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Emmaus Baptist Church

Carrollton, Georgia

May 7, 1995

The annual Sacred Harp singing at Emmaus Primitive Baptist Church was held the first Sunday in May. The class was called to order by Felton Denney leading songs on pages 59 and 46, followed with prayer by Marshall Avery. Everette Denney led songs on pages 47 (t? b?) and 63; Sheri Taylor 61, 67. The class was then organized by electing the following officers: Chairman—Felton Denney; Vice Chairman—Everette Denney; Secretary—Sheri Taylor; Arranging and Memorial Committee—Margie Smith and Moena Denney; Chaplain—Marshall Avery. Leaders: Lonnie Rogers 33b, 110; Lisa Webb 148, 155; Jimmy Denney 68b, 503, 101 (t? b?); Liz Bryant 31 (t? b?), 122, 99; Phillip Langley 327, 203; Laura Webb 40, 358.

RECESS

Felton Denney called the class back together leading song on page 299. Leaders: Jeff Sheppard 392, 49 (t? b?); Charlene Wallace 283, 293; Preston McClendon 45t; Shelbie Sheppard 534, 505, 481; Wilford Denney 159, 143, 144; Katherine Benefield 127, 146; Lori Goode 551, 268, 401; Roy Nelson 303b, 108 (t? b?).

LUNCH

The class resumed singing with Everette Denney leading song on page 34b. Leaders: Myron House 151, 337; Joyce Clackum 100, 145 (t? b?); Dan Bailey 183, 107. The memorial lesson was held at this time remembering those who have passed away in the last year. Names of those remembered: Nellie Miles, Lessie Cates, Bertie Denney, Lois Green, T. H. Ross, Harry Dumas, Dura Blackmon, Carlton Hitchcock, Dale Redmond, Mrs. J. J. Aderhold, Conal Barron, Winford Lacey, Grady Albright, Junurs Hudgins, and Helen Ivey Cordell. Lonnie Rogers led songs on pages 285t, 225t. B. M. Smith led 340, 354b for the sick and shut-ins. The memorial was closed with prayer by Bernard Denney. Leaders: Jan House 200, 147b; Lucille Gunnells 137, 189; Marshall Avery 74b, 271 (t? b?); Donna Duke 276, 425; Jerry Sheppard 424, 447; Mildred Patterson 89, 312 (t? b?); Homer Benefield 348 (t? b?), 56 (t? b?); Bonnie Flowers 74 (t? b?), 217; Gene Duke 81 (t? b?), 373; Estelle Flowers 406, 207; Bernard Denney 145b, 222; Josephine Denney 147 (t? b?), 523; Sherry Lovvorn and Barry Lovvorn 345 (t? b?), 318. After announcements, Felton Denney and Everette Denney led 414 as the closing song, and the class was dismissed with prayer by Marshall Avery.

Chairman—Felton Denney; Vice Chairman—Everette Denney; Secretary—Sheri Taylor.