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DeLong Memorial

Ebenezer Primitive Baptist Church, Dunwoody, Georgia

June 24, 2001

The annual DeLong Memorial Sacred Harp singing was opened with Chairman Richard DeLong leading songs on pages 32t and 60. Louis Hughes, Sr. offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Vice Chairman Kenneth DeLong 34t, 572; Andy Anderson 28t; Andy Morse 349; Brady DeLong 47t; Carlene Griffin 81 (t? b?); Frances Carnell 442; Juni Wooten 270; Reuben Ball 497; Cathy White 63; Frances Mary D’Andrea 318 (for her uncle Pat who died this week); Vaudie Sherer 143.


Richard DeLong called the class to order leading song on page 421. Leaders: Laura Ackerman 532; Lela Crowder 455; Don Clark 350; Charlene Wallace 548; Nancy Yeager 313b; Rachel Carlisle 137; Wesley Haley 34b; Debra Jones 503; Don Bowen 163b; Kathy Lee 47b; Jeff Sheppard 322.

A business session was conducted with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Richard DeLong; Vice Chairman—Kenneth DeLong; Secretary/Treasurer—Helen Bryson.


Richard DeLong called the class back to order by leading song on page 282. Leaders: John Plunkett 541; Jessica Roberts 142; Louis Hughes, Sr. 403; Helen Bryson 456; Hugh McGraw 287; Raymond Hamrick 486; Ashley Roberts 419; Chris Carnell 99; Rebecca Tulie 341; Scott DePoy 410t.

Richard DeLong conducted the memorial lesson. The flowers placed in the church today are in memory of Dollie Hudgins and Uncle Jack Corley. The deceased remembered were as follows: Carrie D’Andrea, Pat D’Andrea, Cecil Edwards, Ernestine Hendrix, Harold White, infant Jacob Lloyd, Mary Lou Cagle, Herman Thomason, Jack Smith, and Uncle Jack Corley. Richard DeLong shared fond remembrances of those we are remembering today and led song on page 123b for Uncle Jack Corley and 348b.

Ruth Brown led song on page 340 for the sick and shut-ins and challenged us, in the coming weeks, to call, send a card, or visit a shut-in. We especially want to remember Alice Edwards as she recovers from surgery. Elder Jesse Roberts shared memories of Uncle Jack Corley and Mary Lou Cagle with the class and then closed the memorial with prayer.

Leaders: Faye Holbrook 82 (t? b?); Doug Allison and Emma Allison 77t.


Richard DeLong brought the afternoon session to order leading songs on pages 132 and 411. Leaders: David Lee 299; Henry Johnson 267; Violet Thomason 189, 112; Dennis George 198; Shelbie Sheppard 556; Jesse Roberts 542; Janice Paulk 518; Laura Clawson 550; Jeannette DePoy 89; Judy Mincey 365 (for Matt DeLong who is ill today); Hannah Lee 319; Denise Kania 217; Michael Shewmaker 85; Susan Roberts 155; Karen Clark 474.


Helen Bryson called the class back to order leading song on page 145b. Leaders: Mike Castleberry 401; Heather Carnell 361; Lee Rogers 220; Jack Paulk 147t; Shirley Wagner 101b; Dianne Walls 66; Jonathan Carnell 101t; Alice West 496; Nita Ray 73t; Liz Bryant 300; Kenneth DeLong 492.

Announcements were made. Richard DeLong led song on page 146 as the closing song. Elder Jesse Roberts offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

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