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Newton County Singing

Shoal Creek Primitive Baptist Church, near Covington, Georgia

Saturday, May 19, 2007

The 7th session of the Newton County Singing was held at Shoal Creek Primitive Baptist Church, southeast of Covington, Georgia, on Saturday before the third Sunday in May. Charles Woods called the class together by leading 68 (t? b?). Elder Hermon Wilkinson welcomed everyone to historic Shoal Creek Church, and offered the morning invocation.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Co-Chairmen—Hermon Wilkinson and Charles Woods; Secretary—Arlene Woods.

Leaders: Hermon Wilkinson 145t; John Hollingsworth 37b, 47t; Malinda Snow 46, 496; Cari Grindon 497, 122; Erin Mills 564, 328; Jane Spencer 77t, 182; John Plunkett 76t, 90; Marcena Wilkinson 354b, 45t.

RECESS

Charles Woods reconvened the class leading 77b. Leaders: Asa Mosley 31t; Mollie Melvin 58, 61; Tony Hammock 83b, 432; Hugh McGraw 267, 97; Helen Bryson 287, 155; Mike Spencer 354t, 467; John Hollingsworth 176t; Malinda Snow 107; Mary McCane 299; Stan Burnham 282.

LUNCH

Charles Woods called the class back into session leading 448b. Leaders: Joan Durdin 114, 40; Arlene Woods 178, 479; Katie Grindon and Al Grindon 503; Cari Grindon 332; John Plunkett 398; Hugh McGraw and Erin Mills 500; Mike Spencer 207; Tony Hammock 134; Helen Bryson 213 (t? b?); Erin Mills 203; Marcena Wilkinson 101t, 75; Joan Durdin 148; Malinda Snow 378t; Arlene Woods 84; Jane Spencer 430, 390; Mike Spencer 547.

Announcements were made, and expressions of appreciation were directed.

Hermon Wilkinson led 59 as the closing song, and dismissed the class with prayer.

Co-Chairmen—Hermon Wilkinson and Charles Woods; Secretary—Arlene Woods