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Antioch Baptist Church Birthday Singing

South of Tallapoosa, Georgia, on Old Highway 100

Friday night, April 7, 2006

The fourteenth session of the Birthday Singing on Friday night before the second Sunday in April was held at Antioch Baptist Church. The class was called together by Johnny Wright leading 59. Everette Ellis offered the opening prayer. Johnny Wright welcomed everyone and birthday wishes were extended to Elder Homer Benefield. Since our last Birthday Singing, we have lost our friend, and one of the birthday honorees, Mrs. Mildred Johnson. She was also a singer and long time member of Antioch Baptist Church. Johnny Wright led 145t.

The class was organized with the following officers elected or appointed: Chairman—Johnny Wright; Vice Chairman—Cecil Roberts; Secretary—Charlene Wallace; Arranging—Mary Smith.

Leaders: Johnny Wright 155; Joyce Lambert 358, 111t; Cecil Roberts 491, 410t; Charlene Wallace 61,105; Elder Homer Benefield 56t; Alex Chandler 268, 90; Pleasance Crawford 147b, 100; Lonnie Rogers 225t, 389; Corrone Bryant 73b, 171; Jan House 300, 284; Hugh McGraw 145b; Karen Rollins 503, 34b; Donna Bell 340, 87; Margie Smith 569b; B.M. Smith 101t, 318. Rev. David Gant offered prayer for the evening meal.

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The class was called together by Johnny Wright leading 354b. Leaders: Karen Keller 47b; Earlis McGraw 201, 312b; Chris Chandler 495, 159; Myron House 570, 473; Jeremy Shipp 48t, 116; Chris Holley 162; Ann Simpson 323b, 445; Mildred Patterson 294, 421; Diane Clayton and Daphene Ray 332, 186; Curtis Hamrick 77t, 196.

Announcements were made. Johnny Wright led 143 (in memory of Mildred Johnson) as the closing song. Lonnie Rogers dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Johnny Wright; Vice Chairman—Cecil Roberts; Secretary—Charlene Wallace.