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Delong-Roberts Memorial Singing

Antioch Primitive Baptist Church, Banning, Georgia

Sunday, June 24, 2007

The annual DeLong-Roberts Memorial Singing was opened by Richard DeLong leading 34b. Ed Thacker offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Richard DeLong 60; Helen Bryson and Joanie Blaney 72t, 546 (for her deceased father and aunt); Jesse Roberts 144; Andy Morse 73b, 481; Cathy White 66, 84; Faye Hollis 299, 542; Michael Spencer 354t, 86; Judy Chambless 82t, 531b; Carlene Griffin 155, 283; Bentley McGuire 448t, 218; Brady DeLong 503, 37b; John Plunkett 435, 516.

RECESS

Matt DeLong called the class to order leading 384. Leaders: Tony Hammock 383; Charlene Wallace 171; Sherry Lovvorn 454; Robert Chambless 225t; Mike Thompson 179; Erin Mills 203; Robert Kelley 430; Scott DePoy 47b; Rachel Carlisle 318; Jessica Altman 428; Malinda Snow 138b; Don Clark 24b; Glenda Collins 100; Judy Mincey 571; Cecil Roberts 32b; Ed Thacker 347; Sheri Taylor 209; Jonathon Smith 294; Oscar McGuire 344; Karen Rollins 163b; Matt DeLong, Brady DeLong, Colton DeLong, Heidi DeLong, and Hannah DeLong 384; Richard DeLong and Joe DeLong 61.

LUNCH

Richard DeLong called the afternoon session to order leading 395. Leaders: Phillip Langley 110; Jane Spencer 335; Ted Mercer 131t; Jeannette DePoy and Helen Bryson 522; Lonnie Rogers 348b; Hugh McGraw 448b; Janice Paulk 518; Joyce Walton 465; Karen Clark 94; Lela Crowder 436; Nathan Rees 444; Henry Johnson 418; Ashley Thompson 196; Rachel Speer 95; Lisa Webb 322; Jeff Sheppard and Linda Elliott 556; Mark Puckett 142.

Jesse Roberts conducted the memorial lesson, leading 541 in memory of the following deceased: Albert Bryson, Jessie Bryson, Bobby Jackson, Buford Colson and wife Bernice Colson, and Bannie Fuller.

Richard DeLong led 390 for the following sick and shut-ins: Violet Thomason, Loy Garrison and Dorothy Garrison, Josephine Denny, Nora Roberts, Milton Oliver, Kenneth Walton, and Herby Bailey. Henry Johnson closed the memorial lesson with prayer.

RECESS

John Plunkett called the class to order leading 167. Leaders: Laura Frey 178; Jenna Frey 401; Micah Roberts 354b; Robert Kelley 547; Jonathon Smith and Lela Crowder 442; Jesse Roberts 225b; Rachel Speer 298; Nathan Rees 134; Jessica Altman, Ashley Thompson, and Jesse Roberts 327.

The class voted to retain the following officers for another year: Chairman—Richard DeLong; Vice Chairmen—Matt DeLong and Jesse Roberts; Secretary/Treasurer—Helen Bryson. The class voted to accept the offer from Antioch Church to host the singing next year.

Announcements were made. Richard DeLong, Matt Delong, and Jesse Roberts led 323t as the closing song. John Plunkett offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Richard DeLong; Vice Chairmen—Matt DeLong and Jesse Roberts; Secretary—Helen Bryson