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Crossroads Church Memorial Singing

North of Tallapoosa, Georgia

Saturday night, November 14, 2015

The 48th session of the Crossroads Church Memorial Sacred Harp singing was held on Saturday night before the third Sunday in November. Hayden Arp welcomed everyone, and then led 59. Cecil Roberts offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Hayden Arp 72t (in memory of Elder Lewis Norton); Cecil Roberts 336, 75; Rene Greene 373, 142; Richard DeLong 109 (in memory of his Grandmother DeLong), 154; David Brodeur 35, 36t (in memory of Jane Strasser); Jason Stanford 155, 499; Winfred Kerr 282, 47b; Andy Ditzler 29t, 166; Eschol Hughes 348b (in memory of George Garner, Ruby McPherson, Jean Sloman, and in honor of the sick and shut-ins), 340; John Plunkett 547, 197.

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

Leaders: Charlene Wallace 63; Iris Stanford 73b, 371; Lisa Bennett 522, 83t (in memory of her nephew, Brock Bennett); David Smead 523, 143; Earlis McGraw 111b, 89.


Fallon Cook brought the class back to order by leading 37b. Leaders: Virginia Dyer 120 (in memory of those killed in France in the recent terrorist attacks), 110 (in memory of Inez Chandler); Cecil Roberts 163b (in memory of his parents, Irving and Shirley Roberts, and his aunt and uncle, Evelyn and Dorsey Newman); David Brodeur 49t; Timothy Williams 276; Dalton Lewis 354b (for all the firefighters); Jason Stanford 97; Sarah Roberts 274t, 108t; Winfred Kerr 314; Andy Ditzler 108b; Eschol Hughes 316; John Plunkett 317; Iris Stanford 159; Rene Greene 313t; Lisa Bennett 225b; David Smead 501; Earlis McGraw 435; Donna Bell 186 (in memory of her daddy, George Garner, and her uncle, C.W. Garner), 546 (for B.M. and Margie Smith); Fallon Cook 455.

Following announcements, Hayden Arp led 68b (by request, in memory of C.W. Garner and George Garner) 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