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Denney Memorial

Emmaus Primitive Baptist Church, Carrollton, Georgia

Saturday, October 31, 2015

The Denney Memorial was held on Saturday before the first Sunday in November. The class was called to order by Tony Hammock leading 59. Philip Denney offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Tony Hammock 39b (in memory of George Garner); Philip Denney 47t, 84 (in memory of the Atlanta singers, who helped with this singing throughout the years); Wyatt Denney 504; Judy Chambless 549 (in memory of B.J. Harris, Evelyn Harris, and Ruth Daniel’s son-in-law); Cecil Roberts 97, 399b; Winfred Kerr 45t, 47b; Eli Hinton 274t, 146; Jack Nelson 344 (for all veterans), 480; Anna Hinton 300, 142; Denney Rogers 143 (in memory of his mother, and his aunt, Josephine); 345t; Charlene Wallace 155, 171.


Wyatt Denney brought the class back to order leading 74t. The following officers were elected: Chairman—Tony Hammock; Vice Chairman—Philip Denney; Arranging Officer/Secretary—Judy Chambless.

Leaders: Michael Thompson 111t, 56b; Ester Williams 152, 75; Richard DeLong 36t, 322; Jesse P. Karlsberg 423 (in memory of Oliver Stokes), 396; Karen Rollins 168, 448t (in memory of her Grandpa Denney); Reba Windom 195 (in memory of Shelbie Sheppard), 436 (in memory of Jeff Sheppard); Jean Seiler 147t, 217; Robert Chambless 494 (for all veterans).


Tony Hammock brought the class back to order leading 569t. Leaders: Jeannette DePoy 405 (in memory of Everett Denney), 387 (in memory of Felton Denney); Daniel Williams 186, 34t; Sharon DuPriest 63, 314; David Smead 492, 478; B.M. Smith 475, 454; Andy Ditzler 167 (in memory of Oliver Stokes), 176b; Joyce Walton 67 (in memory of Jap Walton), 392 (in memory of Loyd and Ruth Redding); Lisa Bennett 284, 306; Matt Hinton 176t (in memory of Oliver Stokes); David Brodeur 52b, 36b; Oscar McGuire 229, 441; Erica Hinton 139, 201; Susan Cherones 460, 564; Fallon Cook 203, 37b; John Kelso 70b (in memory of Oliver Stokes); Pam Nunn 112; 192; Faith Riley 111b, 409; Lauren Bock 27 (in memory Oliver Stokes), 181; Philip Denney, Gayle Denney, and Eris Muse 340.

After announcements, Tony Hammock and Philip Denney led 62 as the closing song. John Kelso offered the closing prayer.

Chairman—Tony Hammock; Vice Chairman—Philip Denney; Secretary—Judy Chambless