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DeLong-Roberts Memorial Singing

Ebenezer Primitive Baptist Church, Dunwoody, Georgia

Sunday, June 22, 2014

The annual DeLong-Roberts Memorial Singing was called to order by Brady DeLong leading 36b. Jesse Roberts offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Jessica Altman 176t, 182; Richard DeLong 383, 49b; Matt DeLong 329, 284; Faye Holbrook 380, 455; Rachel Carlisle 145t, 137; Jack Paulk 569b (for Doris DeLong), 565; Charles Woods 472 (for Dan Brittain and the Arkansas singers), 283 (for McGraw relatives).

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. In another business matter it was announced that the DeLong-Roberts Memorial singing will no longer be held at Ebenezer Primitive Baptist Church. Big Creek Primitive Baptist Church has graciously offered to host the singing in 2015. It is hoped that the singing can be kept in the Dunwoody area in the future. A motion was approved to move the DeLong-Roberts Memorial Singing to Big Creek Primitive Church in Alpharetta, Georgia, in 2015, with the understanding that a Dunwoody venue would be desirable.


Matt Delong brought the class to order leading 288. Leaders: Lisa Bennett 479, 546; Laura DeLong and Brady DeLong 282; Tony Hammock 464, 465; Malinda Snow 108t, 556; Helen Bryson 411, 568; Oscar McGuire 276; Janice Paulk 75, 448b.

The memorial lesson was held at this time. Jessica Altman spoke. Richard DeLong led 541 in memory of Delong family members. Jesse Roberts led 328 in memory of Roberts family members. Matt DeLong led 34t for the following sick and shut-ins: Evelyn Harris, Myrl Jones, Curtis Owen, Edith Owen, Junie Wooten, and Don Bowen. Ashley Thompson led 330b in memory of the following deceased: Rueben Ball, Yalcin Peker (Martha Ann Steegar’s husband), Carlene Griffin, Jetha Brooks-Georgia; Jeff Sheppard, Shelbie Sheppard, Mike Nunn, Hobert Ivey, Mary Gardner, Lou Cotney-Alabama; Doris Hanks-Texas; Carroll Lundsford-California. Jesse Roberts closed the memorial lesson with prayer.


Brady DeLong brought the class to order leading 47t. Leaders: John Plunkett 311, 473; David Smead 64, 344; Leann Carter 497, 82b; David Lee 74b, 229; Michael Thompson 61 (for Dollie Hudgins), 426b; Micah Roberts 504, 481; B.M. Smith 34b, 318; Syd Caldwell 494 (for Hoyt and Mary Lou Cagle and Johnson family), 171 (for J.L. Edge and Don Bowen); Dianne O’Shields 82t, 143; Ashley Thompson 372, 196; Timothy Altman 45t, 354b; Judy Mincey 320; Eric Tweedy 301, 58; David Brodeur 422, 202; Jane Spencer 201, 232; Chris Weims 198, 35; Caran Bramlette 480; Richard Delong and Syd Caldwell 74t (in memory of I.V. McWhorter).

Announcements were made. Brady Delong led 62 as the closing song. The closing prayer was offered by Jesse Roberts.

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