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Singing Service at THE Funeral of Richard DeLong

Holly Springs Primitive Baptist Church, Bremen, Georgia

Sunday, May 17, 2020

On Sunday, May 17, 2020, fellow singer Richard DeLong was laid to rest at Holly Springs Primitive Baptist Church cemetery. Richard passed away unexpectedly at his residence. He was 59 years of age.

Due to the worldwide coronavirus pandemic, only immediate family members were allowed to attend the funeral. Elder Jesse Roberts conducted the graveside service.

At 2:30 p.m., several Sacred Harp singers gathered at the dinner table to sing Richard home. Singers and song selections: Cecil Roberts 146; Tim Williams 163b; Esther Williams 68b; Emmalene Williams 500; Michael Thompson 285t; Daniel Williams 312t; Michael Thompson 452; Virginia Dyer 549; Daniel Williams 77t, 516; Mike Castleberry and Faye Holbrook 45t; Samuel Williams 378b; Donna Bell, Virginia Dyer, and Glenda Collins 454; Glenda Collins 566. Daniel Williams offered the closing prayer.

A memorial service will be held at a later date at Holly Springs Church.

Director of Music—Cecil Roberts; Secretary—Donna Bell