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Shiloh-Little Vine Singing

Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church, South of Tallapoosa, Georgia

Sunday, September 4, 2011

The annual Sacred Harp singing at Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church was held on the first Sunday in September. The class was called to order by Charles Wood leading 49t and 49b. The morning prayer was offered by Cecil Roberts.

In a business session, the following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Charles Wood; Vice Chairman—Cecil Roberts; Secretary/Arranging Committee—Judy Chambless.

Leaders: Cecil Roberts 82t, 35; Judy Chambless 565, 155; Earlis McGraw 225t, 111t; Miranel Swafford 32t, 36b; Judy Henry 56t, 40; Charlene Wallace 139, 141; Hugh McGraw 97, 93; Robert Chambless 77t, 303; Evelyn Harris 47t, 101t.


Charles Wood brought the class back to order by leading 77b. Leaders: Mildred Patterson 89, 87; Ellen Walters 58b, 45t; Hester Edwards 274t, 73b; Ruth Daniel 127, 335.


Charles Wood brought the class back to order by leading 145b. Charles Wood conducted the memorial lesson. He led 452 for the following sick and shut-ins: Laverna Shealy, Bud Oliver, Sammie Oliver, S.T. Reed, Lessie Reed, Lois Bowman, Julietta Haynes, Sara Lyn Edwards, Robert Norton, Lewis Norton, Nick Griffin, Carlene Griffin, and Danny Griffin. Charles Wood spoke and led 503 for the following deceased: Bobby Robinson, Marie Ivey, and Wayne Morgan. Cecil Roberts closed the memorial lesson with prayer.

Leaders: Earlis McGraw 201; Jason Stanford 59, 81t; Hester Edwards 358; Ruth Daniel 378t; Ellen Walters 378b; Mildred Patterson 294; Judy Chambless 410t; Robert Chambless 72b; Hugh McGraw 448b; Charlene Wallace 229; Judy Henry 213t; Miranel Swafford 348b; Evelyn Harris 345t; Cecil Roberts 354b.

After announcements, Charles Wood and Jason Stanford led 133 as the closing song.

Chairman—Charles Wood; Vice Chairman—Cecil Roberts; Secretary—Judy Chambless