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Poplar Springs Baptist Church

North of Tallapoosa, Georgia, off Hwy. 100

May 23, 1999

The annual all day Sacred Harp singing at Poplar Springs Baptist Church was held on the fourth Sunday in May. The class was called to order by Mironel Swafford leading song on page 32 (t? b?). Lonnie Rogers led the morning prayer. Mironel Swafford led song on page 137; Charlene Wallace 127 and 177.

The class organized for the day by electing or appointing the following officers: Chairman—Mironel Swafford; Vice Chairman—George Garner; Secretary—Charlene Wallace; Arranging Committee—Margie Smith; Memorial Committee—Mary F. Smith.

Leaders: George Garner 63, 47 (t? b?); Mary F. Smith 31b, 30b (in memory of Florence Williams); Nancy Allen 146; Denney Rogers 100, 318; Carlene Griffin 171, 345 (t? b?); Allen Fannin 496, 124; Evelyn Harris 155, 89; Howard McGuire 45 (t? b?), 392.

RECESS

The class was called together by Mironel Swafford leading song on page 56 (t? b?). Leaders: Lonnie Rogers 186, 225 (t? b?); Teenie Moody 354 (t? b?), 50b; Felton Denney 285 (t? b?), 288; Laura Densmore 312b, 350; Hugh McGraw 369; B.M. Smith 503, 475; Richard DeLong 74 (t? b?), 103 (for I. V. McWhorter); B.J. Harris 303, 452; Bobby Jackson 81 (t? b?), 388.

Memorial Lesson: Mary F. Smith led song on page 499 in memory of Florence Williams and 278 (t? b?) for all the sick and shut-ins. The memorial was closed with prayer by Randall Ward.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called together by George Garner leading song on page 164. Leaders: Margie Smith 82 (t? b?), 373; Allen Fannin 515, 142; Avis Robinson 59, 354b; Lonnie Rogers 410 (t? b?), 222; Alice Edwards 104, 73b; Inez Chandler 290, 405; Mildred Patterson 339, 47b; Howard McGuire 172, 192; Laura Densmore 504, 228; Denney Rogers 159, 358; Richard DeLong 399b, 340; Teenie Moody 378 (t? b?), 317; B.M. Smith 457, 294; Allen Fannin 361.

Announcements were made. Mironel Swafford and George Garner led song on page 46 as the closing song. B.J. Harris dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Mironel Swafford; Vice Chairman—George Garner; Secretary—Charlene Wallace.