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Alpharetta Municipal Building Singing

Big Creek Primitive Baptist Church, Alpharetta, Georgia

Sunday, June 12, 2011

The 143rd annual session of the Alpharetta Municipal Building Singing was held on the second Sunday in June at Big Creek Primitive Baptist Church. Richard DeLong brought the class to order leading 61 and 60. John Hollingsworth offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Faye Holbrook 67; Helen Bryson 568 (in memory of Kenneth DeLong); John Plunkett 52t; Tony Hammock 494; Jeannette DePoy 384 (in memory of Horace DeLong); Leigh Cooper 314; Scott DePoy 448t; David Brodeur 49b; Junie Wooten 159; Margaret Gillanders 203; Charlene Wallace 171; Martha Ann Steeger 198; John Hollingsworth 182; Molly Ellis 89.

A business session was held with the following officers elected to serve: Chairman—Richard DeLong; Vice Chairman—Faye Holbrook; Secretary/Treasurer—Helen Bryson.

RECESS

Faye Holbrook called the class to order leading 455. Leaders: Mark Godfrey 39b; Rosalind Oldham 452; George Burnette 129; Jenna Strizak

111t; Anna Hinton 40; Violet Thomason 112; Eli Hinton 32t; Billy Hollingsworth 236; Jack Paulk 569b; Kathy Williams 472;Ted Brown 108t; Janice Paulk 446; Michael Thompson 298; Michael Walker 371; Oscar McGuire 485; Helen Brown 492; Joyce Walton 500; Alan Blake 82t.

LUNCH

Richard DeLong called the class to order leading 109. Leaders: Faye Holbrook 380; Helen Bryson 454; Tony Hammock 283; Leigh Cooper

155; Becky Allmon 170; Rosalind Oldham 540; Laura Akerman 91; Ted Brown 176b; Jenna Strizak 217; Martha Ann Steeger 63; Michael Walker 422; George Burnett 421t; Helen Brown 208; Margaret Gillanders 192; Matt Hinton 212.

The memorial lesson was conducted by Richard DeLong, who led 285t for the following deceased: Emily Calhoun, John Henry Blake, William Forrest Blake, George Holland (husband of Louise Holland), Mary Florence Smith, and Euna DeLong—Georgia; George Seiler—New York; Jerry Enright—Illinois; Ernestine Pipkin—Alabama.

Richard DeLong led 288 for the following sick and shut-ins: Gertrude DeLong, Louise Holland, Lonnie Rogers, Dot Garrison, Julie Vea, Jetha Brooks, and Raymond Hamrick. John Plunkett offered prayer.

RECESS

Richard DeLong called the class to order leading 349. Leaders: David Brodeur 99; Molly Ellis 29b; Violet Thomason 45t; Jeannette DePoy

362; Mark Godfrey 542; Susan Posey 142; Kathy Williams 273; Billy Hollingsworth 186; Joyce Walton 456; Oscar McGuire 573; Michael Thompson 387; John Plunkett 541.

Announcements were made. Richard DeLong led 62 as the closing song. The closing prayer was offered by John Hollingsworth.

Chairman—Richard DeLong; Vice Chairman—Faye Holbrook; Secretary—Helen Bryson