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Emmaus Primitive Baptist Church Singing

Thomaston, Georgia

Saturday, March 5, 2016

The annual Sacred Harp singing at Emmaus Primitive Baptist Church held on Saturday before the first Sunday in March was called to order by Oscar McGuire leading 34b. Elder Norman Randall offered the morning prayer.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve for the day: Chairman—Wayne Watson; Secretary—Helen Bryson.

Leaders: Oscar McGuire 59; Wayne Watson 63, 480; Helen Bryson 131b, 155; Joanne Fuller 65, 439; David Smead 47b (in memory of Lisa Bennett’s mother, Betty Jo Bennett), 50t; Mary Brownlee 287, 183; Debora Grosse 81t, 171; John Plunkett 312b, 160b; Faye Hollis 99, 299.


Oscar McGuire called the class to order leading 145t. Leaders: Martha Harrell 45t, 72b; Rosemund Watson 503, 282; Phillip Ford 314, 28b; Myron Showalter 236; B.M. Smith 143, 138t; Jesse Karlsberg 354t, 466; Jessica Kelso 191, 176b; David Grant 166, 569b.


Wayne Watson called the class to order leading 49b. Leaders: John Kelso 358 (by request), 296; Shannon Primm 142, 147t; Susan Ford 457, 49t; Mary Brownlee, Jason Brownlee, and Sage Brownlee 556, 569t; Mary Brownlee and Beth Brownlee Kerkhoff 68b; Bob Crawford 523; Helen Bryson 492; Joanne Fuller 406; David Smead 488; Debora Grosse 344; Faye Hollis 276; Rosemund Watson 94; Martha Harrell 542; Phillip Ford 47t; John Plunkett 540 (for Jeannette DePoy), 178; Bob Crawford and Oscar McGuire 40; Jesse Karlsberg 378t; B.M. Smith 225t (for Earlis McGraw); Shannon Primm 149; Oscar McGuire and Beth Brownlee Kerkhoff 268.

Announcements were made. Rosemund Watson led 347 as the closing song. Wayne Watson offered the closing prayer.

Chairman—Wayne Watson; Secretary—Helen Bryson