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New Hope - Mirror Lake Church

East of Villa Rica, Georgia, off U.S. Hwy. 78

Sunday, June 12, 2005

The annual all day memorial Sacred Harp singing at old New Hope Primitive Baptist Church was held on the second Sunday in June. The name of the church has now been changed to “The Church of Mirror Lake”.

The class was called to order by Hugh McGraw leading 32t. He then offered the morning prayer.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Hugh McGraw; Vice Chairman—Earlis McGraw; Secretary—Charlene Wallace.

Leaders: Hugh McGraw 64; Earlis McGraw 111b, 138t, 435; Charlene Wallace 71 (for Raymond Hamrick, who was in the hospital), 135, 49t; Cindy Gray 72b, 85; Henry Guthery III 99, 58 (in memory of his grandmother), 101t; Carlene Griffin 81t, 40, 155; Cecil Roberts 277, 335, 312b; Judy Chambless 45t, 82t, 490.

RECESS

The class resumed singing with Hugh McGraw leading 145t. Leaders: Oscar McGuire 129, 566, 350 (for Raymond Hamrick); Sheri Taylor and Jenna Frey 65, 349 (for Mary Hackney), 354t; Robert Chambless 127, 70t, 50b; Stanley Edwards 56t, 141, 37b; Laura Frey and Jenna Frey 159, 358, 25; Wesley Haley 59.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called together by Hugh McGraw leading 145b. Leaders: Earlis McGraw 225t, 385b (for Gladys McGraw); Henry Guthery III 205, 189, 97; Carlene Griffin 122, 224; Cecil Roberts 30b, 235, 284; Judy Chambless 31b, 49b, 569b; Oscar McGuire 473, 371; Sheri Taylor 405, 318, 34b; Robert Chambless 480, 143, 452; Stanley Edwards 340, 76b, 282; Laura Frey 47b, 63, 117; Wesley Haley 120, 479.

Announcements were made. Hugh McGraw led 46 as the closing song. Cecil Roberts offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Hugh McGraw; Vice Chairman—Earlis McGraw; Secretary—Charlene Wallace.