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Crossroads Baptist Church

North of Tallapoosa, Georgia

Sunday, July 2, 2017

The 104th session of the Crossroads Baptist Church Sacred Harp Singing and Homecoming was held on the first Sunday in July. The class was called to order at 9:30 a.m. by Cecil Roberts leading 49t. The opening prayer was offered by Daniel Williams. Cecil Roberts welcomed everyone to the singing, and then led 48t.

Leaders: Miranel Swafford 155, 32t; Don Clark 31t; Karen Clark 501, 534; Karen Rollins 168, 399b; Samuel Williams 55, 95; David Smead 52b, 97; Helen Bryson 131b, 217; Winfred Kerr 576, 146.

A business session was held with the following officers retained or appointed to serve: Chairman—Cecil Roberts; Vice Chairman—Miranel Swafford; Secretary—Donna Bell; Arranging Officer—Margie Smith; Memorial Lesson—Helen Bryson.

Lisa Bennett led 201 (for Chris Holley) and 85.


Cecil Roberts led 56t to bring the class together. Leaders: Tony Hammock 30b, 105 (in memory of his brother, Tim Hammock); Eschol Hughes 138b, 45t; Gary Davis and Karen Flagg 565, 426t; Rene Greene 274t, 186; John Plunkett 88t, 139; Daniel Williams 74t, 222; Fallon Cook 37b, 107; Oscar McGuire 137, 276; Virginia Dyer 358 (by request), 454; Richard DeLong 36t, 110; Dalton Lewis 100, 70b.

Helen Bryson conducted the memorial lesson. Helen spoke and read the names of the deceased and the sick and shut-ins. The deceased remembered were Hugh McGraw, B.M. Smith, Lynn Swafford Key, James Hughes, Harold DeLong, George Snyder, Johnny Lee, Delorese Lee, Mary Jean Avery Payne, Tim Hammock—Georgia; Charles Wells-Minnesota. The sick and shut-ins honored were David East, Sandra Johnson, Tommie Spurlock, and Chris Holley. Helen led 475. John Plunkett offered prayer to close the memorial lesson.

Leaders: Cecil Roberts 294; Karen Rollins 350 (in memory of B.M. Smith); Don Clark 151; Margie Smith 373. Eschol Hughes offered the blessing of the noon meal at the table.


The afternoon session began with Karen Clark leading 82t. Leaders: Philip Denney 84, 142; Lisa Bennett 479; John Plunkett 548; Rene Greene 216; Gary Davis and Karen Flagg 99; Winfred Kerr 89; Samuel Williams 372; Tony Hammock 465; Fallon Cook 215; David Smead 242; Richard DeLong 214; Oscar McGuire 229; Eschol Hughes 380; Karen Clark 234; Philip Denney 120.

Following announcements, Cecil Roberts, Miranel Swafford, and Donna Bell led 294 as the closing song. Eschol Hughes offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Cecil Roberts; Vice Chairman—Miranel Swafford; Secretary—Donna Bell