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Newton County Singing

Shoal Creek Primitive Baptist Church, near Covington, Georgia

Saturday, May 15, 2010

The 10th session of the Newton County Singing was held at Shoal Creek Primitive Baptist Church near Newborn, Georgia, on Saturday before the third Sunday in May. Charles Woods called the class together by leading

311. Elder Hermon Wilkinson welcomed everyone to historic Shoal Creek

Church, and offered the morning prayer. Charles Woods led 32t.

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

Leaders: Hermon Wilkinson 34t, 168; Arlene Woods 47b; Mel Sampson

457, 149; John Plunkett 484, 295; Mike Spencer 205, 354t; Malinda Snow 87, 84; Mollie Melvin 354b; Tony Hammock 544, 112; Helen Bryson 75, 176t; Charlene Wallace 63, 79.

RECESS

Charles Woods reconvened the class by leading 225t. Leaders: Hermon

Wilkinson 189; Arlene Woods 178; Mel Sampson 314; John Plunkett 74b,

71; Mike Spencer 467, 370; Malinda Snow 36b, 46; Mollie Melvin 58; Tony Hammock 138b, 42; Helen Bryson 217, 501.

LUNCH

Charlene Wallace and Stan Burnham brought the afternoon session to order by leading 101t and 141. Leaders: Tony Hammock 61, 405; John Plunkett 404, 96; Malinda Snow 114, 38t; Helen Bryson 100, 175; Mel Sampson 479, 99; Mike Spencer 289, 308; Charlene Wallace 401; Tony Hammock 494; John Plunkett 45b; Malinda Snow 378t; Helen Bryson 313b; Mel Sampson 159; Mike Spencer 420.

Following announcements, Mike Spencer led 278t, Hermon Wilkinson led 45t, and Charles Woods led 330b 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