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Holly Springs Primitive Baptist Church

Near Bremen, Georgia, I-20 and U.S. 27 South

June 5-6, 1999

Saturday, June 5

The annual Sacred Harp singing at Holly Springs Primitive Baptist Church was held the first Sunday in June and Saturday before. The singing was called together at 9:30 a.m. by Charlene Wallace leading song on page 59. Elder Homer Benefield led the morning prayer. Charlene Wallace led song on 229 for her sister, Margaret Cole, who was in the hospital. Leaders: Carlene Griffin 46; Hugh McGraw 369; Teenie Moody 78; Don Bowen 503; Danny Griffin 318; Zack Rogan 280; Lucille Gunnels 189; Carroll Lunsford 282; Tokay Boggs Shumake 111b; Cathy White 34b; Norma Green and Nathan Green 30 (t? b?); Laura Clawson 85; Karen Freund 278b; Helen Bryson 546; Eric Tweedy 147 (t? b?); Ginnie Ely 454; Henry Johnson 388; Kiri Miller 455.

The business was held. Officers elected or appointed were: Chairlady—Charlene Wallace; Vice Chairlady—Carlene Griffin; Secretary—Judy Henry; Arranging Committee—Hugh McGraw and Judy Henry; Memorial Committee—Debra Langley and Mary F. Smith.


The class was called together by Phillip Langley leading song on page 532. Leaders: John Plunkett 451; Bill Hollingsworth 236; Coy Ivey 384; Robert Rivers, II and Hugh McGraw 49b; Jerry Enright 114; Ernestine Pipkin 203; Lee Rogers 43; Hunter Hale and Suzanne Hale 163b.


The class was called together by Earlis McGraw and Tommy McGraw leading song on page 148. Leaders: Kelly Beard 122; Bill Green 378b; Steve Postellon 344; Josh Rogan 300; L.L. Rogers 348b; Duncan Vinson 426b; Barbara Swetman 383; Mattie Townsel 68b; Gary Rogan 299; Carolyn Deacy 501; Liz Bryant 475; Elder Homer Benefield, Katherine Benefield, and Joyce Clackum 146; Henry Zittrouer 312b; Gabe Wildou 448 (t? b?); Buell Cobb 42.


The afternoon session resumed with Richard DeLong leading songs on pages 95 and 329. Leaders: Kenneth DeLong 568; Tim Reynolds 492; Cassie Franklin 76 (t? b?); Joan Durden 29 (t? b?); Melanie Hardy 84; Jack Smith 192; Cindy Franklin 499; Karen Morris 430; Jimmie Denney 87; Reba Windom 222; John Hollingsworth 196; Felton Denney 566; Kelly Morris 159; Andy Morse 168; Aaron Girard 179; John Fedderson 477; Dan Brittain and Florice Akin 472; Ted Mercer 419; Chris Thorman 217; Henry Schuman 460; Amanda Denson 211; Bobby Jackson 81 (t? b?); Bruce Coates 569b.


Judy Henry and Carolyn Huckeba called the class together with song on page 283. Leaders: Art Broadus 515; Pauline Childers 480; D.J. Hatfield 212; Reed Coates 186; Jeannette DePoy 426 (t? b?); Sarah Coates 183; Peggy Loddengaard 61; Beverly Coates 191; Ann Bosold 324; Laura Akerman 224; Lynda Hambourger 348 (t? b?); Nancy Newell 155; Rev. Henry Bizzell 452; Sharon Kellam 270; Scott DePoy 179; Vivian Rogan 32 (t? b?); Michele Rogan 178; Elizabeth Sheridan, Jeff Blumerthal, and Gabe Wildou 268; Mary F. Smith 207; Catherine Rogan 551.

Announcements were made. Charlene Wallace led song on 267 as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer by Rev. Henry Bizzell.

Sunday, June 6

The class was called to order by Charlene Wallace leading song on page 63. Elder Homer Benefield led the morning prayer. Charlene Wallace led song on page 453. Leaders: Carlene Griffin 85; Joyce Clackum 127; Nancy Allen 84; Scott DePoy 114; Don Bowen 283; Carroll Lunsford 123 (t? b?); Liz Bryant 384; Zack Rogan 436; Lee Rogers 134; Josh Rogan 290; Cathy White 268; Pauline Childers 234; W.L. “Bill” Green 417; Karen Rollins 34b; Kathy Williams 228; Vivian Rogan 535; Jan House, Myron House, and Winston Baldwin 143; Reed Coates 112; Susan Kelly 159.


The class was called together by Judy Henry and Carolyn Huckeba leading song on page 117. Leaders: Charlene Wallace 77b; Robert Rivers, II 212; Dan Brittain 353; Elder Homer Benefield 56 (t? b?); Raymond Hamrick 503; Kelly Beard 413; Lonnie Rogers 225 (t? b?); Jeff Sheppard 347; Judy Mincey 368; Richard DeLong and Gary Boehmer 72b; Richard Rands 106; Jon Gregg 135; Shelbie Sheppard 481; Howard McGuire 192; B.M. Smith 475; Charles Woods 354b; Carolyn Deacy 456; John Fedderson 547; Chris Thorman 276; Barbara Swetman 313b; Ginnie Ely 196.


The class was called to order by Charlene Wallace, Carly McWhorter, and Rayla Spradlin leading song on page 401; Cindy Cole 163 (t? b?).

Memorial Lesson: Charlene Wallace led song on 45 (t? b?) in memory of Hulett Cole and Bobby Williamson. Richard DeLong led songs on 82 (t? b?) and 348b in memory of: Horace DeLong, Elder Roy Avery, Don Jolly, Jerry Sheppard, Richard Allison, Florence Williams, Essie Calvert, and Jim Kell.

Felton Denney led song on 50b, and Lonnie Rogers led song on 426t for all the sick and shut-ins. The memorial was closed with prayer offered by Clarence Lambert.


The afternoon session was called together by Phillip Langley leading song on page 222. Leaders: Gary Rogan 218; Henry Schuman 504; Lynda Hambourger 361; Steve Postellon 66; Ernestine Pipkin 171; Sharon Kellam 332; Kiri Miller 47b; D.J. Hatfield 442; Amanda Denson 365; Ted Mercer 302; Bruce Coates 31b; Michele Rogan 236; Laura Clawson 318; Jeannette DePoy 542; Louis Hughes, Sr. 142; Bonnie Flowers 179; Catherine Rogan 480.


Earlis McGraw called the class together leading song on page 111b. Leaders: Sara Coates 176b; Oscar McGuire 573; Martha Ann Stegar 122; Peggy Loddengaard 358; Nancy Newell 410 (t? b?); Rev. Henry Bizzell 209; Beverly Coates 380; Noel Rush 441; Art Broadus 569b; Eric Tweedy 540; Tokay Boggs Shumake 35; Sheri Taylor 528; Ann Bosold 198; B.M. Smith and Mrs. Myrtle Smith 28b (for Mrs. Smith’s 93rd birthday).

Announcements were made. Charlene Wallace, Carlene Griffin, and Elder Homer Benefield led song on 62 as the closing song. Elder Homer Benefield dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Charlene Wallace; Vice Chairman—Carlene Griffin; Secretary—Judy Henry.