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Coweta County Courthouse Singing

Newnan, Georgia

Sunday, October 28, 2018

The 5th annual Coweta County Courthouse Singing was held on the fourth Sunday in October at the Coweta County Courthouse in Newnan, Georgia. Mark Puckett called the class to order leading 101t. Bert Collins offered the morning prayer. Mark Puckett welcomed all of the singers, made several announcements, and led 40.

Leaders: John Plunkett 467, 285b; Lela Crowder 479, 460; Glenda Collins 454 (for Virginia Dyer), 282; Jack Nelson 560, 300; Faye Hollis 299, 168; Winfred Kerr 541, 569b; Lisa Bennett 132, 375; Joyce Heath 212, 288; Donna Duke and Gene Duke 159, 36b; David Brodeur 410t, 417.


John Plunkett brought the class back together by leading 49b. Leaders: Robert Chambless 70t, 77b; Michael Walker 418, 182; Karen Flagg and Gary Davis 565, 47b; Erin Fulton 352, 69t; Karen Rollins 227, 327; Andy Ditzler 209; Andy Ditzler and David Brodeur 320 (in memory of the people killed at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, PA); David Smead 321, 424; Judy Chambless 501, 464.


Mark Puckett, Mark Puckett III, LeighAnna Beatenbough, Haley Beatenbough, Mackenzie Beatenbough, and Clara Puckett brought the class back to order by leading 35. Leaders: Rebecca Over 423, 428; Oscar McGuire 441, 336; Bridgett Hill Kennedy 31t, 440; Bert Collins 542, 97; Sheri Taylor and Lisa Webb 334, 224; Nathan Rees 110, 272.

The class paused for a memorial lesson conducted by Karen Rollins. Karen read the names of the deceased including Daphene Causey, Glenda Hopper, Mike Jones—Alabama; Florice Akin, Ruth Ayers, Audrey Ruth Garner, Truitt Haynes, Louise Holland, Allen Lambert, A.R. McGukin, Wawena Entrekin Miles, Frank Searcy—Georgia; Darrell Swarens—Indiana; Elizabeth Rechenberg—Ohio; Steve Helwig—Oregon; Susan Carr—UK. She also read the names of the sick and shut-ins who included Don Bowen, Helen Bryson, Virginia Dyer, Adrian Eldridge, Eugene Forbes, Virginia Futral, William Futral, Chris Holley, Karen Isbell, Ann Jett, Norma Mincey, Judy Mincey, Tim Gregg, Tommie Spurlock, and Charlene Wallace. She led 119 for all of these singers. Judy Chambless close the memorial lesson with prayer.

Leaders: Lela Crowder 39b; Winfred Kerr 225t; Glenda Collins 45t; Erin Fulton 510; Jack Nelson 228; Lisa Bennett 385t; Donna Duke and Gene Duke 312b; Judy Chambless 549; Faye Hollis 340; David Brodeur 408; Karen Flagg and Gary Davis 354b; Rebecca Over 278b; Sheri Taylor and Lisa Webb 142; Bridgett Hill Kennedy 277; Andy Ditzler 567; Bert Collins 335; David Smead 482; Nathan Rees 92; Mark Puckett and Stephen Puckett 388.

Announcements were made. Mark Puckett led 62 as the closing song. Ken Ashley closed the singing with prayer.

Chairman—Mark Puckett; Vice Chairman—John Plunkett; Secretary—Lela Crowder