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Shiloh-Little Vine Singing

Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church, near Tallapoosa, Georgia

Sunday, September 7, 2008

The annual Shiloh-Little Vine singing met at Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church on the first Sunday in September. The class was called to order by Stanley Edwards leading 59. The morning prayer was offered by Ed Thacker.

The class was organized by electing or appointing the following officers: Chairman—Stanley Edwards; Vice Chairman—Cecil Roberts; Secretary—Charlene Wallace; Arranging Committee—Judy Henry; Memorial Committee—Tony Hammock and Ed Thacker.

Leaders: Stanley Edwards 99; Cecil Roberts 97, 480, 399b; Charlene Wallace 146 (for Katherine Benefield), 168, 267; Jeff Sheppard 75, 61, 192; Tony Hammock 60, 303, 166; B.M. Smith 340, 313t, 503; Joyce Lambert 127, 82t, 56t, 45t (in memory of Joel Patterson).

RECESS

The class was called together by Stanley Edwards leading 283. Leaders: Karen Rollins 405 (for John Etheridge), 143; Ed Thacker 172, 546; Reba Windom 270, 171; Jonathan Smith 109, 222, 224; Lonnie Rogers 298, 373.

The memorial lesson was conducted by Tony Hammock. Michael Thompson led 227 for the following sick and shut-ins: Joyce Walton, Katherine Benefield, Eugene Forbes, Reba Norton, John Etheridge, Daphene Causey, and James Castell.

Ed Thacker led 403 in memory of the following deceased: B.J. Harris, Dale Harris, Corene Laminack, Gladys McGraw, Felton Denney, Reby Stanford, Myrtle Smith, Elder Homer Benefield, Joel Patterson, and Milton Oliver. The memorial was closed with prayer offered by Cecil Roberts.

Michael Thompson led 67, 318, and 271t.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called together by Stanley Edwards leading 383. Leaders: Richard DeLong 431, 293, 325; Mildred Patterson, Clint Patterson, Amy Hicks, and Penny Patterson 401; Carlene Griffin 113, 117, 155; Nathan Rees 288, 451, 382; Jeff Sheppard 82b, 368 (for Shelbie Sheppard); Margaret Thacker 68b, 348b, 569b; Curtis Hamrick 77t, 137, 436; Michael Thompson 179; Jonathan Smith 421, 521; Ed Thacker 498; Reba Windom 418; B.M. Smith 475, 501; Nathan Rees 511, 513; Tony Hammock 544; Margaret Thacker 39b; Cecil Roberts 229, 30b.

Announcements were made. Stanley Edwards led 343 and 42 for the closing songs. Cecil Roberts dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Stanley Edwards; Vice Chairman—Cecil Roberts; Secretary—Charlene Wallace