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Bethel Primitive Baptist Church

Heard County, Georgia

November 6, 1999

The singing at Bethel Primitive Baptist Church in Heard County, Georgia was held on Saturday before the first Sunday in November, and was called to order by Everette Denney leading songs on pages 59 and 63. Felton Denney led the morning prayer.

Leaders: Felton Denney 72b, 73b; Josephine Denney 50b, 31b; Mary Florence Smith 27, 225t; Bernard Denney 335, 155; Margie Smith 101t, 512; Jimmie Denney 143, 30t; Allen Fannin 73t, 142; Teenie Moody 78, 171; Lonnie Rogers 318, 222; John Plunkett 38t, 271b; Henry Johnson 285t, 388.

RECESS

Everette Denney brought the class to order leading song on page 405.

A business session was held with the following officers elected: Chairman—Everette Denney; Vice Chairman—Felton Denney; Secretary—Josephine Denney; Arranging Committee—Mary Florence Smith.

Leaders: Syd Caldwell 36b (for Rosa Hughes who is in the hospital), 434 (for Dan Brittain); Howard McGuire 45t, 192; Bobby Jackson 81t, 569b; Hugh McGraw 569t, 510; B.M. Smith 475, 384, 284; Charlene Wallace 79, 85; Shelbie Sheppard 105, 484. Hugh McGraw asked the blessing on the food.

LUNCH

The class resumed singing with song on page 87. Leaders: Don Bowen 283, 548; Jeff Sheppard 540, 91; Judy Mincey 497, 287; Allen Fannin 196, 186; Syd Caldwell 150, 383; Henry Johnson 135; John Plunkett 407; Bobby Jackson 290; Lonnie Rogers 112 (for Vivian Rogers), 348b; Lonnie Rogers and Elaine McLain 358; Jimmie Denney 313t; B.M. Smith and Margie Smith 167, 503; class 57, 460; Don Bowen and Syd Caldwell 77b and 34b; Teenie Moody and daughter, Alecia Green 268.

Everette Denney and Felton Denney led song on page 46 as the closing song. Howard McGuire dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Everette Denney; Vice Chairman—Felton Denney; Secretary—Josephine Denney.