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Hamrick Memorial Singing

Old Carrollton Primitive Baptist Church, Carroll County, Georgia

Sunday, September 27, 2009

The 1st session of the Hamrick Memorial Sacred Harp singing was held on the fourth Sunday in September at Old Carrollton Primitive Baptist Church, Carroll County, Georgia. Curtis Hamrick (a direct descendant of Elder Robert Signor (Bobby) Hamrick, who gave the land in 1849 for this church to be built, and for whom this singing was named) called the class to order leading 59t. Cecil Roberts offered the morning prayer.

The class entered into a business session and the following officers were elected or appointed: Chairman—Curtis Hamrick; Vice Chairman—Cecil Roberts; Secretary—Donna Bell; Arranging Committee—Judy Chambless.

Leaders: Curtis Hamrick 75; Cecil Roberts 229, 97; Donna Bell 426t, 268; Tony Hammock 500, 510, 402; Sheri Taylor 77t, 146; Hayden Arp 340, 145b; Robert Chambless and Richard Driver 155, 472; Kelsey Campbell 86, 47b; Jenna Frey 358; 401.

RECESS

The class resumed singing with Curtis Hamrick leading 335. Leaders: B.M. Smith 64, 123t; Charlene Wallace 139, 106; Ann Simpson 127, 452; Laura Frey 133, 178; Richard DeLong 435 (in memory of Henry Wilson), 121; Karen Rollins 120, 46 (in memory of Jimmie Denney); Ruth Daniel 40, 378t; Evelyn Harris 32t, 47t. Curtis Hamrick offered the blessing for the noon meal.

LUNCH

Curtis Hamrick called the class back to order leading 137. Leaders: Judy Chambless 58, 52t; Mary Jo Shafer 82t, 503, 347; Hayden Arp 384; Tony Hammock 138b (in memory of Elder Gerald Hand); Donna Bell 192; Laura Frey 163b; Richard DeLong 317; Robert Chambless 225t; Karen Rollins 196; Kelsey Campbell and Kennedy Wigley 342; Ann Simpson 448b; Sheri Taylor 148. The class sang birthday wishes to James Jordan. Leaders: Evelyn Harris 400; Jenna Frey and Christian Frey 294; Mary Jo Shafer 569b; B.M. Smith 45t; Judy Chambless 565.

Following announcements, Curtis Hamrick led 358 (by request) as the closing song. Brother Harold Hamrick offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Curtis Hamrick; Vice Chairman—Cecil Roberts; Secretary—Donna Bell