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Oak Grove Primitive Baptist Church

Alpharetta, Georgia

Saturday, April 25, 2009

The annual Sacred Harp singing held at Oak Grove Primitive Baptist Church met on Saturday before the fourth Sunday in April. Bobby Cagle called the class to order leading 491. The morning prayer was offered by Elder Charles Cagle.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—John Hollingsworth; Vice Chairman—Andy Morse; Secretary/Treasurer—Helen Bryson.

Leaders: Bobby Cagle 49b; John Hollingsworth 37b; Andy Morse 77b, 73b; Al Grindon 174, 84; Junie Wooten 268, 270; Sandra Wilkinson 335, 75; Judy Mincey 475, 474; Carrie Grindon 86, 122; Mary Sicotello 277, 159; Reuben Ball 497, 499.

RECESS

John Hollingsworth called the class to order leading 176t. Leaders: Helen Bryson 112, 74b; Andy Morse 472, 399b (for John Plunkett); Faye Holbrook 67, 285t; Ray Brooks 111b; Marie Pierce 344, 45t; Helen Bryson and visitor, J.D. Holmes 68b; AI Grindon 63, 155; John Hollingsworth 503.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was brought to order by John Hollingsworth leading 354t. Leaders: Junie Wooten 330t; Sandra Wilkinson 448t; Judy Mincey 196; Carrie Grindon 389; Mary Sicotello 72b; Faye Holbrook 457; Helen Bryson 542; Andy Morse 99, 146; AI Grindon 171.

The memorial lesson was conducted by Judy Mincey. She spoke and led 347 in memory of the following deceased: Nora Roberts, Lee Rogers, Elizabeth Tolbert, and Myrtle Smith—Georgia.

Sandra Wilkinson led 50b for the following sick and shut-ins: John Plunkett, Violet Thomason, Frank Block, Richard DeLong, Tony Sills, and Dorothy Garrison. John Hollingsworth offered prayer to close the memorial service.

Leaders: John Hollingsworth 114; Junie Wooten 323b; Marie Pierce 153; Judy Mincey 236; Junie Wooten 203; Sandra Wilkinson 300; Carrie Grindon 547; Mary Sicotello 59; Faye Holbrook 544 (by request), 535; Helen Bryson 274t; Andy Morse 349; AI Grindon 313t.

Announcements were made. John Hollingsworth led 62 as the closing song. Elder Edward Cagle offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—John Hollingsworth; Vice Chairman—Andy Morse; Secretary—Helen Bryson