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Hopewell Primitive Baptist Church

Near Ephesus, Georgia

June 18, 1995

The annual Sacred Harp Singing was held on the third Sunday in June 1995 at Hopewell Primitive Baptist Church. The class was called to order by Lonnie Rogers leading songs 101 (t? b?) and 33b. Elder Marshall Avery led in prayer. At this time a short business session was held, and a move was made to keep the same officers. Chairman—Lonnie Rogers; Vice Chairman—Felton Denney; Secretary—Vivian Rogers; Arranging Committee- Karleen Williams and Carlene Griffin; Memorial Committee—Curtis Rogers, Paige Harrod, and Mrs. Chuck White. Felton Denney led songs on pgaes 31t and 47t. Leaders: Daphene Causey 222, 223; Lonnie Rogers 75; George Rogers 339, 40; Wilford Denney 159, 143; Curtis Rogers 38 (t? b?), 147t; Josephine Denney 145b, 452b; Jan House 373, 126; Elder Marshall Avery 74 (t? b?), 278b; Kathy Williams 385 (t? b?), 182.

RECESS

Felton Denney led song on page 299 to bring the class back together. Leaders: Richard DeLong 204, 205; Tim Haley 46, 155; Catherine Benefield 108 (t? b?), 405; Jeff Colby 67, 230; Myron House 173, 52t; Sherona Nelson 445, 146; Jimmie Denney 313 (t? b?), 503; Floy Wilder 142, 402; Felton Denney 45t. The class was dismissed for lunch.

LUNCH

Lonnie Rogers brought the class back together leading song on page 186. Memorial Lesson. Felton Denney and Eris Muse led the memorial lesson for the Rogers Cousins who have passed away since last year: Malcolm Rogers, Amos Rogers, Daniel Rogers, Francis Carmon, Burma Rogers Caldwell, Bonnie Traylor, and Alton Jackson. Community deaths: L. M. Daniel, Katie McCollough, E. C. Brandburg, Woodrow Parmer, Elsie Wilder, Geraldine Wood, Maggie Noles, and Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Kimbrell. Singing friends: Lessie Cates, Arnevis Norton, Conal Barrow, Junurs Hudgins, Mr. Grady Boggs, and Mrs. Tokey Boggs’ husband. Leaders: Everette Denney 39b, 34b; Lonnie and Vivian Rogers grandchildren: Susan Rice, Joseph Louvorn, Barry Rollins, Randa Rollins, Laura Williams and Kayla Harrod all led together songs on pages 268 and 343; John and Phillip Denney 146 and 120; Richard DeLong led 98 for Charles White; Wesley Haley 198, 122; Kellie House 112; Mrs. Mae Rogers and sons, Harold and Gerald Rogers, led together 59, 319; Kathy Spanglehour 269, 344; Charles White gave a report on Hopewell finances.

RECESS

Lonnie Rogers led song on page 68 (t? b?) to bring the class back together. Leaders: Louise Holland 144, 323 (t? b?); Revy Williamson 77 (t? b?); Dorsey and Webster Denney 170, 384; Mildred Patterson 378 (t? b?); Bernard Denney 341; Jerry Sheppard 475, 548; Ginnie Prater 460, 87. Lonnie Rogers 345 (t? b?). Announcements were made, and the class was dismissed with prayer by Rev. Tyre Denney.

Chairman—Lonnie Rogers; Vice Chairman—Felton Denney; Secretary—Vivian Rogers.