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Newton County Georgia Singing

Shoal Creek Primitive Baptist Church, Covington, Georgia

Saturday, May 17, 2003

The third annual Newton County Georgia Singing was held on Saturday before the third Sunday in May at Shoal Creek Primitive Baptist Church, southeast of Covington, Georgia. Charles Woods called the class to order leading 81t. Rev. Frank Norris offered the morning prayer. Hermon Wilkinson welcomed everyone to Shoal Creek and led 111t and 144. Frank Norris led 166.

A business session was held with the class voting to retain the existing officers: Chairman—Charles Woods; Vice Chairman—Hermon Wilkinson; Secretary—Arlene Woods; Chaplain—Rev. Frank Norris.

Leaders: John Plunkett 181, 271b; Sandra Wilkinson 473, 274t; Jane Spencer 63, 159; Hugh McGraw 175, 227; Marcena Wilkinson 101t, 45t; Earlis McGraw 148 (for Jeff Sheppard), 312b; Lee Rogers 371, 448t; Andy Anderson 99, 178.

RECESS

Charles Woods called the singing back to order leading 225t. Leaders: Hermon Wilkinson 215; Charlene Wallace 61, 85; Irene Jordan 569b, 490; Art Hargrove, Myra Hargrove, and John Plunkett 282, 147 (t? b?); Andy Anderson 107, 28t; Lee Rogers 353; Earlis McGraw 435, 544; Marcena Wilkinson 146.

LUNCH

Charles Woods called the afternoon session to order leading 77t. Leaders: Hermon Wilkinson 383; Dianne Wall 474, 497; Jack Jordan 196, 49b; Hugh McGraw 52b; Jane Spencer 390, 59; John Plunkett 512, 475; Arlene Woods and Charles Woods 523; Charlene Wallace 347, 388; Andy Anderson 39t, 268; Michael Spencer 384; Sandra Wilkinson 300, 52t; Dianne Wall 452, 197; Carlene Griffin 155, 448b; Lee Rogers 424, 425.

Frank Norris adjourned the singing with prayer.

Chairman—Charles Woods; Vice Chairman—Hermon Wilkinson; Secretary—Arlene Woods.