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Shiloh-Little Vine Singing

Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church,
Near Tallapoosa, Georgia (Off Hwy. 100)

September 1, 2002

The annual all day Sacred Harp singing which was formerly held at Little Vine Church was held at Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church near Tallapoosa, Georgia on the first Sunday in September. Charles Woods called the class to order at 10:00 a.m., and led song on page 52t. Everette Denney offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Charles Woods 40; Charlene Wallace 59, 72t, 117; Everette Denney 119, 146, 405; Mary Lambert Smith 72b, 127.

A business session was held with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Charles Woods; Vice Chairman—Bobby Jackson; Secretary—Charlene Wallace; Arranging Committee—Judy Henry and Carlene Griffin; Memorial Committee—Mary Lambert Smith; Chaplain—Everette Denney.

Leaders: Teenie Moody 99, 171, 391; Felton Denney 155, 299, 143; Mildred Patterson 313t, 108b; Lonnie Rogers 285t, 298, 222 (for Vivian Rogers).


Charles Woods brought the class to order and led song on page 540. Leaders: Earlis McGraw 284, 132, 225t; Joyce Clackum and Katharine Benefield 108b, 358; Bobby Jackson 32t, 34t, 354b; Shelbie Sheppard 30t, 36b, 341; Henry Johnson 56b, 375, 539; Hugh McGraw 484; Jeff Sheppard 82b, 83t, 130.


Bobby Jackson brought the afternoon session to order and led song on page 274t. Leaders: Cecil Roberts 235, 87, 101t.

Mary Lambert Smith conducted the memorial lesson and led songs on pages 271t and 111b for the deceased and song on page 97 for the sick and shut-ins.

The deceased remembered were Berta McGraw Woods, Polly Moore, George Rogers, Wilford Denney, and Ike Stanford.

The sick and shut-ins remembered were Vivian Rogers, Mildred McGraw Middlebrooks, Mozelle Sheppard, I.V. McWhorter, Alice Edwards, and Revy Williamson. Mary Lambert Smith closed the memorial with prayer.

Leaders: Louise Holland 58, 63, 323b; Elder Homer Benefield 56t, 45t; Mildred Johnson 79, 208; Curtis Hamrick 77t, 137, 196; Daphene Ray 197, 216; Judy Henry 236; Hugh McGraw 369; Henry Johnson 418; Felton Denney 523; Jeff Sheppard 556; Bobby Jackson 290; Cecil Roberts 73b; Charles Woods 294 (by request).

A motion was made and seconded to make Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church the permanent home for this singing. The motion was carried.

Announcements were made. Charles Woods led song on page 373 as the closing song. Elder Homer Benefield offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Charles Woods; Vice Chairman—Bobby Jackson; Secretary—Charlene Wallace.