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Duke Memorial Singing

Bethel Primitive Baptist Church - Heard County, Georgia

Saturday, March 6, 1999

The Duke Memorial Sacred Harp Singing met at Bethel Primitive Baptist Church in Heard County, Georgia on Saturday before the first Sunday in March. The class was called to order by Everette Denney leading song on page 274 (t? b?). Lonnie Rogers led the class in prayer.

Everette Denney led song on page 335; Jimmie Denney 143, 128, 155; and Josephine Denney 72b, 75.

The class held a business session with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Everette Denney; Vice Chairman—Jimmie Denney; Secretary—Josephine Denney; Arranging Committee—Lonnie Rogers.

Leaders: B.J. Harris 452, 145b; Henry Johnson 48t, 138b (by request), 137; Bobby Jackson 81t, 282, 290; David McPherson 569b, 430, 312b; Lou Cotney 222, 358, 300.


John Plunkett brought the class to order leading songs on pages 78, 28b, 79, and 77t. Leaders: Karen Rollins 489, 136, 34b; Andy Anderson 515; Bernard Denney 159, 339, 40; Don Clark 34t, 224.


Jimmie Denney brought the class to order leading songs on pages 101t and 100. Leaders: Evelyn Harris 39b, 47t, 225t; Felton Denney 503, 73t, 31t; Jeff Sheppard 176t, 177, 475 (for Flarce Creel); Lloyd Toney 45t, 68b; Lonnie Rogers 318 (for his neighbor, Mrs. Yates), 298; John Plunkett 209; David McPherson 127, 268; Don Clark 513; Henry Johnson 36b; Andy Anderson 287; Bobby Jackson 401.

Announcements were made. Everette Denney gave a history of the singing, and expressed his desire to see more participation from members of the church and citizens of Heard County. Everette Denney led songs on pages 141 and 460 as the closing songs. The class was dismissed with prayer led by Bernard Denney.

Chairman—Everette Denney; Vice Chairman—Jimmie Denney; Secretary—Josephine Denney.