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Denney Memorial

Emmaus Primitive Baptist Church, Carrollton, Georgia

Saturday, November 5, 2005

The Denney Memorial singing was held on Saturday before the first Sunday in November at Emmaus Primitive Baptist Church. The class was brought to order by Bernard Denney leading 60, 100, and 59. Philip Denney offered the morning prayer. Philip Denney led 40, 82t, 84; Charlene Wallace 49t, 79.

A business meeting was held with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Bernard Denney; Vice Chairman—Philip Denney; Secretary—Mary L. Smith; Arranging Committee—Charlene Wallace; Memorial Committee—Karen Rollins.

Leaders: Bernard Denney 75; Mary L. Smith 176b, 167; Lee Denney 164; Judy Chambless 159; Dylan Denney 178; Jimmie Denney 147t, 313t, 276; Jerry Creason 569b, 107; Teenie Moody 78, 32t.

RECESS

The class resumed singing with Bernard Denney leading 335. Leaders: Lonnie Rogers 186, 141; Stanley Edwards 275b, 166; Casey Atkins 405, 87; Robert Chambless 45t, 503; Jeremy Shipp 232, 495; Earlis McGraw 345t, 132; Karen Rollins 36b, 34b (in honor of Sherrie Edwards); Oscar McGuire 155, 171; Cecil Roberts 452, 30b; Lou Cotney 222, 384.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was brought to order by Bernard Denney leading 112. Leaders: Laura Frey 358, 163b, 408 (for Mary Hackney and in memory of Naomi Sailors); Hugh McGraw 409, 339; Eris Muse 159 (in memory of Wilford Denney), 340 (in memory of her husband); Lee Denney 63; Jeff Sheppard 127 (in memory of Preston McClendon), 315, 436; Stanley Edwards, 85; Lonnie Rogers 389 (in memory of Nell Denney); Jeremy Shipp 240; Jimmie Denney 101t; Laura Frey 358 (by request); Oscar McGuire 54; Mary L. Smith 441 (in memory of Everette Denney and Dana Jackson); Jerry Creason 268, 47b; Judy Chambless 570, 81t; Earlis McGraw 225t (for the sick and shut-ins); Lou Cotney 300; Robert Chambless 68b; Cecil Roberts 312b; Jeff Sheppard 211.

Announcements were made. Bernard Denney led 98 as the closing song. Lonnie Rogers dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Bernard Denney; Vice Chairman—Philip Denney; Secretary—Mary L. Smith.