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DeLong Memorial

Ebenezer Primitive Baptist Church, Dunwoody, Georgia

June 25, 1995

The annual DeLong Memorial Sacred Harp Singing was held on the fourth Sunday in June. Richard DeLong called the class to order leading songs on pages 34b and 60. Elder Jesse Roberts led the morning prayer. Richard DeLong then led the song on page 57; Kenneth DeLong 424, 301; Helen Bryson 38b, 171. The following were elected as officers for the coming year. Chairman—Richard DeLong; Vice Chairman—Kenneth DeLong; Secretary/Treasurer—Helen Bryson. The DeLong Memorial wishes to thank Hazel Cagle for many years of faithful and dedicated service as the Secretary/Treasurer of this singing. Leaders: Junior Wootten 162, 480; Susan Roberts 40, 133; Cathy White 159, 303; Ashley Roberts 183, 220; Richard Whatley 510, 348b; Bonnie Flowers 270, 74t; Chris Carnell 547, 481; Eric Hudgins 176t, 137.

RECESS

The class was called together by Richard DeLong leading 332. Leaders: Liz Bryant 31t, 344; Carlene Griffin 113, 516; Christy DeLong 146, 454; Jack Corley 300, 277; Hannah Roberts 145b, 47b; Timothy Haley 46, 354b; Horace DeLong 384, 192; Matt DeLong 530, 34t; Dollie Hudgins 61, 82t.

The Memorial lesson was held with remarks by Richard DeLong. He led 163 (t? b?) and 39b; Kenneth DeLong led 282. The deceased remembered this year are: Lessie Cates, Carlton Hitchcock, Harry Dumas, Junurs Hudgins, and Myrtle McGraw. Jesse Roberts spoke of friends supporting the DeLong Memorial and the special efforts of the DeLong family to support and encourage the Sacred Harp tradition through singing schools and encouraging young singers and supporting other singings. Jesse Roberts led song on page 208, and closed the lesson with a prayer.

LUNCH

The class was brought to order by Richard DeLong leading songs on pages 318 and 507. Leaders: Jesse Roberts 240, 198; Kathy Williams 383, 455; Jessica Roberts 58, 200; Eric and Rachael Carnell 276, 350; Wesley Haley 269; Charlene Wallace 465, 283; Violet Thomason 218, 170; Jeannette LePoy 312b, dedicated to Pauline Cobb, a co-worker who died one year ago today, and 142; Judy Mincey 50b, 515; Reuben Ball 497, 551; Janice Paulk 234, 518.

RECESS

Jesse Roberts called the class to order by leading song 213 (t? b?). Leaders: Don Bowen 448b, 426t; Dianne Walls 135, 45t; Frances Carnell 324, 474; Debra Jones 86, 504; Leann Carnell 84, 178; Alice West 47t; Andy Morris 542, 268; Faye Pettis 117, 380.

A motion was made, seconded, and carried that $50.00 of the collection be donated to Ebenezer Church to help cover expenses of the singing. This was done. Announcements. Richard DeLong led the class in the closing song on page 62. The class was dismissed with prayer by Jesse Roberts.

Chairman—Richard DeLong; Vice Chairman—Kenneth DeLong; Secretary—Helen Bryson.