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Flat Shoals Primitive Baptist Church Singing

Flat Shoals Primitive Baptist Church, Stockbridge, Georgia

Saturday, July 7, 2007

The 1st session of the Flat Shoals Primitive Baptist Church singing was called to order by Jesse Roberts leading 47t. Louis Hughes offered the opening prayer. Jesse Roberts led 34b. John Plunkett then held an introductory lesson for the class using the following songs for instruction: 49t, 107, 295, 160t, 558.

Leaders: Michael Spencer 354t; Malinda Snow 32t; Rebecca Mays 33b; Louise Holland 49b; Karen Willard 128; Ted Stokes 53; Laura Borrelli 37b; Bill Hollingsworth 236; Wendy Boggan 30t; Anna Mays 436; Will Fitzgerald 274b; Dean Jens 42; Rachel Speer 34t; Karen Clark 466.

RECESS

Jesse Roberts brought the class to order leading 36b. Leaders: Robert Kelley 448t; Don Clark 99; Jason Hollis 276; Herman Wilkinson 215; John Hollingsworth 230; Helen Bryson and Janice Bryson 411; Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg 439; Kathy Williams 455; Micah Roberts 354b; Louis Hughes 179; Anita Landess 102; Faye Hollis 171; Aldo Ceresa 522; Oscar McGuire and Rachel Speer 573; Tony Hammock 441; Violet Thomason 189, 112.

The convention entered into a business session. The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Jesse Roberts; Vice Chairman—Richard DeLong; Secretary—Ashley Thompson.

LUNCH

The class was brought back to order by Richard DeLong leading 370. Leaders: Chris Carnell 142; Tom Malone 500; Joanna Lampert 228; Justin Squizzero 101b; Ashley Thompson 442; Oliver Stokes 65; Jonathan Smith 480; Valerie Duckie 323b; Frances Carnell 383; Elizabeth Stokes 319; Jeanette DePoy 392; Leanne Carter and Elizabeth Carter 45t; Matt Hinton and 13 students from Morehouse College 378b; Jessica Altman 203; Stanley Edwards 208; Andy Anderson 146; Sandra Wilkinson 311; Leon Carnell 56 (t? b?); Erin Mills 76b.

RECESS

The class was brought back to order by Jesse Roberts leading 229. Leaders: Lela Crowder 272; Nathan Rees 426b; Russ Hanson 270; Marilyn Bradley and Stanley Edwards 335; Lee Rogers 502; Joan Durdin 178; Rebecca Mays and Anna Mays 448b; Jesse Roberts 454.

Following announcements, Richard DeLong and Jesse Roberts led 56t as the closing song. Elder Jesse Roberts offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Jesse Roberts, Vice Chairman—Richard DeLong, Secretary—Ashley Thompson