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Holly Springs Church

Near Bremen, Georgia, I-20 & U.S. 27 South

June 1-2, 1996

Saturday, June 1

The annual Sacred Harp singing was held at Holly Springs Primitive Baptist Church the first Sunday and Saturday before in June. The singing was called to order by Charlene Wallace leading song on page 59. Prayer by Hugh McGraw. Charlene Wallace led song on page 453. Leaders: Carlene Griffin 205; Phillip Langley 299; Mary F. Smith 148; Geneva Prichard 75; Debra Langley 532; Jeanette DePoy 32 (t? b?); Elder Homer Benefield and Katherine Benefield 56t; Bill Waddington 122; Cassie Franklin 528; Leola Smith 267; Jeff Sheppard 142; Helen Bryson 392; Myra Tucker 40; Lora Cargo 475; Mark Johnson 49b; Harvey Austin 108 (t? b?); Don Bowen 66; Lou Cotney 196; Roy Nelson 452; Susan Roberts 146.

RECESS

The class resumed singing with Judy Henry leading song on page 117. A motion was made to go into the business session. The following officers were elected or appointed: Chairman—Charlene Wallace; Vice Chairman—Carlene Griffin; Secretary—Judy Henry; Arranging Committee—Hugh McGraw; Memorial Committee—Sheri Taylor, Mary F. Smith, and Geneva Prichard. Leaders: Tim Cook 37b; Kathy White 178; Reed Coates 49 (t? b?); Kathy Williams 276; Andy Morris 182; David Ward and Hugh McGraw 254; Cindy Franklin 436; Kelly Beard 501; Richard DeLong 385b; Amanda Denson 442; Ted Mercer 139; John Fedderson 280; Lynda Hambourger 294; Buell Cobb 131b; Mel Kersey 565; Linton Ballinger 300; Alfred Scussotte 208; John Schaffer 174; Sandy Hill 203; John Plunkett 567; Shelbie Sheppard 269; Bruce Coates 277; Judy Mincey 556; Doug Allison 385 (t? b?); Sharon Kellam 282; Shelton Williamson 222; Laura Akerman 224; Kelly Morris 147 (t? b?); Toney Smith 150; Beverly Coates 354 (t? b?).

LUNCH

The afternoon session resumed with Carlene Griffin leading song on page 170. Leaders: Virgil Phillips 137; Kate Hauk 155; Lynn Allen 278 (t? b?); Jack Smith 192; Jean Schaffer 213b; Becky Hart 270; Liz Bryant 377; John Green 405; Kenneth DeLong 395; Amy Green 275 (t? b?); John Forman 217; Ernestine Pipkin 218; Henry Zittrouer 480; Frances Mary D’Andrea 127; Craig Harris 515; Linda Thomas 464; Bobby Bailey 79; Sharona Nelson 34b; Florice Akin 421; Tokay Boggs 426 (t? b?); Sara Coates 344; Julie Vea 441; Kathleen Kuiper 573.

RECESS

The class was called together by Lonnie Rogers leading song on page 225t. Leaders: Mildred Patterson 159; Everette Denney 335; Sheri Taylor 209; Myron House 131 (t? b?); Felton Denney 503; Karen Rollins 143; Louis Hughes 318; Jan House 361; Jimmie Denney 101t; Teenie Moody 100; Lucille Gunnells 358; Lucille Forman 496; Lee Rogers 91; Louis Hughes, Jr. 37b. Announcements were made. Charlene Wallace led song on page 46, and Elder Homer Benefield dismissed with prayer.

Sunday, June 2

The class was called together by Charlene Wallace leading song on page 87. Prayer by Elder Homer Benefield. Carlene Griffin led song on page 283. Leaders: Danny Griffin 314; Josephine Denney 143; Don Bowen 454 for Elene Stovall; Debra Langley 299; Barbara Saxon 504; Anita Sanders 480; Mark Johnson 354b; Gregg Harris 566; Bill Waddington 268; Kathleen Kuiper 458; Charles Wood 479; Daphene Causey 478; John Hollingsworth 186; Jean Schaffer 198; Kathy White 324; Reby Stanford, Revy Williamson, Gladys McGraw, and Charlene Wallace 57; Earlis McGraw 148; Kelly Beard 472; David Killingsworth 440.

RECESS

Robbie Rivers called the class together leading song on page 49b. Leaders: Matt DeLong 213 (t? b?); Raymond Hamrick 54; Bonnie Flowers 503; LaDean Wood and Evin 86; Flarce Creel 475; Lynda Hambourger 189; Ann Jett 546; John Schaffer 44; Reed Coates 178; Harrison Creel 498; Sandy Hill 42; Estelle Flowers 331; Alfred Saussotte 192; Becky Hart 291; Cassie Franklin 485; Sara Coates 350; Kristie DeLong 542.

RECESS

Singing resumed with Judy Henry leading song on page 197. Leaders: Sharona Nelson 276. Memorial Lesson. Charlene Wallace led song on page 48 (t? b?) in memory of Alabama deceased: Aver Crider, Ola Pruitt, Agnes Hocutt, Aaron Creel, Virginia Beatty, Dula Webb, Hoyt Renfroe, Arnevis Norton, Ruby Gibson, Hubert Green, Kelsey Wootten, Dewey Williams, Colbie Allen, Odell Cleveland, Ester Reed, Harold Jackson, Elder Lawrence Daugherty, and Mrs. Ellis Thompson. Teenie Moody led songs on pages 28b and 222 in memory of Georgia deceased: Randolph Mincey, Mae Moon, R. C. Stanford, Herman Lambert, and Rosie Robinson; and for other deceased: Carolyn Merrell of Virginia and Joe Beasley of New York. For the sick and shut-ins Jeanette DePoy led song on page 83 (t? b?); Lonnie Rogers 348b. The memorial was closed with prayer by Lonnie Rogers.

LUNCH

The afternoon session resumed with Phillip Langley leading song on page 394. Leaders: Judy Mincey 497; John Schaffer 213 (t? b?); Ted Mercer 362; Julie Vea 474; Beverly Coates 56b; Shelbie Sheppard 216; Kathy Williams 306; Robert Rivers, III 147 (t? b?); Louis Hughes 290; Margie Dietz 153; Richard DeLong 448t; Susan Roberts 40; Toney Smith 444; Ernestine Pipkin 110; Cindy Franklin 551; Lee Rogers 263; Bruce Coates 569b.

RECESS

Johnny Wright called the class together leading song on page 455. Leaders: Ruth Walker 490; Helen Bryson 411; Tokay Boggs 316; Ellis Goldin and Hugh McGraw 112; Liz Bryant 549; Oscar McGuire 573; Noel Rush 460; Ryan Allen 114; Jeff Sheppard 448b; Sheri Taylor 368; Louis Hughes, Jr. 68b; Roy Nelson 176t; Bobby Bailey 452; David McGukin 433; Lucille Gunnells 218; Everette Denney 489; Amanda Denson 236; Andy Morris 47 (t? b?). After announcements, Charlene Wallace, Carlene Griffin, Judy Henry, Hugh McGraw, and Elder Homer Benefield led song on page 62 as the closing song. Elder Homer Benefield dismissed with prayer.

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