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Crossroads Church Memorial Singing

North of Tallapoosa, Georgia

Saturday, November 16, 2013

The 46th session of the Crossroads Church Memorial Sacred Harp singing was held on Saturday night before the third Sunday in November. Hayden Arp welcomed everyone, then called the class to order by leading 59. Cecil Roberts offered the opening prayer.

A business session was held with the following officers elected or retained: Chairman—Hayden Arp; Vice Chairman—Cecil Roberts; Secretary/Arranging Officer—Donna Bell.

Leaders: Cecil Roberts 58; Donna Bell 318, 47t (for Evelyn Harris); Eschol Hughes 285t, 456; Mildred McElroy 186, 314; Tony Hammock 464, 465 (in memory of Teenie Moody); Fallon Cook 215, 47b; John Kelso 225t (in honor of his mother, Terry Maher), 335; Ann Simpson 388, 445; David Snead 209, 38b; Margie Smith 101t, 108t.


Donna Bell brought the class back to order by leading 457 (by request, in memory of Faye Wood and Lou Cotney). Leaders: John Plunkett 109, 466 (for Jetha Brooks); Lisa Bennett 34t, 112; Jessica Kelso 317, 100; Virginia Dyer 340 (for Johnny Pope); B.M. Smith 389, 138t; Rene Greene 479, 436; Charlene Wallace 171; Jason Stanford and Brook Stanford 276, 35; Earlis McGraw 283 (in memory of his granddaddy, H.N. “Bud” McGraw), 114 (in memory of his daddy, Buford McGraw); George Garner 399b; Sarah Roberts 339; Fallon Cook, Alyssa Holsinger, Chase Cook, and Chance Cook 146, 192; Cecil Roberts 229 (by request, for Syble Troski, Monroe Wood, and Dorsey Newman); Hayden Arp 294 (by request).

Following announcements, Hayden Arp, Cecil Roberts, and Donna Bell led 56t as the closing song. Cecil Roberts offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Hayden Arp; Vice Chairman—Cecil Roberts; Secretary—Donna Bell