The thirty-fourth annual Oxford Sacred Harp Singing was held in the Powerhouse Community Arts Center on the second Sunday in March. The class was called to order by Warren Steel leading 126. Mark Davis offered the morning prayer, then led 171 and the class entered into a business session. The following officers were elected to serve: Chairman: Warren Steel; Vice Chairman: Mark Davis; Secretary: Brenda Chafin; Assistant Secretary: Wanda Capps; Arranging Committee: Ann Jett and Drew McGuire. Leaders: Arlon Gardiner 67; Larry Ballinger (AL) 151; Mark Tew 99; Henry McGuire 472; Wanda Capps (AL) 298; Anne Steel 348b; Matt Bell (TN) 406; Becky Briggs (FL) 336; Steve Adams (AL) 331; Natalie Davis 155; Tim Taylor (AL) 569b; Logan Green (TN) 306; Cheyenne Ivey (AL) 176b; Gravis Ballinger (AL) 314; Allison Davis (AL) 436; Sarah Beasley (AL) 340.
Warren Steel called the class to order leading 61. Leaders: Shelbie Castillo (MI) and Reba Windom (AL) 215; Dorothea Maynard (TN) 442; Cliff Hall 286; Juanita Shaw (TN) 63; Jan Murray 457; Bob Barber and Rob Barber 282; Regina Derstine 270; Lisa Davis 200; Amber Davis (AL) 192; Ken Tate (AL) 271t; Mary Amelia Taylor (AL) 505; Julie Heeren (TN) 417.
Mark Davis called the class together leading 106; Leaders: Molly Barber 277. Memorial lesson: Henry McGuire led 146 for the sick and homebound. He then read the names of those deceased in the past year: Jeff Sheppard, Shelbie Sheppard, Bud Oliver, Josie Hyde, C. T. Williams, Hugh Bill McGuire, Emily Boswell, Charlie Gates, Jean Gray, W. M. Allen, and Diane Mennella. Reba Windom led 556b, and Henry McGuire led 269 for the deceased, and John Van Horn offered prayer. End of memorial lesson. Leaders: Elene Stovall (AL) 142; Lisa Geist (AL) 540; Drew McGuire 430; John Wall 72b; John Plunkett (GA) 391.
Warren Steel called the afternoon session to order leading 396. Other leaders: Ben Barber, with three students from Brazil, 47b; Danny Creel (AL) 280; Earl Ballinger (AL) 283; Seth Holloway (TN) 235; Jack Barbera 45t; Jeff Corbett (AR) 565b; Sarah Tidwell 42; Sunny Young and Eli Baker 318; Karol Barber 154; Chuck Howell 112; Mary Chrestman 129; John Van Horn 273; Ann Jett 339: Brenda Chafin (AL) 77t and 542 (in memory of Hugh Bill McGuire); John Plunkett and Julie Heeren 50t; Becky Briggs, Sarah Beasley, Seth Holloway, and Mel and Dorothea Maynard 274t, 319; Tim and Mary Amelia Taylor 196; Reba Windom and Shelbie Castillo 224; Larry, Earl and Gravis Ballinger and Lisa Geist 528; Danny Creel, Ann Jett and Wanda Capps 327; Henry, Drew and Will McGuire, Sarah Tidwell and Thomas Burns 454; John Van Horn and Warren Steel 236. Following announcements, Warren and Anne Steel and Mark and Natalie Davis led the closing song on 285t, and the class was dismissed with prayer by Earl Ballinger.
Chairman - Warren Steel, firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice-Chairman - Mark Davis,
Secretary - Brenda Chafin
The sixty-fifth annual Sacred Harp singing at Bethel Primitive Baptist Church was held this year in memory of Hugh Bill McGuire. Henry McGuire called the class to order leading 32t. John Van Horn led the morning prayer. Henry McGuire led 512, and the class organized by electing the following officers: Chairman - Henry McGuire; Vice Chairman - Drew McGuire; Secretary - Warren Steel. Leaders: Drew McGuire 131b, 421; John Van Horn 148, 168; Amber Davis 187, 391; Bill Hollingsworth 268; 269; Anne Steel 47t, 200; John Plunkett 227, 54; Gravis Ballinger 215, 314; Wilma Mitchell 274t, 39t.
Henry McGuire called the class together leading WB 486t. Other leaders: John Hollingsworth 186, WB 527; Arlon Gardner 277, 455; Lisa Geist 528, 527; Kurt Davis 36b, 36t; Julie Heerin 47, 354b; Andy Davis 254, 196; Sarah Tidwell 81t, 146; Mark Davis 218, 546.
After lunch, Henry McGuire called the afternoon session together leading WB 492. Other leaders: Chuck Howell 30t, 160t; Stacy Smith 424, 236; Larry Ballinger 177, 551; Regina Derstine 178, 349; Robert Earl Alexander 341; George Easley 313t; Nicole Manley 63; Henry and Drew McGuire 442; Amber Davis 192; John Plunkett WB 54t; Warren Steel 27; Bill Hollingsworth WB 34b; Gravis Ballinger 112; John Hollingsworth 461; Anne Steel 318; Larry Ballinger WB 176b; John Van Horn 120; Wilma Mitchell 569b.
Drew McGuire brought the class together leading 297. Leaders: Kurt Davis 155; Arlon Gardner 313b; Julie Heerin 82t; Andy Davis 400; Mark Davis 383; Chuck Howell 324; Regina Derstine 160b, Robert Earl Alexander WB 517, Henry McGuire 472. Following announcements, Henry and Drew McGuire led the closing song on page 62, and the class was dismissed with prayer by Robert Earl Alexander.
Chairman - Henry McGuire
Vice Chairman - Drew McGuire
Secretary - Warren Steel
The annual Sacred Harp singing at Poplar Springs Baptist Church was called to order after lunch by John Van Horn. Singers included John Van Horn, Robert Earl Alexander, George Easley, Warren Steel, Andy Davis and Curtis Gregory. Leaders were not called, but the following songs were sung: 38b, 37t, 36b, 37b, 73t, 72b, 75, 63, 83t, 100, 101t, 108t, 106, 112, 119, 127, 569b, 129, 128, 65, 84, WB 494 (Don't Grieve Your Mother), 297, 313t, 312b, 401, 64, 45t. Following announcements, the class sang 288, and Robert Earl Alexander dismissed the class with prayer.
The one hundred fortieth annual Sacred Harp singing at Concord Baptist Church was called to order after dinner by John Van Horn in the new church building, which is still under construction. He began by leading song on page 48t and 52t. He then called the following leaders: Andy Davis 38b, 269, 434; Wanda Gregg 40, 186, 288; Cliff Hall 282, 59, 159; Mark Davis 65, 129, 297; George Easley 164, 438; Warren Steel 36b, 203, 47t; Warren Steel and Wanda Gregg, WB517 (Not Made With Hands) in memory of J.L. Gregg; John Van Horn 236; Keith Smithson 62, 72b; Linda Smithson 45t; Linda Jenkins 313t, 312b; John Van Horn 148; Andy Davis 254; Cliff Hall 503; Wand Gregg 47b; Mark Davis 166; Keith Smithson 145b; Warren Steel 53; Following announcements, John Van Horn led the closing song on page 46, and George Easley dismissed the class with prayer.
The annual John N. Merritt Memorial Singing at the Old Courthouse Museum was called to order by Henry, Drew and Will McGuire leading 42. John Van Horn offered the morning prayer. Leaders: Henry McGuire 34b; Mark Davis 29t, 472; Carole Watts 40, 46; Michael Carney 384, 476; Nanette Olivier 63 (CB), 393 (CB); Henry Schuman and Linda Hellerich 189 (CH), 142 (CH); Arlon Gardner 448t, 67; Sister Susan Dickey 178, 128; John Van Horn 63 (CH), 64 (CH). The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman - Henry McGuire; Vice Chairman - Mark Davis; Secretary/Arranging Officer - Henry Schuman.
Hugh McGuire brought the class to order by leading 258 (CH) and 465 (CH). Leaders: Robert DuPree 117 (CH), 86 (CH); Mary Ellen Schrock 180 (CH), 82b (CH); Drew McGuire 121 (CH), 134; Amber Davis 475, 192; Michael Carney 282; Sonya Kirkham 486 (CB), 475 (CB); Erica Martinez 186 (CH), 85 (CH); Robert Vaughn 548 (WB), 543t (WB); Mallory Oliver 200 (CH), 142 (CB).
Henry McGuire brought the class to order by leading 316 (CH). Leaders: Nancy Van Den Akker 133 (CH), 168t (CH); Charity Vaughn 183 (CB), 392 (CB); Larry Ballinger 528, 559 (CB); Henry Schuman 172 (CH); Darlene Reynolds 484 (CB), 410 (CB); Hugh McGuire 336 (WB), 540 (WB); Lisa Geist 273, 269; Warren Steel 176b, 203 (CH); Sarah Tidwell 146, 72b; Wilma Ann Mitchell 480, 49t; Drew McGuire and Henry McGuire 236; Robert Vaughn 490; Lisa Geist and Larry Ballinger 56t; Sister Susan Dickey 59; John Van Horn 563 (CB); Amber Davis 391; Warren Steel 400; Henry McGuire, Hugh McGuire and Sarah Tidwell 465 (CB). Announcements were made. Henry McGuire, Hugh McGuire, and Mark Davis led the Drone (549b CH) as the closing song. Robert Vaughn dismissed the class with prayer.
The Sunday session was called to order by Henry McGuire leading 52b. Arlon Gardner offered the morning prayer. Leaders: Henry McGuire 32t; Drew McGuire 108t, 111b; Darlene Reynolds 569b, 281b (CH); Mark Davis 41t (CH), 102; Nanette Olivier 159 (CB); Arlon Gardner 155 (CH), 455; Natalie Davis 344, 345b; Nancy Van Den Akker 168 (CB), 573 (CB); Carole Watts 571 (CB), 587 (CB); Robert DuPree 40, 565.
Hugh McGuire brought the class back together by leading 168b (CH) and 130 (CH). Leaders: Nanette Olivier 268t (CB), 71; Arlon Gardner 278t, 106; Christine Murphy 408; Henry Schuman and Linda Hellerich 131 (CH), 149 (CH); Mary Ellen Schrock 179 (CH), 253 (CH): Charity Vaughn 108t, 186. Charity Vaughn and Carole Watts conducted the memorial lesson. Carole spoke on behalf of the sick and shut-ins. She read the following list of names, and led 340 on their behalf: Roy (R. M.) Davis, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Stites Gardner, Jr. Charity spoke on behalf of the deceased and read the following list of names: Josie Hyde (Alabama); W.M. Allen, Emily Boswell, Jean Gray, and Hugh Bill McGuire, Sr. (Mississippi); Sharon Kellam (North Carolina); Junior Smith and Lawson Smith (Texas). She led 327 (CB) in their memory. Charity then conducted a remembrance of our veterans. She led 137 (CB) for them. Mark Davis offered prayer to close the memorial service. Leaders: Regina Derstine 410 (t? b?), 497 (CB); Erica Martinez 189, 279.
Henry McGuire brought the afternoon session to order by leading 492 (WB). Leaders: Wilma Ann Mitchell 248 (CH), 204; Henry Schuman 184 (CH); Kate Paxton 183; Lisa Leming 318, 155; Carole Watts 319; Nancy Van Den Akker 470 (CH); Robert DuPree 264 (CH); Charity Vaughn 521 (CB); Erica Martinez 58; Drew McGuire 65; Mary Ellen Schrock 189 (CH); Hugh McGuire 188 (CH); Darlene Reynolds 355 (CH); Sandra Melsheimer and Linda Hellerich 85 (CH); Mark Davis 101 (CH); Regina Derstine 313 (CH); Natalie Davis 63; Hugh McGuire and Henry McGuire 76 (CH) (in memory of Hugh Bill McGuire, Sr., 547 (CH) (in memory of John Newton Merritt). Announcements were made. Henry McGuire, Hugh McGuire, and Mark Davis led the Drone (549b CH) as the closing song. Drew McGuire dismissed the class with prayer.
Chairman - Henry McGuire
Vice Chairman - Mark Davis
Secretary - Henry Schuman
The sixty-fifth 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 31t. John Van Horn led the morning prayer. Mark Davis led songs on page 184, 185 and 52t. The class elected officers as follows: Chairman - Mark Davis; Vice Chairman - John Van Horn; Secretary - Warren Steel; Arranging Committee - Henry McGuire. Leaders: John Van Horn 71,70b, 201; Cliff Hall 282, 277, 276; Warren Steel WB 35, WB 34b, 283.
Mark Davis reassembled the class with song on page 203. Leaders: Darlene Reynolds 569b, 490, WB 511; Amber Davis 479, 348b, 192; Regina Derstine 297, 117, 120; Andy Davis 183, 196, 198.
Mark Davis called the afternoon session together leading song on page 111t. Other leaders: Henry McGuire 495, 181, 263; Todd Derstine 145b, 63; John Van Horn 442; Amber Davis 157; Darlene Reynolds 145t; Andy Davis 436; Cliff Hall 288; Warren Steel 116; Regina Derstine 122; Andy Davis 254 (for Roy Davis); Henry McGuire 110; Mark Davis WB 154b 236; Cliff Hall 91; John Van Horn 137; Andy Davis 383. Following announcements, Mark Davis led the closing song on page 235, and Roy Davis dismissed the class with prayer.
Chairman - Mark Davis
Vice Chairman - John Van Horn
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 101t, 108t and 108b. Leaders: Robert Earl Alexander 129, 207, 235; George Easley 34b, 61; Warren Steel 76b, 128, 36b; Andy Davis 39t, 47b, 400; Curtis Gregory 40, 119; Warren Steel 80b; John Van Horn 77t, 268; Robert Earl Alexander 124; Warren Steel 482, 394; Andy Davis 379, 378t; Warren Steel 176t, 176b. Following announcements, Curtis Gregory selected the closing song on page 75, and Robert Earl Alexander dismissed the class with prayer.
The 137th 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 59. He appointed Robert Earl Alexander as chaplain, who led the morning prayer. The President then appointed the Executive Committee: Mark Davis (Chairman), Drew McGuire, Warren Steel, and Henry McGuire. The president recognized and seated George and Maybelline Easley as delegates from the Chickasaw Convention and welcomed visitors from other states and conventions. Leaders: John Van Horn 440, 300; Anne Steel (secretary) 171, 31T; Bobby Neyman 490, 472; Darlene Reynolds 569B, WB 511; Robert Earl Alexander 354, 108; Shelby Castillo 217, 318; Arlon Gardner 278T, 448T; Drew McGuire 270, 30B; Wanda Capps 299, 546.
The President restored order and lead 278B. Leaders: Wendell Rinehart 457, 445; Amber Davis 345T, 82T; Ann Jett 319, 37B; Loretta Whitman 36B, 81T; Regina Derstine 383, 370. Warren Steel led 65 for the sick and shut-in (Ozella Blackmon, Roy Davis, Alice McGuire, and Richard Mauldin) and led 205 in memory of Hugh Bill McGuire, W.M. Allen, Edna Jean Gray, and Dennis Beasley. Leaders: Mark Davis 96, 272; Mary Amelia Taylor 396, 298; Steve Adams 378T, 331; Henry McGuire WB 505, WB 543T.
After a plentiful and delicious lunch, President Van Horn restored order and sang 155. Leaders: Janet Jenkins 117, 268; George Easley 34B, WB 60; Warren Steel WB 150, 56B; Henry McGuire WB 492, WB 486T, Anne Steel 388; Bobby Neyman 347; Darlene Reynolds 145T; Shelby Castillo 224; Arlon Gardner 277; Drew McGuire 512; Wanda Capps 168; Amber Davis 142; Ann Jett 269; Loretta Whitman 343B; Regina Derstine 57. At two o'clock p.m. President Van Horn recommended amending item 5 of the Constitution to read "all active singers in Mississippi" instead of "all active singers in north Mississippi." The Executive Committee approved this change. The following officers were elected: Henry McGuire, president, and Anne Steel secretary. John Van Horn welcomed the new president and led 236.
President McGuire restored order and sang 313T. Leaders: Mark Davis 419; Mary Amelia Taylor 390; Janet Jenkins 274; George Easley 523; Warren Steel 513; Drew, Henry and Will McGuire 40 (for Alice McGuire). Mark Davis reported $145 in monies collected, to be dispersed by the secretary as directed by the Executive Committee. By order of the Executive Committee the association agreed to meet again at Bethel in 2015. It was announced that the State Convention would be the fourth Sunday in August and the Saturday before at Antioch Church, Scott County. Singings will also be held at Taylor United Methodist Church in Lafayette County on the Saturday before the second Sunday in October, at the Calhoun County Nursing Home at 1:30 on the Saturday afternoon before the first Sunday in December, and third Sunday afternoons in November, January, February and March at 1:00 at Bethel Church in Bruce. Following announcements, the day of singing was closed by Henry McGuire leading 62 as the singers took the parting hand, and Arlon Gardner dismissed the convention with prayer.
President - Henry McGuire
Secretary - Anne Steel
The 86th session of the Mississippi State Convention was called to order by Mark Davis leading 37b. The opening prayer was offered by Arlon Gardner. President Davis welcomed everyone, and extended thanks to Alfred Bailey and Antioch Primitive Baptist Church for hosting us. Leaders: John Von Horn 224; Darlene Reynolds 484 (CB); Arlon Gardner 67; Danny Creel 54 (CH); Charity Vaughn 212 (CB); John Hollingsworth 236; Mary Ellen Schrock 179 (CH); Bill Hogan 269 (CB); Cheryl Foreman 49t; Robert Vaughn 206 (WB); Crystal Meadows 198; Sonny Erwin 464 (CB); Ann Jett 170 (CH); Tom Gray 367 (CH); Stanley Smith 498; Ryan Bowman 133; Ken Tate 432b (CH); Hayden Arp 64 (CH); Bruce Coates 511t (CB); Rick Foreman 273 (CB); Beverly Coates 475.
John Von Horn called the class back together by leading 155. Leaders: Warren Steel 536 (CB); Michael Walker 567 (CB); Amber Davis 187; Sarah Beasley 572 (CB); Nancy Van Den Akker 168; Bobby Neyman 40. President Davis led 117 (CH) at the request of the people from Antioch Primitive Baptist Church. President Davis appointed Henry McGuire, Hugh McGuire, and Drew McGuire as the Business and Credentials Committee. Leaders: Seth Holloway 571 (CB); Wanda Gregg 573 (CB); Madison Busby 306 (CH); Lisa Geist 527; Tim Gray 200; Drew McGuire 155 (CH); Mike McNeil 522 (CB); John Van Horn 143.
John Van Horn and Warren Steel brought the class back together leading 217. Leaders: Glenn Keeton 504; Dennis Crawford 277; Luke Addison 86; Nathaniel Addison 58; Cara Beth Addison 67 (CB); Natalie Davis 171; Bobby Caldwell 82 (CB); Regina Derstine and Todd Derstine 102; Henry McGuire 511 (WB); Hugh McGuire 505 (WB); Lisa Davis 222; Lynn Dennis 460; Danny Creel 186 (CH); Bill Hogan 176 (CH); Cheryl Foreman and Rick Foreman 133 (CH); Robert Vaughn 461; Crystal Meadows 183; Sonny Erwin 493; Ann Jett 149 (CH); Mary Ellen Schrock 180 (CH). In a business meeting for the purpose of electing officers, a motion and second was made to keep the same officers as follows: President - Mark Davis; Vice President - John Van Horn; Chaplain - Arlon Gardner; Secretary - Darlene Reynolds. Mark Davis led 240.
Mark Davis called the class back together leading 300. Leaders: Ken Tate 462t (CH); Hayden Arp 434; Bruce Coates 133 (CB); Beverly Coates 372 (CH); Michael Walker 204t (CH); Amber Davis 380; Sarah Beasley 76b (CH); Nancy Van Den Akker 549; Lisa Geist 273; Tom Gray 68b; Glenn Keeton 468 (CB); Mark Davis 142 (CH). Following announcements, a motion was made and seconded to dismiss the class. Mark Davis, Hugh McGuire, and Henry McGuire led The Drone. Arlon Gardner dismissed the class with prayer.
Mark Davis opened the Sunday session by leading 31b. The opening prayer was offered by Tim Gray. Leaders: Mark Davis 203; John Van Horn 209; Darlene Reynolds 490, 569b; John Hollingsworth 186, 146; Cheryl Foreman 60 (CH), 264 (CH); Crystal Meadows 38t (CB), 505 (CB); Charity Vaughn 514 (CB), 494 (WB); Mary Ellen Schrock 133 (CH), 51 (CH); Rick Foreman 261t (CH), 228 (CH); Bill Hogan 332 (CH), 258 (CH).
John Van Horn led 111t (CH) to bring the class back to order. President Davis appointed Tom Gray and Tim Gray to the Resolutions Committee. President Davis appointed Wanda Gregg and John Hollingsworth to the Memorial Committee. Leaders: Tom Gray 168b (CH), 358; Wanda Gregg 559 (CB); Beverly Coates 40t (CH), 501 (CH); Jackson Fleder 176b, 55; Bruce Coates 30b, 66; Arlon Gardner 278t, 455; Drew McGuire 354 (CH), 281b (CH).
The afternoon session began with President Davis leading 107. Leaders: Ryan Bowman 43 (CB), 29t (CB); Amber Davis 511b (CB), 229 (CB); Sonny Erwin 81t (CH), 214; Nancy Van Den Akker 340 (CB), 414b (CB); Stanley Smith 241 (CH), 138 (CH); Mike McNeil 282, 172 (CH); Regina Derstine 542, 339 (CH); Tim Gray 304 (CH), 47 (CH); Lynn Dennis 40 (CB), 517 (WB); Hugh McGuire 196, 269. Wanda Gregg and John Hollingsworth conducted the memorial lesson. The following list of names of the sick and shut-ins was read: Toy Davis, Billie Margaret Gardner, Stites Gardner, and Henry McGuire. John Hollingsworth spoke about remembering these people, and letting them know we love and care about them. They led 68b in memory of the following deceased: Jean Gray, Hugh Bill McGuire, W.M. Allen (Mississippi); John L. Dennis (Ohio); J.R. Gregg (Tennessee); Doris Hanks, Lawson Smith, A.A. Smith, Jr., Sallie Foreman (Texas). John Hollingsworth spoke about how we call their names the first year they are gone, but we need to remember all who have gone home to be with the Lord, and also, how much we miss them after singing together for years. John led 108 (CH) and 266 (CH). The memorial lesson was closed with prayer offered by Bill Hogan. The Business and Credentials Committee (Hugh McGuire and Drew McGuire) reported the collections and bank balance. They recommended disbursement of money as follows: Antioch Primitive Baptist Church - $350.00; WCPC Sacred Harp Radio Program - $100.00; Minutes - $85.00; and the Sacred Harp Musical Heritage Association for Camp Fasola Scholarship - $250.00. The Resolutions Committee submitted the following: We thank Antioch Primitive Baptist Church for extending their hospitality and the use of this wonderful building; thanks to everyone that came from near and far to sing praises to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; thanks to everyone that helped in preparing meals; and we plan to meet here again next year to once again sing praises to God. All the reports were accepted, and the business meeting was closed. Leaders: Mark Davis 117 (CH); Bill Hogan 520 (CB). Announcements were made. Mark Davis, John Van Horn, and Hugh McGuire led The Drone. The closing prayer was offered by Arlon Gardner.
President - Mark Davis
Vice President - John Van Horn
Secretary - Darlene Reynolds
The twenty-seventh annual Sacred Harp singing at Taylor United Methodist Church (formerly held at Pilgrim's Rest Primitive Baptist Church) was called to order on a rainy Saturday by Warren Steel leading song on page 47t and 52t. The Reverend John Wesley Leek led the morning prayer. Leaders: Warren Steel 67, John Van Horn 108tm 108b, 53; Charity Vaughn 176b, 335, 129; Carol Watts 46, 40, 490; George Easley 34b, 313t, 523; Dameron Neyman 312b, 48t, 44; Cliff Hall, 288, 63, 59.
Warren Steel reassembled the class leading song on page 137. Other leaders: Bobby Neyman 479, 347, 105; Cesare Neyman 45t; Andy Davis 47b, 196, 434; Vicky Neyman 268, 269, 178.
Warren Steel called the class together leading song on page 280. Leaders: Anne Steel 282, 142, 480; John Van Horn 200, 39t; Charity Vaughn 186, 212. At this time, Warren Steel led a memorial lesson for sick and shut-ins Kenneth Stead and Henry McGuire, and in memory of deceased Hugh Bill McGuire, W.M. Allen, Earl Yarber, William Hunt and Joshua Lowe, leading songs on page 400 and "Hurricane Creek." John Wesley Leek led the memorial prayer. End of memorial lesson. Other leaders: Carol Watts 29b, 341; George Easley 378t, 438; Dameron Neyman 284, 399t; Cliff Hall 159, 277; Bobby Neyman 276, 163b; Cesare Neyman 568; Andy Davis 236, 222; Vicky Neyman 209; Anne Steel 208, 318; Warren Steel 36b. Following announcements of future singings Warren Steel led the closing song on page 176t, and the class was dismissed with prayer by George Easley.
Chairman - Warren Steel Secretary - Anne Steel
The Columbus Memorial Sacred Harp singing was held in the main room of the Columbus Arts Council on the second Saturday in November. Bobby Neyman, of Olive Branch, Mississippi, organized the memorial singing. Mr. Neyman taught a singing school for newcomers at 9:00 a.m. The singing began at 10:00 a.m. John Van Horn offered the opening prayer. Leaders: Bobby Neyman 479, 45t; Milano Neyman 117, 178; Bridget Piesche 59, 136; Anne Steel 37b, 39t; Warren Steel 137, 65; Wayne Baines 49t, 146; John Van Horn 63, 72b; Joe Thompson 66, 566; Matt Bell 69t, 68t; Wendell Reinhardt 445, 457.
Warren Steel called the class to order leading 87. Leaders: Mike Hankins 111b, 145b; John Imes 47b, 282; Vicky Neyman 347, 163b; Bobby Neyman 105, 106; Milano Neyman 81b; Bridget Piesche 236; Anne Steel 67.
Bobby Neyman led 30t to bring the afternoon session to order. Leaders: Gabe Monroe 40; De Whyte 421; Milano Neyman 274t, 406, 456; Bridget Piesche 358, 141; Anne Steel 318, 200; Warren Steel 440, 400, 288; Wayne Baines 401, 46, 480; John Van Horn 162, 224, 215; Joe Thompson 565, 142, 217; Matt Bell 435, 425, 276; Mike Hankins 155, 127, 436; Vicky Neyman. A memorial lesson was conducted for the following people: Sam Ellard Smith, Hugh Bill McGuire, Lee Grande Kibler, Susanna Kaufman, John Joe Heiston, William Allen, Earl Yarber, Annie Lou West McGee, James Beasley, Nora Beasley, and Ruby Walker. John Van Horn gave special remembrance for Hugh Bill McGuire. Joe Thompson offered prayer. Bobby Neyman led 519 (WB). Announcements were made. Bobby Neyman led 62 as the closing song. Matt Bell dismissed the class with prayer.
Chairman - Bobby Neyman
Vice Chairman - Beverly Norris
Secretary - Vicky Neyman
The annual Sacred Harp singing at Calhoun County Nursing Home was called to order on the Saturday before the First Sunday in December at 1:30 by Robert Earl Alexander leading song on page 59, 122 and 373. Leaders: John Van Horn 68b, 294, 274t; Mark Tew 40, 36b, 30t; Anne Steel 236, 480, 209; George Easley WB 60, WB 527; Warren Steel 273, 81b, 288; Andy Davis 400, 457, 490; Robert Earl Alexander WB 494; John Van Horn 77t; Mark Tew 45t; Anne Steel 147t; Janet Jenkins 117; Warren Steel 132b; Andy Davis 341. Following announcements, Robert Earl Alexander led the closing song WB 519, and George Easley dismissed the class with prayer.
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