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Shiloh-Little Vine Singing

Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church,
South of Tallapoosa, Georgia (off Hwy. 100)

Sunday, September 4, 2005

The annual all day Shiloh-Little Vine Sacred Harp Singing was held at Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church near Tallapoosa, Georgia on the first Sunday in September. Charles Woods called the class together leading 52t then offered the opening prayer. Charles Woods led 168; Stanley Edwards 321, 317; Charlene Wallace 63, 81t.

The class was organized with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Charles Woods; Vice Chairman—Stanley Edwards; Secretary—Charlene Wallace; Memorial Committee—Charles Woods.

Leaders: Nick Griffin 139, 551; Hugh McGraw 550, 530; Robert Chambless 72b, 68b; Miranel Swafford 155, 32t; Mary L. Smith 58, 126; Earlis McGraw 201, 445; Jeff Sheppard 142 (for Shelbie Sheppard), 208; Judy Chambless 159, 157.


Stanley Edwards brought the class back to order leading 42. Leaders: Johnny Wright 40, 145t; Cecil Roberts 335, 312b; Arlene Woods 178, 49b; Lonnie Rogers 186, 225t; Eunice Webb 61, 373; Ruth Daniel 47t, 378t; Mildred Paterson 167, 146.

The memorial lesson was conducted by Charles Woods who led 430 in memory of the following deceased: Preston McClendon, Naomi Sailors, Kelly Beard, Evelyn Newman, and Louise Allen.

The sick and shut-ins remembered included the following: Alice Edwards, I.V. McWhorter, Shelbie Sheppard, Lois Stanson, Jim Parrish, Evelyn Harris, Elder Lewis Norton, Gertrude Norton, Alma Owen, Ledus Owen, Sherrie Edwards, Gladys McGraw, Reby Stanford, Irvin Roberts, Bernice Jackson, and Bobby Jackson. The memorial was concluded with prayer by Lonnie Rogers. Charles Woods led 274t.


The afternoon session was called together by Charles Woods leading 430. Leaders: Karleen Williams 136, 137; Joyce Lambert 127, 111t; Sherry Lovvorn 143; Ellen Waters and Charlene Wallace 75, 87; Mildred Johnson and Daphene Ray 335, 208; Eric Robinson 101t; Junior Robinson 569b; Daphene Ray and Mildred Johnson 358, 453, 455; Elder Homer Benefield 56t; Louise Holland 43, 100; Nick Griffin 164; Robert Chambless 503 (for B.J. and Evelyn Harris’s son, Dale Harris); Lonnie Rogers and Karleen Williams 340; Charlene Wallace 565 (for Bernice Jackson and Bobby Jackson), 282 (for Sherrie Edwards); Hugh McGraw 569t; Stanley Edwards 85; Jeff Sheppard 122; Arlene Woods 479; Cecil Roberts 37b; Judy Chambless 490.

Announcements were made. Charles Woods, Stanley Edwards, and Charlene Wallace led 46 as the closing song. Elder Homer Benefield dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Charles Woods; Vice Chairman—Stanley Edwards; Secretary—Charlene Wallace.