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Antioch Baptist Church - Birthday Singing

South of Tallapoosa, Georgia on Old 100 Highway

Friday Night, April 11, 1997

The fifth session of the Birthday Singing was held at Antioch Baptist Church on Friday night before the second Sunday in April. Johnny Wright called the class together with song on page 277. The evening prayer was led by Rev. Tommy McGuire.

Leaders: Lonnie Rogers 101 (t? b?), 75; Elder Lewis Norton 39b, 30b; Steven Levine 32 (t? b?), 68b; Jim Pfau 312 (t? b?), 100; Everette Denney 164, 34b; Felton Denney 147 (t? b?), 155; Everette Ellis 127, 335; Charlene Wallace 268; Evelyn Harris 47 (t? b?); Myron House 337, 270; Jan House 151, 148; Mary Olson 198; Gordon Olson 503; Bill Waddington 300.

Mrs. Mildred Johnson and Elder Homer Benefield were recognized in honor of this Birthday Singing. Refreshments were served.

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The class was called to order by Johnny Wright leading song on page 63. Leaders: Roy Nelson 434; Toby Tenenbaum 159; Randy Garrett 294; Carol Selleck 65; Mildred Johnson 358; Eleanor Haase 269; Louise Tenenbaum 86; Michael Turner 59; Kathy Wallace 197; Val Eng 474; Alice Edwards 104; Bill Hogan 53; Florence Williams 490; Lou Warren 218; Louise Nelson 145 (t? b?); Josephine Denney 45 (t? b?); Dick Levine 99; B. J. Harris 225 (t? b?); Elder Neil Prichard 566; Clare Mee 84; Elsie Brock 460; Elder Homer Benefield, Katherine Benefield, Joyce Clackum, Leonard Benefield, and Mildred Patterson 56 (t? b?).

After announcements Johnny Wright led song on page 146 as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer by Lonnie Rogers.

Thanks to all the singers who came from Alabama, Colorado, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Mexico, Georgia, and London, England to help us sing.

Chairman—Johnny Wright; Secretary—Charlene Wallace.