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Delong-Roberts Memorial Singing

Antioch Primitive Baptist Church, Banning, Georgia

Sunday, June 24, 2012

The annual DeLong-Roberts Memorial Sacred Harp Singing was called to order by Richard DeLong leading 60. Henry Johnson offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Richard DeLong 81t; Jesse Roberts 64, 65; Janice Paulk 517, 478; Matt DeLong 418, 61; Helen Bryson 278b, 546; Brady DeLong and Laura DeLong 282, 47t, 503; Ashley Thompson 38b, 67; Micah Roberts 299, 178; Jessica Altman 47b, 107; Cindy Gray 108b, 76b; Michael Thompson 59, 309.


Richard DeLong called the class back to order by leading 129. Leaders: Judy Mincey 301, 424; Henry Johnson 166, 435; Rachel Rudi 138t, 176t; Emma Rose Brown 153, 527; Rachel Carlisle 75, 204; Tony Hammock 321, 322.

The memorial lesson was conducted by Jesse Roberts and Ashley Thompson. Ashley led 229 for the following sick and shut-ins: Violet Thomason, Raymond Hamrick, Cathy White, and Gertrude DeLong.

Jesse Roberts led 138b for the following deceased: Lonnie Rogers, Dorothy Garrison, James Tolbert, Sally McEwen, Frank Tyson, and John Shippee. He closed the memorial service by offering prayer.


The afternoon session was brought to order by Matt DeLong leading 341. Leaders: Malinda Snow 448t, 191; Rebecca Over 406, 144; Cecil Roberts 35, 277; Charlene Wallace 101t, 313t; Virginia Dyer 63, 354b; Leann Carter 163b, 45t; Fallon Cook 97, 146; Rebecca Anderson 358; Rebecca Over 340; Emma Rose Brown 111b; Rachel Rudi 208; Ashley Thompson 195; Jessica Altman 217; Henry Johnson 439; Micah Roberts 155; Judy Mincey 475; Helen Bryson 312t.

A business session was held and the class elected the same officers as follows: Chairman—Richard DeLong; Co-Vice Chairmen—Jesse Roberts and Matt DeLong; Secretary/Treasurer—Helen Bryson. A motion was made and seconded to make inquiry into the possibility of moving this singing back to Ebenezer Primitive Baptist Church in Dunwoody, Georgia.

Richard DeLong led 407. Announcements were made. The officers led 62 as the closing song. Elder Jesse Roberts dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Richard DeLong; Co-Vice Chairmen—Jesse Roberts and Matt DeLong; Secretary—Helen Bryson