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Hopewell Primitive Baptist Church

Roopville, Georgia

Sunday, June 19, 2011

The annual Sacred Harp singing at Hopewell Primitive Baptist Church in Roopville, Georgia, was held on the third Sunday in June. The class was called to order at 10:00 a.m. by Karen Rollins leading 46 and 32t. The opening prayer was offered by Matt Hinton. Bentley McGuire led 30b and 31t. Judy Chambless led 40.

The following officers were elected: Chairman—Karen Rollins; Vice-Chairman—Bentley McGuire; Arranging Committee/Secretary—Judy Chambless.

Leaders: Karen Rollins 36b; Stanley Edwards 380; Phillippa Stoddard 171; Chris Brown 102; Elizabeth Stoddard 201; Robert Chambless 72b; Judy Whiting 77b; B.M. Smith and Margie Smith 318; Donna Bell and George Garner 53; Robert Stoddard 517; Molly Ellis 371; Matt Hinton 112; Helen Brown 379; Rosalind Oldham 540; Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg 205; Ted Brown 338; Margaret Gillanders 475; John Kelso 447; Nathan Rees 312t; Michael Walker 410b.


Bentley McGuire brought the class back to order leading 138t. Leaders: Aldo Ceresa 145t; Jeff Sheppard 313t; Malinda Snow 556; Mary Skidmore 472; Jade Thompson 59; Randa Harris, Barry Rollins, and Beverly Thompson 294; Charlene Wallace 365; Earlis McGraw 225t; Oscar McGuire 336; Phillip Denny, his children, and granddaughters 405; Richard DeLong and Peggy White 45t (in memory of Charles White). Denny Rogers gave the financial report for the church.


Cecil Roberts brought the class back to order leading 89. Leaders: Judy Whiting 492; Chris Brown 549.

Nathan Rees conducted the memorial lesson, leading 176b for the following deceased: Cornell Rogers Daniel, Reba Rogers Sims, Parrie Rogers Reimer, Barbara Denney, Marcia Prince, Wayne Reeves, Dorsey Denney, Tammy McKee, Verna Smith, Jimmy Johnson, Cullie Denney, Harry Denney, Thurmon Lovvorn, George Holland, Joanne Bowman, Bob Meek, Earnestine Pipkin, George Seiler, Mary Florence Smith, Sammy Harlan, and Anne Vera Sigut. Mr. Lonnie Rogers’s children led 143.

B.M. Smith led 373 for the following sick and shut-ins: Bud Oliver, Sammie Oliver, Nick Griffin, Carlene Griffin, John Merritt, Dot Garrison, Violet Thomason, Lucy Garner, S.T. Reed, Lessie Reed, Louis Hughes, Teenie Moody, Cath Oss Tyler, and Josephine Denny. Matt Hinton offered prayer.

Leaders: Kathy Williams 283; Lela Crowder 81t; John Plunkett 545; Joanne Fuller 505; Sheri Taylor 29t; Margie Dietz (no number recorded); Mark Puckett 454; Marilyn Bradley, Stanley Edwards, and Oscar McGuire 58; Helen Brown 349; Rosalind Oldham 284; Margaret Gillanders 542; Ted Brown 546; Aldo Ceresa, Mary Skidmore, Joanne Fuller, and Claudia Smigelski 192; Robert Stoddard, Elizabeth Stoddard, and Phillippa Stoddard 522; Claudia Smigelski 68b; Michael Walker 436.

After announcements, Karen Rollins led 56t as the closing song. Matt Hinton offered the closing prayer.

Chairman—Karen Rollins; Vice Chairman—Bentley McGuire; Secretary—Judy Chambless