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Little Vine Primitive Baptist Church

Near Bremen, Georgia

September 5, 1999

The annual all day Sacred Harp singing at Little Vine Primitive Baptist Church was held the first Sunday in September. The class was called to order by Richard DeLong leading songs on pages 70 (t? b?) and 31 (t? b?). The morning prayer was led by Billy Joe Harris. Richard Delong led song on page 160b; Charles Woods 42, 38b, 349; Charlene Wallace 28b (for Revy Williamson), 148 (for Mozelle Sheppard), 428.

The class organized for the day with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Charles Woods; Vice Chairman—Richard DeLong; Secretary—Charlene Wallace; Arranging Committee—Richard DeLong and Jeannette DePoy; Memorial Committee—Mary F. Smith; Chaplain—Billy Joe Harris.

Leaders: Bobby Jackson 569b, 290, 81 (t? b?); Carlene Griffin 144, 146; Evelyn Harris 155, 47 (t? b?), 87; Felton Denney 33b, 32 (t? b?), 149; Roy Nelson 33 (t? b?), 436.

RECESS

The class was called together by Charles Woods leading song on page 283. Leaders: Shelbie Sheppard 446, 372, 29b; Earlis McGraw 483, 132; Kelly Morris 147 (t? b?), 159; Alice Edwards 104, 73b; Lonnie Rogers 389, 298; Mironel Swafford and Belinda Stansbery 84, 137; Everette Denney 63, 335, 405; Mary F. Smith 61.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called together by Charles Woods leading song on page 77 (t? b?); Richard DeLong 295.

The memorial lesson was given by Mary F. Smith who led song on page 293 for the following deceased: Ruth Redding, Florence Williams, Horace DeLong, and Mary Frances Dannek.

Mary F. Smith led song on page 421 for all the sick and shut-ins, and the memorial was closed with prayer led by Felton Denney.

Leaders: Scott DePoy 192, 179; Jimmie Denney 30 (t? b?), 46, 101 (t? b?); Hugh McGraw 484; Jeannette DePoy 75, 411; Jeff Sheppard 392, 288; Billy Joe Harris 225 (t? b?), 503; Judy Henry 128, 184; Teenie Moody 40, 317; Virginia Dyer 546, 193, 91; Laura Akerman 517, 37b, 38 (t? b?); Karleen Williams 143; Charles Woods 490 (for Reba Edwards’ birthday on Monday).

Announcements were made. Charles Woods led song on page 213 (t? b?) as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer led by Billy Joe Harris.

Chairman—Charles Woods; Vice Chairman—Richard DeLong; Secretary—Charlene Wallace.