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Emmaus Primitive Baptist Church

Carrollton, Georgia

May 5, 2002

The annual Sacred Harp singing at Emmaus Primitive Baptist Church was held on the first Sunday in May. The class was called to order by Philip Denney leading song on page 72b. Everette Denney offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Philip Denney 34b; Sheri Taylor 56 (t? b?), 85; Bernard Denney 335, 334, 59.

A business session was held with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Philip Denney; Vice Chairman—Bernard Denney; Secretary—Sheri Taylor; Chaplain—Lonnie Rogers; Arranging Committee—Charlene Wallace; Memorial Committee—Myron House and Jan House.

Leaders: Jimmie Denney 101t, 111 (t? b?), 155; Everette Denney 159; Donna Duke 425, 122; Denney Rogers 87, 318; Josephine Denney and Gail Denney 143, 145b; Bobby Jackson 568, 569b.


Bernard Denney brought the class to order leading song on page 63. Leaders: Felton Denney 31 (t? b?), 523; Lori Goode 358, 137, 168; Charles Woods 495, 483; Eunice Webb 283, 340, 73b; Lonnie Rogers 187; Lonnie Rogers, Denney Rogers, and Lee Denney 405; Hugh McGraw 231.

Myron House and Jan House presented the memorial lesson and read Psalms 119:105. Philip Denney led song on page 285t for the following deceased: Wilford Denney, Polly Moore, Verdie Woods, and Reba Edwards.

Myron House read Psalms 103, and led song on page 207 for the following sick and shut-ins: Vivian Rogers, Mozelle Sheppard, Revy Williamson, Reby Stanford, Gladys McGraw, Alice Edwards, and Norma House. The memorial lesson was closed.

The children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren of Felton and Josephine Denney led song on page 294.


Bernard Denney brought the afternoon session to order leading songs on pages 81 (t? b?) and 147 (t? b?). The Rock Mount Baptist Church Choir sang “It Is No Secret.”

Leaders: B.M. Smith 222, 475, 284; John Plunkett 295, 71; Oscar McGuire 171, 276, 441; Margie Smith 373, 494; Gene Duke 282, 303; Sherry Louvorn 406, 112, 298; Orlando Driver 127, 40; Renita Folds, Lee Denney, Elizabeth Folds, and Jessica Folds 45t, 164; Dennis Folds 452.

Announcements were made. Philip Denney led song on page 159 as the closing song, and Hugh McGraw dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Philip Denney; Vice Chairman—Bernard Denney; Secretary—Sheri Taylor.