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Martin Blackmon Memorial

New Hope Primitive Baptist Church, Villa Rica, Georgia

December 31, 1995

The annual Martin Blackmon Memorial Sacred Harp singing held the last fifth Sunday in the year at New Hope Primitive Baptist Church was called to order by Myron House leading song on page 52 (t? b?). Elder J. J. Aderhold led the morning prayer. Myron House led song on page 166 followed by Elder J. J. Aderhold leading songs on pages 152 and 45t; Charlene Wallace 63 and 85. The class was organized by electing the following officers: Chairman—Myron House; Vice Chairman—Elder J. J. Aderhold; Secretary—Charlene Wallace; Arranging Committee—Sheri Taylor. Myron House led song on page 135 and the following leaders were called: Lee Rogers 162, 121; Don Bowen 283, 441; Mildred Patterson 159, 61; Evelyn Harris 47t, 155; Jimmie Denney 313t, 212; Revy Williamson 203, 299; Lonnie Rogers 101t, 225t.

RECESS

Myron House called the class together leading song on page 213 (t? b?). Leaders were: Jan House 313b, 306; Elder Marshall Avery 74b, 108b; Robert Rivers, III 392, 274 (t? b?); Katherine Benefield 373, 445; Carlene Griffin 570 in memory of Mrs. Dura Blackmon, 448b; Helen Bryson 287, 344; Margie Dietz 501, 46; Judy Mincey 510, 475 for Virgil Phillips; Myron House 294 for Mrs. Era Lanbert who is in a nursing home.

LUNCH

The class was called to order by Myron House leading song on page 273. Leaders: Kenneth DeLong 301, 316; Billy Joe Harris 303b, 503b; Liz Bryant 270, 142; Phillip Langley 300, 215; Everette Denney 137, 123t; Bonnie Flowers 129, 120; John Puckett 209, 515; Diane Avery 186, 35; Sheri Taylor 454, 211; Charlene Wallace 185; Lee Rogers 523; Judy Mincey 31b; Helen Bryson 217; Margie Dietz 82b; Jimmie Denney 426 (t? b?); Billy Joe Harris 452; Everette Denney 531 in memory of Martin Blackmon; John Puckett 84; Don Bowen 348 (t? b?) in memory of E. C. Bowen; Elder J. J. Aderhold 146; Liz Bryant 276; Bonnie Flowers 277; Lonnie Rogers 68b; Diane Avery 145b; Phillip Langley 67; Elder Marshall Avery 331. Announcements were made. Elder J. J. Aderhold and Elder Marshall Avery led song on page 62 as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer by Elder Marshall Avery.

Chairman—Myron House; Vice Chairman—Elder J. J. Aderhold; Secretary—Charlene Wallace.