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Holly Springs Primitive Baptist Church Memorial

South of Bremen, Georgia, off Highway 27 and I-20

Sunday, November 6, 2005

The annual all-day Sacred Harp Memorial singing at Holly Springs Primitive Baptist Church was held on the first Sunday in November. Charlene Wallace called the class to order at 9:30 a.m. leading 59. The morning prayer was offered by Eric Tweedy.

Leaders: Carlene Griffin 97, 81t; Mildred Patterson 141, 119; Bobby Jackson 290, 499; Cindy Gray 64, 76b; James S. Wagner 542, 101t; Henry Guthery III 189, 39b; Judy Chambless 565, 70t; John Shippee 117, 159; Andy Anderson 384, 40; Karen Rollins 143, 178; Ruth Wyers 229, 206.

A business session was held with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairlady—Charlene Wallace; Vice Chairlady—Carlene Griffin; Secretary/Arranging Committee—Hugh McGraw and Judy Henry.

RECESS

The class resumed singing with Judy Henry leading 225t (for Gladys McGraw) and 283. Leaders: Tim Cook 342, 347; Richard DeLong 417, 396; John Plunkett 489, 50t; Shelbie Sheppard 242, 142; Judy Caudle 188, 291; Earlis McGraw 442, 358; Henry Johnson 111b, 230; Henry Guthery 240, 108b; Max Berueffy 271t, 564; Jeff Sheppard 355, 140; Terry Wootten 320, 430; Stanley Edwards 224, 85; Lela Crowder 385b, 166.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was brought to order by Phillip Langley leading 216 and 546. Leaders: Elene Stovall 36b, 558; Amanda Denson and Judy Henry 269, 196; Lonnie Rogers 373, 348b; Tony Hammock 112, 441; Jeremy Shipp 313b, 210; James M. Wagner and Kenneth Duke 399b, 47b; Bea Carnathan 568, 80b; Linda Thomas 474, 131b; Robert Chambless 303, 72b; Ed Thacker 220, 354t; Jeannette DePoy 101b, 318.

RECESS

The class was brought back to order by Charlene Wallace and James S. Wagner leading 186. Leaders: Eric Tweedy 131t, 311; Sheri Taylor 148, 496 (for Mary Hackney); Scott DePoy 56b; Donna Bell 168, 282; Bob Goodman 145b, 569b; Mildred McElroy 436; Laura Frey 401, 163b; B.J. Harris and Evelyn Harris 503, 47t; Jerry Creason 86; Junior Robinson and Paul Robinson 45t.

Announcements were made. Charlene Wallace and Elder Homer Benefield led 56t as the closing song. Elder Homer Benefield offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairlady—Charlene Wallace; Vice Chairlady—Carlene Griffin; Secretaries—Hugh McGraw and Judy Henry.