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A special singing was held at Christ Covenant Church on the campus of the DeSoto County Museum in connection with the New Harmonies exhibit celebrating American roots music and sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution. Bobby Neyman welcomed the singers and introduced the Smithsonian staff, and John Van Horn called the class to order leading 63 and 61; Leaders: Hugh Bill McGuire 312t, 312b; Matt Bell "Golgotha," 326; Logan Green 313b, 142; Warren Steel 137, 70b; Mark Tew 139, 406; Cliff Hall 47b, 277; Katherine Green 274t, 157.
Bobby Neyman brought the class back to order leading 178 and 66. Leaders: Susanna Jones 40, 159; Barry Banchi 45t, 72b; Bob Barber 282; John Van Horn 200, 67; Hugh Bill McGuire 503, 460.
Matt Bell brought the class back to order leading 468 and 416. Leaders: Vicky Neyman 117; Warren Steel 179, 442; Mark Tew 268, 299; Cliff Hall 59, 288; Carol Barber 276; Rob Barber 128; Katherine Green 324, 504; Susanna Jones 73t, 32t; Helen Beauchamp 318, 358; Melissa Beauchamp 56b, 133; Logan Green "Evergreen," 547; Michael Jones 47t, 376; Robert Green 144, 222; Rachel Green 82t, 148; Shafer Green 106; Dalton Green 455,126; Hugh Bill McGuire and John Van Horn 236; Helen Beauchamp and family 107, 480. Following announcements, Bobby Neyman led 62 as the closing song and the class was dismissed with prayer by John Van Horn.
Chairman - Bobby Neyman
The thirty-second annual Oxford Sacred Harp Singing was held in the choral room of the Music Building at the University of Mississippi campus, Oxford, Mississippi, on the second Sunday in March. The class was called to order by Warren Steel leading 48t. Earl Ballinger offered the morning prayer. Mark Davis then led 270 and the class entered into a business session. The following officers selected to serve: Chairman: Warren Steel; Vice Chairman: Mark Davis; Secretary: Brenda Chafin; Arranging Committee: Elene Stovall. Leaders: Elene Stovall (AL) 171; Brenda Chafin 226; Sarah Beasley (AL) 340, Bobby Watkins (TN) 348b; Lisa Davis 436; John Van Horn 209; Bea Carnathan (AL) 204; Seth Holloway (TN) 274t; Mary Amelia Taylor (AL) 276; Earl Ballinger 224 (AL); Amy Armstrong (GA) 38b; Henry Guthery (AL) 456; Anne Steel 268; Hugh Bill McGuire 318; Vicky Neyman 178; Gravis Ballinger (AL) 182; Jane Armstrong 63; Danny Creel (AL) 145t; Lisa Geist (AL) 304; Tim Taylor (AL) 66; Gaston White (AL) 155.
Warren Steel called the class to order leading 215. Leaders: Henry McGuire 490; Natalie Davis 79; Milano Neyman 452; Kurt Davis 200; Cheyenne Ivey (AL) and Taylor Watkins (TN) 222; Ben and Bob Barber 282; Chris Ballinger (AL) 170; Jamie Corbett (AR) 354b; Larry Ballinger (AL) 528; Jan Murray 457; Mark Tew 339; Chuck Howell 112; Jeff Corbett (AR) 68b. Memorial lesson: Elene Stovall read the names of those deceased in the past year: Bernice Embry, Benny Walls, Travis Keeton, John Merritt, Cecil Sanders, Clarence McCool, Lonnie Rogers, and Marie Ivey. She then led 564 in memory of the deceased. Linda Thomas led 47t for the sick and homebound, and Danny Creel offered the memorial prayer. End of memorial lesson. Leaders: Hugh Bill McGuire 49b; Sarah Tidwell 146; Clay Terry 37t.
Mark Davis called the afternoon session to order leading 220. Other leaders: Bobby Neyman 479; Jack Barbera 129; Price Walden 89; Wanda Capps (AL) and April Watson (TN) 546; Matt Bell (TN) 414; Henry McGuire 532; Cheyenne Ivey, Linda Thomas and Taylor Watkins 217; Bob, Ben and Karol Barber 370; Bea Carnathan 341; Mark Tew 108t; Lisa Geist 273; John Van Horn 410t; Henry Guthery 558; Mary Amelia Taylor 189; Dameron Neyman 50b; Chris Ballinger 44; Anne Steel 448t; Larry Ballinger 448b; Jan Murray 275t; Danny Creel 269; Gaston White 99; Amy Armstrong 40; Gravis Ballinger 300; Jamie Corbett 133; Seth Holloway 534; Sarah Tidwell 42; Earl Ballinger 177; Vicky and Milano Neyman 117; Chuck Howell 32t; Sarah Beasley 167t; Bobby Watkins 480; Clay Terry 89; Jeff Corbett 565; Tim Taylor 77t; Bobby Neyman 163b; Matt Bell 468; Charlie Gates 85; Brenda Chafin 376; Jack Barbera 59. Following announcements, Warren Steel, Mark Davis and Brenda Chafin led the closing song on 345b, and the class was dismissed with prayer by Matt Bell.
Chairman - Warren Steel, email@example.com
Vice-Chairman - Mark Davis,
Secretary - Judy Caudle
A special singing, sponsored by the Water Valley Arts Council, was held at Bethlehem United Methodist Church, Velma. Warren Steel called the class to order leading songs on page 108t and 101t. James Person led the morning prayer. Leaders: John Van Horn 36b, 63, 201; Hugh Bill McGuire 345b, 343; Henry McGuire 40, 34t, 234; Drew McGuire 235, 418, 569b; Robert Earl Alexander 85, 124; Cliff Hall 277, 59, 47b; George Easley 34t, 313t, 323b.
Warren Steel brought the class back to order leading 200. Leaders: Matt Bell 30t, 425, 174; Milano Neyman 274t, 45t; Bobby Watkins 406, 480, 460; Bobby Neyman 82t, 178, 39t; Ben Barber 51, 282. Rev. Philip Dearman, pastor of the church, welcomed the singers and asked the blessing upon the noon meal.
Warren Steel began the afternoon session leading 280 and 179. Leaders: Logan Green 87, 351, 171; April Watkins 64, 146; Carol Barber 74b; Arlon Gardner 454, 455, 442; Gail Thompson 176t, 290; Molly Barber 154, 132, 409; Bob Barber 72b, 72t; Warren Steel 269, 141; John Van Horn 300, 236; Henry McGuire 441, Drew McGuire 209; Robert Earl Alexander 400; Cliff Hall 268; George Easley 438; Matt Bell 69t; Milano Neyman 468; Bobby Neyman 82b; Bobby Watkins 348b; Logan Green 142; Arlon Gardner 313b; Gail Thompson 312b. Following announcements, Warren Steel led 288 as the closing song and the class was dismissed with prayer by John Van Horn.
Chairman - Warren Steel
The sixty-third annual Sacred Harp singing at Bethel Primitive Baptist Church was called to order by Hugh Bill McGuire leading song on page 36b. John Van Horn led the morning prayer, and led 89, 106 and 101t. Leaders: Mark Davis 107. 280. 297; Chuck Howell 225t, 108t, 32t; Mark Tew 34b, 335, 108t; Anne Steel 295, 312t, 460; Cliff Hall 288, 59, 277; Warren Steel 32b, 211 (in memory of Julietta Haynes), 189; Will Ingraham 282, 319, 318; Andy Davis 209, 222, 254; Will McGuire 40; Henry McGuire 475, 387; Arlon Gardner 67, 313b, 183; Chuck Howell 182, 127, 49b.
After lunch, Hugh Bill McGuire called the afternoon session together leading song on page 82t. Other leaders: John Van Horn 126, 383; Robert Earl Alexander 207, 445, 424; Brenda Chafin 187, 278t, 542; Mark Davis 391, 327, 137; Linda Funderburk 74t, 39t, 47b (for T.J. Funderburk); Mark Tew 46, 81t, 268; George Easley 30t, 61; Anne Steel 200, 86, 348b; Cliff Hall 159, 503, 63; John Van Horn and Henry McGuire 236.
Warren Steel brought the class together leading 215. Leaders: Arlon Gardner 163t, 448t; Warren Steel 283, 285t; Janet Jenkins 117, 274t; Will Ingraham 457, 87; Bobby Neyman 112, 479; Milano Neyman 178, 34t; Henry McGuire 569b, W492 (Love at Home); Andy Davis 198. Following announcements, Henry and Hugh Bill McGuire led the closing song on page W486t (Trusting) and the class was dismissed with prayer by T.J. Funderburk.
Chairman - Hugh Bill McGuire
Secretary - Warren Steel
The annual Sacred Harp singing at Poplar Springs Baptist Church was called to order after lunch by John Van Horn leading song on page 68b, 65, 64 and 63. Leaders: Robert Earl Alexander 124, 335, 339, 338; John Van Horn J.L. White edition (W)494; Arlon Gardiner 67, 39t, 39b, 313b; George Easley 313t, 34b,523, W527; Warren Steel 208, 137, 47b, 57; John Van Horn 236, 201, 186, 155; Hugh Bill McGuire, 36b; W517, W519; Robert Earl Alexander 480; Arlon Gardiner 183, 108t, 448t, 448b, 454, 358; Warren Steel 288, 61, 29t. Following announcements, John Van Horn led the closing song on page 62, and the class was dismissed with prayer by Robert Earl Alexander.
The one hundred thirty-eighth annual Sacred Harp singing at Concord Baptist Church was called to order after dinner by John Van Horn in the fellowship hall, as the new church building is not yet completed. He began by leading song on page 111t and 215. He then called the following leaders: Robert Earl Alexander 274t, 275b; Hugh Bill McGuire 31t; Andy Davis 434, 269, 254; Warren Steel 126, 131b, 115; Curtis Gregory 119, 127, 59; Mark Davis 200, 155, 129, 212; Anne Steel 134, 433, 98; Wanda Gregg 460, 40, 515; Linda Jenkins 108t, 45t, J.L. White edition (W)519; John Van Horn 236. 83t; Robert Earl Alexander and Esther Mae Parker W517; Curtis Gregory 162; Andy Davis 318, 400, 490; Warren Steel 183, 185, 172; Mark Davis 36b, 47b, 436; Anne Steel 61, 348b; Wanda Gregg 186. Following announcements, Robert Earl Alexander dismissed the class with prayer.
The John N. Merritt Memorial Singing Convention (formerly the Holt Collier/Mississippi Bear Hunt Singing Convention) was called to order by Henry McGuire leading 47b. Robert Vaughn offered the morning prayer. Leaders: Henry McGuire 137; Mark Davis 123t, 270; Robert Vaughn 215, 142; Mary Ellen Schrock 171, 572 (CB); Hugh Bill McGuire, Sr. 200, 273; Sister Susan Dickey 59, 128; Richard Mauldin and T.J. Mauldin 358, 43; Charity Vaughn 113; 448b; Henry McGuire 68t (CB) (by request).
Henry McGuire and Will McGuire brought the class to order by leading 392 and 518. A business meeting was held. It was decided unanimously that, henceforth, this singing will be known as the John N. Merritt Memorial Singing Convention. The current slate of officers was reelected as follows: Chairman - Henry McGuire; Vice Chairman - Mark Davis; Secretary - Henry Schuman. Leaders: Henry Schuman and Linda Hellerich 189 (CH), 149 (CH); Natalie Davis 388, 288; Drew McGuire 542, 314; Matt Bell 329 (CH), 354 (CH); Logan Green and Hannah Monroe 56t, 87; Carole Watts 40, 384; Michael Jones 179, 36t; Warren Steel 411, 254; Arlon Gardner 67, 163t.
Henry McGuire brought the class to order by leading 472. Leaders: Henry Schuman 172 (CH); John Van Horn 64 (CH), 204 (CH); Hannah Monroe and Logan Green 64, 282; Ron Bernucho 463 (CB); Rita McGuffie and Henry McGuire 159, 146; Matthew Dawson 269, 455; Suzan Bernucho and Henry McGuire 488b (CB), 107t (CB); Hugh Bill McGuire, Jr. 272 (CH), 194 (CH); Royce Boyer 198, 383; Sarah Tidwell 42, 72b.
Richard Mauldin led 66 to bring the class to order. Leaders: Sister Susan Dickey 551; Robert Vaughn and Mark Davis 477 (CB), 468 (CB); Matt Bell 30t (CH); Mary Ellen Schrock 505 (CB); Michael Jones 546; Hannah Monroe and Logan Green 31t; Logan Green 442; Warren Steel 150 (CB). Announcements were made. Henry McGuire, Hugh Bill McGuire, Jr., and Mark Davis led the Drone as the closing song. Robert Vaughn dismissed the class with prayer.
The Sunday session was called to order by Henry McGuire leading 199 (CB). Danny Creel offered the morning prayer. Leaders: Henry McGuire 19 (CH); Mark Davis 281b (CH), 547 (CH) (in memory of John Merritt); Henry McGuire and Will McGuire 40; Mary Ellen Schrock 573 (CB), 146 (CB); Henry Schuman and Linda Hellerich 170 (CH), 184 (CH); Richard Mauldin and T.J. Mauldin 551, 508 (CB).
Henry McGuire, Hugh Bill McGuire, Jr., and Sarah Tidwell brought the class back together by leading 212. Leaders: Natalie Davis 145b, 354b; Hugh Bill McGuire, Sr., Hugh Bill McGuire, Jr., and Henry McGuire 131 (CH), 101 (CH); Danny Creel 238 (CH), 54 (CH); Carole Watts 490, 46; Drew McGuire 129 (CB), 480; Charity Vaughn 504, 224; Ron Bernucho 500 (CB), 449 (CB). Arlon Gardner, Charity Vaughn, and Carole Watts conducted the memorial lesson. Arlon spoke on behalf of both the sick and shut-ins and the deceased. He led 72b. Charity Vaughn read the following list of names of the sick and shut-ins: Johnnie Chafin, Harrison Creel, Carlene Griffin, Josie Hyde, Bud Oliver, Sammie Oliver, S.T. Reed, Lessie Reed, and Darlene Reynolds. She led 410t in their honor. Carole Watts read the following names of the deceased: Dr. Julietta Haynes, Marie Ivey, Ernie Jett, Clarence McCool and Cecil Sanders (Alabama); Nick Griffin and Lonnie Rogers (Georgia); John Merritt and Junie McNeal (Mississippi). She led 339 in their memory.
John Van Horn called the afternoon session to order leading 563 (CB) and 168 (CH). Leaders: Henry Schuman 131 (CH); Suzan Bernucho 239 (CB), 492 (CB); Hugh Bill McGuire, Jr. 283b (CB), 569 (CB); Arlon Gardner 201, 313b; Natalie Davis 400; Richard Mauldin and T.J. Mauldin 358; Carole Watts 424; Hugh Bill McGuire, Sr., Hugh Bill McGuire, Jr., and Drew McGuire 36b; Mary Ellen Schrock 361; Ron Bernucho 128 (CB); Charity Vaughn and Henry McGuire 521 (CB); Drew McGuire 569t; John Van Horn 16 (CH); Suzan Bernucho 408; Mark Davis 145b; Arlon Gardner 507; Henry McGuire 236. Following announcements, Henry McGuire, Hugh Bill McGuire, Jr., and Mark Davis led the Drone as the closing song. Drew McGuire dismissed the class with prayer.
Chairman - Henry McGuire
Vice Chairman - Mark Davis
Secretary - Henry Schuman
The sixty-third annual Hill Roane memorial Sacred Harp Singing was held at Sherman Baptist Church. The class was called to order by Mark Davis leading song on page 101t, 129. Roy Davis led the morning prayer. Mark Davis led song on page 101b and called the following leaders: John Van Horn 27. 28t, 312t; Arlon Gardner 430, 300, 39t; Wilma Mitchell 46, 47t, 63; Drew McGuire 209, 159, 72b; Darlene Reynolds 490, 569b.
Mark Davis reassembled the class with song on page 133. Leaders: Warren Steel 144, 378b, 440; Cliff Hall 288, 277, 276; Henry McGuire 434, 138t, 416; John Wall 358, 135, 421; Andy Davis 182, 183, 198.
Mark Davis called the afternoon session together leading song on page WB60 and WB154b. Other leaders: John Van Horn 344, 137; Arlon Gardner 111b, 347; Wilma Mitchell 147t, 274t; Drew McGuire 290, 40; Darlene Reynolds 282, 145t; Warren Steel 327, 179; Cliff Hall 146, 61; Henry McGuire 342 (in memory of Harrison Creel), 542; John Wall 535, 479; Andy Davis 254; Mark Davis led WB527 and WB517 for Hugh Bill McGuire; John Van Horn 236; WB486; Mark Davis WB487, WB492; Arlon Gardner 67; Warren Steel WB315, WB314. Following announcements, Mark Davis led the closing song on page 285t, and John Van Horn dismissed the class with prayer.
Chairman - Mark Davis
Secretary - Warren Steel
The annual Sacred Harp singing at Oak Springs Church was called to order after lunch by John Van Horn leading songs on page 89, 68b and 148. Leaders: Hugh Bill McGuire J.L. White edition (W)512; George Easley 418, 61, 101t; Mark Davis 74b, 75, 141; Warren Steel 142, 157, 171; J.E. Simpson W519, W494, W517; Andy Davis 147t, 155, 159; Wobert Earl Alexander 145b, 100, 101b; John Van Horn 236, 235, 222; George Easley 34b, 313t; Mark Davis 406, 106; Warren Steel 346, 337; Andy Davis 269, 211, 400; Robert Earl Alexander 122. Following announcements, John Van Horn led the closing song on page W60, and Robert Earl Alexander dismissed the class with prayer.
The 135th annual session of the Calhoun County Sacred Harp Musical Association convened at Bethel Primitive Baptist Church, Bruce, Mississippi. President John Van Horn called the class to order leading song on page 34b. He then led the morning prayer, and sang 1763b. Leaders: Mark Davis 83t, 200; The president called for corresponding delegates; T. J. and Linda Funderburk answered for the Chickasaw Convention and, under motion and second, were seated as delagates. President appointed chaplain Robert Earl Alexander chaplain and executive committee: Hugh Bill McGuire, chair, Mark Davis and Henry McGuire. Leaders: Cliff Hall 282y, 47b; Matt Bell 129, 123b; Robert Neyman 143, 142; Anne Steel 318, 326; Stephanie Beauchamp 163b; Wilma Mitchell 480, 569b; Andrew Beauchamp 198, 217; Will McGuire 40; Joe Thompson 285t, 189.
The President restored order and sang 300. Leaders: Linda Funderburk 64, 101b; Henry McGuire J.L. White edition (W)476, W492; Hugh Bill McGuire W512, W511; April and Taylor Watkins 146; Bobby Watkins 460, 492; Warren Steel 392, 278b; Robert Earl Alexander 170; Andy Davis 269, 430.
After a bountiful and delicious lunch, President Van Horn restored order and sang 440. Leaders: Mark Davis 209, 268; Cliff Hall 288, 277; Matt Bell 29b, 169; Robert Neyman 358, 347; Warren Steel 65. Although not allowed by the constitution, but by approbation of the Executive Committe, he sang a self-penned composition, "Hurricane Creek." Other leaders: Anne Steel 330b, 337; Andy Davis 434, 383, 254 (by request); Wilma Mitchell 274t, 39t; Joe Thompson 565b, 73t; Henry McGuire 472, 362. The following officers were retained: John Van Horn, president; Anne Steel, secretary.
President restored order and sang 236 and 176b. Leaders continued: Andrew Beauchamp 344, 444; Bobby Watkins 542, 348b; Hugh Bill McGuire 36b, 503b. Committee reported no deaths in the Association in the past year. Finances were reported, and Association agreed to meet at Bethel again in 2013. President appointed delegates to Chickasaw Convention: John Van Horn, Hugh Bill and Alice McGuire, with the same appointed to the State Convention. Following announcements, The Drone was sung and the convention was adjourned until 2013; Matt Bell dismissed the convention with prayer.
President - John Van Horn
Secretary - Anne Steel
The eight-fourth annual session of the Mississippi State Sacred Harp Singing Convention convened at Antioch Primitive Baptist Church for two days of worship in song service to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, when and where the following proceedings were had, to wit: the session began with President Mark Davis calling the meeting to order and leading 209. He welcomed everyone to the singing, and thanked Brother Alfred Bailey and the people of Antioch Primitive Baptist Church for having us there. Chaplain Arlon Gardner offered the opening prayer. President Davis appointed Darlene Reynolds and John Van Horn as the Arranging Committee. Leaders: Bill Hogan (CB) 450; CB464; Nancy Hogan CB 133, CB 392; Danny Creel (CH)186, CB84; Emily Burleson CH 43, CH64; Robert Vaughn CH 390, CH 253; Ken Tate CH 166, CH 176; Richard Mauldin 35, 66; Wanda Capps CH 264, CB 505. President Davis appointed Hugh McGuire, Henry McGuire, and Drew McGuire as the Business and Credentials Committee.
John Van Horn called the class back together leading 222. Leaders: Natalie Davis 87, 129; Hugh McGuire 428, 422; Drew McGuire 101t, 542; Wilma Mitchell 480, 490; Bobby Caldwell CH 216t; Bobby Caldwell and William Savell CH 157b; Henry McGuire CB 518; Hugh Bill McGuire 328; Will McGuire 40. President Davis appointed John Hollingsworth and Billy Hollingsworth as the Memorial Committee.
Mark Davis brought the class back together by leading 411. Leaders: Linda Funderburk 373, 143; Mary Ellen Schrock CH 189, CH 281b; Ann Jett CH 149, CH 170; Mark Davis CH 117 (for Mr. & Mrs. Alfred Bailey); John Hollingsworth, Hugh Bill McGuire, and Billy Hollingsworth 236; Regina Derstine 300, 42; Elizabeth Muhleisen 34b, 460; Bobby Neyman 479, 347; Billy Hollingsworth CH 421b, CH 168b; Amy Armstrong 299, 384; Susan Dickey 128, 178; Milano Neyman 254, 45t. In a business session for the purpose of electing officers, a motion was made and seconded to keep the same officers as follows: President: Mark Davis; Vice President: John Van Horn; Chaplain: Arlon Gardner; Secretaries: Jean Gray and Darlene Reynolds.
Mark Davis called the class back together leading 240. Leaders: John Van Horn 47b; Robert Vaughn CH 355; Ken Tate CH 51; Richard Mauldin 358; Danny Creel CB 404; Mary Ellen Schrock CH 50; Emily Burleson CH 82b; Ann Jett CH 338b; Wanda Capps CH 258. Following announcements, a motion was made and seconded to dismiss the class. Mark Davis, Hugh McGuire, and Henry McGuire led The Drone. Billy Hollingsworth dismissed with prayer.
Mark Davis opened the Sunday session leading 100. The opening prayer was offered by Arlon Gardner. President Davis welcomed everyone back for the second day of singing and led 36b. Leaders: John Van Horn CH 23b, CH 19; Jean Gray CH 86t, CH 158; Darlene Reynolds and Bentley Claire Rose CH 142, CH 188; Arlon Gardner 313b, 67; Billy Hollingsworth CH 121, CH 131; Hugh Bill McGuire 142, 273; Bill Hogan CH 133, CH 443; Nancy Hogan CH 189, CB 49t.
John Van Horn led 85 (CH) to bring the class to order. Leaders: Drew McGuire CB 572, CH 81t; John Hollingsworth CH 548; Amy Armstrong 84, 182; Wilma Mitchell CH 204t; Lisa Davis 334, 200, 203. The memorial kesson was conducted by John Hollingsworth and Billy Hollingsworth. Billy Hollingsworth spoke about how we have been blessed with this community and the tradition of singing these old songs. As we think of them, our hearts are with them, and we pray for their healing and protection. When we sing praises to God, it is also nourishment to our own souls. Billy led CH 507t in honor of the following sick and shut-ins: Stella Pratt, Leona Haynes, Bud Oliver, Sammie Oliver, S.T. Reed, Lessie Reed, Josie Hyde, W.M. Allen, Daphene Causey, William Ellison, Ben Smith, and Ruth Wyers. John Hollingsworth spoke about how we call their names for the first year they are gone, but we remember them for years to come. These people have all made great contributions to our singings. We need to pay homage to them. He then led CH 222b in memory of the following deceased: Junie McNeal, Eunice Dear, Marie Lollar, Harrison Creel, John Merritt, Marie Ivey, Dr. Julietta Haynes, Ernie Jett, Cecil Sanders, Bill Tanner, and Lonnie Rogers. The memorial lesson was closed with prayer offered by Arlon Gardner. Kurt Davis led 155 and 192
The afternoon session began with Mark Davis leading 179. Leaders: Jane Armstrong CH 109, CH 117; Mary Ellen Schrock CBJ 82b, CB 573; Hugh McGuire CH 537, CH256; Henry McGuire CB 574, CB 410; Mark Davis 112; John Van Horn CH 255; Drew McGuire 434; Darlene Reynolds and Bentley Claire Rose 569b; Arlon Gardner CH 155; Hugh Bill McGuire CB 393t; Drew McGuire 63; Amy Armstrong 270; Wilma Mitchell 39t; Jane Armstrong 128; Mary Ellen Schrock 171; Hugh McGuire 268; Henry McGuire 269. A business session was held. The Business and Credentials Committee reported the collections and current bank balance, and recommended a dispersement of money as follows: $40.00 to WCPC Sacred Harp Hour Radio Program and $300.00 to Antioch Primitive Baptist Church. The following resolutions were offered by Hugh Bill McGuire: We thank God for the ability and willingness to come together and sing. Thanks to Antioch Primitive Baptist Church for extending their hospitality and the use of this wonderful building. Thanks to singers who came from near and far to sing praises to God. Thanks to all who helped provide a bountiful lunch both days. We resolve to gather again a year from now to sing praises to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. A motion was made and seconded to accept all committee reports and dispense the committees. Mark Davis, Henry McGuire, and Arlon Gardner were appointed as the Location Committee. Announcements were made. A motion was made and seconded to adjourn. The session was closed by singing The Drone. John Van Horn dismissed with prayer.
Chairman - Mark Davis
Vice Chairman - John Van Horn
Secretary - Jean Gray and Darlene Reynolds
The twenty-fifth annual Sacred Harp singing at Taylor United Methodist Church (formerly held at Pilgrim's Rest Primitive Baptist Church) was called to order following the preaching service on a rainy Sunday by Warren Steel leading song on page 48t and 36b. John Van Horn led the morning prayer. Leaders: John Van Horn 73t, 106, 108b; Hugh Bill McGuire 82t; Anne Steel 171, 107, 480; Jess Weller 157, 445; George Easley 34b, 313t; Cliff Hall 268, 277; Chiquita Walls 335 in memory of Aubrey Enochs.
Warren Steel called the class together leading song on page 270 and 288 (in memory of Nellie Davis). Other leaders: Mary Amelia Taylor 35, 505, 472; Kathleen Brown 117, 282, 283; Will Ingraham 160t, 39t, 39b; Jack Barbera 40, 42, 45t; Jan Murray 31t, 31b, 285t; Joe Thompson 84, 217, 414. Warren Steel "Hurricane Creek."
John Van Horn brought the class together leading songs on page 3236 and 196. Leaders: Anne Steel 504, 200; Jess Weller 47t, 47b; Devon Newburn 201, 129; George Easley 438; Cliff Hall 159, 503; Mary Amelia Taylor 99, 390; Kathleen Brown 128, 388; Will Ingraham 466, 440; Joe Thompson 73b, 479. It was announced that in future years this singing will take place on the Saturday before the second Sunday in October, beginning at 10:00 a.m. Following announcements of future singings Warren Steel led the closing song on page 134, and the class was dismissed with prayer by Joe Thompson.
Chairman - Warren Steel
The annual Sacred Harp singing at Calhoun County Nursing Home was called to order at 1:30 by John Van Horn leading song on page 30t, 45t, 72b and 128. Leaders: Warren Steel 129, 306, 63, 421 (for Charles Pulliam); George Easley 34b, 145b, 523; Wilma Mitchell 490, 274t, 159; Anne Steel 480, 278b, 31t, 455; Hugh Bill McGuire 378t, 312b, 223, 39t, 273; John Van Horn 236, Warren Steel 400; John Van Horn 162; Wilma Mitchell 120; George Easley J.L. White book 494 (Don't Grieve Your Mother). Following announcements, George Easley dismissed the class with prayer.
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