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B.M. Smith Memorial
and Philip Denney Birthday Singing

Emmaus P.B. Church, Carrollton, Georgia

Saturday, August 20, 2022

A combined memorial singing and birthday singing was held at Emmaus Primitive Baptist Church on Saturday before the third Sunday in August. Karis Askin brought the class to order at 10:00 a.m. by leading 32t. Blake Sisemore led in prayer.

Leaders: Karis Askin 485; Isaac Green 60; Karen Rollins 87 (in memory of Eris Denney Muse); Glenda Collins 472; Winfred Kerr 500 (in memory of Rebecca Over); Robert Chambless 72b (in memory of B.M. Smith); Oscar McGuire 475; Esther Morgan-Ellis 179; Curtis Spivey 358; Bert Collins 300; Erica Hinton 492; Bill Dupre 203; Charles Woods 283 (in memory of all the McGraws and Rebecca Over); Kacey Cook and Karis Askin 294; Wyatt Denney 448t; John Plunkett 280; Jenny Acton 340; April Watkins 445; John Kelso 29b; Daniel Williams 218; Matt Hinton 501 (in memory of Ted Mercer); Cheyenne Ivey and Karen Rollins 489.


Karis Askin led 101t. Leaders: Karen Rollins, Karleen Williams, Paige Harrod, Sherry Lovvorn, and Randa Harris 405; the Philip Denney family (Philip Denney, Gayle Denney, Julie Brown, Kacey Cook, Lee Denney, Wyatt Denney, Sarah Jo Duffey, Mary Simpkins, Maxine Grace, Karis Askin, Renita Folds, Kelly Horsley, Eva Grace Horsley, and Randy Simpkins) 45t; Amber Davis 382; Jacob Acton 277; Sarah George 208; Linda Sides 454; Blake Sisemore 318 (in memory of B.M. Smith); Eva Grace Horsley 178; Pam Nunn, Reba Windom, and Blake Sisemore 269; Jamey Wootten 37b; Nicholas Thompson and Philip Denney 120; Margie Smith and Nathan Rees 225t (in memory of B.M. Smith); Elene Stovall and Rodney Ivey 411; Eva Grace Horsley, Karis Askin, and Jacob Acton 142. Philip Denney offered prayer.


The singing resumed for the afternoon session with Karis Askin and Philip Denney leading 317. Leaders: Eli Hinton 299; Rodney Ivey 189; Reba Windom 192; Tom George 434; Calum Woods 297; Shelby Castillo and Reba Windom 430; Jamey Wootten 39b; Jenny Acton and Jacob Acton 196; April Watkins and Taylor Watkins 53; Elene Stovall 182; Nicholas Thompson 436; Amber Davis 224; Pam Nunn 216; Linda Sides 215; Blake Sisemore 556; Esther Morgan-Ellis 82t; Calum Woods 348b; Daniel Williams 70b; Sarah George 512. Announcements were made.

Karis Askin and Isaac Green led 46 as the closing song. Isaac Green dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Karis Askin; Vice Chairman—Isaac Green; Secretary—Karen Rogers Rollins