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Delong-Roberts Memorial Singing

Ebenezer Primitive Baptist Church, Dunwoody, Georgia

Sunday, June 23, 2013

The annual DeLong-Roberts Memorial Singing was called to order by Richard DeLong leading 311. John Plunkett offered the morning prayer.

A business session was held with the following officers elected to serve: Chairman—Brady DeLong; Vice Chairman—Jessica Altman; Secretary/Treasurer—Helen Bryson; Arranging Officer—Richard DeLong. Leaders: Brady DeLong 32t, 37b; Matt DeLong 348b, 34t; Dianne O’Shields 497, 82t; Frances Carnell 523, 442; Charles Woods 420, 283; David Smead 391, 300; Rachel Carlisle 145t, 137; Malinda Snow 541, 527; John Plunkett 123b, 53; Junie Wooten 503; Scott DePoy 101t (for friends, Thera and John), 448t.

RECESS

Jesse Roberts called the class to order leading 33b. Leaders: Earlis McGraw 225t, 544; Jeannette DePoy 566, 567; Tony Hammock 465, 464; Lisa Bennett 440, 504; Judy Mincey 169, 468; Chris Carnell 399b, 196; Helen Bryson 172, 176t.

The memorial lesson was conducted by Matt DeLong leading 384 for the following sick and shut-ins: Hannah Pruitt, Lula Bradford, Jane Hoey, Kathy Williams, C.T. Williams, and Jetha Brooks.

Jesse Roberts led 285t for the following deceased: Nancy Yeager, Violet Thomason, and Florine Cagle—Georgia; Bud Oliver, Gertrude DeLong, and Lessie Reed—Alabama. Richard DeLong led 69t for the DeLongs and Roberts who have passed away. Elder Edward Cagle offered prayer.

LUNCH

Jessica Altman called the class to order leading 76b and 475. Leaders: Faye Holbrook 343 (in memory of Violet Thomason), 380; B.M. Smith 89, 318; Micah Roberts 171, 480; Allison Fischer 128, 35; Katie White 155, 178; Leann Carter 59, 33t; Ashley Thompson, Timothy Altman, and Tabitha Altman 183, 142; 354b; Brady DeLong and Laura DeLong 282; Edward Cagle 306; Dianne O’Shields 143 (for her father, Rueben Ball).

RECESS

Brady DeLong called the class to order leading 61. Leaders: Leon Carnell 56b, 268; Janice Paulk 75, 448b; Marty Smith 383, 328; Jesse Roberts 220; Brady DeLong and Jessica Altman 49b.

Announcements were made. The 2014 session of the DeLong-Roberts Memorial Singing will be held at Ebenezer Primitive Baptist Church. Brady DeLong and Jessica Altman led 62 as the closing song. Elder Edward Cagle offered the closing prayer.

Chairman—Brady DeLong; Vice Chairman—Jessica Altman; Secretary—Helen Bryson