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Holly Springs Primitive Baptist Church

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

June 4-5, 2005

Saturday, June 4

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

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairlady—Charlene Wallace; Vice Chairlady—Carlene Griffin; Secretary—Judy Henry; Arranging Committee—Hugh McGraw and Judy Henry.

Leaders: Charlene Wallace 90; Carlene Griffin 205, 159; Mildred Patterson 300, 146; LaRue Allen 314, 316; Laura Clawson 56b, 186; Bobby Jackson 478, 166; Danny Griffin 426b, 222; Tony Hammock 148, 145b; Sandie Scott 28b, 117; Pearl Guier 40, 448b; Andy Anderson 155, 479; Lonnie Rogers 33b, 389; Eunice Webb 475, 30t; Cecil Roberts 312b, 282.

RECESS

The class was called together by Earlis McGraw leading 435 and 333. Leaders: Lucille Gunnels 143, 218; Mary L. Smith 441, 403; Allison Dodson 378t, 335; Karen Clark 187, 499; Mary Brownlee 66, 501; Robert Walker 490, 477; Gaston White 236, 34b; David Carlton 298, 504; Eric Tweedy 565, 200; Ed Thacker 375; Henry Johnson 230; Louis Hughes, Sr. 569b; John Hollingsworth 460; Tim Reynolds 442; Rev. Henry Bizzell 452; Kelly House 318, 379; Nathan Green 549; Joan Aldridge 189; Anita Landess 58; Andy Morse 297, 183; Charles Woods 26, 197.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Phillip Langley leading 440 and 203. Leaders: Sandra Wilkinson 268; Helen Bryson 163t, 522; Steve Pace 72b; Bud Oliver 332; Rodney Ivey 383; Debora Grosse 112; Bill Dunn 274t; Kelly Morris 535; Buell Cobb 77b; John Redman 447, 495; Elder Homer Benefield, Charlene Wallace, and Hugh McGraw 56t; Janet Fraembs 556; Mary Wright 290; Pat Temple 195, 373; Jeannette DePoy 328; Amanda Denson Brady and Hugh McGraw 77t.

RECESS

Judy Henry brought the class back to order leading 225t. Leaders: Shelbie Sheppard 216; Pam Nunn 220; Don Bowen 503, 303; Jane Spencer 207; Lela Crowder 138t; Karen Morris 454; Judy Mincey 494; Martha Ann Stegar 228; Kathy Williams 142, 506; Harry Eskew and Margaret Eskew 128, 445; Bob Goodman and Pete Pages 209; Sheri Taylor 311; Oscar McGuire 54; John Plunkett 453; Arlene Woods 178.

Announcements were made. Charlene Wallace and Elder Homer Benefield led 46 as the closing song. Elder Homer Benefield offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Sunday, June 5

The class was called to order by Charlene Wallace leading 60. Rev. Henry Bizzell offered the morning prayer. Leaders: Charlene Wallace 145t; Carlene Griffin 144, 155; Judy Chambless 490, 531; Mary L. Smith 37b, 283; Pearl Guier 127, 32t; Robert Chambless 303, 68b; Tony Hammock 201, 42; Matt Hinton and Taylor Krebs 168, 163b (in memory of Charlie Wellman); Jeff Sheppard 286, 351; John Plunkett 467, 150; Scott DePoy 179, 277; Don Bowen 390, 548; Karly Williams 385b, 53.

RECESS

The class was called together by Earlis McGraw leading 225t (for Gladys McGraw) and 284. Leaders: Lela Crowder 306, 270; Sheri Taylor 428, 110; Bobby Jackson 290, 499; Rev. Henry Bizzell 34b.

The memorial lesson was held with Mary L. Smith reading the names of the deceased. Hugh McGraw led 162 in memory of Gary McGraw. Laura Frey led 45t in memory of Naomi Sailors and Frank Wilson. Oscar McGuire led 389 in memory of Kelly Beard—Texas; Marshall Avery, Julie Stanford, Preston McClendon, Emory Pace, Otis Hester, Robert Garner, Carolyn Snow, and Charles Wellman—Georgia; Ivalene Donaldson and John Hocutt—Alabama; Phil Tabor and Mary Ayers—Tennessee; Lois DePoy and Tom DePoy—Indiana; Ruth White—Illinois.

John Plunkett led 70t for the following sick and shut-ins: I.V. McWhorter, Alice Edwards, Mary Hackney, Raymond Hamrick, Edmond Golladay, Violet Thomason, Bo Caldwell, Susan Kelly, Lee Steinmetz, Toney Smith, Lavoy Smith, Jap Walton, and Joyce Walton. The memorial was closed with prayer by Lonnie Rogers.

A donation was given by Mr. James C. Dean in memory of Vivian Denney Rogers and G. Preston McClendon, and in honor of Lonnie Rogers.

Leaders: Pam Nunn 147t, 528; Lonnie Rogers 97, 348b; Laura Frey 148, 378t; Phillip Langley 300, 436; Louise Holland 273, 371; Scott DePoy 59 (for J.G. Germany).

LUNCH

The afternoon session was brought to order by Oscar McGuire leading 473 and 573. Leaders: Glenda Collins 340, 282; Malinda Snow 324, 52t; Teenie Moody 384, 542; Laura Akerman 224, 163t; Katherine Benefield and Homer Benefield 373, 56t; Margie Smith 512, 101t; Timothy Haley 117, 236; Jeannette DePoy 216, 217; Mary Wright 108t, 154; Pat Temple 33t, 139; Janet Fraembs 74b, 532; Eric Robinson 569b; B.M. Smith 475, 28b (for Myrtle Smith, celebrating her 99th birthday on Monday, June 6); Stanley Edwards 280, 76b; Rita Haley 63; Lisa Webb 323b, 454; Wesley Haley 503; Mildred Patterson 119; Debora Grosse 171, 551; Erica Hinton 159.

Announcements were made. Charlene Wallace and Elder Homer Benefield led 62 as the closing song. Elder Homer Benefield dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairlady—Charlene Wallace; Vice Chairlady—Carlene Griffin; Secretary—Judy Henry.