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Singing to Honor the Marriage of
Jessica Harris and John Kelso

Holly Springs Primitive Baptist Church, Bremen, Georgia

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Jessica Harris and John Kelso were married at Holly Springs Primitive Baptist Church on the morning of September 21, 2013. Friends sang the following songs from The Sacred Harp: 472 during the processional, 207 as John and Jessica took communion, and 56t during the recessional. After the ceremony, guests gathered outside for dinner on the grounds. Following the meal, newlyweds Jessica and John brought their guests and the singing class to order leading 33b. Best man Daniel Bass offered an opening prayer. Jessica and John led 48t. Jesse P. Karlsberg gave a brief singing school lesson.

Leaders: Matt Hinton, Mimi Lemma, and Fred Lemma 31t; Jesse P. Karlsberg 30t; Lauren Bock 278t; Phillip Denney 40; Nicole Bowman 211; John Plunkett 486; Malinda Snow 318; Daniel Bass, Laura Bowers, and Jodi Mount 178; Anna Hinton 300; Jason Stanford and Iris Stanford 276; Chris Sawula and Lauren Bock 107; Jeannette DePoy 475; Karen Rollins, John Kelso, and Terry Maher 45t; Jonathan Wood 380; Erin Mills 384; Fallon Cook 192; Tony Hammock 530; Erica Hinton 129; Amy Armstrong, Leigh Cooper, and Cecil Godfrey 460; Riley Lee and Ryan Bowman 496; Lisa Bennett, David Smead, and Judy Mincey 503; Victoria Valle, Faith Riley, Megan Friddle, Joy Cauley, and Preston Cauley 277.

Jessica Harris and John Kelso led 438 as a closing song. Daniel Bass offered a closing prayer, and the class was dismissed for cake.

Chairpersons—John Kelso and Jessica Harris; Arranging Committee—Jesse P. Karlsberg; Secretary—Lauren Bock