Smith 383; Cindy Cole and Brady Cook 117; Claire Singleton 455; Margie Smith and Nancy Allen 569b, 512; Lela Crowder 135; Teenie Moody, Tommy McGraw, and Carol Chapman 148 (for Mozelle Sheppard); Margaret Eskew and Harry Eskew 40, 146; Don Bowen and Syd Caldwell 283, 284 (for Berta Anderson); Cathy White 159; Raymond Hamrick 350; David Killingsworth 528; Rev. Henry Bizzell 127; Jim Pfau 371; Kathy Williams 479.


The class was called together by Earlis McGraw leading song on page 179. Leaders: Pauline Childers 224; Eugene Forbes 203; Ted Mercer 300; Syd Caldwell 196, 353; Lori Goode 358; Sheri Taylor 369; Donna Duke 282; Oscar McGuire 573; Eunice Webb 392; Wesley Haley 34b; Gene Duke 75; Burnese Harper 126.


The class was called together by Carolyn Huckeba and Judy Henry leading song on page 345t.

Memorial lesson: John Plunkett led songs on pages 562 and 330b in memory of the following deceased: Lynn Smith, Elder J.J. Aderhold, Walter Hamrick, Silas Hamrick, Austin Brock, Jack Smith, Eloise Watkins, Cliff Bradley, Mrs. Mae Entrekin, Jack Corley, Mae Warren, Vedie Touchstone, Rosa Hughes, Don Wilkinson, Alcie Craig, Ruby Phillips, Virgil Phillips, Mildred Edmonds, Cecil Edwards, Woodie Walker, Lois Stother, Karen House, Joanna Sorlien, Dr. Frank Stagg, Marie Aldridge, and Betty McGlashan.

Teenie Moody led song on page 340 for all the sick and shut-ins. Lonnie Rogers led the class in prayer to close the memorial.

Leaders: Lonnie Rogers 348b; Rita Haley 63; Hugh McGraw and Edmund Goladay 420; Richard DeLong 74t.


Charlene Wallace, Carly McWhorter, and Avery McWhorter called the afternoon session to order leading song on page 401. Leaders: Tommy McGraw 76b; Mel Kersey 354t; Henry Schuman 532; Louis Hughes, Sr. 208; Cheryl Foreman 53; John Fedderson 163t; Jeff Sheppard 200; Lynda Hambourger 453; Anita Landess 297; Peggy Loddengaard 61; Shelbie Sheppard 29b (in memory of Loyd Redding and Buford McGraw); Bobby Jackson 34t; B.M. Smith 28b (for his mother, Myrtle Smith, who will be 95 years old on her birthday, June 26), 222; Lee Rogers 230.


Clyde McWhorter called the class to order leading song on page 546. Leaders: Jimmie Denney 294; Judy Mincey 494; Scott DePoy and Richard DeLong 457 (by request); Kiri Miller 112; Aaron Girard 165; Jeannette DePoy 550; Carroll Lunsford 426t; Martha Ann Stegar 47t; Mildred Patterson and Ellen Waters 119; Laura Akerman 240; Glenda Collins 124; Everette Denney 274t; Felton Denney 387; Philip Denney 120.

Elder Homer Benefield gave a short talk. 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.