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Coweta County Courthouse Singing

Newnan, Georgia

Sunday, July 19, 2015

The 2nd annual Coweta County Courthouse Singing was held on the third Sunday in July at the Coweta County Courthouse in Newnan, Georgia. The class was called to order by Mark Puckett leading 59. Jim Neal offered the morning prayer. Mark Puckett welcomed all of the singers, and made several announcements.

Leaders: Mark Puckett 176b; John Plunkett 81t, 321; Lela Crowder and Teresa Parker 39b, 441; Philip Denney 535, 84; David Smead 77b, 48t; Cecil Roberts 75, 97; Wyatt Denney 32t, 547; Rebecca Over 453, 197; Richard DeLong 432, 325; Lisa Bennett 68t, 106.

RECESS

John Plunkett called the class back together leading 52t. Leaders: Jim Neal 111b, 155; Karis Askin 504, 448t; Oscar McGuire 276; Charles Woods 168, 283; Earlis McGraw 76b, 544; Sheri Taylor 42, 278b; Virginia Dyer 217, 456; Charlene Wallace 208, 171; Janet Shepherd 384, 114; Mark Puckett, Leighanna Beatenbough, and Haley Beatenbough 45t.

The class entered into a business session and elected the following to serve: Chairman—Mark Puckett; Vice Chairman—John Plunkett; Secretary—Lela Crowder. A motion was made and approved to move the singing to the fourth Sunday in October. The next singing will be held the fourth Sunday in October, 2016.

LUNCH

John Plunkett brought the class back to order leading 418. Leaders: Lela Crowder 224; Philip Denney 61; David Smead 312t; Cecil Roberts 312b, 229; Karis Askin 457; Ken Ashley 128; Jim Neal 282; Lisa Bennett 340; Wyatt Denney 300; Rebecca Over 375; Virginia Dyer 63, 454 (for Donna Bell); Mark Puckett, Leighanna Beatenbough, and Haley Beatenbough 112, 408 (for Allen Lambert); Oscar McGuire 163b; Charlene Wallace 167; Earlis McGraw 225t; Janet Shepherd 107.

Announcements were made. Mark Puckett and his granddaughters, Leighanna and Haley Beatenbough, led 45t as the closing song. Ken Ashley offered the closing prayer.

Chairman—Mark Puckett; Vice Chairman—John Plunkett; Secretary—Lela Crowder