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Cross Roads Memorial

North of Tallapoosa, Georgia

November 18, 1995

The annual Sacred Harp singing at Cross Roads Baptist Church was held Saturday night before the third Sunday in November. The class was called to order by Mary Florence Smith leading song on page 59. The opening prayer was given by Brother Marshall Avery. Mary Florence Smith led song on page 31b. Kenneth Mize led songs on pages 49b and 45t. The class was organized and the following officers elected: Chairman—Mary Florence Smith; Vice Chairman—Kenneth Mize; Secretary—Miranel Swafford; Arranging Committee—Hester Edwards. Mary Florence Smith led 39b in memory of her parents. Leaders: Corine Laminack 108t; Roy Nelson 87, 35; Alice Edwards 104, 73b; Marshall Avery 40, 75; I. V. McWhorter 84, 91; Miranel Swafford and Cynthia Fielder 137, 348 (t? b?) in memory of their father, Gilbert Pope; Lonnie Rogers 186, 225t; Lucille McElroy 159, 68b; Bobby Rivers 551, 147t in memory of his mother; Florence Williams and Natlie Williams 457, 490 in memory of Zera Mize, Hoyt Wood, Carlton Wood, and Ralph Wood; Harvey Austin 335, 101t.


Kenneth Mize brought the class together leading song on page 569b. Leaders: Revy Williamson 56t, 155; Jerry Sheppard 212, 213t; Carlene Griffin 81t; Theo Waddell 100, 340; Billy Joe Harris 503b, 452; Charlene Wallace 63, 274t; Evelyn Harris 378t, 47t; C. W. Garner 149. Announcements were made. Mary Florence Smith and Kenneth Mize led song on page 46 as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer by Lonnie Rogers.

Chairman—Mary Florence Smith; Vice Chairman—Kenneth Mize; Secretary—Miranel Swafford.