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Hopewell Primitive Baptist Church

Roopville (Near Ephesus), Georgia

Sunday, June 18, 2006

The annual Sacred Harp singing at Hopewell Primitive Baptist Church in Roopville, Georgia, was held on the third Sunday in June. The class was called to order at 10:00 a.m. by Chairlady Karen Rollins leading 101t. The morning prayer was offered by Lonnie Rogers. Karen Rollins led 36b; Lonnie Rogers led 97 and 137.

A business session was held with the following officers elected or appointed: Chairlady—Karen Rollins; Vice Chairman—Denney Rogers; Secretary—Karleen Williams; Arranging Committee—Charlene Wallace.

Leaders: Karen Rollins 46; Karleen Williams 146, 100; Laura Frey 178, 358; Judy Chambless 415, 490; Denney Rogers 318; Margie Smith 373; Jimmie Denney 40; Lisa Webb 503, 369; Bentley McGuire 168, 47b.


George Garner led 480 to bring the class back to order. Leaders: Sheri Taylor 432, 385b; Denney Rogers 120; Floy Wilder 293, 382; Matt Hinton 42, 76b; Helen Brown 283, 142; Robert Chambless 145b, 303; Lela Crowder 224, 110; Ted Brown 163b, 30t; Erica Hinton 32t, 276; Stanley Edwards 530, 488. Chuck White gave a financial report for the church.


The class resumed singing with John Plunkett leading 136 and 540. The grandchildren of Lonnie Rogers (Beverly Thompson, Randa Harris, Barry Rollins, Laura Robinson, Dan Harrod, Roger Harrod, Kayla McWhorter, and Susan Rice) led 143 and 153.

Sharona Nelson conducted the memorial lesson for the following deceased, and led 347 and 348b in their memory: Barbara Foster and Alice Cole—United Kingdom; Dorsey Beall, Josie Runnels, Nancy Allen, Sherri Edwards, Evelyn Denney, Alice Edwards, Kelley Beard, and Tynce Rogers.

Paige Harrod spoke for the sick and shut-ins, and Jeff Sheppard led 73b and 155 in honor of the following: Felton Denney, Josephine Denney, Richard DeLong, Ed Nelson, and Mary Nelson. Lonnie Rogers closed the memorial lesson with prayer.

Leaders: Oscar McGuire 283, 336; Shelbie Sheppard 217, 505; John Feddersen 569b; Reba Norton 200, 441; Lynda Hambourger 351, 112; Malinda Snow 290, 474; Bobby Watkins 426b; Cecil Roberts 354b, 489; Charlotte Bishop 496, 551; Susan Muse 358, 61; Gabriel Pline 406, 268.

Announcements were made. The children of Lonnie Rogers led 62 as the closing song. Bobby Watkins dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairlady—Karen Rollins; Vice Chairman—Denney Rogers; Secretary—Karleen Williams.