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Martin Blackmon Memorial

New Hope Primitive Baptist Church, Villa Rica, Georgia

December 29, 1996

The annual memorial singing at New Hope Primitive Baptist Church the last fifth Sunday in the year was held December 29, 1996. The class was called to order by Myron House leading song on page 60. Elder J. J. Aderhold led song on page 56 (t? b?), followed by Charlene Wallace leading songs on pages 63 and 99.

The class was organized for the day by electing or appointing the following: Chairman—Myron House; Vice Chairman—Elder J. J. Aderhold; Secretary—Charlene Wallace; Arranging Committee—Jimmie Denney and Jan House.

Myron House led song on page 113. Leaders: John Plunkett 91, 182; Judy Mincey 410 (t? b?), 50b; Don Bowen 229, 163 (t? b?); Felton Denney 186, 503; Ted Mercer 27, 521; Kenneth DeLong 225b, 560; Phillip Langley 306, 318; Wesley Haley 122, 84; Cathy White 147 (t? b?), 146.

RECESS

The class resumed singing with Myron House leading song on page 135. Leaders: Kim Cagle 176b, 373; Helen Bryson 81b, 163 (t? b?); Henry Johnson 388, 30b; B. J. Harris 340, 345b; Evelyn Harris 155, 47 (t? b?); Raymond Hamrick 350, 495; Jeanette DePoy 369, 475; B. M. Smith 497, 273; Mary F. Smith 371, 276.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Myron House leading song on page 90. Leaders: Richard DeLong 88 (t? b?), 375; Carlene Griffin 225 (t? b?); Katherine Benefield 108 (t? b?), 111 (t? b?); Lonnie Rogers 141, 348b; Everette Denney 335, 426 (t? b?); Jonathon Meiburg 208, 159; Ellen Walters and Mildred Patterson 145 (t? b?), 300; Laura Webb 358, 178; Sheri Taylor 324, 354 (t? b?); Alice Edwards 73b, 104; Liz Bryant 501, 142; Jimmie Denney 61, 68b; Jan House 209, 313 (t? b?).

RECESS

The class was called together by Myron House leading song on page 175. Leaders: Ted Mercer 185; Judy Mincey 510; Henry Johnson 338; Jonathan Meiburg 112; Jeanette DePoy 569b; Liz Bryant 313b; Helen Bryson 299; Don Bowen 77b; Cathy White 196; Elder J. J. Aderhold 45 (t? b?), 72b; Richard DeLong 571; Phillip Langley and Geneva Prichard 532; Myron House 294; Kenneth DeLong 316. Announcements were made. Myron House led song on page 323 (t? b?) for the closing song. Elder Homer Benefield dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Myron House; Vice Chairman—Elder J. J. Aderhold; Secretary—Charlene Wallace.