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Flat Shoals Primitive Baptist Church Singing

Flat Shoals Primitive Baptist Church, Stockbridge, Georgia

Saturday, July 12, 2008

The 2nd annual session of the Flat Shoals Primitive Baptist Church singing was called to order by Jesse Roberts leading 138b. Henry Johnson offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Ashley Thompson 59; Tony Hammock 60; Valerie Francis 323b; George W. Burnette, III 85; Jeannette DePoy 99; Rodney Ivey 89; Junie Wooten 503; Benjamin Bath 36b; Faye Hollis 299; Sara Lynch-Thomason 209; Bentley McGuire 481; Henry Johnson 88t; Helen Bryson 568 (for aunt Maxine Gardner, who is in the hospital); Marvin Reeves 565; Oscar McGuire 276; Violet Thomason 168, 112; Francis Carnell 280; Eric Tweedy 58.

RECESS

Eric Tweedy brought the class together leading 311. Leaders: Micah Roberts 119; Leon Carnell 56b; John Plunkett 423; Phillip Langley 203; Lela Crowder and Phillip Langley 436; Leanne Carter 39b; Victoria Eastland 344; Matt Hinton and 8 students from Morehouse College 192; Jessica Altman and Timothy Altman 142; Judy Caudle 336; Bridgett Hill 208; Russ Hansen 270; Andy Anderson 31b; Annie Reeves 551.

A business session was held and the following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Jesse Roberts; Vice Chairman—Richard DeLong; Secretary—Ashley Thompson.

Leaders: Jesse Roberts and 11 students from Morehouse College 365. The lunch blessing was offered by Bill Pierson.

LUNCH

Jesse Roberts brought the afternoon session together leading 399t. Leaders: Ashley Thompson 220; Shannon Primm 300; Sandra Wilkinson 475; Tony Hammock 321b; George W. Burnette, III 129; Jeannette DePoy 413; Benjamin Bath 411; Faye Hollis 340; Sara Lynch-Thomason 155; Bentley McGuire 236; Henry Johnson 113; Helen Bryson 532; Marvin Reeves 274t; Eric Tweedy 245; Frances Carnell 183; Victoria Eastland 218; Leon Carnell 198.

RECESS

The class was brought to order by Jesse Roberts leading 33b. Leaders: Oscar McGuire 327; Matt Hinton and a student from Morehouse College 212; Leanne Carter, Elizabeth Carter, and Ethan Carter 45t; Rodney Ivey and Micah Roberts 389; John Plunkett 76t; Phillip Langley 430; Jessica Altman and Timothy Altman 542; Annie Reeves 40; Lela Crowder and Henry Johnson 108b; Judy Caudle 540; Bridgett Hill 215; Andy Anderson 313b; Shannon Primm 148; Sandra Wilkinson 440.

Following announcements, Jesse Roberts, Timothy Altman, and Micah Roberts led 62t as the closing song. Elder Jesse Roberts offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Jesse Roberts; Vice Chairman—Richard DeLong; Secretary—Ashley Thompson