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Union Primitive Baptist Church Singing

Union Primitive Baptist Church, Temple, Georgia

Saturday, March 9, 2019

The 2nd annual Union Primitive Baptist Church Singing began at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday before the second Sunday in March. Daniel Williams called the class to order leading 48t. Henry Johnson offered the opening prayer. Leaders: Samuel Williams 283; Andy Ditzler 350.

The following officers were elected: Chairman—Daniel Williams; Vice Chairman—Samuel Williams. Andy Ditzler was appointed secretary. David Brodeur was appointed to arrange.

Leaders: David Brodeur 225t; Philip Denney 401; Winfred Kerr 36b; Karen Rollins 168; Esther Williams 72b; Judy Chambless 527; Jerusha Wheeler 220; Virginia Dyer 454 (in memory of Maureen Carty); Robert Chambless 163b; Isaac Green 488; Emmadean Williams 73t; Rebecca Over 316; Tony Hammock 83b; Jack Nelson 518; Richard DeLong 278b.


Daniel Williams called the class back to order leading 360. Leaders: Henry Johnson 337; John Plunkett 275b; Amy Wells 411; Greta Edwards 112; Leanne Carter 235; Matt Hinton 145b; Dan Edwards 426t; David Smead 96; Emily Stutzman 35; Karen Edwards 569b; Cecil Roberts 89.

Nicholas Thompson conducted the memorial lesson. He remarked that the longer one sings, the harder it is to do because we know more people on the sick and shut-in lists and the lists of deceased. He read the following list of sick and shut-ins: Ottis Sides, Velton Chafin, Charlene Wallace, Fallon Dyer, Mildred Patterson, Leonard Benefield, William Futral, Virginia Futral, Don Bowen, Judy Mincey, and Norma Mincey. He read the following list of deceased: Lilly Hopper, Glenda Hopper, Willodean Barton, Eugene Forbes, Mike Jones, Agnes Roberts, and Maureen Carty. Nicholas Thompson led 390 for both the sick and shut-ins and the deceased. John Kelso offered a prayer to close the memorial service.

Leaders: Lisa Bennett 421; Joyce Heath 64. Larry Andrews asked a blessing before the noon meal.


Daniel Williams called the class to order leading 201. Leaders: John Kelso 203; Oscar McGuire 276; Jamey Wootten 39t; Tom George 172; Nicholas Thompson 442; Justin Bowen 550; Sarah Trumbore 140; Eli Hinton 299; Nathan Rees 126; Cheyenne Ivey 383; Anders Wells 110; Amber Davis 224; Rebecca Over 542; Robert Chambless and Judy Chambless 209; Isaac Green 558; Henry Johnson 338; Tom George and Sarah Trumbore 340; Emily Stutzman 270; Nicholas Thompson 200; Cheyenne Ivey 181; Oscar McGuire and Karen Rollins 327; Justin Bowen and David Maulding 30b; Jack Nelson 180; Tony Hammock 455 (for Fallon Dyer); Andy Ditzler 147b; Samuel Williams 74t.

After announcements, Daniel Williams, Samuel Williams, Andy Ditzler, and John Kelso led 348b as the closing song. Cecil Roberts offered the closing prayer.

Chairman—Daniel Williams; Vice Chairman—Samuel Williams; Secretary—Andy Ditzler