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Cross Roads Church

North of Tallapoosa, Georgia

July 7, 1996

The annual Sacred Harp singing at Cross Roads Baptist Church was held on the first Sunday in July, and was called to order by Miranel Swafford leading song on page 32t. The morning prayer was offered by B. J. Harris. Miranel Swafford led song on page 137; Margie Smith 354b, 512; Mary L. Smith 75, 426t; Charlene Wallace 99, 299. The class organized by electing the following officers: Chairman—Louis Hughes; Vice Chairman—Miranel Swafford; Secretary—Hester Edwards and Mary F. Smith to assist; Memorial Committee—Mary F. Smith; Arranging Committee—Margie Smith. Louis Hughes led song on page 138b. Leaders: I. V. McWhorter 82t, 97; Billy J. Harris 503b, 225 (t? b?); John Bailey 145b, 532; Carlene Griffin 144, 171; Chris Thorman 91, 31t; Shelbie Sheppard 139, 556; Louis Hughes, Jr. 68b, 388.


Singing resumed with Louis Hughes leading song on page 37b. Leaders: Chip Barker 105, 117; Sheri Taylor 332, 485; Ted Johnson 348b, 145t; Carolyn Deacy 114, 504; Jacob Griffith 127, 59; Eskel Hughes 235, 340.

A memorial was held to remember those who have passed away in the last year. Lonnie Rogers led songs on pages 490 and 343 for the following deceased: Mrs. Lillie Eisman from California, Carl Hughes, Mrs. Euzel Wood, Ola Pruitt, Norman Shaddinger, Herman Lambert, Mildred Edwards, and Rev. Leon Cosby. Shelbie Sheppard led song on page 146 for the sick and shut-ins. The memorial was closed with prayer by the pastor of the church, Rev. Hershel Tibbits.


Louis Hughes called the class to order leading song on page 57. Leaders: Revy Williamson 155, 187; Melanie Hauff 74 (t? b?), 430; Jeff Sheppard 214, 208; Karen Hojnacki 455, 454; Evelyn Harris 47t, 460; Phillip Langley 328, 344; Cassie Franklin 53, 411; Winston Stephens 122, 535; Ted Mercer 82b, 151; Geneva Prichard 45t; Cindy Franklin 269, 189; Bobby Bailey and Susann McNalley 40, 87; Judy Mincey 497, 501; Everette Denney 34b, 30b; Lee Rogers 335, 475; Don Bowen 77b, 494; Teenie Moody 268, 296; Bonnie Flowers 49b, 333; B. M. Smith 384; George Garner, C. W. Garner, and Donna Whitney 318, 222; B. M. Smith 294. Announcements were made. Louis Hughes and Miranel Swafford led song on page 62 as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer by Rev. Hershel Tibbets.

Chairman—Louis Hughes; Vice Chairman—Miranel Swafford; Secretary—Hester Edwards.