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Holly Springs Memorial Singing

Holly Springs Primitive Baptist Church, Bremen, Georgia

June 3-4, 2017

Saturday, June 3

The annual Sacred Harp memorial singing at Holly Springs Primitive Baptist Church, near Bremen, Georgia, was held on the first Sunday and Saturday before in June. The class was called to order by Charlene Wallace leading 59. Jesse Roberts offered the opening prayer.

The class was organized with the following officers retained or appointed to serve: Chairman—Charlene Wallace; Vice Chairman—Richard DeLong; Secretary—Donna Bell; Arranging Committee—Richard DeLong, Hayden Arp, and Nathan Rees.

Leaders: Richard DeLong 32t; John Plunkett 105; Phillip Langley 272; Henry Johnson 138b; Debora Grosse 569b; Ellen Ray 68b; Shannon Primm 114; Erica Hinton 141; Lela Crowder 65; Jason Stanford 285t; Eric Tweedy 301; David Smead 110; Faye Hollis 340; Bobby Watkins 500; Michael Spencer 420.

RECESS

The class resumed singing with Richard DeLong leading 399b. Leaders: Glenda Collins and Bert Collins 282; Winfred Kerr 516; Helen Bryson 522; Tony Hammock 229; Taylor Watkins 146; Chance Cook 192; April Watkins 388; Dalton Lewis 472; Anna Hinton 142; Eli Hinton 99; Samuel Williams 148; Lisa Bennett 527; Hayden Arp 342; Don Bowen 283.

RECESS

Hayden Arp called the class together leading 345t. Leaders: Scott DePoy 201; Nicholas Thompson 568; Oscar McGuire 573; Virginia Dyer 217; Judy Mincey 200; Daniel Williams 431; Nathan Rees 413; Kathy Williams 434; Ellen Culpepper 426b; Joyce Heath 178; Rene Greene 542; Brian Black, Wendy Cope, and Emily Burnette 306; Fred Eady and Mitcham Tuell 236; Mary Brownlee 556. Jesse Roberts offered the blessing of the noon meal.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Isaac Green and Dalton Lewis leading 123t. Leaders: Dan Edwards 47t; Jeannette DePoy 183 (for Holly Mixon); Margaret Thacker 480; Jesse Roberts 369; Matt Hinton and Dan Decriscio 455; Jim Neal 270; Kelly Morris 535; John Kelso 457; Lisa Grayson 448t; Justin Bowen, Taylor Strickland, and Ryan Konopka 383; Ted Mercer 468; John Seaton 40; Eddie Huckaby 49b; Pat Temple 373; Ed Thacker 176b; Reba Windom and Pam Nunn 216; Elene Stovall and Paula Picton 440; Keillor Mose and Merritt Treaster 204; Alex Forsyth 112; Marcia Johnson 504.

RECESS

Charlene Wallace and Hayden Arp reassembled the class for the final session of the day leading 155. Leaders: Rebecca Over 464; Ted Johnson 89; Larry Nothweb 66; Nigel Bowley 379; Jan Ketelle and Jesse Roberts 549; Isaac Green and Fallon Cook 548; Robert Kelley 231; Judy Chambless 318 (in memory of Earlis McGraw, B.M. Smith, and Hugh McGraw); Lori Graber 150; Mary Wright 312t; Susan Cherones 300; Matt Bell 309; Robert Chambless 145t; Fallon Cook 215.

Following announcements, Charlene Wallace and Richard DeLong led 46 as the closing song. Jesse Roberts offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Sunday, June 4

The Sunday session of the Holly Springs Memorial Singing was called to order by Charlene Wallace leading 34b. John Plunkett offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Richard DeLong 36b; Debra Langley 155; Gary Davis and Karen Flagg 480; Judy Henry 77b; Robert Chambless 94; Malinda Snow 473; Lela Crowder 460; Donna Bell and Ted Mercer 501; Scott DePoy and Lynn Allen 277; John Plunkett 333; Robert Kelley 41; Sheri Taylor 405; Phillip Langley 546 (in memory of Geneva Prichard); Oscar McGuire 163b; Jeannette DePoy 89; Samuel Williams 487; Kathy Williams 37b; Shannon Primm 32b; Michael Spencer 521; Nathan Rees 56t; Cecil Roberts 547; Fallon Cook 47b.

RECESS

Phillip Langley led 81t to bring the class together. Leaders: Gene Black 193; Pat Temple 128; Fred Eady, Arielle Vaughn, and Eleanor Vaughn 358; Eddie Huckaby 323b; Ted Mercer 131t; Judy Chambless 549 (in memory of Earlis McGraw, B.M. Smith, and Hugh McGraw); John Seaton 276; Daniel Williams 74t; Marcia Johnson 171; Winfred Kerr 569b; Erica Hinton 187 (for friends that lost their house in a fire); Larry Nothweb 444; Virginia Dyer 532; Nigel Bowley 382; Jan Ketelle 216 (for Melanie Hauff); Pam Nunn 528; Ted Johnson 224; Rebecca Over 353 (in memory of Earlis McGraw); Mary Wright 477; Lisa Grayson 288; Eli Hinton 99; Nathan Rees 294 (for Mildred Patterson). Cecil Roberts offered the blessing of the noon meal at the table.

LUNCH

The final session of the Holly Springs Memorial was brought to order by Richard DeLong leading 206. Leaders: Ellie Snyder 545; Ted Mercer 302; Robert Kelley 436; Marcia Johnson 340; Nigel Bowley 517; Pat Temple 33t; John Seaton 47t; Jan Ketelle 212; Rebecca Over 348t (for Judy Hauff); Ted Johnson 419; Brian Black, Wendy Cope, and Emily Burnette 113; Lisa Grayson 370; Larry Nothweb 183; Michael Spencer 166; Mary Wright 35; Jeannette DePoy 306; John Plunkett 297; Kathy Williams 151; Lela Crowder 270; Scott DePoy 48t; Shannon Primm and Nigel Bowley 565; Oscar McGuire 485; Sheri Taylor 430; Fallon Cook 168; Erica Hinton 284 (in memory of Earlis McGraw); Esther Williams 125; Winfred Kerr 318; Debra Langley 142; Daniel Williams 43; Dalton Lewis 354b; Jason Stanford 410t; Fred Eady 84; Cecil Roberts 399b; Samuel Williams 397; Nathan Rees and Chance Cook 268.

Announcements were made. Charlene Wallace led 46 as the closing song. Cecil Roberts offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Charlene Wallace; Vice Chairman—Richard DeLong; Secretary—Donna Bell