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Newton County Singing

Shoal Creek Primitive Baptist Church, Near Covington, Georgia

Saturday, May 17, 2008

The 8th 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 77b. Elder Hermon Wilkinson welcomed everyone to historic Shoal Creek Church and offered the morning prayer.

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

Leaders: Hermon Wilkinson 61; Arlene Woods 81t; Tony Hammock 326; John Plunkett 133; Mollie Melvin 59; Jane Spencer 33b; George Burnette 43; Mike Spencer 354t; Malinda Snow 112; Helen Bryson 175.

RECESS

Charles Woods reconvened the class leading 31b and 358. Leaders: Hermon Wilkinson 67, 108t, 215; Arlene Woods 47b, 479; Tony Hammock 132, 434; John Plunkett 105, 131b; Molly Melvin 434, 268; Jane Spencer 101b, 269; George Burnette 57, 421; Mike Spencer 113, 191; Malinda Snow 82t, 361; Helen Bryson 100, 217; Marcena Wilkinson 354b.

LUNCH

Charles Woods called the class back into session leading 32t. Leaders: Hermon Wilkinson 101t, 235; Tony Hammock 83b, 275b; John Plunkett 123t, 291; Jane Spencer 451, 63, 45t, 183; George Burnette 430, 417; Mike Spencer 278t, 335; Malinda Snow 189, 290; Helen Bryson 196, 47t; Charles Woods 282.

Announcements were made and expressions of appreciation were directed. Charles Woods led 544 as the closing song, and Hermon Wilkinson dismissed the class with prayer.

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