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Holly Springs Primitive Baptist Church

South of Bremen, Georgia, Off Highway 27 And I-20

November 4, 2001

The annual all day Sacred Harp singing at Holly Springs Primitive Baptist Church was held on the first Sunday in November. The class was called to order by Charlene Wallace leading song on page 59. Louis Hughes offered the morning prayer.

Charlene Wallace led song on page 49t. Leaders: Carlene Griffin 40; Earlis McGraw 132; Danny Griffin 165; Joyce Clackum 127; Bobby Jackson 112; Charles Woods 453; B.J. Harris 452; Edward Howton 318; B.M. Smith 441; Andy Anderson 145t; Evelyn Harris 47t; Richard Mauldin 36b; Tokay Shumake 111b; Karen Stingle 198 (for father, Howard Stingle); Louise Holland 323b; Virginia Douglas 455; Myron House 242; Cindy Cole and Brady Cook 117; Judy Mincey 556.

A business session was held with the class voting to retain the following officers: Chairman—Charlene Wallace; Vice Chairman—Carlene Griffin; Secretary/Arranging Committee—Hugh McGraw and Judy Henry.


The class was called together by Charlene Wallace, Carly McWhorter, and Avery McWhorter leading song on page 401 (for Revy Williamson who was in the hospital). Leaders: Phillip Langley 216; Glenda Collins 270; Nancy Yeager 479; Toney Smith 229; Jan House 143; Sheri Taylor 207 (for granddaughter, Jenna); Lee Rogers 475; Lela Crowder 53; Penny Kujawinski 180; Jeff Sheppard 260; John Whittemore 181; Everette Denney 405; Louis Kujawinski 535; Kelly Morris 159; William Edwards 340; Gene Duke 81t; Eunice Webb 276; Louis Hughes, Jr. 138b (in memory of his grandfather, Rev. J.C. Hughes); Phil Summerlin 495; Shelbie Sheppard 195; Jeannette DePoy 328 (for Scott DePoy); Elene Stovall 209; Bud Oliver 42; Dennis George 220; Hugh McGraw and Edmund Golladay 146.


The afternoon session was called together by Hugh McGraw leading song on page 145b. Leaders: Kiri Miller 142; Aaron Girard 376, 384; Amanda Denson 76b, 448t; Louis Hughes, Sr. 378b; Henry Johnson 138t, 515; David Yeager 107, 32b; Laura Akerman 192 (in memory of Jack Smith); Tommy McGraw 477, 33b; Cathy White 178, 480; Lois Owen 373; Buell Cobb 187.


Carolyn Huckeba and Judy Henry called the class together leading songs on pages 225t (for their mother, Gladys McGraw) and 358 (by request). Leaders: Betty Shepherd 299, 442; Max Berueffy 349, 203; Martha Ann Stegar 106, 155; Mary Florence Smith 63, 440; Teenie Moody 430, 317 (for Judith Green); Felton Denney 77t, 523; Lonnie Rogers 560 (in honor of Marshall Avery), 97; Bob Goodman 348 (t? b?), 37b; Elder Homer Benefield 45t, 56t; Mandy Cummings 335; Lou Cotney 218; Rev. Lloyd Toney 401, 100; Ginnie Prater 273; Jimmie Denney 101t, 313t.

A donation was given to the church in honor of Vivian Rogers and in respect of Lonnie Rogers by Bud Dean.

Announcements were made. Charlene Wallace, Elder Homer Benefield, and Phillip Langley led song on page 347 as the closing song. Elder Homer Benefield dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Charlene Wallace; Vice Chairman—Carlene Griffin; Secretary—Judy Henry.