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Emmaus Primitive Baptist Church

Thomaston, Georgia

Saturday, March 3, 2012

The annual Sacred Harp singing at Emmaus Primitive Baptist Church was held on Saturday before the first Sunday in March. Wayne Watson brought the class to order leading 63. The opening prayer was offered by Elder Chad Lockwood.

Leaders: Wayne Watson 480; Helen Bryson 70t, 34b; Jason Hollis and Maggie Hollis 77t, 81t; Leigh Cooper 42, 39t; Mark Godfrey 277, 312b; Faye Hollis 78, 155; David Brodeur 178 (in memory of Melvin Kersey), 284; Laura Beth McKinley and Martha Harrell 503, 354b; Bill Hollingsworth 269, 285t; Lauren Bock 75, 362.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Wayne Watson; Secretaries/Arranging Committee—Mary Brownlee and Lauren Bock.


Jesse Karlsberg called the class back to order leading 540 and 285b. Leaders: Shannon Primm 83t, 203; John Plunkett 473, 121; Mary Brownlee with her children John, Beth, and Jason 47b, 147t; Rosemund Watson 66, 229; Michael Spencer 467, 278b; Charlene Wallace 276, 283. David Grant offered the blessing before the noon meal.


The class was called back to order by Wayne Watson leading 68b. Leaders: Oscar McGuire 171, 485; Erica Hinton 405, 102; John Hollingsworth 76b, 176t; David Grant 64 (for his sister Betty Ann Grant Denton), 153 (in memory of his father W.R. Grant); Matt Hinton 168, 99; Mark Godfrey and Leigh Cooper 384; Jesse Karlsberg and David Brodeur 454; Mary Brownlee, Martha Harrell, and Rosemund Watson 94; Michael Spencer 168; John Plunkett 354t; Anna Hinton 300; Eli Hinton 268; Bill Hollingsworth 236; Shannon Primm and Jennifer Primm 47t; Helen Bryson 358 (by request); Lauren Bock 344 (for Rosemund Watson); Oscar McGuire and the new singers of Warm Springs, Georgia 63; Jesse Karlsberg and Lauren Bock 198 (for Mary Brownlee); Oscar McGuire 532 (for Mary Brownlee).

The chairman took announcements from the class, and Rosemund Watson concluded the singing by leading 347. John Plunkett offered a closing prayer.

Chairman—Wayne Watson; Secretaries—Mary Brownlee and Lauren Bock