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Alpharetta Municipal Building Singing

Big Creek Primitive Baptist Church, Alpharetta, Georgia

Sunday, June 10, 2012

The 144th 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 by leading 101t and 61. Junie Wooten offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Faye Holbrook 343 (for Violet Thomason), 67; Helen Bryson 101b, 205; John Plunkett 70t (for Michael Walker’s mother and Thom Fahrbach), 90; Scott DePoy 277, 201 (for Tom Edwards); Mark Noonan 86, 476; Judy Chambless 527, 549; Jeannette DePoy 498 (for Thom Fahrbach), 30t (for Michael Walker’s mother); Jane Spencer 129 (for Walker family), 312t (for Fahrbach family); Mike Castleberry 345b, 512.

In a business session, the following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Faye Holbrook; Vice Chairman—Janice Paulk; Secretary and Treasurer—Helen Bryson.


Faye Holbrook led 542 to bring the class back to order. Leaders: Malinda Snow 349, 203; Junie Wooten 159, 503; Tony Hammock 213t (for Walker family), 322; Cathy Smith 81t, 145t; Rachel Carlisle 460, 137; Michael Thompson 204, 382; Robert Chambless 452, 77t (for Charles Woods); Judy Mincey 34t, 475; John Kelso 543.


The afternoon session began with Janice Paulk leading 448b and 75. Leaders: Susan Posey 77b, 290; Dianne O’Shields 510, 497; Richard DeLong 380 (for Doris and Horace DeLong); Faye Holbrook 455; Helen Bryson 319; Scott DePoy 48t; Mark Noonan 178; Jane Spencer 328; Judy Chambless 105; Mike Castleberry 76b; Junie Wooten 270; Jeannette DePoy 348 (t? b?) (for Horace DeLong); Rachel Carlisle 192.

Richard DeLong conducted the memorial lesson. He led 400 for the following sick and shut-ins: Violet Thomason, Jetha Brooks, Cathy White, and Gertrude DeLong. Richard led 285t for the following deceased: Dot Garrison, Lucretia Hall, Sally McEwen, James Tolbert, and Lonnie Rogers—Georgia; Marie Ivey and Harrison Creel—Alabama; Julietta Haynes—Tennessee. Robert Chambless offered prayer.


John Plunkett called the class to order by leading 49t. Leaders: Malinda Snow 27; Judy Mincey 504; Tony Hammock 494; Cathy Smith 312b; Robert Chambless 66; Janice Paulk 541; Susan Posey 107; Dianne O’Shields 82t.

Following announcements, Faye Holbrook and Janice Paulk led 45t as the closing song. Junie Wooten offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Faye Holbrook; Vice Chairman—Janice Paulk; Secretary—Helen Bryson