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Holly Springs Memorial Singing

Holly Springs Primitive Baptist Church, Bremen, Georgia

May 31-June 1, 2014

Saturday, May 31

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 Ed Thacker.

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

Leaders: Earlis McGraw 283; Judy Chambless 37b; Tommy McGraw 399b; B.M. Smith 68b; Eric Tweedy 188; Robert Rivers 384; Virginia Dyer 314; Jason Stanford 285t; David Brodeur 547; Robert Chambless 84; Anna Hinton 40; Rebecca Over 453; Robert Kelley 82b; Terry Barber 101t; Kate Coxon 135; Karen Rollins 155 (in memory of Carlene Griffin); Pleasance Crawford 548; Pat Temple 39t; Thom Fahrbach 197; Leigh Cooper 196; Lauren Bock 203; Mary Wright 35; Mark Godfrey 472; Jenna Strizak 326; Eddie Huckaby 323b.

RECESS

Judy Henry brought the class back to order leading 276. Leaders: John Hollingsworth 461; George Burnette 129; Fallon Cook 192; Jessica Beer 171; Betsy Jeronen 440; David Wright 517; Caroline Bonnet 29t; Harry Eskew 128; Mary Brownlee 163t; Daniel Williams 332; Kellie Morris 49b.

RECESS

Earlis McGraw brought the class back to order leading 225t. Leaders: Samuel Williams 480; Faye Hollis 340; John Plunkett 334; Donald Ross 419; Billy Hollingsworth 212; Louis Hughes 403; Charles Woods 483; Diane Ross 455; Phillip Langley 564; Cecil Roberts 31t; Ed Thacker 298; Henry Johnson 111t; Oscar McGuire 485.

LUNCH

Earlis McGraw brought the class back to order leading 411. Leaders: Jeannette DePoy 475; Jesse Karlsberg 498; Philip Denney 299; Debra Grosse 64; Jesse Roberts 309; Eli Hinton 65; John Kelso 377; Matt Hinton 500; Donna Bell 546; Erica Hinton 187; Shelby Castillo 142; David Smead 407; Reba Windom and Pam Nunn 269 (in memory of Jeff and Shelbie Sheppard), 556; Nate Green 71; Margie Smith 108t; Diane Avery 358; Lisa Bennett 181; Carol Chapman 535; Rebecca Over 159; Kate Coxon 312b; Robert Kelley 433; Terry Barber 182; Thom Fahrbach 534; Pleasance Crawford 476; Leigh Cooper 56t; Mary Wright 328; Mark Godfrey 277; Eddie Huckaby 163b; Jessica Beer 176t; Betsy Jeronen 111b; David Wright 208; Caroline Bonnet 424; Daniel and Samuel Williams 504; Donald Ross and Diane Ross 354t; Megan Friddle 274t.

After announcements, Charlene Wallace, Judy Henry, and Earlis McGraw led 209 as the closing song. Cecil Roberts offered the closing prayer.

Sunday, June 1

The Sunday session of the Holly Springs Memorial Singing was called to order by Charlene Wallace leading 85. The morning prayer was offered by Philip Denney.

Leaders: Earlis McGraw 148, 114; Judy Chambless 66, 340; Tommy McGraw 430, 91; Lela Crowder 33b, 32t; Carol Chapman 317, 542; Kathy Williams 385t, 385b; Tony Hammock 464, 465; Helen Bryson 113, 176t; Winfred Kerr 146, 89; Hayden Arp 75, 434.

RECESS

Charlene Wallace brought the class back to order leading 45t. Leaders: Rene Greene 480, 200; Scott DePoy 48t, 448t; Mary Wright 154, 477; Rebecca Over 503, 353; Eddie Huckaby 178, 448b; Janice Paulk 384, 274b; Eli Hinton 77t; Anna Hinton 282, 300.

Cecil Roberts conducted the memorial lesson. He spoke on behalf of the deceased and the sick and shut-ins. Charlene Wallace, Judy Henry, and Earlis McGraw led 159 in memory of the following deceased: Lilly Todd, Carlene Griffin, Clyde McWhorter, Jeff Sheppard, Shelbie Sheppard, Teenie Moody, Alene Huckaby, Jeptha Brooks, and Thomas Cason Simpson.

Leaders: Caroline Bonnet 569b, 313b; Robert Chambless 145t, 569t; Terry Barber 173, 42.

LUNCH

Earlis McGraw brought the class back to order leading 64. Leaders: Karen Rollins and Matt Hinton 365; Virginia Dyer 217; Robert Kelley 38t, 188; Pat Temple 33t, 373; Robert Rivers 87, 49b; Donna Bell 441; Jeannette DePoy and B.M. Smith 99, 28b; Malinda Snow 415, 371; Jenna Frey and Christian Webb 358, 408; Philip Denney 313t, 168; Cecil Roberts 312b, 385t; Sheri Taylor and Lisa Webb 186 (for Donna Duke), 222; Lisa Bennett 339, 272; Erica Hinton 460, 389 (in memory of Lonnie Rogers); Oscar McGuire 573; David Smead 95, 551; Elis Golden and Charlene Wallace 354b; Louise Holland 155; Jason Stanford 335, 229.

After announcements, Charlene Wallace led 62 as the closing song. Cecil Roberts offered the closing prayer.

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