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Oak Grove Primitive Baptist Church

Alpharetta, Georgia

Saturday, April 26, 2014

The annual Sacred Harp singing at Oak Grove Primitive Baptist Church was held on Saturday before the fourth Sunday in April. John Hollingsworth called the class to order by leading 47t. Bobby Cagle offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: John Hollingsworth 50b; Bobby Cagle 49b, 43; Judy Chambless 142, 340; Jesse P. Karlsberg 126, 296; Eric Tweedy 297, 222; B.M. Smith 111b, 48t; Helen Bryson 101b, 112 (in memory of Violet Thomason); Hayden Arp 75, 389; Lisa Bennett 181 (for uncle Rock Pitts), 384; David Smead 39t, 266.

In a business session, the class elected to keep the same officers as follows: Chairman—John Hollingsworth; Vice Chairman—Bobby Cagle; Secretary—Helen Bryson.

RECESS

John Hollingsworth led 82t to bring the class together. Leaders: John Plunkett 74b (in memory of Lloyd Garrison), 367; Chris Tweedy 409, 156; Lauren Bock 83b, 123t; George Burnette 81t, 101t; Bill Hollingsworth 30b, 543; Robert Chambless 318, 72b; Malinda Snow 38b, 36b; Bobby Cagle 61 (for Lena Mae Dockery), 70t; Judy Chambless 475, 472.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with John Hollingsworth leading 109. Leaders: Jesse P. Karlsberg 351, 352; Eric Tweedy 240, 200; B.M. Smith 34b, 155 (for Evelyn Harris); Helen Bryson 542, 300; Hayden Arp 283, 408; Lisa Bennett 448b, 448t; David Smead 313b, 562; John Plunkett 465, 473; Chris Tweedy 100, 282; Lauren Bock 69b, 216; George Burnette 131t, 129; Bill Hollingsworth 500, 180; Robert Chambless 503, 303; Malinda Snow 191, 107; Jesse P. Karlsberg 178; John Plunkett 544.

Following announcements, Bobby Cagle led 62 as the closing song. John Plunkett dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—John Hollingsworth; Vice Chairman—Bobby Cagle; Secretary—Helen Bryson