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Newton County Singing

Shoal Creek Primitive Baptist Church, near Covington, Georgia

Saturday, May 14, 2011

The 11th 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 77b. Elder Hermon Wilkinson welcomed everyone to historic Shoal Creek Church, and offered the morning prayer. Charles Woods led 49t and 168.

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

Leaders: Hermon Wilkinson 354b, 87, 45t; Arlene Woods 147t, 81t, 178; Helen Bryson 112, 227, 299, 287; Gabrielle Fulmer 47t, 106; Billy Hollingsworth 535, 350; Mike Spencer 278t, 308; Matt Bell 313b, 315, 179, 263; John Hollingsworth 354t, 138t; George Burdette 76b, 129; Charlene Wallace 99, 141; Molly Melvin 176b, 370; Art Hargrove and Myra Hargrove 47b, 138b; John Plunkett 80t, 88t.

LUNCH

Charles Woods convened the afternoon session by leading 283. Leaders: Billy Hollingsworth 89, 39b, 569t; Mike Spencer 289, 382, 539; George Burdette 222, 128, 159; Charlene Wallace 503, 225t, 409; Molly Melvin 33t, 499, 415; John Plunkett 83t, 133, 154, 156; Matt Bell 65, 425; Helen Bryson 176t; Arlene Woods 479.

Matt Bell, from Memphis, Tennessee, was recognized for travelling the longest distance to the singing. After announcements, Charles Woods led 82t 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