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Cross Road Baptist Church

North of Tallapoosa, Georgia

July 1, 2001

The annual Sacred Harp singing at Cross Road Baptist Church was held on the first Sunday in July. Louis Hughes, Sr. called the class to order at 10:00 a.m. with song on page 82t. B.J. Harris offered the morning prayer. Louis Hughes, Sr. extended a warm welcome to everyone and led song on page 138b. Leaders: Miranel Swafford 155, 313t; Mary Florence Smith 171, 141; Belinda Stansbery 63, 45t; Margie Smith 335.

A business session was held with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Louis Hughes, Sr.; Vice Chairman—Miranel Swafford; Secretary—Belinda Stansbery; Memorial Committee—Mary Florence Smith; Arranging Committee—Margie Smith.

Leaders: Louis Hughes, Sr. 37b; Sandie Scott 38b, 40; Louis Hughes, Jr. 285t; Carlene Griffin 117, 73t; B.J. Harris 303, 225t; Allison Dodson 89, 348b; Felton Denney 175, 549; Charlene Wallace 373, 425; Richard DeLong 464, 435.


Louis Hughes, Sr. brought the class to order leading song on page 75. Leaders: Jimmie Denney 111t, 101t; Pearl Guier 59, 49t; Don Clark 542; Kaley Morris 119; Hugh McGraw 93; Carla Smith 123t; David Lee 48b, 49b; Lela Crowder 142, 146.

Mary Florence Smith conducted the memorial lesson with John Plunkett leading songs on pages 341 and 500 for the deceased: Cecil Edwards, Jack Corley, Jack Smith, Rosa Hughes, and Miranda Kuck.

Felton Denney led song on page 31t for the sick and shut-ins: Alice Edwards, Mozelle Sheppard, Jeff Sheppard, I.V. McWhorter, Vivian Rogers, Katherine Benefield, Evelyn Newman, Carrie Garner, and Wilford Denney. Mary Florence Smith closed the memorial with prayer,


Louis Hughes, Sr. brought the afternoon session to order leading song on page 61. Leaders: Lonnie Rogers 318, 389; Evelyn Harris 39b, 47t; Keith Willard 111b; Karen Clark 287, 501; Jerry Schreiber 35, 460; Everette Denney 84, 490; Eunice Webb 276, 270; Eschol Hughes 383, 100; Jenny Willard 434, 145b; children of A.M. Wood (Inez Chandler, Ceford Wood, and Theo Waddell) 457; Aaron Little 384, 480; Joyce Clackum 127, 56t; Milton Oliver 403; Mildred Patterson 358, 294; Earlis McGraw 284, 544; Josephine Denney 503; children of Gilbert Pope (Marlene Garner, Miranel Swafford, and Cynthia Fielder) 334, 137; Cecil Roberts 128; James Newman and Elaine Newman 36b; children of J.C. Hughes (James Newman, Elaine Newman, Louis Hughes, Sr., Louis Hughes, Jr., Eschol Hughes, and Vickie Hughes) 153; C.W. Garner 68b; B.M. Smith 99, 222; Nancy Allen 108t.

Announcements were made. Louis Hughes, Sr. and Miranel Swafford led song on page 347 as the closing song. Felton Denney dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Louis Hughes, Sr.; Vice Chairman—Miranel Swafford; Secretary—Belinda Stansbery.