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Alpharetta Municipal Building

Alpharetta, Georgia

June 11, 1995

The one hundred twenty-seventh annual session of the Sacred Harp Singing was called to order by Richard DeLong leading song on page 47 (t? b?). The opening prayer was led by Kenneth DeLong. Richard DeLong led 60 and 89; Kenneth DeLong led songs on pages 354 (t? b?) and 303b. Chairman Richard DeLong called the following leaders: Don Bowen 66, 34b, 501; Helen Bryson 479, 112, 213 (t? b?); Kim Cagle 32 (t? b?), 176b; Reuben Ball 318, 480, 497; Jack Corley 123b, 421; Judy Mincey 410 (t? b?), 503, 50b; Lee Rogers 523, 287, 228.

RECESS

Kenneth DeLong called the class together leading song on page 403. Leaders: Laura Ackerman 146, 532; Loy Garrison 68b, 137, 81 (t? b?); Frances Mary D’Andrea 276, 198, 500; Faye Pettis 105, 457, 236; Dan Bailey 290, 84, 569b (for his aunt who passed away last Friday); Sharona Nelson 209, 148, 340.

LUNCH

After lunch the singing resumed with Kenneth DeLong leading song on page 82 (t? b?). Leaders: Richard Whatley 348b, 168; Janice Paulk 274b, 478, 306; Dollie Hudgins 61, 35, 119; Horace DeLong 192, 384, 111b, 460; Jack Paulk 452, 354 (t? b?); Violet Thomaston 143, 436, 189, 200. During the memorial lesson Richard DeLong led 288 for those loved singers and supporters of this music: Janet Wood, Velma Kelley, Junurs Hudgins, Bill Spence, Lessie Cates, Lois Green, Harry Dumas, Carlton Hitchcock. Faye Pettis led 45t for these sick and shut-ins: Eva Reeves, Annette Blalock, Mildred Cox, B. F. Pettis, and Mae Moon. Helen Bryson arranged the memorial lesson. It was closed with prayer by Jack Smith.

RECESS

The singing continued with Richard DeLong leading song on page 153, followed by: Bryan Black 142, 445, 339; Jack Smith 145 (t? b?), 63, 107; Robert Kendrick 490, 59, 72b; Andy Morse 312b, 117, 178; Kevin Webb 337, 401. Richard DeLong led 62 as the closing song, and the singing was dismissed with prayer by Mrs. Wills.

Chairman—Richard DeLong; Vice Chairman—Kenneth DeLong; Secretary—Hazel Cagle