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Holly Springs Primitive Baptist Church

Near Bremen, Georgia, I-20 and U.S. 27 South

May 31-June 1, 2003

Saturday, May 31

The annual Sacred Harp singing at Holly Springs Primitive Baptist Church was held the first Sunday in June and Saturday before. The class was called to order by Charlene Wallace leading 82t. Louis Hughes, Sr. offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Danny Griffin 63; Felton Denney 31t; Teenie Moody 270; Wilton Donaldson and Ivalene Donaldson 285t; S.T. Reed 505; Carri Grindon 58; Mary L. Smith 57; LaRue Allen 291; Bobby Jackson 480; Andy Anderson 137; Louis Hughes, Jr. 276; Reba Windom 216; Don Bowen 283; Scott DePoy 318 (for Jeannette DePoy on their 27th anniversary, today); Lela Crowder 306; Henry Johnson 338; Sally House 171; Charles Woods 453; Laura Clawson 430; Andy Morse 547; Sandra Wilkinson 384.

RECESS

The class was called together by Carlene Griffin leading 122. Leaders: Bill Dunn 345b; Judy Mincey 538.

The business session was held with the following officers elected or appointed: Chairman—Charlene Wallace; Vice Chairman—Carlene Griffin; Chaplain—Louis Hughes, Sr.; Secretary—Judy Henry; Arranging Committee—Hugh McGraw and Judy Henry; Memorial Committee—Joyce Lambert and Mary L. Smith.

Leaders: Henry Zittrouer 127; Mary Brownlee 556; Helen Bryson 522; Bud Oliver 145t; Lou Cotney 189; Mildred Patterson 294; Louise Holland 37b; Al Grindon 34b; Martha Ann Stegar 312t; Kelly House 362; Nancy Newell 155; Henry Schuman 530; Donna Duke 101t; Gaston White 236; Kathy Williams, Louise Holland, Noel Buchanan, and Logan Buchanan 208; Aaron Girard 383; Debra Langley Jiles 299; John Plunkett 230; Lisa Webb 369; Edmund Golladay and Hugh McGraw 143; Louis Hughes, Sr. 34t; Jimmie Denney 313t.

LUNCH

The class was called together by Earlis McGraw leading 225t. Leaders: Oscar McGuire 336; Andrew Snyder 217; Joan Durdin 148; Nathan Green 420; Amanda Denson 142; Rev. Henry Bizzell 452; Lynda Hambourger 112; Phillip Langley 442; Jeannette DePoy 542; Jeff Sheppard 436; B.M. Smith 28b; Patricia Temple 203; Stephen McMaster 446; Shelbie Sheppard 455; Mary Wright 405; Kiri Miller 419; Dr. Harry Eskew 128; Alicia Green 222; Elder Homer Benefield 56t; George Garner 186.

RECESS

Judy Henry and Carolyn Huckeba called the class together leading 77t and 220. Leaders: Noel Buchanan 475; Kate Grindon 86; Jane Spencer 159; Richard DeLong 567; Raymond Hamrick 310; Louis Hughes, Jr. 347; Henry Schuman 344; Stephen McMaster 56b; Laura Clawson 95; Bill Dunn 448b; Helen Bryson 454; Sandra Wilkinson 300; Aaron Girard 378b; Sally House 68b; Kelly House 192.

Announcements were made. Charlene Wallace and Elder Homer Benefield led 46 as the closing song. Elder Homer Benefield dismissed the class with prayer.

Sunday, June 1

The class was called to order by Charlene Wallace leading 60. Rev. Henry Bizzell offered the morning prayer. Leaders: Charlene Wallace 171; Carlene Griffin 81t, 155; Danny Griffin 81b, 77b; Mildred Patterson 100, 339; Bobby Jackson 499, 290; Don Bowen 517, 532; Teenie Moody 498, 546; Rev. Henry Bizzell 334, 503; Mary L. Smith 283, 99; Charles Woods 544, 197; Lisa Webb 496, 455; Oscar McGuire 276, 573; Phillip Langley 448t, 192.

RECESS

Earlis McGraw called the class together leading 145t and 132. Leaders: Louis Hughes, Sr. 569t, 569b; Kiri Miller 224, 501; B.M. Smith 222, 318; Bentley McGuire 49t.

The memorial lesson was held. Teenie Moody led 146 and 277 for all the sick and shut-ins which included: I.V. McWhorter, Mozelle Sheppard, Evelyn Harris, Burnese Harper, Katherine Benefield, Violet Thomason, Art Brackus, Susan Kelly, Pauline Childers, Kelly Beard, Don Clark, and Alice Edwards.

Phillip Langley led 45t in memory of Martha Jean Bracknell Frost and Cindy Huckeba Cole. Charlene Wallace, Carly McWhorter, and Avery McWhorter led 354b in memory of Revy Williamson. Kathy Williams led 36b and 163b for the following deceased: Wilford Denney, Clarence Lambert, Leola Smith, Ike Stanford, Carrie Garner, Berta Woods, David Levin, Lavaughn Ballinger, George Rogers, and Doyle Madden. John Plunkett led 541 and 122 in memory of Vivian Rogers, Ruth Brown, Kenneth DeLong, and Everette Denney. Lonnie Rogers led 348b. Louise Hughes, Sr. closed the memorial with prayer.

Leaders: Scott DePoy 217, 201; Johnny Wright 145b, 358; Henry Schuman 32t, 40; Kelly Morris 147b, 159.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called together by Hugh McGraw and grandson, Brice Hannah, leading 97. Leaders: Jeff Sheppard and Chris Griffin 75, 176t; Pat Temple 72b, 209; Jeannette DePoy and Lynn Allen 362; Aaron Girard 67, 74b; Josephine Denney 143, 101t; Mary Wright 314, 421; Nancy Newell 497, 312b; Andrew Snyder 189, 196; Judith Green 384, 142; Lynda Hambourger 354t, 481; Gaston White 84, 66.

RECESS

Judy Henry and Carolyn Huckeba called the class back together leading 225t. Leaders: Raymond Hamrick 350, 87; Martha Ann Stegar 198, 85; Stephen McMaster 229, 269; Louise Holland 323t, 273; Felton Denney 385b; Elder Homer Benefield 111b; Philip Denney 120; Jimmie Denney 128, 268.

Announcements were made. Charlene Wallace and Elder Homer Benefield led 62 as the closing song. Elder Homer Benefield offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

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