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Mt. Zion Memorial

Mt. Zion, Georgia (off Hwy. 16)

July 23-24, 1995

Saturday, July 23

The one hundred third session of the Mt. Zion Memorial Sacred Harp Singing was held the fourth Sunday and Saturday before in July. Carlene Griffin called the class together leading songs on pages 37b and 81 (t? b?). Elder Homer Benefield led the morning prayer. Charlene Wallace led songs on pages 61 and 123 (t? b?) followed by: Judy Henry 46, 205; Hugh McGraw 88b; Revy Williamson 87, 30 (t? b?); Charles Wood 28b, 489; Elder Homer Benefield 146, 445; Mildred Patterson 31 (t? b?), 89; Don Bowen 287, 270; John Plunkett 86, 284; Felton Denney 523, 147b; Nick Griffin 139, 164.

RECESS

The class was called together by Carlene Griffin leading song on 155. Leaders were: Judy Mincey 410 (t? b?), 50b; Jimmy Denney 63, 68b; Josephine Denney 100, 101 (t? b?); Rev. Lance Snipes 45t, 375; Everette Denney 335, 503; Cindy Cook 345 (t? b?), 67; Julie McGraw 59, 268; Joan Durdin 114, 34b; B. M. Smith 77b, 225 (t? b?); Earlis McGraw 312b, 76b.

LUNCH

The afternoon session resumed with Carlene Griffin leading song on page 126. Leaders were: Erica Abrambski 358; Mary Florence Smith 300, 142; Helen Bryson 515, 454; Jerry Sheppard 455, 456; Alice Edwards 565, 73b; Lonnie Rogers 97, 186. A motion was made and duly seconded to go into the business session. Officers elected or appointed were: Chairman—Carlene Griffin; Vice Chairman—Charlene Wallace; Secretary—Judy Henry; Arranging Committee—Hugh McGraw; Memorial Committee—Lee Rogers and Revy Williamson. Leaders: Joan Durdin 29 (t? b?), 452; John Plunkett 178, 213 (t? b?); Judy Mincey 480, 501; Felton Denney 31 (t? b?), 143.

RECESS

Charlene Wallace called the class together leading song on page 133. Leaders: Everette Denney 49b; Helen Bryson 340; B. M. Smith 141; Jerry Sheppard 415, 419; Don Bowen 475, 476; Jimmy Denney 276; Lonnie Rogers 222. Announcements were made. Carlene Griffin and Charlene Wallace led page 209 as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer by Rev. Lance Snipes.

Sunday, July 24

The convention was called to order by Carlene Griffin leading songs on pages 59 and 61. Rev. Lance Snipes led the morning prayer. Charlene Wallace then led songs on pages 135 and 105. Leaders: Hugh McGraw 220; Revy Williamson 299, 327; Don Bowen 548, 510; Lonnie Rogers 225 (t? b?), 348 (t? b?); Margie Smith 30 (t? b?), 31b; Milton Oliver 64, 75; Ruby Phillips 39b; Elsie Brock 335, 112; Sharon Hamrick 276, 460; Bud Oliver 145 (t? b?), 418; Lou Warren Cotney 218, 497; Lamar Smith 36b, 76b; Evelyn Harris 101 (t? b?), 47 (t? b?).

RECESS

Judy Henry called the class together leading song on page 128. Leaders: Jerry Sheppard 511, 534; Earlis McGraw 166, 33b; Sheri Taylor 103, 200; Nick Griffin 551, 96; Shelton Williamson 300, 222; Mary Florence Smith 496, 405; Alice Edwards 341; Laura Webb 358, 178; Rev. Lance Snipes 45t. Memorial lesson: Judy Henry led 28b in memory of Mrs. Florice Gammon, Mrs. Rosie Moses, Mrs. Myrtle McGraw, and Roy Crawford. B. M. Smith led 269 and 179 in memory of Lois Green, Lessie Cates, Grady Albright, Ted Godsey, Velma Kelley, Carlton Hitchcock, Harry Dumas, Freeman Harris, Lawrence Griffin, and Otis McCoy. Judy Mincey led 50b and 163b for all the sick and shut-ins. Rev. Lance Snipes led the closing prayer.

LUNCH

The afternoon session resumed with Carlene Griffin leading song on page 159. Leaders were: Jan House 186, 189; Myron House 181, 113; Martha Ann Stegar 142, 236; Jeff Sheppard 57, 140; I. V. McWhorter 371, 91; Elder Lewis Norton 231, 318; Lee Rogers 187, 337; Raymond Hamrick 312 (t? b?), 402; Shelbie Sheppard 202, 556; B. J. Harris 340, 503; Rev. Lloyd Toney 100, 63; Richard DeLong 197, 270; Charlene Wallace 34b; Don Bowen 475; Lou Cotney 212; B. M. Smith 499; Lee Rogers 287; Shelbie Sheppard 137; I. V. McWhorter 74 (t? b?); Jeff Sheppard 183; Martha Ann Stegar 40. After announcements, Carlene Griffin and Charlene Wallace led page 46 as the closing song. The convention was dismissed with prayer by Elder Lewis Norton.

Chairman—Carlene Griffin; Vice Chairman—Charlene Wallace; Secretary—Judy Henry.