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Antioch Baptist Church - Birthday Singing

South of Tallapoosa, Georgia on Old 100 Highway

Friday Night, April 10, 1998

The sixth session of the Birthday Singing was held at Antioch Baptist Church on Friday night before the second Sunday in April. Hugh McGraw called the class together at 6:30 p.m. with song on page 146. The evening prayer was led by Elder Wendell Robinson. Leaders: Pearl Guier 49 (t? b?); Evelyn Harris 47 (t? b?); Elder Lewis Norton 39b; Midge Olsen 299; Mildred Johnson (birthday honoree) 208; Elder Homer Benefield (birthday honoree) 56 (t? b?); Jeff Bell 106; Karleen Williams 100; Bill Waddington 66; Laura Densmore 228; Roy Nelson 434; Reba Norton 136; Max Berueffy 32 (t? b?); Jill Thompson 31 (t? b?); Lonnie Rogers 225 (t? b?); Lou Cotney 218; Anna Pfau 415; Felton Denney 523; Matt Wells 49b; Gordon Olsen 503; Tony Singleton 40; Karen Rollins 34b; Elder Neal Prichard 566; Christine Stevens 171; Kit Pfau 547. Rev. Tommy McGuire, pastor of the church, welcomed everyone. Prayer for refreshments was given by Rev. Tommy McGuire.


The class was called together singing “Happy Birthday” to Christine Stevens. Johnny Wright led song on page 84. Business Session. Officers elected were: Chairman—Johnny Wright; Secretary—Charlene Wallace; Arranging Committee—Mary F. Smith.

Leaders: Jimmie Denney 276; Elsie Brock 460; Jim Pfau 82 (t? b?); Kathy Wallace 189; Everette Denney 335; Gretchen Pfau 312b; Tim Cook 73b; Katherine Benefield 358; Jim Ulrick 268; Teenie Moody 302; Joyce Clackum and Leonard Benefield 127; Everette Ellis 354b; Daphine Ray, Diane Clayton, and Elsie Brock 143; Mildred Patterson 294; Midge Olsen 198; Gordon Olsen 497; Matt Wells 99; Jeff Bell 352; Max Bereuffy 203; Jill Thompson 155; Tony Singleton 178. After announcements were made, Johnny Wright led song on page 46 as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer by Rev. Tommy McGuire.

Thanks to all the singers who came from Alabama, Minnesota, New York, Massachusetts, Georgia, and London, England to help us sing, and to all the listeners as well. We appreciate your being with us.

Chairman—Johnny Wright; Secretary—Charlene Wallace.