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Holly Springs Primitive Baptist Church

South of Bremen, Georgia

Sunday, November 2, 2008

The annual Sacred Harp singing at Holly Springs Primitive Baptist Church was held on the first Sunday in November. The class was called to order by Charlene Wallace leading 59. The morning prayer was offered by Henry Johnson.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairperson—Charlene Wallace; Vice Chairperson—Carlene Griffin; Secretary—Judy Henry; Arranging Committee—Judy Henry and Hugh McGraw.

Leaders: Charlene Wallace 49t; Carlene Griffin 225t, 155; Danny Griffin 569b, 551; Cecil Roberts 229, 97; Tony Hammock 60, 166; George Garner 235; Curtis Hamrick 436, 196; Michael Walker 138t, 492; Mickey Edwards 310, 28b; Robert Chambless 81t, 480; Betty Anderson 479; Judy Chambless 176b, 312b.

RECESS

The class was called together by Charlene Wallace and Avery McWhorter leading 401. Leaders: Gene Anderson 198; Judy Caudle 79 (in memory of Mattie Townsel), 534; Jeff Sheppard 556, 536; Joanna Lampert 95, 192; Justin Levi 550, 74t; Shelbie Sheppard 528; Shelbie Sheppard and Richard DeLong 411; Reba Windom 283, 546; Joyce Walton 316; Joyce Walton and Toney Smith 444; Toney Smith 475; Louis Hughes 53; Jan House, Myron House, and Renee Burkes 143, 45t; Ed Thacker 278t, 538; Henry Johnson 96, 230; Matt Hinton 142, 299; Charles Woods 128, 330b; Lonnie Rogers 298, 222; Martha Ann Stegar 146.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Earlis McGraw leading 284 and 389. Leaders: Jeannette DePoy and friends 328, 448t; Sandra Wilkinson 311, 177; Robert Kelley 545, 184; John Plunkett 453, 197; Elene Stovall 558, 292; Nathan Rees 447, 434; Jonathan Smith 442, 213t; Richard DeLong 566 (in memory of Gladys McGraw, Revy Williamson, Reby Stanford, and Carolyn Huckeba), 507; Lela Crowder 157, 383.

RECESS

The class was called together by B.M. Smith leading 448b. Leaders: Jane Spencer 306; Lisa Webb 430; Sheri Taylor 332; Melinda Snow 324; Shannon Primm 485; Jenna Frey 294; Laura Frey 46; Linda Thomas, Scott DePoy, and Karen Rollins 345t; Judy Mincey 320; Oscar McGuire 573; Mary Jo Shafer 117; Charlene Wallace 56t (in memory of Elder Homer Benefield and Katherine Benefield).

Announcements were made. Judy Henry and Charlene Wallace led 323t as the closing song. Ed Thacker offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

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