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Holly Springs Memorial Singing

Holly Springs Primitive Baptist Church, Bremen, Georgia

June 2-3, 2012

Saturday, June 2

The annual Sacred Harp singing at Holly Springs Primitive Baptist Church was held on the first Sunday and Saturday before in June. The class was called to order by Charlene Wallace leading 59. The morning prayer was offered by Blake Sisemore.

The following officers were elected: Chairman—Charlene Wallace; Vice-Chairmen—Judy Henry and Earlis McGraw; Chaplin—Cecil Roberts; Arranging Officer/Secretary—Judy Chambless.

Leaders: Charlene Wallace 63; Earlis McGraw 283; B.M. Smith 111b; Judy Chambless 548; Matt Hinton 549; Karen Rollins 551; Donna Bell and George Garner 436; Tommy McGraw 475; Katie White 171; Leigh Cooper 53; Gerry Hoffman 278t; Rebecca Over 530; Ian Quinn and Michael Walker 41; Michael Walker 30b; Virginia Dyer 182; Wade Kotter 343 (in memory of Lonnie Rogers), 318; Kelly House 85, 192; Angie Payne 77t.

RECESS

Phillip Denney brought the class back to order by leading 217. Leaders: Eddie Huckaby 163b; Harry Eskew 128; Mary Brownlee 183; Martha Ann Stegar 84, 47t; Richard DeLong 123b (for Dot Garrison’s son); Robert Kelley 36t; Darrell Swarens 36b, 72b; Nate Zweig 381; Richard Mauldin and T.J. Mauldin 35, 378t; Judy Mincey 315, 202; Robert Chambless 68b; Jonathan Smith 152; Shelbie Sheppard and Reba Windom 216; Jeannette DePoy 430 (in memory of Karen House); Tony Hammock 303; Michael Thompson and Joyce Walton 153; Jeff Sheppard 456; Molly Ellis 163t; Louis Hughes 314; Nathan Rees 500 (in memory of Harrison Creel); Helen Bryson 454; Henry Johnson 130.

LUNCH

Earlis McGraw brought the class back to order by leading 225t. Leaders: Lynne deBenedette 142; Don Bowen 503; Blake Sisemore 411; Jesse Karlsberg 434; John Kelso 296; Janice Paulk 478, 448b; Wendy Futral 340; Lela Crowder 129; J.R. Hardman 162; Faye Hollis 168; John Plunkett 453; Oscar McGuire 485; Phillip Denney 189; George Burdette 81t; Stephanie Laubscher 335; Scott DePoy 448t; Reba Windom 546; Mark Godfrey 440; Jason Stanford 229; Eli Hinton 268; Erica Hinton 324; Amy Armstrong 276; Erin Mills 542; Emma Rose Brown 568; Andy Morse 442; Fallon Cook 39b; Pam Nunn 528; Rene Greene 200; Anna Hinton 300; Shannon Primm 213t; Rachel Rudi 306; Taylor Ward 312b; Mike Castleberry 401.

After announcements, Charlene Wallace led 46 as the closing song. The closing prayer was offered by Hugh McGraw.

Sunday, June 3

The Sunday session of the Holly Springs Memorial Singing was brought to order by Charlene Wallace leading 56t. The morning prayer was offered by Cecil Roberts.

Leaders: Charlene Wallace 79; Earlis McGraw 148, 114; Judy Chambless 517; Ed Thacker 441, 297; Cecil Roberts 229, 89; Mark Godfrey 37b, 472; Billy Hollingsworth 489, 180; Shannon Primm 111b, 371; Lauren Bock and Ian Quinn 225b; Rebecca Over 460, 498; Ian Quinn 236; Michael Walker 322, 389 (in memory of Lonnie Rogers); Eddie Huckaby 178, 63.

RECESS

Judy Henry brought the class back to order leading 225t. Leaders: Angie Payne 501, 228; Robert Kelley 271b, 345t; Emma Rose Brown 218, 176b; Taylor Ward 59; Scott DePoy 65; Oscar McGuire 481; Richard DeLong 74t, 530; Margaret Thacker 39b, 480; Joyce Walton 192; Malinda Snow 556; Don Bowen 386, 521; Jane Spencer 51, 382; John Hollingsworth 36t, 58; Rachel Rudi 302; Phillip Denney 120, 47b; J.R. Hardman 378b, 473; Jesse Karlsberg 88t, 158.

LUNCH

Earlis McGraw brought the class back to order leading 475. Leaders: Michael Thompson 207; Jeannette DePoy 34t; Tony Hammock 83b; Robert Chambless 84 (for Charles Woods); B.M. Smith 284, 350; Leigh Cooper 349, 377; Virginia Dyer 340, 454; Kathy Williams 276, 344; Fallon Cook and Hayden Arp 269, 146; Rosemarie Yntema 77t, 213t; John Plunkett 32b (for Thom Fahrbach’s mother, Alice), 470; John Kelso 416 (for his uncle), 539 (for Hayden Arp’s grandmother); Erin Mills 203; Hayden Arp 149, 292; Sheri Taylor 411 (for Allen Lambert), 142; Carol Chapman 384, 542; Jason Stanford 348b; Lela Crowder 166; Charlene Wallace, Max Goldin, and Elis Goldin 32t, 101t.

Charlene Wallace led 62 as the closing song. Jason Stanford offered the closing prayer.

Chairman—Charlene Wallace; Vice Chairmen—Judy Henry and Earlis McGraw; Secretary—Judy Chambless