The thirty-seventh 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 556. Earl Ballinger offered the morning prayer. Mark Davis then led 530 and the class entered into a business session. The following officers were elected to serve: Chairman: Warren Steel; Vice Chairman: Mark Davis; Secretary: Wanda Capps; Arranging Committee: Nicholas Thompson. Leaders: Wanda Capps (AL) 199; Nicholas Thompson (AL) 436; Anne Steel 318; Logan Green (TN) 315; Susan Dickey 59; Richard Mauldin (AL) 66; Jan Murray 457; Earl Ballinger (AL) 439; Ken Tate (AL) 411; Regina Derstine 426t; Glenn Keeton (AL) 349; Hubert Nall (AL) 566; Matt Bell (TN) 377; Arlon Gardner 455; Caroline Green (TN) 276; Lisa Geist (AL) 527 (for Gravis Ballinger and Libby Hankins).
Warren Steel called the class to order leading 213t. Leaders: Elene Stovall (AL) 430; Henry McGuire 456; Mark Tew 268; Danny Creel 215; Andy Davis 269; Kim and Kail Funderburk 63; Linda Thomas (AL) 32t; Dorothea Maynard (TN) 442; Jamira Jackson 65; Gordon Bigelow (TN) 47b; Larry Ballinger (AL) 224; Allison Davis (AL) 373; Jeff Corbett (AR) 107; Chuck Howell 354b.
Mark Davis brought the class to order leading 147b. Leaders: Becky Briggs (FL) 558; Bob, Ben and Karol Barber 277. A memorial lesson was held. Dorothea Maynard led 492 for the sick and homebound. Richard Mauldin led 383 in memory of the deceased: Kermit Adams, Steve Adams, Gary Smith, Toney Smith, Lavoy Smith, Elsie Moon, Kenneth Fannin and Sam Chalker (Alabama); Stites Gardner, Billie Margaret Gardner and Willadean Brunette (Mississippi); Helen Beauchamp (Tennessee); Joe Nall (Florida); Earlis McGraw (Georgia); Janelle Davis (Illinois); Sister Frances Carr (Maine). Earl Ballinger led the memorial prayer. Other leaders: Yancey Jett 172; Bobby Neyman 479; Drew McGuire (AL) 212.
Warren Steel called the afternoon session to order leading 306. Leaders: Jack Barbera 162; Shelbie Castillo (AL) 208; Sarah Beasley (AL) 340; Vicky Neyman 178; Buell Cobb (AL) 467b; Alicia Canterbury 37b; Loretta Whitman (AL) 399b; Sarah Tidwell 42; Will McGuire 111b; Curtis Gregory 119; Nicholas Thompson 120 (for Gravis Ballinger); Warren Steel and Mark Davis 218; Danny Creel, Wanda Capps, Yancey Jett and Ken Tate 145t; Earl Ballinger, Larry Ballinger and Lisa Geist 112; Logan and Caroline Green 56b; Sarah Beasley, Becky Briggs, Dorothea Maynard and Glenn Keeton 204; Richard Mauldin and Hubert Nall 168; Linda Thomas, Elene Stovall and Alison Davis 217; Tamira Jackson and Regina Derstine 339; Loretta Whitman, Margaret Keeton (AL) and Louise Yaeger (AL) 402; Anne Steel and Jan Murray 348b; Arlon Gardner and Jeff Corbett 481; Mark Tew, Matt Bell and Jack Barbera 139; Gordon Bigelow and Chuck Howell 191; Andy Davis 236; Henry McGuire and Sarah Tidwell 209. Following announcements, Warren Steel, Mark Davis and Nicholas Thompson led the closing song on 278b, and the class was dismissed with prayer by Sister Susan Karina Dickey.
Chairman - Warren Steel, email@example.com
Vice-Chairman - Mark Davis,
Secretary - Wanda Capps
The sixty-eighth annual Sacred Harp singing at Bethel Primitive Baptist Church was held in memory of Hugh Bill McGuire. Henry McGuire called the class to order leading 547t (WB). Arlon Gardner led the morning prayer. Henry, Drew and Will McGuire and Thomas Burns then led 511 (WB), and the class organized by electing the following officers: Chairman – Henry McGuire; Vice Chairman – Drew McGuire; Secretary – Warren Steel. Leaders: Drew McGuire 40, 29b; Mark Davis 122, 371; Anne Steel 209, 480; Earl Ballinger 208, 389; Linda Funderburk 47t, 108b; Arlon Gardner 70b, 481; Pam Nunn 155, 186; Darlene Reynolds and Bentley Rose 569b, 282.
Henry McGuire called the class together leading 492 (WB). Other leaders: Warren Steel 176b (WB), 240; Amber Davis 34b, 391; Reba Windom 36b, 112; Andy Davis 196, 434; Chris Ballinger 120 (WB), 478t (WB); Mark Tew 59, 335; Lisa Geist 273, 528; Kim and Kail Funderbirk 63, 72b; Nikos Pappas 37b, 218; Mike Hankins 460, 299; Will McGuire 370, 317b (WB).
Henry McGuire called the afternoon session together leading 442. Other leaders: Larry Ballinger 300, 276; Scotty Polston 108t, 268; Robert Earl Alexander 145t, 145b; Sarah Tidwell 146, 42; Drew McGuire 236; Mark Davis 376; Anne Steel 378b; Earl Ballinger 378t; Arlon Gardner 278t; Pam Nunn and Reba Windom 192; Shelbie Castillo 500, 436; Darlene Reynolds 354b; Warren Steel 285t; Amber Davis 291; Andy Davis 198; Chris Ballinger 84; Mark Tew 269; Lisa Geist 228; Mike Hankins 527; Will McGuire 111b; Larry Ballinger 403 in memory of Gravis Ballinger; Scotty Polston 171; Nikos Pappas 505 (WB); Robert Earl Alexander 47b for T.J. Funderburk; Henry McGuire 486t (WB). Following announcements, Henry and Drew McGuire led the closing song on page 62, and the class was dismissed with prayer by Drew McGuire.
Chairman - Henry McGuire
Vice Chairman - Drew McGuire
Secretary - Warren Steel
Enon Primitive Baptist Church today celebrated the 100th anniversary of the first all-day singing held on April 15, 1917. The class was called to order after dinner by Brian Harrison leading song on page 59 and 139. Leaders: Robert Earl Alexander 100, 101t; T. J. Funderburk 47b, 68b; Arlon Gardner 102; Mark Davis 448t, 106; Colvin Mann 40, 159; Regina Derstine 495, 163t; Anne Steel 192, 61; Ester Mann 480, 32t; Linda Funderburk 38b, 85; Kim Funderburk 145t, 145b; Judy Harrison 358; Andy Davis 400, 236; Warren Steel 203, 179. Following announcements, Colvin Mann led 155 in memory of Elder Charles Porter. Warren Steel led 438 in memory of George Easley. Members of the extended Allen family led 75 and 519 (WB) in memory of W. M. Allen. Members of the Wilson-Funderburk family led 119. Arlon Gardner led 285t and Linda Funderburk led the closing song on page 330t. Mark Davis dismissed the class with prayer.
Chairman - Brian Harrison
Vice Chairman - Ester Mann
Secretary - Judy Harrison
The one hundred forty-third annual Sacred Harp singing at Concord Baptist Church was called to order after dinner. Singers included John Van Horn, Mark Davis, Andy Davis, Anne Steel, Robert Earl Alexander, Wanda Gregg and Linda Jenkins. Leaders were not called, but the following songs were sung: 37b, 36b, 31b, 222, 384, 106, 313t, 388, 215, 79, 198, 217, 63, 84, 99, 182, 460, 297, 119, 348b, 318, 229, 183, 107, 313b, 385b, 196, 385t, 196. Following the closing song on page 323t, Robert Earl Alexander dismissed the class with prayer.
The 6th annual John Newton Merritt Memorial Singing was called to order by Henry McGuire leading 100 (WB). Elder Robert Vaughn offered the morning prayer. Leaders: Henry McGuire 505 (WB); Mark Davis 223, 122; Carole Watts 40, 46; Robert Vaughn 47b, 448t; Chris Nicholson 34b, 473; Charity Vaughn 392 (CB), 212 (CB); Amy Wells 112, 208; Susan Dickey 59, 274t; Wilma Mitchell 39t, 569b; Joan Smith 442t (CB), 558 (CB).
Henry McGuire called the class back together leading 30b. Leaders: Nancy Van Den Akker 269, 28b; Jane Armstrong 198, 484; Darlene Reynolds 162 (CH), 188 (CH); Hugh McGuire 539 (CH), 23b (CH); Nanette Oliver 71, 27; Anders Wells 110, 332; Amber Davis 273, 391; Dorothea Maynard 442.
Henry McGuire called the class back together leading 64 (CH). Leaders: Regina Derstine 45t (CB), 393 (CB); Jamira Jackson 507b (CB), 65; Todd Derstine 410t, 204; Peggy Ray 571 (CB), 572 (CB); Robert Vaughn 543t (WB), 519 (CB); Mark Davis 131 (CH), 281b (CH); Chris Nicholson 546b (CH), 432b (CH); Charity Vaughn 527 (WB), 186.
Hugh McGuire called the class back together leading 236. Leaders: Amy Wells 480, 384; Joan Smith 225t (CB), 341 (CB); Nancy Van Den Akker 270, 472; Jane Armstrong 389, 175 (CH); Darlene Reynolds 282; Hugh McGuire 285t (CB); Nanette Oliver 178, 159 (CB); Anders Wells 99, 76b; Amber Davis 300, 142; Dorothea Maynard 229 (CB), 383; Sonya Kirkham 31t (CB), 63 (CB); Carole Watts 578 (CB), 573 (CB). Mark Davis, Hugh McGuire, and Henry McGuire led “The Drone” as the closing song. Elder Robert Vaughn dismissed the class with prayer.
The class was brought to order by Henry McGuire leading 48t. The opening prayer was offered by Mark Davis. Leaders: Henry McGuire 148; Mark Davis 336, 432; Anders Wells 28b, 70b; Amber Davis 440, 224; Dorothea Maynard 460, 569b; Hugh McGuire 491t (WB), 196 (WB); Nanette Oliver 455, 155 (CB); Darlene Reynolds 511 (WB); Darlene Reynolds and Hugh McGuire 142 (CH); Nancy Van Den Akker 401, 228; Amy Wells 222; Amy Wells and Jim Armstrong 540 (WB); Jane Armstrong 124, 287; Natalie Davis 65, 146.
Henry McGuire and Will McGuire led 486t (WB). Leaders: Regina Derstine 98 (CB), 280 (CH); Jamira Jackson 70b (CH); Jamira Jackson and Regina Derstine 94 (CH); Peggy Ray 64 (CB), 78 (CB); Sonya Kirkham 268t (CB), 343 (CB). The memorial lesson was held at this time. Chris Nicholson spoke and led 546t (WB) for the following sick and shut-ins: Marlin Beasley, Floyd Nicholson, Curtis Owen, Edith Owen, Roy Davis, Alice McGuire, Elizabeth Van Horn, Hugh McGraw, and Tommy Spurlock. Amy Wells spoke and led 330b in memory of the following deceased: Emma Lou Rigdon, Billie Margaret Gardner, and Stites Gardner—Mississippi; Jane Goforth—Texas; B.M. Smith—Georgia; Gravis Ballinger and Gary Smith—Alabama. Chris Nicholson closed the memorial lesson with prayer.
Henry McGuire called the class back together leading 492 (WB). Leaders: Hugh McGuire and Will McGuire 392 (CB); Mark Davis 500; Chris Nicholson 76b (CH); Darlene Reynolds 248 (CH); Jamira Jackson 393 (CB); Dorothea Maynard 280; Amber Davis 212; Natalie Davis 182; Amy Wells 354t; Regina Derstine and Darlene Reynolds 322 (CH); Will McGuire 111b; Jane Armstrong 505 (CB); Charity Vaughn 143 (CH); Anders Wells 281t (CH), 89; Carole Watts 490; Nancy Van Den Akker 208. Henry McGuire led 62 as the closing song. The closing prayer was offered by Mark Davis.
Chairman - Henry McGuire
Vice Chairman - Mark Davis
Secretary - Carole Watts
The sixty-eighth 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 30t. Arlon Gardner led the morning prayer. Mark Davis then led 102, and called the following leaders: Mike Hankins 34b, 72b, 120; Arlon Gardner 106, 67, 535; Drew McGuire 73t, 37b, 317; Anne Steel 472, 66, 137; Nathan Stewart 546, 498; Darlene Reynolds 486t (WB), 511 (WB); Bentley Rose 282.
Mark Davis reassembled the class with song on page 151. Leaders: Andy Davis 454, 434, 334; John Van Horn 175, 163t, 186; Regina Derstine 214, 297, 33b; Julie Heerin 32t, 146, 163b; Warren Steel 370, 376; 320; Amber Davis 362, 142, 391; John Van Horn 300, 168.
Drew McGuire called the afternoon session together leading song on page 82t. Other leaders: Mark Davis 527 (WB), 154b (WB); Henry McGuire 138t (WB), 547t (WB), 471 (WB); Mark Davis 291; Mike Hankins 527; Arlon Gardner 148, 285t; Drew McGuire 197; Anne Steel 200; Darlene Reynolds and Bentley Rose 354b; Andy Davis 269; Regina Derstine 154; Julie Heerin 45t; Warren Steel 36t, 157; Amber Davis 440, 436; Henry McGuire 213t, 500; Drew McGuire 236; Judy Harrison 358. Following announcements, Mark Davis led the closing song on page 62, and Drew McGuire dismissed the class with prayer.
Chairman - Mark Davis
Vice Chairman - John Van Horn
Secretary - Warren Steel
The 140th annual session of the Calhoun County Musical Association was convened at Bethel Primitive Baptist Church on Saturday before the second Sunday in August. The class was called to order by Drew McGuire leading 31b and 34b. Earl Ballinger offered the opening prayer. Leaders: Nathan Stewart 33b, 171; Lisa Geist 527, 472; Mike Hawkins 72b, 111b; Earl Ballinger 112, 120 (both in memory of Gravis Ballinger); Nicholas Thompson 269, 200; Bentley Rose 282, 354b; Chris Ballinger 270, 512; Sarah Trumbore 349, 224; Andy Davis 196, 198; Warren Steel 205, 419; John Van Horn 410t, 172; Amber Davis 215, 300 (both in memory of Gravis Ballinger); Darlene Reynolds and Henry McGuire 486t (WB), 511 (WB) (in memory of Hugh Bill McGuire).
Henry McGuire called the class together leading 434 (WB). Leaders: Tom George 44, 406; Dorothea Maynard 383, 442; Robert Earl Alexander 124, 75; Larry Ballinger 78, 97; Will McGuire 40, 181; Shelby Castillo and Nicholas Thompson 216 (for Eloise Wootten), 436.
Drew McGuire called the class together leading 222. Leaders: Theresa Westmoreland 455, 126; Arlon Gardner 481, 285t (in memory of his parents); Henry McGuire 492 (WB), 544 (WB); Mark Davis 204, 428; Wilma Mitchell 39t, 480; Drew McGuire 53 (for Fred Hawkins).
The afternoon session began with Drew McGuire leading 423. Leaders: Nathan Stewart 234 (for Eloise Wootten); Lisa Geist 528; Mike Hawkins 168; Arlon Gardner 454; Earl Ballinger 439; Theresa Westmoreland 170; Nicholas Thompson 189; Andy Davis 142; Henry McGuire 362; Shelby Castillo 430; Amber Davis 391; Darlene Reynolds 212; Tom George 217, 502; Sarah Trumbore 348b, 208; Mark Davis 327; Warren Steel 355; Nicholas Thompson and Shelby Castillo 426b (for Eloise); Theresa Westmoreland and Amber Davis 192; Tom George and Sarah Trumbore 422; Mel Maynard and Dorothea Maynard 47b; Drew McGuire 63 (for Fred Hawkins). In a brief business session, Drew McGuire was reelected as chairman. He appointed Arlon Gardner and Nathan Stewart as delegates to the State Convention. After the business session, announcements were made. Drew McGuire led 46 as the closing song. Earl Ballinger offered the closing prayer.
Chairman - Drew McGuire
Secretary - Nathan Stewart
The 88th session of the Mississippi State Sacred Harp Singing Convention was called to order by Mark Davis leading 36b. Arlon Gardner offered the opening prayer. Mark Davis welcomed everyone, and thanked Alfred Bailey and Antioch Primitive Baptist Church for hosting the convention. Leaders: Mark Davis 209; Nathan Stewart 110, 203; Darlene Reynolds 484 (CB), 188 (CH); Arlon Gardner 278t, 481; Dennis Cranford 129, 107; Jane Armstrong 84, 314; Sister Susan Dickey 507b (CB), 383 (CH); Regina Derstine and Todd Derstine 390, 35; Jimira Jackson 168, 455; Will McGuire 181, 338.
Mark Davis called the class back to order leading 340. Leaders: Amy Wells 212, 546; Amber Davis 300, 440; Warren Steel 203 (CH), 442; Hugh McGuire 196 (for John Hollingsworth), 201; Nicholas Thompson 439, 336; Henry McGuire 64 (CH), 168b (CH); Mike McNeil and Cheryl McElhenney 204t (CH), 117 (CH); Lisa Geist 273, 528; Chris Nicholson 34b, 473.
Mark Davis appointed Hugh McGuire, Drew McGuire, and Henry McGuire to the Business and Credentials Committee, and named Jane Armstrong and Amy Wells to serve as the Memorial Committee. Leaders: Nathan Stewart 222; Drew McGuire 327, 216; Bentley Rose 354b, 282; Cheryl McElhenney and Mike McNeil 145b, 172 (CH); Nicholas Thompson 404; Henry McGuire and Hugh McGuire 511 (WB); Arlon Gardner 372 (CH); Amy Wells 411; Lisa Geist 269; Drew McGuire 515 (CB); Warren Steel 379; Sister Susan Dickie 392 (CB); Regina Derstine 57; Mike McNeil 522 (CB); Chris Nicholson 264t (CB); Jane Armstrong 72b. A business meeting was held to elect the following officers. President—Mark Davis; Vice President—John Van Horn; Secretary—Darlene Reynolds; Chaplain—Arlon Gardner. End of business meeting. Leaders: Mark Davis 240; Jimira Jackson 109 (CH); Darlene Reynolds and Nicholas Thompson 131 (CH); Cheryl McNeil and Mike McNeil 143 (CB); Bobby Caldwell and Mark Davis 82 (CB); Arlon Gardner 159 (CB). Following announcements, Hugh McGuire, Henry McGuire, and Mark Davis led the Drone as the closing song5C. Arlon Gardner dismissed the class with prayer.
The Sunday session of the Mississippi State Convention was called to order by Mark Davis welcoming everyone back. Mark led 74b and 432. Arlon Gardner offered the opening prayer. Leaders: Darlene Reynolds and Nicholas Thompson 480, 176t; Arlon Gardner 313b, 454; Regina Derstine and Todd Derstine 58, 123b; Jane Armstrong 452, 361; Nicholas Thompson 217, 542; Chris Nicholson 558 (CB), 95t (CB); Hugh McGuire 111b (CH), 155; Amber Davis 187, 391.
Mark Davis brought the class back together by leading 97. Leaders: Drew McGuire 281b (CH), 486; Natalie Davis 572 (CB), 273; Will McGuire 188 (CH), 281t (CH); Amy Wells 222, 112; Regina Derstine 267, 193 (CH).
Mark Davis led 448b. Leaders: Henry McGuire 567 (CB), 515 (CB); Lisa Geist 228, 527; Chris Nicholson 96 (CB), 95b (CB); Nicholas Thompson 137 (CB), 540 (CB); Stephen McLeod and Anne McLeod 59, 131b.
Henry McGuire called the class back to order by leading 512. Leaders: Hugh McGuire 491t (WB), 448b (WB); Jane Armstrong and Carey Armstrong 500 (CB), 457; Amber Davis 430, 500; Amy Wells 215, 383. The memorial lesson was conducted by Jane Armstrong and Amy Wells. The following sick and shut-ins were remembered: Eva Maynor, Velton Chafin, Ozella Blackmon, Betty Shepherd, Ester Mann, Alice McGuire, Roy Davis, John Van Horn, George Gardner, Catherine Gardner, Pace Guthrie, Helen Guthrie, Ms. Asa Putnum, and Curtis Owen. They led 540 (WB). Jane and Amy led 285t in memory of the following deceased: Billie Margaret Gardner and Stites Gardner—Mississippi; Hugh McGraw and Johnny Lee—Georgia; Gravis Ballinger, Eloise Wootten, and Johnnie Chafin—Alabama; Edith Owen and Jane Goforth—Texas; Peewee Rogers. In a business meeting, the Business and Credentials Committee gave the financial report. The collections and disbursements were itemized and approved. The business meeting was closed. Leaders: Natalie Davis 200, 318; Drew McGuire 145t, 102: Arlon Gardner 67, 76b; Henry McGuire 10 (CH), 196 (WB); Regina Derstine, Anne McLeod, and Stephen McLeod 280 (CH), 81t (CH); Lisa Geist 472. Announcements were made. Mark Davis, Henry McGuire, and Hugh McGuire led The Drone. The closing prayer was offered by Arlon Gardner.
Chairman - Mark Davis
Vice Chairman - John Van Horn
Secretary - Darlene Reynolds
The thirtieth annual Sacred Harp singing at Taylor United Methodist Church (formerly held at Pilgrim's Rest Primitive Baptist Church) was called to order by Warren Steel leading song on page 313t and 203. Jerry Henson led the morning prayer. Leaders: Warren Steel 144; Nathan Stewart 220, 546, 112; Anne Steel 268, 171, 39t; Scotty Polston 129, 128, 162; Jeff Corbett 326, 143, 31t; Bobby Neyman 40, 479, 347.
Warren Steel reassembled the class leading 142. Other leaders: Vicki Neyman 282, 146, 178; Amber Davis 179, 208, 436; Henry McGuire 426t, 60, 110; Lorraine Cotton 45t; Chris Cotton 457; Katy Cotton 59; Warren Steel (for Lee Uhlhorn) 36b.
Nathan Stewart called the class together leading song on page 327 and 138t. Leaders: Warren Steel 141, 280; Henry McGuire 382, 138b, 475. A memorial lesson was held for the deceased: Willadean Brunette, Stites Gardner, Billie Margaret Gardner, Gravis Ballinger, Johnnie Chafin, Yaeko Takada and Anne Percy. Amber Davis led 348b and Warren Steel led 285t. End of memorial lesson. Other leaders: Amber Davis 391, 192, 66; Kim Funderburk 119, 63 (for T. J. Funderburk); Vicki Neyman 163b, 504; Bobby Neyman 276, 117; Jeff Corbett 106, 99; Scotty Polston 535, 335; Nathan Stewart 222, 217, 532; Lee Uhlhorn 74b, 75; Anne Steel 472, 318. Following announcements of future singings Warren Steel led the closing song on page 288 and the class was dismissed with prayer by Rex Brunt.
Chairman - Warren Steel
Vice Chairman - Nathan Stewart
Secretary - Anne Steel
The Harvest Festival Singing was held in the former Episcopal Church of the Epiphany on the campus of the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Museum. Henry McGuire welcomed everyone, and called the class to order leading 39t and 298. Mark Davis offered the morning prayer, and then led 112 and 203. Leaders: Darlene Reynolds 480, 490; Amber Davis 440, 110; Bentley Rose 282, 354b; Will McGuire 181, 111b; Jamira Jackson 455, 361; Robert Vaughn 47b, 142; Jane Armstrong 117, 148; Isaac Green 80b, 516.
Henry McGuire called the class together leading 113. Leaders: Larry Ballinger 528, 540; Anne Steel 89, 328; Andy Davis 196, 198; Lisa Geist 273, 546; Arlon Gardner 481, 454; Shelby Castillo 426t, 226 (?); Warren Steel 434, 320; Regina Derstine 341, 208; Drew McGuire 119, 37b.
Henry McGuire brought the class back to order by leading 410t and 269. Leaders: Mark Davis 569b; Lisa Davis 99, 200; Darlene Reynolds and Drew McGuire 329; Amber Davis 224, 436; Todd Derstine and Regina Derstine 229; Robert Vaughn 448b, 387; Lisa Geist 228, 527; Isaac Green 483, 422; Larry Ballinger 402, 403; Shelby Castillo 456, 340; Andy Davis 383; Anne Steel 278b; Regina Derstine and Todd Derstine 114, 349; Drew McGuire 63; Warren Steel 542; Arlon Gardner 65; Jamira Jackson 85. Following announcements, Mark Davis and Henry McGuire led 62 as the closing song. Elder Robert Vaughn offered the closing prayer.
Chairman - Henry McGuire
Vice Chairman - Mark Davis
Secretary - Darlene Reynolds
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 songs on page 127, 100, 101t. Other leaders: Anne Steel 77t, 146, 354b; Warren Steel 53, 282, 36b; Andy Davis 39t, 40, 46; John Van Horn 45t, 106, 81t; Mark Tew 108t, 59, 63; Robert Earl Alexander 400, 288; Anne Steel 569b, 434; Warren Steel 273, 274t; Andy Davis 480, 119; John Van Horn 460, 217; Mark Tew 30t, 31b. Following announcements, Robert Earl Alexander led the closing song on page 519 (WB), and John Van Horn dismissed the class with prayer.
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