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Shiloh-Little Vine Singing

Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church, south of Tallapoosa, Georgia

Sunday, September 6, 2009

The annual Sacred Harp singing at Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church was held the first Sunday in September. The class was called to order by Stanley Edwards leading 56t. The morning prayer was offered by Cecil Roberts.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Stanley Edwards; Vice Chairman—Cecil Roberts; Secretary—Charlene Wallace; Arranging Committee—Judy Henry; Memorial Committee—Karen Rollins and Miranel Swafford.

Leaders: Stanley Edwards 61; Cecil Roberts 33b, 229; Charlene Wallace 63, 79; Judy Chambless 426t, 426b; Nick Griffin 551; Mildred Patterson 294, 358; Tony Hammock 303, 527; Karen Rollins 406 (for Lonnie Rogers); 405; Robert Chambless 452, 163b.


The class was called together by Stanley Edwards leading 208. Leaders: Jeff Sheppard 325, 176t; Marilyn Bradley and Stanley Edwards 77b, 290; Curtis Hamrick 137, 77t; Joyce Lambert 111t, 127 (for Leonard Benefield); Richard DeLong 399b, 375; Evelyn Harris 101t, 155; Shelbie Sheppard 36b, 202.

The memorial lesson was conducted by Karen Rollins. She led 339 in memory of the following deceased: Katherine Benefield, J. T. Robinson, Jimmie Denney, John Etheridge, Elder Gerald Hand, and Ceford Wood.

Cecil Roberts led 37b in honor of the sick and shut-ins, and then offered prayer to close the memorial lesson.

Reba Windom led 76b, 418, and 40.


The afternoon session was called to order by Cecil Roberts leading 81t and 30b. Leaders: Mary Jo Shafer 72b, 410t; Penny Patterson, Amy Hicks, and Mildred Patterson 274t, 87; Ann Simpson 122, 445; Carlene Griffin 448b; Ruth Daniel 335, 378t; Judy Henry and Aslinn Leister 401, 146; Tony Hammock 434, 430; Reba Windom 171, 172; Richard DeLong 482, 275t; Robert Chambless 225t; Jeff Sheppard 388, 97, 373; Curtis Hamrick 45t, 436; Louise Schrock, Steve Schrock, and Richard DeLong 159, 128.

Announcements were made. Stanley Edwards led 56t as the closing song. Cecil Roberts dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Stanley Edwards; Vice Chairman—Cecil Roberts; Secretary—Charlene Wallace