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Holly Springs Primitive Baptist Church Memorial

South of Bremen, Georgia

Sunday, November 4, 2007

The annual Sacred Harp Memorial singing at Holly Springs Primitive Baptist Church was held on the first Sunday in November. The class was called to order by Charlene Wallace leading 59. The morning prayer was offered by Ed Thacker.

Leaders: Charlene Wallace 117 (for Carlene Griffin); Danny Griffin 159, 203; Mildred Patterson 339 (in memory of Elder Homer Benefield); Jerry Creason 77b; John Redman 349, 38b; Judy Chambless 32t, 34t; Donna Bell 335; Erica Hinton 108t, 479; Jane Spencer 476, 86; Cathy White 63, 34b; Norma Green and Nate Green 321, 510; David Killingsworth 347, 142; Robert Chambless 84, 503.

A business session was held with the following officers elected or appointed: Chairman—Charlene Wallace; Vice Chairman—Carlene Griffin; Secretary—Judy Henry; Arranging Committee—Hugh McGraw and Judy Henry.

RECESS

The class was called together by Earlis McGraw leading 345t and 475. Leaders: Reba Windom 270, 224; Bob Goodman 99, 145t; Joyce Walton 455 (in memory of Jap Walton), 192; Bud Oliver 42, 145t; Andy Anderson 107, 515; Eric Robinson 101t, 569b; Louis Hughes 314 (for Milton Oliver); Karen Rollins 327; Michael Spencer 113, 207; Lonnie Rogers 348b; Anna Hamilton 47t; Stephanie Tingler 128; Matt Hinton and eight students from Morehouse College 448t, 29t; 378b; Jeannette DePoy 306; David McGukin 528, 269 (in memory of Lessie Cates); Lela Crowder 222, 217; Ed Thacker 344, 460; Daphene Causey 228.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called together by Tommy McGraw leading 282 and 542 (in memory of Gladys McGraw). Leaders: Jeff Sheppard 225b, 506; Judy Caudle 534, 345b; Robert Kelly 240; Shelbie Sheppard 216; Jonathon Smith 40, 448b; Nathan Rees 434, 530; Aldo Ceresa 532, 232; Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg 316, 432; Richard DeLong 511 (in memory of Buford McGraw and Gladys McGraw), 411 (in memory of Lloyd Redding and Ruth Redding); Scott DePoy (with friends, John and Jerry) 32b, 47b (in memory of his mother); Phillip Langley 440, 546; John Plunkett 26, 115.

RECESS

The class resumed singing with Cecil Roberts leading 97 and 480. Leaders: Judy Mincey 50b, 501; Malinda Snow 74b, 496; Tony Hammock 283, 196; Sharon DuPriest 186, 318; Lisa Webb 524; Louise Holland 35, 37b; Sheri Taylor 430, 220 (in memory of Mary Hackney and Naomi Sailors); Ann Sibole and Jerry Creason 66, 56t.

Announcements were made. Hugh McGraw led 413 as the closing song. Cecil Roberts offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

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