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Rome Sacred Harp Singing

Midway Primitive Baptist Church, Armuchee, Georgia

Saturday, August 15, 2015

The annual Sacred Harp singing held at Rome Midway Primitive Baptist Church on Saturday before the third Sunday in August was called to order by B.M. Smith leading 59. The morning prayer was offered by Elder Jesse Roberts.

Leaders: Judy Chambless 37b; Cindy Tanner 155; Cecil Roberts 89; Philip Denney and Shane Buris 535. Elder Hayes, pastor of the church, welcomed the class.

Leaders: Eric Tweedy 174; Samuel Williams 228; Charlene Wallace 171; Micah Roberts 432; J.R. Hardman 189; Louis Hughes 166; Margaret Thacker 39b; Wyatt Denney 240; Lisa Bennett 379; Michael Thompson 532; Susannah Gill 473; Rodney Ivey 383; Jeannette DePoy 384 (for Scott DePoy); Robert Chambless 480; Cheyenne Ivey 500.

RECESS

B.M. Smith led 101t to bring the class together. Leaders: Ed Thacker 149; Nathan Stewart 172; Judy Caudle 528; John Plunkett 50b; Jesse P. Karlsberg 275b; Ann Jett 88t; Henry Johnson 206; Joe Jones 569b; Darlene Dalton 503; Joyce Walton 269; Shane Wootten 106; Alison Brown 472; Daniel Williams 458; Karen Rollins 436 (in honor of her daughter’s birthday); Reba Windom 182; Helen Bryson 348t; Jesse Roberts 538; Sybil Adams 63; Nate Green and Norma Green 354t; Lela Crowder 186.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with B.M. Smith leading 318. Leaders: Phillip Langley 411; Matt Hinton 203; Katie White 547; Eli Hinton 65; David Smead 399t; Erica Hinton 180; Judy Mincey 279; John Kelso 360; Sandra Wilkinson 405; Michael Spencer 393; Pam Nunn 280.

Karen Rollins conducted the memorial lesson, and spoke of being thankful for our Sacred Harp traditions, friendships, family, health, (past, present, and future) and for the assurance of our heavenly home. The list of names of the sick and shut-ins included Amacia Smith, Elsie Moon, Lois Bowman, Doug Webb, Chloe Webb, Robert DePoy, Geneva Prichard, Lucy Garner, and Virginia Glass. The list of names of the deceased included George Garner, Josephine Denney, George Easley, Raymond Hamrick, Timothy Paul, Earlene Bradshaw Chandler, Joyce Harrison, Evelyn Harris, and Robert DuPree. Karen led 475. Elder Jesse Roberts closed the memorial service with prayer.

Leaders: Susannah Gill 68b; Joe Jones 523; Alison Brown 77t; Katie White 344; Judy Caudle and Nathan Stewart 437; Wyatt Denney, Philip Denney, Karen Rollins, and Gail Denney 340; Ann Jett and Cindy Tanner 327; Lisa Bennett, David Smead, and Judy Mincey 224; John Plunkett and Henry Johnson 230; Pam Nunn, Sybil Adams, and Reba Windom 192; Samuel Williams and Daniel Williams 123b; Matt Hinton, Erica Hinton, Anna Hinton, Charlotte Hinton, and Eli Hinton 196; Lela Crowder and J.R. Hardman 284; Jesse Roberts, Micah Roberts, and Jesse P. Karlsberg 546; Sandra Wilkinson, Darlene Dalton, and Philip Langley 448t; Nate Green, Norma Green, and Margie Smith 61; Michael Spencer, Cecil Roberts, and Ed Thacker 225t.

B.M. Smith led 46 as the closing song. Elder Jesse Roberts offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—B.M. Smith; Secretary—Cindy Tanner