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Antioch Baptist Church - Birthday Singing

South of Tallapoosa, Georgia, on Old 100 Highway

Friday Night, April 12, 2002

The tenth session of the Birthday Singing was held on Friday night before the second Sunday in April at Antioch Baptist Church. Birthday honorees were Mildred Johnson and Elder Homer Benefield. The class sang “Happy Birthday” to both honorees.

Hugh McGraw was appointed to stand in for Johnny Wright as Chairman for the night. Officers re-elected were: Chairman—Johnny Wright; Vice Chairman—Everette Ellis; Secretary—Charlene Wallace; Arranging Committee—Mary Florence Smith.

Leaders: Mary Florence Smith 59; Charlene Wallace 63, 141; Eunice Webb 318, 32t; Mildred Johnson 208; Elder Homer Benefield 56t; Lou Cotney 218, 189; Everette Denney 155, 143; Henry Schuman 68b, 72b; Josephine Denney 164, 45t; Reba Norton 270; Charles Towler and Hugh McGraw 343; Karleen Williams 100, 136; Louise Holland 273, 37b; Joyce Clackum and Jacob Patterson 87.

The class was dismissed with Everette Ellis blessing the food for the evening meal.

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The class resumed singing with Hugh McGraw leading song on page 94. Leaders: Felton Denney 523, 489; Evelyn Harris 47t; Lonnie Rogers 33b, 225t; Jenny Jensen and Stan Jensen 350, 112; B.J. Harris 303, 503; Mildred Patterson 146, 294; Daphene Ray 358; Charolette Kiker and Jennifer Kiker 144, 73b (in memory of their grandfather, Joe Warren); Lenna Davidson and Charlene Wallace 37t; Cecil Roberts and Hugh McGraw 290; Jacob Patterson and Hugh McGraw 274t.

Announcements were made. Hugh McGraw and Everette Ellis led song on page 46 as the closing song. Bee Ellis dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Johnny Wright/Hugh McGraw (Stand In); Vice Chairman—Everette Ellis; Secretary—Charlene Wallace.