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Holly Springs Primitive Baptist Church Memorial

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

November 2, 2003

The annual all-day Sacred Harp Memorial singing at Holly Springs Primitive Baptist Church on the first Sunday in November was called to order by Charlene Wallace leading 60. Richard Mauldin offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Charlene Wallace 59; Carlene Griffin 75, 155; Danny Griffin 35, 37b; Mildred Patterson 108b, 100; Margie Smith 373, 494; Stanley Edwards 384, 101t; Ed Thacker 57, 108t; Bob Goodman 569b, 497; LaRue Allen 546, 198; Anita Landess 170, 58; Daphene Causey and Sharon DuPriest 196, 269; Preston McClendon 45t; Junior Robinson 40; Don Bowen 337, 283 (in memory of E.C. Bowen).

A business session was held with the following officers elected or appointed: Chairlady—Charlene Wallace; Vice Chairlady—Carlene Griffin: Secretary—Judy Henry; Arranging Committee—Hugh McGraw and Judy Henry.

RECESS

The class began singing with Phillip Langley leading 475 and 142. Leaders: Jarrod George 236; Debra Jiles 143, 300; Eunice Webb 318, 392; Aaron Little 378t, 480; John Whittemore 159, 48b; B.J. Harris 225t, 303; Sherry Lovvorn 340, 454; Lonnie Rogers 97, 222; Kelly Morris 147t, 114; Mary Lambert Smith 434, 206; Teenie Moody 302, 284; Lisa Webb 496, 49b; Coy Ivey 456, 137; Bobby Jackson 490, 112; Amanda Denson 365, 276; Hugh McGraw 146 (for Lillie Todd and Grace Neese).

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called together by Earlis McGraw leading 435 and 225b. Leaders: Bud Oliver 145b, 274t; Lela Crowder 436, 430; Dennis George 506, 215; Charles Woods 453; Shelbie Sheppard 29b, 505 (in memory of Buford McGraw and Lloyd Redding); B.M. Smith 34b, 28b (for Myrtle Smith); Richard Mauldin 290, 168 (in memory of Ruth Denson Edwards and all the deceased Denson family); Tommy George 354 (t? b?); Louis Hughes 569b, 217; Rodney Ivey 220, 64; Elene Stovall 192, 216; Henry Johnson 390, 435; Jeff Sheppard 426b (in memory of Flora Skinner).

RECESS

The class resumed singing with Judy Henry leading 117. Leaders: Eric Tweedy 200, 442; Judy Mincey 510, 501; Laura Akerman 543, 532; Max Berueffy 446, 530; Felton Denney 299, 385b; Elder Homer Benefield 56t; Sheri Taylor 440, 542.

After announcements were made, Charlene Wallace and Elder Homer Benefield led 347 as the closing song. Elder Homer Benefield offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

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