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Cross Roads Memorial

North of Tallapoosa, Georgia

November 14, 1998

The annual Sacred Harp Memorial Singing was held on Saturday night before the third Sunday in November. The class was called together by George Garner leading song on page 59. Miranel Swafford led song on page 32t. The evening prayer was led by Mary Florence Smith.

The class had a short business session. The following officers were elected: Chairman—George Garner; Vice Chairman—Florence Williams; Secretary—Miranel Swafford.

Leaders: Charlene Wallace 34b; Alice Edwards 45t; Mary Florence Smith 72b; Hester Edwards 73t; Roy Nelson 82t; Belinda Stansbery 82b; Louise Nelson 87; Hester Edwards 111t; Mary Florence Smith 159; Billy Joe Harris 225t; Evelyn Harris 503; Miranel Swafford 569b.

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The class resumed singing with Mary Florence Smith leading song on page 63. Leaders: Hester Edwards 112; Gladys McGraw 75; George Garner 47t; Charlene Wallace 49t; Billy Joe Harris 49b; Alice Edwards 73b; Louise Nelson 145t, 350; Roy Nelson 145b; Belinda Stansbery 445b. Announcements were made. George Garner led song on page 46 as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer by Billy Joe Harris.

Chairman—George Garner; Vice Chairman—Florence Williams; Secretary—Miranel Swafford.