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Hopewell Primitive Church

Roopville, Georgia

Sunday, June 19, 2022

The 155th annual Sacred Harp singing at Hopewell Primitive Church near Roopville, Georgia, met on the third Sunday in June. The class was called to order by Karen Rollins leading 503 (in honor of Don Bowen), and she welcomed the singers and visitors. Sherry Lovvorn offered the morning prayer. In a short business meeting, the following officers were elected: Chairman—Karen Rollins; Vice Chairman—Oscar McGuire; Secretary/Arranging—Judy Chambless.

Leaders: Karen Rollins 32t; Denney Rogers and Karen Rollins 345t; Sherry Lovvorn 100, 373; Glenda Collins 63, 77t; Winfred Kerr 77b, 146; Robert Chambless 570 (in memory of John Casey), 225t; Bert Collins 542, 340; Sheri Taylor and Jenna Frey 178, 142; Barbara Brooks 303, 129; Philip Denney 143; David Brodeur and Shawn Taylor 38b.


Oscar McGuire brought the class back to order leading 34b. Leaders: Ester Morgan-Ellis 313b, 56b; Bill Dupre 317, 276; John Plunkett 459, 394.

Denney Rogers, Karen Rollins, Karleen Williams, Paige Harrod, and Sherry Lovvorn gave the memorial lesson remembering the deceased (Rebecca Over, Coy Ivey, Lindy Rogers Mary Maxwell, Jane Adams, Paul Camp, Tommy Yarbrough, Bobby Parmer, James Walker, Winfred McCormick, Rufus McCormick, Danny McCormick, James Gillham, and Janice Invester) and the sick and shut-ins (Henry Guthery, Judy Henry, Ed and Margaret Thacker, Virginia Dyer, Landon Lovvorn, Barry Rollins, Eris Muse, Lucy Garner, Donna Bell, Jack Nelson, Shane Wootten, Don Bowen, James Ray Gosdin, and Opal Cannon). They led 119 and 405. Matt Hinton closed the memorial lesson with prayer. Denney Rogers gave the financial report for the church.

Leaders: Cecil Roberts 37b, 229; Oscar McGuire 475, 485; Erica Hinton 460, 312b; Karis Askin 56t, 186; Eli Hinton 99, 149.


David Brodeur brought the class back together by leading 48t. Leaders: Judy Chambless 534; Barry Rollins, Kayla McWhorter, Randa Harris, Beverly Thompson, and Laura Robinson 59, 87; Anna Hinton 455, 203; Jonathon Smith 245, 326; Matt Hinton 131b, 65; David Brodeur 492, 466; Renita Folds and Karis Askin 164, 45t. After announcements, Karen Rollins, Denney Rogers, and Oscar McGuire led 46 as the closing song. Karen Rollins offered the closing prayer.

Chairman—Karen Rollins; Vice Chairman—Oscar McGuire; Secretary—Judy Chambless