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Alpharetta Municipal Building Singing

Big Creek Primitive Baptist Church, Alpharetta, Georgia

Sunday, June 9, 2013

The 145th annual session of the Alpharetta Municipal Building Singing was held on the second Sunday in June at Big Creek Primitive Baptist Church.

Faye Holbrook called the class to order leading 46. John Plunkett offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Faye Holbrook 108t; Janice Paulk 63, 448b; Helen Bryson 100, 70t; John Plunkett 71, 74b; Cathy Smith 159, 503; Faye Hollis 283, 340; Leigh Cooper 47t, 56t; Oscar McGuire 171, 155; Tony Hammock 494, 83b; Mike Castleberry 515, 569b; Richard DeLong 498 (in memory of Loy Garrison), 379; Malinda Snow 138b (in memory of her aunt Marian), 384.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Faye Holbrook; Vice Chairman—Janice Paulk; Secretary/Treasurer—Helen Bryson.

RECESS

Faye Holbrook called the class to order leading 67. Leaders: Susan Posey 276, 344; Mark Godfrey 204, 436; Janice Paulk 75; Helen Bryson 282 (by request).

John Plunkett conducted the memorial lesson. The deceased who were remembered were Violet Thomason, Gertrude DeLong, and Nancy Yeager—Georgia; Don Buswell—Arkansas.

The following sick and shut-ins were remembered: Jetha Brooks, J.O. Wooten, and Rueben Ball. John led 45t and offered prayer.

LUNCH

Faye Holbrook called the class to order leading 549 and 380. Leaders: Cathy Smith 81t, 178; Leigh Cooper 29b; Faye Hollis 460; Janice Paulk 222; Oscar McGuire 229; Mike Castleberry 76b; Tony Hammock 465; Richard DeLong 35; Malinda Snow 28t; Helen Bryson 287; Mark Godfrey 30t; Faye Holbrook 318; Susan Posey and Myra Kaiser 198, 66; John Plunkett 541; Cathy Smith 277; Leigh Cooper 203; Faye Hollis 373; Janice Paulk 478; Oscar McGuire 163b; Mike Castleberry 512; Tony Hammock 89; Richard DeLong 109; Susan Posey 148, 475.

Announcements were made. Faye Holbrook led 69t as the closing song. Mike Castleberry offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

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