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Holly Springs Primitive Baptist Church

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

November 3, 2002

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.

Leaders: Charlene Wallace 117; Carlene Griffin 159, 448b; Danny Griffin 137, 202; Teenie Moody 203, 391; Andrew Snyder 442, 245; Tommy George 128, 300; Bobby Jackson 112, 480; Betty Shepherd 299, 101t; Eileen Metzger 376, 58; Bob Goodman 36b, 497; Evelyn Harris 87, 155; Mildred Patterson 100, 340; Aaron Wootten 448t, 282; Eunice Webb 283, 512; Ann McCleary, Linda Orrell, Teresa Beyer, Hilary Morrish, Erin Brasfield, Jessica Hendrickson, and Hugh McGraw 68b, 45t.

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

RECESS

The class was called together by Earlis McGraw leading song on page 148. Leaders: B.M. Smith 222, 318 (in memory of Eula Johnson); Liz Bryant 142, 107; Reba Norton 177, 275b; Preston McClendon gave a few remarks about Sacred Harp singing; Terry Wootten 116, 326; Lonnie Rogers 97, 389 (for Vivian Rogers); Dewayne Wootten 47b; Keith Willard 460, 144; Jeff Sheppard 146, 130 (for Rev. Lloyd Toney); Thom Metzger 89, 162; Rodney Ivey 382, 384; Robert Rivers, II 49b, 155; Charlene Wallace 220 (in memory of Cindy Huckeba Cole).

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called together by Phillip Langley leading songs on pages 224 and 215. Leaders: Richard Mauldin 63, 143 (in memory of his mother); Dennis George 108b, 542; Louis Hughes 540, 403 (in memory of Polly Moore); Shelbie Sheppard 446, 505; Jarrod George 354b, 358; Henry Johnson 138t, 566; Andy Anderson 28t, 99; Lela Crowder 328, 106; Lisa Webb 126, 178; John Plunkett 266, 541 (in memory of Kenneth DeLong); Donna Duke and Gene Duke 401, 348b; Kelly Morris 147t, 114; John Whittemore 209, 34t; Charles Woods 453 (in memory of his mother, Berta Woods; grandfather, H.N. McGraw; and the McGraw family); Josephine Denney 75, 145b; Amanda Denson 385b, 165; Buell Cobb 425; Mary Lambert Smith 441, 434 (in memory of her parents and grandparents); Billy Joe Harris 225t, 303; Felton Denney 523; Philip Denney 84, 120; Everette Denney 171, 426t; Laura Ackerman 192, 236.

A donation was made by James Dean to the church in honor of Lonnie and Vivian Rogers.

After announcements were made, Charlene Wallace and Carlene Griffin led page 62 as the closing song. Billy Joe Harris offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

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