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DeLong Memorial

Ebenezer Primitive Baptist Church, Dunwoody, Georgia

June 22, 1997

The annual DeLong Memorial Sacred Harp Singing was opened with Richard DeLong leading song on page 60. The morning prayer was offered by Elder Jesse Roberts.

Richard DeLong led song on page 57. Leaders: Kenneth DeLong 171, 301; Susan Roberts 48 (t? b?), 49b; Carlene Griffin 85, 122; Liz Bryant 99, 377; Andy Morse 475, 280; Ashley Roberts 215, 291; Reuben Ball 127 (for his aunt, Edna Ball), 497; Junior Wooten 480, 565; John Plunkett 102, 196; Martha Ann Stegar 84, 63; Doug Allison 95, 179 (for his mother).

The business session was conducted, and the following officers were elected to serve: Chairman—Richard DeLong; Vice Chairman—Kenneth DeLong; Secretary/Treasurer—Helen Bryson.

RECESS

The class was called together by Richard DeLong leading song on page 170. Leaders: Frances Mary D’Andrea 106, 532; Cathy White 299, 268; Don Bowen 510 (for Laurie Allison), 516; Louis Hughes, Sr. 153, 515; Jack Corley 300, 168; Dollie Hudgins 343, 82t; Chris Carnell 136, 344; Horace DeLong 384, 45t.

The memorial lesson was conducted by Jeanette DePoy and Richard DeLong. Richard spoke of it taking more than singers to make a singing. He pointed out that four of the names were on the sick list last year, and this year they are on the deceased list. He spoke of fond memories for each one.

Jeanette read the following names who have died since last year: William Headrick, Betty DeLong Womack, Eva Corley Reeves, Hazel Cagle, Charles Dannals, Edna Ball, Edna Wilson, and Jimmy Causey. Richard DeLong led song on page 266 for the deceased. Hugh McGraw led song on page 339 for Eva Corley Reeves.

Jeanette read the following names who were sick and shut-in this year: Mary Frances Dannals, Kim Cagle, Charlotte Allison, Euna DeLong, Laurie Allison, and Jap Walton. Helen Bryson led song on page 385t for the sick and shut-ins. The memorial was closed with prayer by Elder Jesse Roberts.

LUNCH

The class was brought to order by Jesse Roberts leading song on page 145t. Leaders: Jesse Roberts 91; Tim Cook 350, 410t; Helen Bryson 38b, 269; Jacob Griffith 452, 146; Jeanette DePoy and friends 277, 569b; Charlene Wallace 178, 267; Matt DeLong 387, 530; Frances Carnell 352, 542; Judy Mincey 540, 347; Raymond Hamrick 495, 276; Jesse Roberts 348t, 192.

RECESS

The class was brought to order by Richard DeLong leading song on page 88t. Leaders: Janice Paulk 518; Hannah Roberts 119; Faye Pettis 549; Debra Jones 547; Leann Carnell 66; Louis Hughes, Jr. 77b; Violet Thomason 318; Rachael Carlyle 204; Richard Whatley 207; Jack Smith 107; Lisa Goodhue 371, 77 (t? b?); Jesse Roberts and friends 101t; Hannah Roberts 45 (t? b?); Becky Almand 217; Richard DeLong and Matt DeLong 34t.

Announcements were made. Richard DeLong led song on page 62 for the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer led by Elder Jesse Roberts.

Chairman—Richard DeLong; Vice Chairman—Kenneth DeLong; Secretary/Treasurer—Helen Bryson.