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Newton County Singing

Shoal Creek Primitive Baptist Church, near Covington, Georgia

Saturday, May 16, 2009

The 9th session of the Newton County Singing was held at Shoal Creek Primitive Baptist Church, southeast of Covington, Georgia, on Saturday before the third Sunday in May. Charles Woods called the class together by leading 49t. Elder Hermon Wilkinson welcomed everyone to Shoal Creek Church, the last active Primitive Baptist congregation in Newton County, and offered the morning prayer. Elder Wilkinson led 39t.

The following officers were re-elected to serve: Co-Chairmen—Hermon Wilkinson and Charles Woods; Vice Chairman—Mike Spencer; Secretary—Arlene Woods.

Leaders: Arlene Woods 479; Mike Spencer 499, 467; Tony Hammock 61, 430; Helen Bryson 299, 178; Charlene Wallace 63, 99; Gerry Hoffman 82t, 83t; Earlis McGraw 225t, 201; Malinda Snow 373, 378t; George Burnette 417, 81t; Shannon Primm 48t, 133.

RECESS

Charles Woods reconvened the class by leading 128. Leaders: Robert Kelley 374, 466, 46, 159; Earlis McGraw 171; Shannon Primm 47t; Tony Hammock 148; Claire Sampson 45t; Beth Burnette 47b; Mike Spencer 382; Mel Sampson 122; Gerry Hoffman 274t.

LUNCH

Charles Woods called the class back into session leading 147t. Leaders: Mike Spencer 77b, George Burnette 282; Hermon Wilkinson 215; Gerry Hoffman 73b; Malinda Snow 344; Helen Bryson 313b; Robert Kelley 189; Earlis McGraw 544; Shannon Primm 410b; Tony Hammock 513; Claire Sampson 523; Kim Rodriguez and Charlene Wallace 323b; Mike Spencer 335; Mel Sampson 162; Gary Livesay 31b; Gerry Hoffman 297; Hermon Wilkinson 27; George Burnette 129; Malinda Snow 455; Helen Bryson 176t; Robert Kelley 234; Hermon Wilkinson 512, 300; Beth Burnette 84; Shannon Primm 292.

Announcements were made. Charles Woods led 30t as the closing song. Hermon Wilkinson dismissed the class with prayer.

Co-Chairmen—Hermon Wilkinson and Charles Woods; Vice Chairman—Mike Spencer; Secretary—Arlene Woods