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Holly Springs Primitive Baptist Church

South of Bremen, Georgia

June 5-6, 2010

Saturday, June 5

The annual Sacred Harp singing at Holly Springs Primitive Baptist church was held on the first Sunday and Saturday before in June. The class was called to order by Charlene Wallace leading 64. The morning prayer was offered by Ed Thacker.

Leaders: Charlene Wallace 93; Earlis McGraw 225t, 283; Sharon DuPriest 212, 460; Judy Chambless 40; Bud Oliver 145t; Karen Rollins 354t, 298; Richard DeLong 422, 399b; Kathy Williams 299, 222; Scott DePoy 277; Molly Ellis 95, 500; Andy Morse 504, 349; Micah Roberts 388; B.M. Smith 318, 101t; Tokay Shumake 145b, 111b; Mary Brownlee 78, 94.

RECESS

The class was called together by Phillip Langley leading 172 and 300. Leaders: Donna Bell 383; Jenna Strizak 564; Nate Green and Norma Green 46, 43; Jack Nelson 236; Judy Mincey 571, 501; Pam Nunn 189, 192; Reba Windom 470, 546; Daphene Causey 434, 223; Shelbie Sheppard 327, 411; Eschol Hughes 480, 58; Jesse Roberts 380, 454; Phillip Denney 503, 120.

A business session was held with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Charlene Wallace; Vice Chairman—Carlene Griffin; Secretary—Judy Henry; Arranging Committee—Hugh McGraw and Judy Henry; Memorial Committee—Karen Rollins.

Leaders: Henry Johnson 102; Ed Thacker 465; Velton Chafin 68b; Paul Figura 547; Matt Shomaker 39t, 335; Louis Hughes 314.

LUNCH

Cecil Roberts brought the afternoon session to order by leading 97 and 285t. Leaders: Michael Thompson 392; Robert Kelley 34t, 227; Joyce Walton 456; Erica Hinton and Eli Hinton 32t; Shannon Primm 115, 65; Jeannette DePoy and Scott DePoy 475, 201; Jonathon Smith 61, 220; Nathan Rees 407, 432; Laura Akerman 176b, 404; Richard DeLong 278b (by request for Mary F. Smith); Helen Bryson 522, 328; Chris Noren 276, 66; Michael Walker 306, 225b.

RECESS

The class was called together by Judy Henry leading 33b. Leaders: Eddie Huckaby 410t, 178; Matt Hinton 82t, 203; Karen Swenson 291, 377; Curtis Hamrick 196, 77t; Lela Crowder 495, 67; Jeff Sheppard 176t, 273; Stephanie Laubscher 274t.

Announcements were made. Charlene Wallace led 323t as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer offered by Henry Johnson.

Sunday, June 6

The class was called to order by Charlene Wallace leading 59. The morning prayer was offered by Ed Thacker.

Leaders: Charlene Wallace 111t; Carlene Griffin 448b, 155; Judy Chambless 146, 68b; Tommy McGraw 91, 37b; Kathy Williams 53, 107; Cecil Roberts 75, 76b; Robert Chambless 84, 163b; Erica Hinton 157, 534; Stephanie Laubscher 159; Anna Hinton 32t, 277; Tony Hammock 60, 544; Malinda Snow 28b, 150; Diane Avery 300, 186; Charles Woods 283, 151.

RECESS

The class was called together by Earlis McGraw leading 284 and 389. Leaders: Debra Langley and Christian Thompson 532, 299; Michael Walker 103, 380; Stanley Edwards 500, 215; Hayden Arp 328, 112; Dick Plunkett 45t, 268.

The memorial lesson was conducted by Karen Rollins. She spoke on behalf of the sick and shut-ins and in memory of the deceased. Michael Thompson led 341 in memory of Jimmie Denney, Daphene Nay, Reba Norton, and Willie Mae Latham Moon.

Karen Swenson led a song in honor of the following sick and shut-ins: Edmund Galladay, Lonnie Rogers, Jimmie Gilmore, Ruth Daniel, Everett Ellis, Bea Ellis, Jayce Patterson, Keily Patterson, Kathy Benefield, Pam Wright, Evelyn Harris, Alene Huckaby, Sammie Oliver, S.T. Reed, and Lessie Dean Reed. The memorial service was closed with prayer offered by Cecil Roberts.

Leaders: Oscar McGuire 573, 441; Glenda Collins 100, 101t; Curtis Hamrick 358, 434; Harry Eskew 47t; Lela Crowder and Robert Kelley 313b, 330b; Louise Holland 217, 212; Shannon Primm and Michael Walker 129, 410b; Jeannette DePoy and Carol Smith 384, 448t.

LUNCH

Phillip Langley called the class together leading 426b and 440. Leaders: Joyce Walton 192, 439; Margaret Thacker and John Kelso 480, 565; Rodger Morrison 354b; Carolyn Morrison 234; Matt Hinton 444, 432; Eddie Huckaby 102, 56b; Mollie Ellis 472, 31t; Ed Thacker 516, 108b; Richard DeLong 56t (in memory of his grandmother); B.M. Smith 123t, 452; Arlene Woods 503, 479; Martha Ann Stegar 40, 236; Karen Swenson 442, 149; Sherri Taylor 369, 172; Robert Kelley 379, 372.

Announcements were made. Charlene Wallace and Carlene Griffin led 62 as the closing song. Ed Thacker offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

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