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Elder Homer Benefield, Katherine Benefield, and Mildred Johnson Memorial

Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church, South of Tallapoosa, Georgia

Friday night, April 10, 2015

The annual session of the Elder Homer Benefield, Katherine Benefield, and Mildred Johnson Memorial singing was held on Friday night before the second Sunday in April. Cecil Roberts called the class to order by leading 229. Jason Stanford offered the opening prayer. Cecil welcomed everyone, and then led 97.

Leaders: Johnny Wright 146, 58; Donna Bell 186, 63; Samuel Williams 26, 101b; Jason Stanford 49t, 73b; Rebecca Over 406 (in memory of Rev. Herman Bower), 348t.

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

Leaders: Cecil Roberts 56t (in memory of Elder Homer Benefield); Johnny Wright 294 (in memory of Mildred Johnson), 335; Donna Bell 358 (in memory of Katherine Benefield); Hayden Arp 99, 204 (in memory of J.T. Pruitt); Judy Henry 313t, 283; Daniel Williams 285t, 142; Virginia Dyer 37b, 340 (for Faye and Ralph Hilburn), 354t; Chris Wilhelm 327, 388. Cecil Roberts offered the blessing of the evening meal.

DINNER

The class resumed singing with Johnny Wright leading 59. Leaders: Rene Greene 32t, 371; Charlene Wallace 35, 39b; Fallon Cook 40; Fallon Cook and Chance Cook 192; Cindy Gray 108b (in memory of her mother, Grace Keaton), 64 (in memory of her Grandpa, Leo Lambert); Grady Keaton 45t, 31t.

Announcements were made. Cecil Roberts and Johnny Wright led 46 (in memory of Everette Ellis and Carlton Johnson). Jay Chandler offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Cecil Roberts; Vice Chairman—Johnny Wright; Secretary—Donna Bell