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Alpharetta Municipal Building

Alpharetta, Georgia

Sunday, June 13, 2004

The one hundred thirty-sixth annual session was held at the Alpharetta Municipal Building in Alpharetta, Georgia on the second Sunday in June. Chairman Richard DeLong brought the class to order leading 65. Reuben Ball offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Chairman Richard DeLong 101t, 72b, 49t, 37b; Janice Paulk 274b, 75, 275b; Reuben Ball 490, 497, 74b; Helen Bryson 68b, 176 (t? b?), 72 (t? b?); Scott DePoy 36b, 339 (in memory of his mother, Barbara DePoy), 102; Laura Ackerman 510, 501, 224.


Richard DeLong called the class to order leading 168. Leaders: Violet Thomason 189, 112, 343; Mike Castleberry 82 (t? b?) (in memory of Dolly Hudgins), 100; Cathy White 503, 270, 148; Martha Ann Stegar 99, 268 (for her daughter Lisa Sipp); Rachael Carlisle 145t, 145b; John Plunkett 144, 43 (in memory Kenneth DeLong and Doris DeLong), 175; Jeannette DePoy 384 (in memory of Horace DeLong), 34t (in memory of Kenneth DeLong), 142.


Richard DeLong called the afternoon session to order leading 47t and 81t. Leaders: Deborah Gross 448b, 335, 445; Faye Holbrook 67, 380, 45t; Dianne Walls 86, 496, 66; Judy Mincey 448t, 410t, 50b; Lee Rogers 229, 556, 475; Andy Morse 481, 313b, 203.


Janice Paulk called the class to order leading 337. Leaders: Helen Bryson 47b; Lucretia Franklin 153.

Richard DeLong and Jeannette DePoy conducted the memorial lesson. Richard DeLong led 285t for those who have passed away since last year: Robert Kendrick, Ben Brady, Bob Shivers, and Barbara DePoy.

Jeannette DePoy led 565 for the sick and shut-ins which include: Loy Garrison, Dorothy Garrison, and Violet Thomason. John Plunkett closed the memorial lesson with prayer.

A business session was held for the purpose of electing officers for next year’s session with the following elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Richard DeLong; Vice Chairman—Janice Paulk; Secretary/Treasurer—Helen Bryson.

Announcements were made. Helen Bryson led 358 for Ruth Wills. Richard DeLong led 288 as the closing song. Ruth Wills offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Richard DeLong; Vice Chairman—Janice Paulk; Secretary/Treasurer—Helen Bryson.