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Alpharetta Municipal Building Singing

Alpharetta, Georgia

Sunday, June 14, 2009

The 141st annual session of the Alpharetta Municipal Building Singing was held on the second Sunday in June. Richard DeLong brought the class to order leading 81t and 61. John Hollingsworth offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Mike Castleberry 285t, 76b; Andy Anderson 47t, 63; Malinda Snow 471, 38t; Scott DePoy 201, 277; Susan Posey 39t, 32t; Tony Hammock 321, 112; Jeannette DePoy 300, 122 (in memory of her father, Frank Block); John Hollingsworth 176t, 182; Helen Bryson 28 (t? b?), 365; Tom Ivey 87, 260.


Scott DePoy called the class to order leading 179.

A business session was held with the following officers elected to serve: Chairman—Richard DeLong; Co-Vice Chairmen—Faye Holbrook and Mike Castleberry; Secretary/Treasurer—Helen Bryson.

Leaders: Faye Holbrook 67, 455; Charles Woods 453, 197; Janice Paulk 75, 478; John Plunkett 74b (in memory of Loy Garrison), 516; Lela Crowder 370, 124; Billy Hollingsworth 500, 250; Shannon Primm 313b, 126; Oscar McGuire 155, 573; Violet Thomason 189, 318.


Richard DeLong called the class to order leading 74t and 399b. Leaders: Ted Brown 303, 176b; Helen Brown 396, 77t (in memory of Amanda Denson); Michael Walker 138t, 200; Sarah West 88t, 335; Ruth Steggles 228, 454; Jacki Selby-McLeod 312b, 330b ;Margaret Gillanders 503, 475; Chris Brown 38b, 324; Maria Wallace 148, 159; Susan Kleinfelter 384, 143; Judy Whiting 72b, 273.

The memorial lesson was conducted by Richard DeLong, and he remarked that “We’ve lost some of our stalwarts of this singing”. Matt Hinton led 146 for the following deceased: Lee Rogers, Elder Gerald Hand, Jane Bruner, Frank Block, and Elizabeth Tolbert.

Helen Bryson led 70b for the following sick and shut ins: Gertrude DeLong, Dot Garrison, Sally McEwen, and John Plunkett. Richard DeLong led 27 and 338 for all those families who’ve kept this singing going throughout the years. The memorial lesson was closed with prayer offered by John Hollingsworth.

Helen Brown led 36b.


Scott DePoy called the class back to order leading 37b. Leaders: Becky DeLong Allmon 170; Shirley DeLong Ellis 192; Kimberly Brewer 65; Debora Gross 268; Vaudie Sherer 143; Sharon Strom 89; Stephanie Tingler 527; Erica Hinton 389; Dianne Wall 497; Molly Ellis 56b; George Burnette101t; Matt Hinton 47b; Valerie Francis 323b.

Announcements were made. Richard DeLong and Violet Thomason led 45t as the closing hymn. The closing prayer was offered by Matt Hinton, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Richard DeLong; Co-Vice Chairmen—Faye Holbrook and Mike Castleberry; Secretary—Helen Bryson