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Antioch Baptist Church Birthday Singing

South of Tallapoosa, Georgia, on Old 100 Highway

Friday Night, April 8, 2005

The thirteenth session of the Birthday Singing on Friday night before the second Sunday in April was held at Antioch Baptist Church. The class was called together by Johnny Wright leading 145t and 145b. Rev. David Grant welcomed everyone and offered the opening prayer. Johnny Wright recognized the birthday honorees, Mildred Johnson, who is 96, and Elder Homer Benefield, who is 84, with the class singing “Happy Birthday”.

Leaders: Johnny Wright 63; Charlene Wallace 49t; Margie Smith 225t; Mildred Patterson 358 (for Katherine Benefield, who was unable to attend); Mildred Johnson 335; Elder Homer Benefield 56t; Johanna Fabke 475; Sherrie Edwards 274t; Stanley Edwards 340; Karleen Williams 40; Lonnie Rogers 33b; Myron House 135; Judy Chambless 82t; B.M. Smith 222; Joyce Lambert 127; Hugh McGraw 531; Cecil Roberts 312b; Jan House 151; Robert Chambless 72b; Karen Rollins 489 (for Felton Denney); Johnny Wright 35; Jenny Wright played 358 on the piano. Cecil Roberts offered prayer for the evening meal.


The class was called together by Johnny Wright leading 87 and 106. Johnny Wright then played 106 on an Irish Penny Whistle. Leaders: Johanna Fabke 218; Donna Gunderson 47t; Jan House 361; Karleen Williams 45t; Randy Garrett 155; Daphene Ray and Hugh McGraw 412; Sherrie Edwards 59; Cecil Roberts and Chris Sunderling 159; Myron House 136.

A business session was held with the class voting to retain the following officers: Chairman—Johnny Wright; Vice Chairman—Everette Ellis; Secretary—Charlene Wallace; Arranging Committee—Mary L. Smith.

Leaders: Lonnie Rogers 97; Stanley Edwards 129; Robert Chambless 569b; Judy Chambless 28b; B.M. Smith 143.

Announcements were made. Johnny Wright led 128 as the closing song, and dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Johnny Wright; Vice Chairman—Everette Ellis; Secretary—Charlene Wallace.