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Cross Roads Church

North of Tallapoosa, Georgia

July 2, 1995

The annual Sacred Harp Singing the first Sunday in July at Cross Roads Baptist Church was called to order by Miranel Swafford leading song on page 56 (t? b?). Prayer was given by Billy Joe Harris. Miranel Swafford then led song on page 569b for Evelyn Newman; Margie Smith 335, 303b; Mary Florence Smith 32 (t? b?). The class organized by electing or retaining the following officers: Chairman—Miranel Swafford; Vice Chairman—Charlene Wallace; Arranging Committee—Margie Smith; Secretary—Hester Edwards; Memorial Committee—Mary Florence Smith. Charlene Wallace led songs on pages 59 and 97. Leaders called: Don Bowen 37b, 36b; Revy Williamson 99, 155; Kelly Beard 92, 89; Jenny Willard 176 (t? b?), 145b; Jerry Sheppard 200, 203; Marcia Johnson 378b, 111b; Ernestine Pipkin 146, 276; Carlene Griffin 85, 122; Shelbie Sheppard 156, 448b; Marshall Avery 74b, 271 (t? b?).

RECESS

The class was called to order by Miranel Swafford leading song on page 313 (t? b?). Leaders: Melanie Hauff 278b, 436; Keith Willard 332; Alice Edwards 104, 73b; Daryl Mayberry 149, 340; Jeff Sheppard 308, 291; Paula McGray 300, 286; Ted Johnson 348b, 145 (t? b?); Pam Nunn 208, 365; Billy Joe Harris 445, 347; Phillip Langley 137, 269. At this time the memorial was given by Mary Florence Smith as she reflected on those that passed away within the last year and years past. Marcia Johnson led songs on pages 547, 503, and 47b in memory of Forney Cobb, Della Goodwin, Myrtle McGraw, Lessie Cates, George Klein, Shem Lawless, Marilyn Trier, Ann Tarsa, Stephen Hazelton, Vera Hughes, and Freeman Harris. Lonnie Rogers led songs on pages 225t and 389 for the sick and shut-in, and Harvey Austin closed the memorial with prayer. Rev. Hershel Tiffets welcomed everyone.

LUNCH

The class was called to order by Charlene Wallace leading song on page 401. Leaders: Judy Mincey 77b, 372; Harvey Austin 101t; Geneva Prichard 73 (t? b?), 75; John Plunkett 273, 209; Evelyn Harris 47 (t? b?), 186; C. W. Garner 46, 49b; Florence Williams, C. Wood, and Theo Waddell 490, 78; Eskel Hughes 197, 460; Winston Stephens 535b, 299; Jimmy Denney 106, 63; I. V. McWhorter 91, 109; Cynthia Fielder 45 (t? b?); Kenneth Mize 388, 430; George Garner 274 (t? b?); Keith Willard 312 (t? b?); Lonnie Rogers 222; Jeff Sheppard 198. After announcements, Miranel Swafford and Charlene Wallace led 69 (t? b?) as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer by Lonnie Rogers.

Chairman—Miranel Swafford; Vice Chairman—Charlene Wallace; Secretary—Hester Edwards.