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Duke Memorial Singing

Bethel Primitive Baptist Church, Heard County, Georgia

Saturday, March 4, 2000

The Duke Memorial Sacred Harp Singing met at Bethel Primitive Baptist Church in Heard County, Georgia on Saturday before the first Sunday in March.

The class was called to order by Everette Denney leading songs on pages 59, 137, and 503; and Jimmie Denney leading song on page 143. Lonnie Rogers led the class in morning prayer. Jimmie Denney led song on page 101t, and Josephine Denney led songs on pages 145b and 45t.

A business session was held with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Everette Denney; Vice Chairman—Jimmie Denney; Secretary—Josephine Denney; Arranging Committee—Lonnie Rogers.

Leaders: Everette Denney 405; Bernard Denney 339, 164, 403; George Garner 63, 68b.

RECESS

Everette Denney brought the class to order leading song on page 127. Leaders: Bobby Jackson 72 (t? b?), 459, 341; Eunice Webb 100, 112; Mary Florence Smith 565b, 37b, 47b; Tom McGraw 268, 318, 270; Becky Hafner-Camp 147t, 58; Henry Johnson 49t, 49b, 388; Lou Cotney 358, 172, 212.

LUNCH

Jimmie Denney brought the afternoon session to order leading song on page 186. Leaders: Earlis McGraw 425; Margie Dietz 312b, 61; Teenie Moody 136, 205; Laura Akerman 288, 282, 404; Jeremy York 36b, 99, 66, 40; Rev. Lloyd Toney 111t, 111b; Hester Edwards 274t, 104, 73b; Lonnie Rogers 141, 348b; Felton Denney 31t, 33b, 155; Laura Akerman 143; Becky Hafner-Camp 277.

Everette Denney led song on page 40 as the closing song. Felton Denney dismissed the class with prayer.

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