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Harmony Primitive Baptist Church

Calhoun, Georgia

November 16, 1997

The annual all day singing was held on the third Sunday in November at Harmony Primitive Baptist Church, and was called to order by Judy Mincey leading song on page 59. The morning prayer was led by Ed Smith. Judy Mincey led song on page 31t.

Leaders: Ed Smith 61, 288; Lee Rogers 70t, 73b; Margie Smith 82t, 32t.

A business session was held, and the class voted to retain the following officers: Chairman—Judy Mincey; Vice Chairman—Ed Smith; Secretary—Lee Rogers; Arranging Committee—Margie Smith.

Leaders: Judy Mincey 225t; Don Bowen 64, 75; Liz Bryant and Charlie DePew 276, 270; Jimmie Denney 313t, 335; Shelbie Sheppard 272, 332; Louis Hughes, Sr. 183, 39t; Norma Latham 84, 334.

RECESS

Judy Mincey brought the class to order leading song on page 50b. Leaders: Rodney Ivey 29t, 40; Louise Nelson 145t, 87; Henry Johnson 68b, 388; Carlene Griffin 171, 136; Roy Nelson 81 (t? b?), 283; Jackie Tanner 100, 299; Charlene Wallace 314, 341; Louis Hughes, Jr. 147t, 347; Jeff Sheppard 432, 434.

LUNCH

Judy Mincey opened the afternoon session leading song on page 540. Leaders: George Garner 186, 128; Nancy Allen 146.

Judy Mincey gave the memorial lesson in memory of all those deceased during the past year. Richard DeLong led song on page 185, and Liz Bryant led song on page 122 in their memory.

Faye Pettis led song on page 475 for the sick and shut-ins. Ed Smith read a card to the church from the family of Elder H. L. Weaver, and then closed the memorial with prayer.

Leaders: Richard Whatley 426t, 207; Linda Sides 326, 328; Loy Garrison 137, 503; Jennifer Kearns 178, 155; Bob Mitchell 45t, 348b; John Plunkett 547, 280; Faye Pettis 532, 358; Richard DeLong 39b, 43; Judy Mincey “Windgate” (written by Tom Tucker of Virginia).

Judy Mincey and Ed Smith led song on page 62 for the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer by Loy Garrison.

Chairman—Judy Mincey; Vice Chairman—Ed Smith; Secretary—Lee Rogers.