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Cross Roads Baptist Church

North of Tallapoosa, Georgia

Sunday, July 4, 2004

The annual Sacred Harp singing at Cross Roads Baptist Church was held on the first Sunday in July. Louis Hughes brought the class to order leading 32t, and then offered the morning prayer.

A business session was held with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Louis Hughes; Vice Chairlady—Miranel Swafford; Secretary—Belinda Stansbery; Memorial Committee—Mary L. Smith; Arranging Committee—Louis Hughes, Jr. and Charlene Wallace.

Leaders: Miranel Swafford and Belinda Stansbery 155; Mary L. Smith 318; Louis Hughes, Jr. 31t; Louis Hughes 138b; Milton Oliver 314; Alan Pritchett 162, 37b; Donna Bell 430, 75; Nancy Yeager 49b, 510; Lee Willoman 300, 215; Sandie Scott 457, 176t; LaRue Allen 110, 137; Cecil Roberts 68b, 282; Karen Willard 349, 26; Terre Schill 212, 134.


Louis Hughes brought the class back to order leading 39t. Leaders: Don Bowen 503; Haley Morris 119; Thomas Willard 106; Allison Dodson 59; John Wall 358; Annie Grieshop 40; Kelsey Campbell and C.W. Garner 127; Daphene Causey 222; Bill Beverly 86; Karen Clark 569t; Keith Willard 112; Michelle Cull 148; Tom Owen 462; Martha Beverly 254.

Mary L. Smith conducted the memorial lesson. B.M. Smith led 340 for the deceased: Gladys Simmons, Kenneth Simmons, Mozelle Sheppard, Mollie Gable, Hannah Ingham, and Estelle Flowers.

Teenie Moody led 72b for the sick and shut-ins which included: Bobby Jackson, I.V. McWhorter, Alice Edwards, Myrtle Smith, Nancy Allen, and Dale Harris. Mary L. Smith led 445. Cecil Roberts closed the memorial with prayer.

The pastor of Cross Roads Baptist Church welcomed and thanked everyone for coming and supporting the singing.

Leaders: Carlene Griffin 146; Tom Ivey 198; Don Clark 99; Chuck Isbell 111t.


Louis Hughes brought the afternoon session to order leading 61. Leaders: Charlene Wallace 79; Lonnie Rogers 389; Earlis McGraw 284; James Newman and Elaine Newman 45t; Aaron Little 480; Jeff Sheppard 571; David Yeager 32b; Evelyn Harris 47t; Jeff Oliver 203; Eschol Hughes 36b; Jenny Willard 392; Oscar McGuire 344;. Paige Harrod 186; John Plunkett 187, Kalie Oliver and Kim Isbell 309, 426t; Richard DeLong 470; B.J. Harris 303; George Garner 454; C.W. Garner and Debbie Brown 30t; the A.M. Wood family (Inez Chandler, Ceford Wood, and Uzel Wood) 490; the Gilbert Pope daughters (Miranel Swafford, Cynthia Fielder, and Marlene Garner) 348b; Mildred Patterson 319; Keith Willard and Jenny Willard 426b; Terre Schill 298; Tom Owen 347; Karen Willard, Barbara Willard, and Rodney Willard 128; Martha Beverly and Bill Beverly 269; Michelle Cull, Allison Dodson, and April Waters 145b; Sandie Scott 317; Karen Clark 421; Nancy Yeager and David Yeager 378b; Elizabeth Oliver 147t; Annie Grieshop 312b.

Announcements were made. Louis Hughes and Miranel Swafford led 46 as the closing song. Tom Owen offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Louis Hughes; Vice Chairlady—Miranel Swafford; Secretary—Belinda Stansbery.