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Martin Blackmon Memorial

New Hope Primitive Baptist Church, Villa Rica, Georgia

November 30, 1997

The annual Martin Blackmon Memorial Sacred Harp singing at New Hope Primitive Baptist Church was held the last fifth Sunday in the year. The class was called to order by Myron House leading song on page 59. Elder J. J. Aderhold led the morning prayer. Myron House led song on page 166; Elder J. J. Aderhold 65, 67; Charlene Wallace 79, 85.

The class was organized for the day with the following officers elected or appointed: Chairman—Myron House; Vice Chairman—Elder J. J. Aderhold; Secretary—Charlene Wallace; Arranging Committee—Richard DeLong.

Myron House led songs on pages 159 and 191. Leaders: Felton Denney 50b, 155; Evelyn Harris 101 (t? b?), 32 (t? b?); Carlene Griffin 81 (t? b?), 87; Bobby Jackson 512, 515; Mildred Patterson 89, 167; George Garner 47 (t? b?), 40; Kim Cagle 176b, 373.

RECESS

Myron House called the class together leading song on page 74b. Leaders: Tim Cook 344, 73b; Helen Bryson 306, 522; Floy Wilder 432, 183; Ted Mercer 139, 172; Wesley Haley 117, 34b; Jan Ketelle 36b, 440; John Plunkett 503, 302; Raymond Hamrick 148, 182; Jeanette DePoy 341, 179.

LUNCH

The class was called to order by Myron House leading song on page 230. Leaders: Jimmie Denney 61, 63; Cathy White 384, 66; B. M. Smith 475, 497; Mary F. Smith 340, 276; Louis Hughes, Sr. 176 (t? b?), 147 (t? b?); B. J. Harris 225 (t? b?), 303; Katherine Benefield 108 (t? b?), 146; Lonnie Rogers 318, 222; Reba Norton 282, 327; Elder Homer Benefield 348b, 56 (t? b?); Laura Webb 347, 163b; Richard DeLong 399 (t? b?), 458; Phillip Langley 110, 300; Sheri Taylor 316, 430; Elder Lewis Norton 39b, 45 (t? b?); Richard DeLong 531 (by request, in memory of Martin and Dura Blackmon); Jan Ketelle 120; Ted Mercer 383; John Plunkett 461; Tim Cook, Clair Seaton, and Clarence Verdell 229; Jeanette DePoy 436; Helen Bryson 196.

After announcements were made, Myron House led page 323 (t? b?) as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer by Elder Homer Benefield.

Chairman—Myron House; Vice Chairman—Elder J. J. Aderhold; Secretary—Charlene Wallace.