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Harmony Primitive Baptist Church

Calhoun, Georgia

November 17, 1996

The annual all day singing was held the third Sunday in November at Harmony Primitive Baptist Church. The class was called to order by Judy Mincey leading song on page 59. The morning prayer was led by Ed Smith. Leaders: Judy Mincey 31t; Ed Smith 214, 38b; Margie Smith 35, 32t; Don Bowen 287 (for Helen Bryson), 282 (for Laurie Allison); Lee Rogers 145b, 475; Louis Hughes, Jr. 303, 146; Shelbie Sheppard 149 (request of Kim Cagle), 106; Jimmie Denney 68b, 101t; Jeanette DePoy 306, 385t; Louis Hughes, Sr. 144, 145t.


Judy Mincey brought the class to order leading song on page 479. A business session was held, and the following officers were elected: Chairman—Judy Mincey; Vice Chairman—Ed Smith; Secretary—Lee Rogers; Arranging Committee—Margie Smith. Leaders: John Plunkett 71, 196; Cathy White 490, 335; Chad Mitchell 36b, 63; Everette Denney 72b, 127; Donna Duke 176b, 100; Kim Cagle 371, 373; Melanie Hardy 159, 84; Loy Garrison 503, 83t.


Judy Mincey reassembled the class leading song on page 87. Leaders: B. M. Smith 441, 28b; Susan Smith 440, 186; Jeff Sheppard 448t, 432 (for Jerry Sheppard). Judy Mincey gave the memorial lesson, and led song on page 163 (t? b?) for the following deceased: Charles Dannals, Dovie Howell, Colbie Allen, Homer Cordes, R. C. Stanford, Mary Helen Chafin, LeRoy McGraw, Ester Reed, Randolph Mincey, Ola Pruitt, Lonnie Jones, Odell Cleveland, Agnes Hocutt, Elbert Drake, Russell Norton, Harold Jackson, Lawrence Daugherty, Luther Miller, Irvin Creel, Fleecie Tucker, Lucille Brothers, Joe Smith, Herman Lambert, James Kerr, Erlene McGraw Baker, Tommy Creel, Curtis Dutton, Johnnie Sue Beasley, Tilda Mosley, John Bains, Mae Doss, Ruthie Cozart, J. J. Sexton, Floyd Stiefel, William Headrick, Hazel Cagle, Clydus Moon, Otis Nall, Ed Latham, Dillie Creel Harris, Malone Austin, Eric Hand, Elder Arthur L. Beckett, J. T. Conn, Lois Matthews, Vena Holley, Merle Etheridge, and Don Johnson. Judy Mincey led song on page 50b for the sick and shut-ins which included: Elder and Mrs. John David, Laurie Allison, Jerry Sheppard, and Mozelle Sheppard. The memorial was closed with prayer led by Ed Smith. Leaders: Liz Bryant 99, 211 (in memory of Don Johnson); Faye Mitchell 50 (t? b?) (1971 Revision “Jordan’s Shore”), 390; John Hollingsworth 460, 418; Bob Mitchell 82t, 40; Bonnie Flowers 179, 270; Bobby Bailey 452, 45t; Richard DeLong 44, 182; Gene Duke 56t, 348b; Melvin Parker 150, 47t; Robert Chandler 235, 236; Ralph Parker, Michael Morrison, Billy Morrison, and Charlotte Morrison 47b, 49b; Lawrence Mooney 39t, 39b, and 441 (by numbers, at the request of Richard DeLong); J. B. Parker 36b; Jennifer Burns 358, 155. Judy Mincey led song on page 46 for the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer by Lawrence Mooney.

Chairman—Judy Mincey; Vice Chairman—Ed Smith; Secretary—Lee Rogers.