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Holly Springs Primitive Baptist Church

South of Bremen, Georgia

Sunday, November 1, 2009

The annual Sacred Harp singing at Holly Springs Primitive Baptist Church was held on the first Sunday in November. The class was called to order by Charlene Wallace leading 59. The morning prayer was offered by Ed Thacker.

Leaders: Charlene Wallace 81t; Tony Hammock 60, 321; Judy Chambless 389, 186; Eric Tweedy 327, 569b; Kennedy Wigley 323b; Hayden Arp 384, 225t; Jane Spencer 235, 232; Sheri Taylor 503, 84; Helen Bryson 411, 523; Sharon DuPriest 222, 217; Jeanne March 145t, 32t; Robert Chambless 176b, 303.

In a business session, the following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairperson—Charlene Wallace; Vice Chairperson—Carlene Griffin; Secretary—Judy Henry; Arranging Committee—Hugh McGraw and Judy Henry.

RECESS

The class was called together by Earlis McGraw leading 283. Leaders: Julian Damashek 328, 31t; Stanley Edwards 436, 340; Cheyenne Ivey 129; Daphene Causey 236; Richard DeLong, Mike Castleberry, and Michael Thompson 456, 339 (in memory of Gladys and Buford McGraw and Lloyd and Ruth Redding); Greg Dewberry 45t; Rodney Ivey 571; Elene Stovall 500; John Hollingsworth 240; Sandra Wilkinson 405.

RECESS

Judy Henry and Aslinn Leister called the class together leading 146. Leaders: Debora Grosse 460, 461; Terry Wootten 472; Michael Walker 69t, 170; Judy Mincey 468, 492; Oscar McGuire 485, 163b; John Whittemore 155, 47b; Matt Hinton and Tyler 114, 212; Michael Thompson 318; John Plunkett 541.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by B.M. Smith leading 556 and 475. Leaders: Dennis George 348t, 349; Mike Spencer 499, 191; Ed Thacker 530; Henry Johnson 521; Eddie Mash 518; Judy Caudle 522; Jeannette DePoy 392; Wesley Haley 198; Nathan Rees 440; Lonnie Rogers 373, 348b; Karen Rollins 347; Lela Crowder 99, 131t; Erica Hinton 391, 74b; Rita Haley 479; Louis Hughes 448t; Loyd Ivey 498; Bill Hollingsworth 56b; Ian Ludders 126, 396; Shannon Primm 82b, 483; Ann Simpson 445; Virginia Dyer 532; Malinda Snow 38t, 569t; Sophie Whittemore and Molly Ellis 39t; Martha Ann Stegar 275t; Cecil Roberts 75, 285t.

Announcements were made. Earlis McGraw, Hugh McGraw, Judy Henry, and Charlene Wallace led 209 as the closing song. Henry Johnson offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairperson—Charlene Wallace; Vice Chairperson—Carlene Griffin; Secretary—Judy Henry