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Holly Springs Primitive Baptist Church

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

June 5-6, 2004

Saturday, June 5

The annual Sacred Harp singing at Holly Springs Primitive Baptist Church the first Sunday and Saturday before in June was called to order by Charlene Wallace leading 59. Charles Woods offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Charlene Wallace 453; Carlene Griffin 146, 155; Felton Denney 489, 387; Stanley Edwards 61, 58; S.T. Reed 167, 175; Ed Thacker 517, 460; Richard Ivey 402; Bruce Coates 313b, 147t; Rodney Ivey 234; Helen Bryson 411, 287; Gaston White 66, 40; Beverly Coates 375, 377; Gary Rogan 319, 209.

A business session was held with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Charlene Wallace; Vice Chairman—Carlene Griffin; Secretary—Judy Henry; Arranging Committee—Judy Henry and Hugh McGraw; Memorial Committee—Mary Smith, Debra Jiles, and Teenie Moody.

RECESS

The class was called to order by Judy Henry leading 77b. Leaders: Laura Clawson 186; Reed Coates 76b, 373; Arlene Woods 178; Catherine Rogan 442, 323b; Sandra Wilkinson 229, 274t; Henry Johnson 166, 418; Al Grindon and Tracey Kaminer 49b, 276; Pearl Guier 448b, 303; Reba Windom 192, 216; Eric Tweedy 327, 385b; Josh Rogan 159, 358; Kelly House 379, 475; Bill Dunn 426t, 34b; Sally House 99, 84; Scott DePoy 122; Mary Brownlee 224, 350; Lee Rogers 174, 540; Lela Crowder 171, 430; John Fedderson 448t, 362.

LUNCH

The class was called together by Earlis McGraw leading 284 and 545. Leaders: Richard Mauldin 77t, 168 (in memory of Lebron Hinton); Elise Eskew 480; Jewel Wootten 440; Carri Grindon 163b, 497; Willie Mae Moon 470, 568; Karen Rollins 143; Judy Mincey 510; Winston Stephens 225t, 503; Lonnie Rogers 101t, 389; Jeannette DePoy 542; Loyd Landrom 81t; Donna Bell 203, 87; John Hollingsworth 82t; Mollie Andrews 31t (in memory of her parents).

RECESS

Don Bowen called the class together with 37b and 39b. Leaders: Kathy Williams 506, 273; Ellie Soler 504, 277; Philip Gilmore 396, 285t; Daphene Causey 434, 436; Matt Hinton 63; John Plunkett 297; Buell Cobb 295; B.M. Smith 384; Jeff Sheppard 103; Louis Hughes 512; Richard DeLong 399b; Sheri Taylor 528, 142.

Announcements were made. Charlene Wallace and Elder Homer Benefield led 56t as the closing song. Elder Homer Benefield offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Sunday, June 6

The class was called to order by Charlene Wallace leading 32t. Rev. Henry Bizzell offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Charlene Wallace 145b; Carlene Griffin 81t; Carol Chapman 148, 384; Debra Grosse 57, 569t; Tokay Shumake 569b, 204; Josephine Denney 75, 100; Tony Hammock 135, 30t; Teenie Moody 49t (for Judith Green); Mary Smith 283, 99; Rev. Henry Bizzell 452; Mildred Patterson 141, 119; Charles Woods 373, 210; Joyce Lambert 111t (for James Jordan); Danny Griffin 318, 471; Don Ward 168, 300; Stanley Edwards 47t, 47b; Avery McWhorter, Carly McWhorter, and Charlene Wallace 354 (t? b?).

RECESS

The class was called together by Phillip Langley leading 294 and 182. Leaders: Pat Ward 472, 475; Eunice Webb 512, 499; Andy Anderson 56t, 268.

The memorial lesson was held. Kathy Williams led 340 for the sick and shut-ins which included: I.V. McWhorter, James Jordan, Howard Reid, and Violet Thomason—Georgia; Joyce Walton, Jap Walton, Dick Mauldin, and Denson Hinton—Alabama; Art Cooper and Susan Kelly—North Carolina. Hugh McGraw led 413 for these sick and shut-ins: Tom Murphy, Bobby Jackson, Kelly Beard, and Edmond Golladay.

Charles Woods led 341 in memory of the deceased: Estelle Flowers and Barbara DePoy—Georgia; Carolyn Denson and Lebron Hinton—Alabama. Mary L. Smith and Teenie Moody led 392 and 348b in memory of Mozelle Sheppard. Rev. Henry Bizzell closed the memorial with prayer.

Amanda Denson led 354 (t? b?) and 217.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Earlis McGraw leading 271t and 163t. Leaders: Oscar McGuire 276, 344; Bonnie Flowers 68t; Raymond Hamrick 350, 448b; Preston McClendon 45t; Lisa Webb 72b, 334; Tommy McGraw 225t, 91; Liz Bryant and Bob Goodman 66, 178; Lela Crowder 270, 42 (for Bud Oliver); Sandra Wilkinson 311, 120; Bentley McGuire 282, 335; Don Clark 213 (t? b?); John Fedderson 236; Jeannette DePoy 457; Karen Clark 474, 501 (for Bobby Jackson).

RECESS

Judy Henry called the class together with 144. Leaders: Jeff Sheppard 142, 140; Louis Hughes 456; Don Bowen 540 (for Judy Mincey); Matt Hinton 186; Martha Ann Stegar 198; John Plunkett 197; Winston Stephens 347; Erica Hinton 163b; Louise Holland 43; Pearl Guier 143; Laura Akerman 549; Junior Robinson and Paul Robinson 569b; Aaron Little 408; Lonnie Rogers 97; Andy Morris 183; Richard DeLong 132.

Announcements were made. Charlene Wallace, Elder Homer Benefield, and Carlene Griffin 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.