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Oak Grove Primitive Baptist Church

Alpharetta, Georgia

November 9, 1997

The annual Sacred Harp singing at Oak Grove Primitive Baptist Church was held on the second Sunday in November. The class was called to order by Helen Bryson leading songs on pages 34b, 70 (t? b?) and 60. The morning prayer was led by Elder Charles Cagle.

Leaders: Don Bowen 30 (t? b?), 31t, 32 (t? b?); Hugh McGraw 52 (t? b?), 462, 531; Elder Charles Cagle 145b; Loy Garrison 147t, 59, 50b; Lee Rogers 409, 373, 347.

RECESS

The class was called together by Helen Bryson leading song on page 121. Leaders: Faye Pettis 153, 570, 111 (t? b?); Dollie Hudgins 61; Mary Lou Cagle 544, 441; Bobby Cagle 49b, 46; Winona Cagle 285t, 146.

The class was organized and voted to retain the same officers: Chairman—Helen Bryson; Vice Chairman—Loy Garrison; Secretary—Dorothy Garrison. Helen Bryson led songs on pages 155, 179, and 384.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was brought together by Helen Bryson leading songs on pages 332 and 47 (t? b?). Leaders: Jeanette DePoy 274t, 39 (t? b?), 426t; Judy Mincey 410 (t? b?), 494, “Windgate” (a new song); Richard DeLong 437, 439, 513; Mary Frances D’Andrea 87, 86, 318.

A memorial service was held by Lee Rogers for the following deceased: Eva Corley Reeves, Edna Wilson, Hiram Wilson, Barrett Ashley, and Bonnie Ashley. Richard DeLong led songs on pages 109 and 482.

Judy Mincey gave the list of the sick and shut-ins: Horace DeLong, Kim Cagle, Violet Thomason, Herman Thomason, Euna DeLong, Richard Allison, Jap Walton, I. V. McWhorter, Revy Williamson, Regina Cagle, and Charlie Dockery. Jeanette DePoy led song on page 225t for the sick and shut-in. The memorial was closed.

Leaders: Jack Corley 168; Hugh McGraw 113; J. C. Moore 145t, 143; Linda Sides 159; J. C. Moore 45 (t? b?).

Announcements were made. Helen Bryson led song on page 62 for the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer by Elder Charles Cagle.

Chairman—Helen Bryson; Vice Chairman—Loy Garrison; Secretary—Dorothy Garrison.