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Crossroads Church Memorial Singing

North of Tallapoosa, Georgia

Saturday night, November 19, 2016

The 49th session of the Crossroads Church Memorial Sacred Harp singing was held on Saturday night before the third Sunday in November. Hayden Arp brought the class to order by leading 32t. Cecil Roberts offered the opening prayer. After welcoming everyone, Hayden Arp led 82t.

Leaders: David Brodeur 87, 89; Daniel Williams 400; Isaac Green 421; Isaac Green and Fallon Cook 215; Cecil Roberts 30b, 35; Dalton Lewis 472, 354b; Winfred Kerr 388; Karen Rollins 373 (in memory of Glenda Collins’s daughter, Gail Jackson, and Charlene Wallace’s sister, Margaret Cole), 371 (for Lynn Swafford Poole); Fallon Cook 37b, 146; Donna Bell 284 (in memory of B.M. Smith, Earlis McGraw, James Hughes, and her daddy, George Garner), 142; Virginia Dyer 63 (for the Margaret Cole family), 112 (in memory of Earlis McGraw); Glenda Collins 101t; Chance Cook 192.


Isaac Green and Hayden Arp brought the class back to order by leading 282. Leaders: Andy Ditzler 425 (in memory of Robert Peel), 175; Eschol Hughes 100 (for the sick and shut-ins and in memory of all deceased Crossroads Church members), 45t; Esther Williams 159, 278b; Rene Greene 358 (by request), 294 (by request); Richard DeLong 109 (in memory of his great-grandmother Corley, and for his daddy, Harold DeLong); Daniel Williams 34t; Fallon Cook 340 (by request); David Brodeur 97; Andy Ditzler 60.

Announcements were made. A business session was held with the following officers retained: Chairman—Hayden Arp; Vice Chairman—Cecil Roberts; Secretary—Donna Bell.

Hayden Arp, Miranel Swafford, Cecil Roberts, and Sarah Roberts led 108t 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