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Alpharetta Municipal Building

Alpharetta, Georgia

June 14, 1998

The one hundred thirtieth annual session was opened by Chairman Richard DeLong leading song on pages 32t. The opening prayer was led by Mrs. Ruth Wills.

Richard DeLong led songs on pages 57 and 74b. Secretary Helen Bryson led songs on pages 205 and 176b (for Kim Cagle). Vice Chairman Kenneth DeLong led songs on pages 177 and 301. Leaders: Loy Garrison 68b, 457 (for Roy Bells); Don Bowen 77t, 77b, 354t; Faye Pettis 67, 513, 380; Jeannette DePoy 566, 384 (for Horace DeLong), 31t; Judy Mincey 494, 475; Reuben Ball 290, 497.

The class organized with the following officers elected or appointed: Chairman—Richard DeLong; Vice Chairman—Kenneth DeLong; Secretary/Treasurer—Helen Bryson.

RECESS

Richard DeLong called the class to order leading songs on pages 333 and 45t. Leaders: Diane Walls 314, 474; Janice Paulk 448b, 446; Laura Clawson 318, 115; Tim Cook 63, 549; Dan Bailey 66, 84; Jack Corley 123b, 300.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was opened by Kenneth DeLong leading song on page 73t. Leaders: Violet Thomason 340, 189, 143; Loy Garrison 50b, 503; Robert Kendrick 490, 153; Andy Morse 203, 168; Laurie Allison 100, 335; Vaudie Sherer 388, 480; Dollie Hudgins 61; Helen Bryson 542, 172; Judy Mincey 489, 410t; Jeannette DePoy 456 (for Kim Cagle and Hazel Cagle), 282.

RECESS

Richard DeLong called the class to order leading songs on pages 399b and 426t. Leaders: Violet Thomason 200, 434, 343; Liz Bryant 142, 270; Laura Clawson 179, 345b; Dan Bailey 117, 183; Faye Pettis 236 (by request); Don Bowen 288, 99; Tim Cook 299, 350; Kevin Webb 401, 341.

Janice Paulk led the memorial lesson, and song on page 371 for Kim Cagle.

Janice Paulk led song on page 337 for the following sick and shut-ins: Horace DeLong and Lee Rogers.

Announcements were made. Visiting with us today was Laura Clawson from Massachusetts.

Richard DeLong led song on page 62 as the closing song. Mrs. Ruth Wills prayed the closing prayer.

Chairman—Richard DeLong; Vice Chairman—Kenneth DeLong; Secretary/Treasurer—Helen Bryson.