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Denney Memorial

Emmaus Primitive Baptist Church, Carrollton, Georgia

Saturday, November 5, 2011

The Denney Memorial was held on Saturday before the first Sunday in November. The class was called to order by Tony Hammock leading 59. Phillip Denney offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Phillip Denney 73t, 40; Judy Chambless 28t; Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg 303, 470; Karen Rollins 354t, 327; Jeff Sheppard 325, 313t; Henry Johnson 29b, 375; Emma Rose Brown 89, 208; Karlene Williams 146, 405; Blake Sisemore 77b, 426b; Ellen Lea 250, 504.

RECESS

Tony Hammock brought the class back to order by leading 321. Karen Rollins presented a plaque from the Sacred Harp Publishing Company in honor of Felton Denney for his devotion to and love for Sacred Harp music. The plaque was given to Mr. Denney’s wife, Josephine.

The following officers were elected: Chairman—Tony Hammock; Vice Chairman—Phillip Denney; Secretary/Arranging Officer—Judy Chambless.

Leaders: Robert Chambless 312b, 225t; Rene Greene 192, 276; Rodney Ivey 472, 91; John Plunkett 324, 275t; Sherry Lovvorn 373, 454; Nathan Rees 406, 374; Annaliza Cull 268, 448t; Kelsey Sunderland 72b, 403; Buck Lea 102, 447.

LUNCH

Tony Hammock brought the class back to order leading 569t. Leaders: Cecil Roberts 82t; Richard Ivey 458; Reba Windom 389; Hayden Arp 382; John Kelso 165; Virginia Dyer 112; B.M. Smith 111b; Donna Bell 503; Michele Cull 76b; George Burdette 129; Cheyenne Ivey 77t; Charlene Wallace 79; Susan Cherones 107; Shelbie Sheppard 372; Shelbie Sheppard and Daphene Causey 434; Kelly Kennedy 318; Sharon DuPriest 222; singers 30 years of age and under 500.

After announcements, Tony Hammock led 56t as the closing song. Cecil Roberts offered the closing prayer.

Chairman—Tony Hammock; Vice Chairman—Phillip Denney; Secretary—Judy Chambless