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Holly Springs Primitive Baptist Church Memorial

South of Bremen, Georgia

Sunday, November 5, 2006

The annual 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 Henry Johnson.

The following officers were elected or appointed: Chairman—Charlene Wallace; Vice Chairman—Carlene Griffin; Secretary—Judy Henry.

Charlene Wallace led 117 (in memory of Cindy Cook and Carolyn Huckeba). Leaders: Carlene Griffin 159; Phillip Langley 328, 300; Danny Griffin 222, 569b; Myron House 311; Jan House 168, 171; Hugh McGraw introduced Tom Litch from the National Endowments of the Arts, Washington, D.C. and led 45t; Mildred Patterson 104; Erin Mills 224; Tommy McGraw 91, 475; Jerry Creason 163b, 56b; Charles Woods 410t, 483; Henry Guthery III 36b; Lonnie Rogers 97, 348b; Tim Cook 66, 531; Matt DeLong 418, 288.

RECESS

The class was called together by Earlis McGraw leading 225t (for Gladys McGraw), 389. Leaders: Dennis George 234; Lela Crowder 430; Judy Chambless 415; Stanley Edwards 568 (in memory of Bobby Jackson), 436 (in memory of Sherri Edwards); Robert Chambless 146 (for all U.S. troops); Jane Spencer 472, 208; Ed Thacker 527; Michael Spencer 207; Henry Johnson 123t; Louis Hughes 417; Nate Green and Norman Green 271t, 270; Eloise Wootten 426b; Reba Windom 542; Sandra Wilkinson 215; Matt Hinton and seven students from Morehouse College 148, 448t; Eric Robinson 101t; Paul Robinson 128, 159; Erica Hinton 287; Bud Oliver 321 (for Milton Oliver); Karen Rollins 178; Terry Wootten 47t.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called together by Richard DeLong leading 399b. Leaders: Jeff Sheppard 320; Shelbie Sheppard 242; Carolyn Thompson and John Plunkett 355; Joyce Walton 269; Rodney Ivey 442; Marlon Wootten 70t; Bea Carnathan 342; Shane Wootten 40; John Plunkett 158; Judy Caudle 188; Henry Guthery 176b; Amanda Denson and Elene Stovall 216; Elene Stovall and Amanda Denson 192; Jeanette DePoy 567; Shelia Wootten 29t; Max Berueffy 528; Kelly Morris 47b; Cecil Roberts 335; Gabriel Pline 408.

RECESS

The class resumed singing with Tony Hammock leading 441. Leaders: Martha Ann Stegar 268; Russ Hanson and Carol Hanson 384; Jenna Frey and Anna Hinton 401; B.J. Harris 503; Evelyn Harris 155; Linda Thomas 217; Melinda Snow 28t; Hugh McGraw 49b; Teenie Moody 186; Homer Benefield 56t; Louise Holland 37b.

Announcements were made. Charlene Wallace and Elder Homer Benefield led 46 as the closing song. Elder Homer Benefield offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Charlene Wallace; Vice Chairman—Carlene Griffin; Secretary—Judy Henry.