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Holly Springs Primitive Baptist Church

South of Bremen, Georgia

May 31 - June 1, 2008

Saturday, May 31

The annual Sacred Harp singing at Holly Springs Primitive Baptist Church was held on the first Sunday and Saturday before in June. The class was called to order by Charlene Wallace leading 60. Henry Johnson offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Charlene Wallace 121; Carlene Griffin 77t; Danny Griffin 318; Judy Chambless 40; George Burnette 85; Donna Bell 480; Phillip Langley 182; Pearl Guier 448b; Karen Rollins 327; Bill Hollingsworth 236; Andy Morse 284; Helen Bryson 428; Pam Nunn 189; Sophia Grindon and Al Grindon 146; Jane Spencer 375; Floy Wilder 432; Debra Grosse 63; Mary Brownlee 183; Hermon Wilkinson 215; Karen Clark 534; Reba Windom 436.


The class was called together by Earlis McGraw leading 225t. Leaders: John Hollingsworth 186; Henry Johnson 535; Ed Thacker 442; Bud Oliver 170; Louis Hughes 403; Anne Heider 393; Steve Warner 171; Carrie Grindon 86; Joe Todd 540; Judy Caudle 195; Michael Thompson 204; Scott Curran 460; Nate Green and Norma Green 548; Charles Woods 483; Joyce Walton 447; Eddie Mash 280; Scott DePoy 277; Eric Tweedy 273; Bridgett Hill 522; Mary Jo Shafer 33b; Faye Hollis 276; Eunice Webb 340; Lynda Hambourger 453; Leslie Alperin 268; Nancy Newell 163b; Stephanie Tingler 527.


The afternoon session was called together by Tommy McGraw leading 475 and 91. Leaders: Robert Kelly 193; Lela Crowder 440; Nathan Rees 380; John Plunkett 490; Helen Brown 454; Cassie Allen 202; David Richardson 473; Ted Brown 496; Emily Creel 546.

The business session was held with the following officers re-elected: Chairman—Charlene Wallace; Vice Chairman—Carlene Griffin; Secretary—Judy Henry; Arranging Committee—Hugh McGraw.

Leaders: Oscar McGuire 573; Mike Spencer 191; Shelbie Sheppard 411; Beth Todd 319; Jeannette DePoy and Mary Lintel 542; Eddie Huckaby 49t; Cecil Robert 97; Robert Chambless 145b; Ted Mercer 131t.


Richard DeLong called the class together leading 399b and 422. Leaders: Matt Hinton 365; Bentley McGuire 95; Justin Squizzero 444; Jeff Sheppard 128; Kathy Williams 547; Tony Hammock 135; Joanna Lampert 384.

Announcements were made. Charlene Wallace led 46 as the closing song. Ed Thacker dismissed the class with prayer.

Sunday, June 1

The class was called to order by Charlene Wallace leading 59. Lonnie Rogers offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Charlene Wallace 171; Carlene Griffin 181; Lonnie Rogers 225t, 348b; Judy Chambless 274t, 34t; Danny Griffin 569b (in memory of Gladys McGraw); Pearl Guier 32t, 45t; Karen Rollins 178; Phillip Langley and Christian Thompson 385b, 222; Nancy Newell 155, 156; Robert Kelly 131t, 131b; Helen Brown 214, 278t; John Plunkett 558.


Earlis McGraw called the class together leading 389. Leaders: Laura Akerman 362, 568; Sandra Wilkinson 300, 67; Mildred Patterson 89; Mary F. Smith, Teenie Moody, and Bernice Harper 317; Lela Crowder 370; B.M. Smith 72b, 68b (in memory of Myrtle Smith); Nathan Rees 482, 476.

The memorial lesson was conducted by Karen Rollins and Kathy Williams. Charlene Wallace and Richard DeLong led 146 in memory of the following deceased: Gladys McGraw, Felton Denney, Reby Stanford, Elder Homer Benefield, Loy Garrison, Joel Patterson, Myrtle Smith, Muriel Morgan, Bunk Robinson, Dorothy Wright, Clyde Wolverton, and Hilde Wolverton—Georgia; B.J. Harris, Gertrude Norton, Edith Tate, Amanda Denson, Milton Oliver, LaRue Allen, Corrine Laminack-Alabama; E.D. Nelson-New Jersey; Minja Lausevic-Massachusetts; Peter Hampson-United Kingdom.

John Plunkett led 544 and Kathy Williams led 330b for the following sick and shut-ins: Violet Thomason, Katherine Benefield, Frank Block, Stan Shaw, Bobby H. Burkett, Lee Rogers, Earl Rollins, Debra Rollins, Bob Hambourger, Irvin Lodemia Terrell, and Jennifer Lampert. The memorial was closed with prayer offered by Cecil Roberts.

Leaders: Bob Goodman 99; Erica Hinton 448b; Malinda Snow 542; David Richardson 539, 345b; Leslie Alperin 228, 313b; Ted Brown 101t, 81t; Andy Anderson 343.


Tommy McGraw called the class together leading 138t and 282. Leaders: Jonathon Smith 186; Eddie Huckaby 61, 209; Justin Squizzero 216, 385t: Joanna Lampert 564, 560; Jenna Frey 46; Russ Hanson 387; Sheri Taylor 148; Jeannette DePoy 112; Laura Frey and Jenna Frey 401; Bentley McGuire 316, 224; Martha Ann Stegar 63, 268; Ted Mercer 468, 36t; Joe Todd 106, 58; Eric Robinson 128, 288; Mike Spencer 463.


Judy Henry called the class together leading 283. Leaders: Tony Hammock 303, 324; Beth Todd 501, 373; Oscar McGuire 229; Richard DeLong 82t, 410t, 516.

Announcements were made. Charlene Wallace and Kirby Patterson led 62 as the closing song. Elder Kirby Patterson offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

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