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Crossroads Church Memorial Singing

North of Tallapoosa, Georgia

Saturday, November 19, 2011

The 44th session of the Crossroads Church Memorial Sacred Harp singing was held on Saturday night before the third Sunday in November. Cecil Roberts called the class to order leading 59. James Hughes offered the opening prayer. Cecil Roberts welcomed everyone, and then led 63.

Leaders: Miranel Swafford 32t (in memory of her aunt, Martha Williams); Donna Bell, Jolaine Sims, and Chad Sims 155 (in memory of Marvin McElroy), 283; B.M. Smith 380, 350.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Cecil Roberts; Vice Chairman—Miranel Swafford; Secretary—Donna Bell; Arranging Officer—Margie Smith.

Leaders: Fallon Cook 146, 401; Eddie Mash 47t, 163b; Charlene Wallace 49t, 49b; Eschol Hughes 88t, 282; Virginia Dyer 37b, 314; Hayden Arp 318, 340; George Garner 186.

RECESS

The class resumed singing with Donna Bell and Martha Harden leading 82t and 503 (by request). Leaders: Robert Handel 68b, 39t; Will Dover and Carolyn Streetman 45t; Will Dover 47b; Jason Stanford 335, 35; Chad Sims 159, 235; Sarah Roberts 75, 323b; B.M. Smith 490 (in memory of Ceford Wood and Euzeal Wood), 491 (by request); Hayden Arp and Constance Bowman 162; Cecil Roberts 457 (in memory of Fay Wood).

After announcements were made, Cecil Roberts and Miranel Swafford led 46 as the closing song. Dorsey Newman offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Cecil Roberts; Vice Chairman—Miranel Swafford; Secretary—Donna Bell