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Holly Springs Primitive Baptist Church

South of Bremen, Georgia, off Highway 27 and I-20

November 7, 1999

The annual all day Sacred Harp singing was held at Holly Springs Primitive Baptist Church on the first Sunday in November. The class was called to order by Charlene Wallace leading song on page 59. The morning prayer was led by Elder Homer Benefield.

Leaders: Charlene Wallace 81 (t? b?); Carlene Griffin 37b; Cindy Cole 222; Mildred Patterson 111b; Cathy White and Joel Goodman 178; Don Bowen 99; Jan House 155; Roy Nelson 132; Myron House 131 (t? b?); Mary Florence Smith 383 (in memory of her parents and grandparents, and for Rosa Hughes who is sick); Bobby Jackson 282; Teenie Moody and Micheline Beluse 430; Charles Woods 373 (in memory of the McGraw and Denson families); Andy Anderson 535; Karen Morris 485; John Whittemore 168; Jeannette DePoy 566 (for her mother and godmother); Henry Johnson 385 (t? b?).

The business session was held with the class voting to retain the following officers: Chairman—Charlene Wallace; Vice Chairman—Carlene Griffin; Arranging Committee—Hugh McGraw and Judy Henry; Secretary—Judy Henry.

RECESS

The class was called together by Earlis McGraw leading song on page 224. Leaders: Evelyn Harris 84; Richard DeLong 336; Judy Mincey 538; Robbie Rivers 212; Amanda Denson-Brady 385b; Eric Tweedy 315; Reba Windom 171; Johnny Wright 455; Shelbie Sheppard 263; Syd Caldwell and Hugh McGraw 548; Al Grindon 313 (t? b?); Allen Fannin 378b; Toney Smith 524; Louis Hughes, Sr. 347;

Jeff Sheppard 362; Lonnie Rogers 225t; Carri Grindon 229; Kelly Morris 159; Kenneth DeLong 568; Edmund Golloday and Hugh McGraw 489b.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Phillip Langley leading songs on pages 456 and 218. Leaders: Faye Pettis 532; Charles Franklin 480; Felton Denney 31 (t? b?); Margie Smith and Nancy Allen 501; Sheri Taylor 300 (in memory of Henry Wilson); G.P. McClendon 49b; Laura Akerman 192; Rev. Loyd Toney 100; Eloise Watkins 35; Martha Ann Stegar 268; Everette Denney 426 (t? b?); J.W. “Bud” Oliver 42; B.M. Smith 448b; B.J. Harris 503; Lisa Webb 542; Charles Franklin 176 (t? b?); Amanda Denson-Brady 280; Syd Caldwell 216.

RECESS

The class was called together by Charlene Wallace leading song on page 79. Leaders: Charlene Wallace and Richard DeLong 410 (t? b?) (for Jap and Joyce Walton); Judy Henry and Carolyn Huckeba 144, 84 (by request); Allen Fannin 528; Don Bowen and Jeannette DePoy 146; Josephine Denney 143; Myron House 545 (in memory of Garfield Rainwater and Henry Wilson); Judy Mincey 50b; Louis Hughes, Sr. 147 (t? b?); Laura Akerman 518 (in memory of Bob Hart); Henry Johnson 47b; Carri Grindon 122; Kenneth DeLong 279; Eric Tweedy 454; John Whittemore 75; Al Grindon 327; Reba Windom and Kathy James 76b.

Announcements were made. Charlene Wallace and Carlene Griffin led song on page 46 as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer by B.J. Harris.

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