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Alpharetta Municipal Building

Alpharetta, Georgia

June 10, 2001

The one hundred thirty-third annual session was held at the Alpharetta Municipal Building in Alpharetta, Georgia. Chairman Richard DeLong brought the class to order leading song on page 101t. Andy Anderson offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Chairman Richard DeLong 32t, 121; Vice Chairman Kenneth DeLong 34t, 301, 298; Secretary/Treasurer Helen Bryson 70t, 328, 47t; Brady DeLong 36b, 317; Bobby Bailey 494, 510, 229; Cathy White 77t (for her nephew, Evan, whose birthday is today), 63, 34b; Jack Paulk 452, 282.

RECESS

Helen Bryson called the class to order leading song on page 100. Leaders: Andy Anderson 49t, 28t, 45t; Lee Rogers 145b, 228, 475; Lela Crowder 146, 178, 300; Faye Pettis Holbrook 105, 380, 455; Loy Garrison 59, 123t, 503; Scott DePoy 179, 410t, 102; Violet Thomason 318, 189, 343.

LUNCH

Kenneth DeLong brought the afternoon session to order leading song on page 381. Leaders: Mike Castleberry 294 (for Bob Shivers), 345b, 299; John Plunkett 168, 489, 330b; Jeannette DePoy 384 (in memory of Horace DeLong), 566 (in memory of Dollie Hudgins), 448t; Bill Waddington 49b, 29t, 209; Laura Ackerman 85, 313b, 38b; Janice Paulk 120, 518.

Richard DeLong conducted the memorial lesson. This year we remember: Johnny Cagle, Herman Thomason, Mary Lou Cagle, Uncle Jack Corley, and Jack Smith. Herman Thomason, Mary Lou Cagle, Uncle Jack Corley, and Jack Smith loved, enjoyed, and supported this singing for many years. If they could speak to us today they would say to us that it is important that we continue to carry it on through the coming years. Richard DeLong led song on page 122 for the deceased and song on page 68b for the sick and shut-ins. Kenneth DeLong led song on page 143 for Herman Thomason. Reuben Ball offered the prayer to close the memorial lesson.

RECESS

Kenneth DeLong brought the class to order leading song on page 501. Leaders: Dianne Walls 497, 496, 117; Reuben Ball 480, 348b, 569b; Vaudie Sherer 358, 119; Shirley Wagner 376, 196; Alice West 39b, 207, 448b; Violet Thomason 198; Bill Waddington 155, 45t (by request); Loy Garrison 59.

A business session was held for the purpose of electing officers for next year’s session. Those 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 82t as the closing song. Ruth Wills dismissed the class with prayer.

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