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Cross Roads Memorial

North of Tallapoosa, Georgia

Saturday Night, November 16, 2002

The annual Cross Roads Sacred Harp Memorial Singing was held on Saturday night before the third Sunday in November. The class was called to order by George Garner leading song on page 68b. Billy Joe Harris offered the opening prayer. Mary Lambert Smith led song on page 37b, followed by Miranel Swafford leading song on page 348b in memory of her father, Gilbert Pope.

The class organized with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—George Garner; Arranging Committee—Mary Lambert Smith; Secretary—Miranel Swafford.

Leaders: Billy Joe Harris 225t, 503; C.W. Garner 136; Inez Chandler 335, 290; Eunice Webb 30t, 298; Lee Rogers 145b, 273; Dan Huger 474, 99; Evelyn Harris 101t, 155; Hugh McGraw 146, 294.

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George Garner called the class together leading song on page 186. Leaders: Teenie Moody 100, 148; Corene Laminack 59, 63; Charlene Wallace 81b, 79; Cynthia Fielder and Rev. Gerald Sloman 45t, 339; Dan Huger 341, 569b; Lee Rogers 217.

George Garner and C.W. Garner led song on page 62 as the closing song. Rev. Gerald Sloman offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—George Garner; Secretary—Miranel Swafford.