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Mt. Zion Memorial

Mt. Zion, Georgia (off Hwy. 16)

July 22-23, 2000

Saturday, July 22

The one hundred-eighth session of the Mt. Zion Memorial Sacred Harp singing was held at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church on the fourth Sunday and Saturday before in July.

The class was called to order by Carlene Griffin leading song on page 75. Elder Homer Benefield led the morning prayer.

Leaders: Phillip Langley 106, 81t; Judy Henry 79, 205; Earlis McGraw 225t (for his mother, Gladys McGraw), 271 (t? b?); Cindy Cole 268, 117; Hugh McGraw 124, 287; Mildred Patterson 319, 141; Felton Denney 347, 31t; Reba Dell Windom 85, 145t; John Plunkett 512, 521; Katherine Benefield 111t.

RECESS

The class was called together by Carlene Griffin leading song on page 70t. Leaders: Miranel Swafford 32t, 348b; Jimmie Denney 46, 313t; Sheri Taylor 332, 324; Bobby Jackson 59, 569b; Josephine Denney 143, 45t; Eric Tweedy 122, 142; Lee Rogers 32b, 217; Don Bowen 77b, 303; Reba Norton 282, 177; Elder Homer Benefield 56t; Rev. Lloyd Toney 100; Everette Denney 84, 335.

LUNCH

The class was called together by Carlene Griffin leading song on page 36b.

A motion was made and duly seconded to go into the business session. Officers elected or appointed were: Chairman—Earlis McGraw; Vice Chairman—Phillip Langley; Secretary/Arranging Committee—Charlene Wallace; Memorial Committee—Judy Henry and Carolyn Huckeba; Chaplain—Hugh McGraw.

Leaders: Lonnie Rogers 33b, 298; Charles Woods 82 (t? b?), 503; Shelbie Sheppard 263; Kenneth DeLong 301, 568; Jeannette DePoy and Lela Crowder 542, 39b; Jeff Sheppard 294 (in memory of Ronnie Watkins), 222 (for Vivian Rogers); Richard DeLong 370, 458 (in memory of Buford McGraw); Judy Mincey 410 (t? b?), 494; Nick Pasqual 565; Amber Springfield 285t, 276; Glenn Keeton 475, 365; Eunice Webb 317, 373; Alice Bejnar 551; Tor Bejnar 361, 401; Jan House 384, 495; Myron House 227, 234; Bernard Denney 112, 299; Nick Griffin 127, 164; Danny Griffin 55, 498 (for Vivian Rogers and Lonnie Rogers); Nick Pasqual 61 (by request).

Announcements were made. Earlis McGraw led song on page 76b as the closing song. Hugh McGraw dismissed the class with prayer.

Sunday, July 23

The class was called to order by Earlis McGraw leading song on page 60. B.J. Harris led the morning prayer.

Leaders: Phillip Langley 506, 146; Charlene Wallace and Carolyn Huckeba 283, 333; Judy Henry 74b, 117; Carlene Griffin 155, 171; Don Bowen 157, 99; C.W. Garner 182, 285t; Margie Smith 499, 225t; Andy Anderson 88b, 70b; Evelyn Harris 87, 30t; Roy Nelson 498, 434; Scott DePoy 47b, 384.

RECESS

The class was called together by Hugh McGraw leading song on page 93. Leaders: Bobby Jackson 348b, 290; Tokay Shumake 68b, 72b; Bud Oliver 332, 42; Diane Avery 312b, 300; Rodney Ivey 144, 270; Eunice Webb 569b, 480; Elder Marshall Avery 74b, 278b; Helen Bryson 568, 27; B.M. Smith 318, 475; George Garner 454; Laura Jones 63, 53; Nancy Allen 354 (t? b?); B.J. Harris 503, 303.

Judy Henry conducted the memorial lesson and led songs on pages 235 and 347 in memory of the deceased: Cortez McGraw, Ellie McGraw, Alene Stanford, Don Wilkerson, and Ed Caldwell.

For all the sick and shut-ins, Phillip Langley led song on page 146. John Plunkett led song on page 125. Rev. Hammett Evans closed the memorial, and led the blessing for the noon meal.

LUNCH

The afternoon session resumed with Earlis McGraw leading song on page 544. Leaders: Jeff Sheppard 428, 423; Amber Springfield 170, 391; Henry Johnson 77t, 267; Shelbie Sheppard 484, 211; Glenn Keeton 178, 30b; Raymond Hamrick 402, 54; Louis Hughes, Sr. 403, 378b; Nick Pasqual 56b, 338; Richard DeLong 397, 429; Judy Mincey 34t, 497; Oscar McGuire 473, 336.

RECESS

The class was called together by Tommy McGraw leading songs on pages 37b and 441. Leaders: Sheri Taylor and Laura Frey 438, 163b; Sharon Hamrick 269, 163b; Laura Akerman 189, 192; Mary Florence Smith 163t, 440; Jeannette DePoy 44, 441; Cindy Cole and Brady Cooke 142, 436; Karen Reeves 335, 274 (t? b?); Richard Driver 472, 40.

Announcements were made. Earlis McGraw, Phillip Langley, and Hugh McGraw led song on page 62 as the closing song. Hugh McGraw dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Earlis McGraw; Vice Chairman—Phillip Langley; Secretary—Charlene Wallace.