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Denney Memorial

Emmaus Primitive Baptist Church, Carrollton, Georgia

Saturday, November 1, 2008

The Denney Memorial was held on Saturday before the first Sunday in November at Emmaus Primitive Baptist Church near Carrollton, Georgia. The class was called to order by Tony Hammock, and Phillip Denney offered prayer.

Leaders: Tony Hammock 59, 60, 112; Phillip Denney 40, 99, 120; Karen Rollins 149, 34b.

A business session was held, and the following officers agreed to serve: Chairman—Tony Hammock; Vice Chairman—Phillip Denney; Secretary—Karen Rollins; Arranging Committee—Judy Chambless; Chaplain—Henry Johnson.

Leaders: Nathan Rees 56t, 205; Michael Walker 399b, 77t; Stanley Edwards 500, 396; Robert Chambless 49t, 49b; Denney Rogers 345t, 100; Nancy Robbins 101t, 347; John Plunkett 403, 523 (in memory of Felton Denney).

RECESS

The class resumed singing with Tony Hammock leading 131t. Leaders: Judy Chambless 162, 32t; Mickey Edwards 28b, 38b; Charlene Wallace 61, 45t; B.M. Smith 475, 426t; George Burnette 85, 282; Lonnie Rogers 318, 225t; Henry Johnson 81t, 138t; Jack Nelson 35, 30b; Ed Thacker 359, 432.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Tony Hammock leading 544. Leaders: Dick Plunkett 63, 36b; Louise Holland 139, 103, 87; Marilyn Bradley 124, 34t; Jonathan Smith 222, 29b; Richard Delong 521, 513; Sheri Taylor 186, 37b; Lisa Webb 566, 155; Jenna Frey 401; Ed Thacker 428; Stanley Edwards 436; Michael Walker 430; Robert Chambless 147t; Henry Johnson 147b; Nathan Rees 439; B.M. Smith 146; Karen Rollins 489 (in memory of Felton Denney); George Burnette 417.

Instead of leading again, Lonnie Rogers asked that all the young people lead 445 in memory of Felton Denney. Leaders: Jack Nelson 480; Phillip Denney 84; Louise Holland 217; Nancy Robbins 440; Mickey Edwards 73t; Richard DeLong 116; Jonathan Smith 225b; Sheri Taylor 65; Lisa Webb 163b.

Announcements were made. Tony Hammock led 389 as the closing song. Henry Johnson offered the benediction, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Tony Hammock; Vice Chairman—Phillip Denney; Secretary—Karen Rollins