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Oak Grove Primitive Baptist Church

Alpharetta, Georgia

Saturday, April 26, 2008

John Plunkett called the class to order leading 52t. The morning prayer was offered by Bobby Cagle.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—John Plunkett; Vice Chairman—Bobby Cagle; Secretary/Treasurer—Helen Bryson.

Leaders: John Plunkett 88b; Helen Bryson 75, 72t; Lee Rogers 73t, 50b; Jeannette DePoy 354t; Jeannette DePoy and Joyce Walton 466; Warren Steel 131t, 296; Nathan Rees 204,123t; Jane Spencer 122,176t; Vaudie Sherer 143, 460; Anne Steel 209, 480; Joyce Walton 434,192.


John Plunkett called the class back to order leading 31b. Leaders: Jeremy Shipp 232, 105; Mike Spencer 191, 499b; George Burnette 128,129; John Hollingsworth 83t, 240.

The memorial lesson was conducted by Richard DeLong in memory of Loy Garrison. Richard spoke of how Loy was instrumental in the establishment of the first Georgia State Convention in 1962. Loy Garrison meant a lot to the church and community. Richard led 74b and 285t. John Plunkett closed the memorial lesson with prayer.

Leaders: Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg 406, 470; Tony Hammock 60,135.


John Plunkett and Lauren Bock called the afternoon session to order leading 167. Leaders: Robert Boone 63, 72b; Jonathon Smith 58,186; Robert Kelly 83t, 260; Mike Thompson 46, 422; Malinda Snow 32t,196; Violet Thomason 112,189; Matt Hinton 212, 31t; Beth Burnette 178, 271t; Bobby Cagle 49b, 68b; Ray Brooks 73b, 111b; Patricia Cabe 45t, 318; Valerie Francis 323b, 319; Lauren Bock 170, 171; Andy Morse 538; 472; Richard DeLong 399b, 513; Erin Mills 278b, 430; Gwendolyn Boone 113, 76b; John Plunkett 544 (by request).

Announcements were made. John Plunkett let 62 as closing song. The closing prayer was offered by Charles Cagle, and the class was dismissed.

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