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Little Vine Primitive Baptist Church

Near Bremen, Georgia

September 2, 2001

The annual all day Sacred Harp singing at Little Vine Primitive Baptist Church was held the first Sunday in September. Chairman Charles Woods called the class to order leading song on page 31b. Charles Woods offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Charles Woods 49b; Richard DeLong 88t, 101b, 103; Jimmie Denney 155, 143, 30t; Earlis McGraw 284, 225t (for Gladys McGraw), 132; Eunice Webb 298, 544, 290; Bobby Jackson 100, 34t, 378b; Mildred Patterson 378t, 108t, 146.

The business session was delayed until the afternoon.

RECESS

The class was called together by Charles Woods leading song on page 312b. Leaders: Tommy McGraw 58, 33b, 475; Joyce Clackum 82t, 59, 127; Nick Griffin 96, 137, 551; Mary Florence Smith 145b, 119, 123t; Carlene Griffin 70t, 81t; Judith Green 384, 117, 317.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called together by Charles Woods leading song on page 323b. Leaders: Teenie Moody 268, 270, 73b (for Alice Edwards); Lela Crowder 47b, 112, 278b; Laura Clawson 385b, 379, 171.

Memorial lesson: Lonnie Rogers led song on page 68b in memory of Cecil Edwards and Walter Hamrick.

Mary Florence Smith led song on page 499 for all the sick and shut-ins and closed the memorial with prayer.

Leaders: Charlene Wallace 328, 428 (for Mrs. Fannie Ray Lawrence), 283 (in memory of H.N. McGraw); Josephine Denney 101t, 145t, 503.

A motion was made and seconded to go into the business session. A discussion was held on moving the singing to Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church for the 2002 session, and the singing will be called Shiloh-Little Vine Singing.

Officers elected were: Chairman—Charles Woods; Vice Chairman—Richard DeLong; Secretary—Charlene Wallace.

Leaders: Hugh McGraw 175; Elder Homer Benefield and Katherine Benefield 56t; Everette Denney 274t, 335, 490; Felton Denney 489, 31t; Aaron Little 448t; Cecil Roberts 51.

Announcements were made. Charles Woods and Berta Woods led song on page 45t as the closing song. Elder Homer Benefield dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Charles Woods; Vice Chairman—Richard DeLong; Secretary—Charlene Wallace.