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William Walker Memorial Singing

Burwell Building, Wofford College, Spartanburg, South Carolina

Saturday, April 7, 2001

The annual William Walker Memorial Singing was held on Saturday before the second Sunday in April in the Burwell Building, Wofford College, Spartanburg, South Carolina. Hugh McGraw called the class to order leading song on page 49t, and taught a brief singing school. John Bullard offered the morning prayer. Dr. Harry Eskew led song on page 128.

A business session was held with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Dr. Harry Eskew; Vice Chairman—John Bullard; Secretary—Brent Holcombe; Arranging Committee—Willie Israel.

The Sacred Harp, 1991 Edition” and the “Christian Harmony” books were used.

Leaders: Brent Holcombe 77t, 101t; J.B. Parker 135 (CH), 131 (CH); Mildred Chandler 89 (CH), 381t (CH); John Hollingsworth 256 (CH), 162 (CH); Walter Hartley 178, 299; Joel Jones 105 (CH); Bill Burns 293 (CH).

RECESS

Henry Zittrouer brought the class to order leading song on page 59. Leaders: Dan Huger 99, 185b (CH); Willie Israel 198 (CH), 515; Larry Beveridge 321t (CH), 26b (CH); Scott Swanton 128t (CH), 307 (CH); Floyd Totam 3 (CH).

LUNCH

Dr. Harry Eskew brought the afternoon session to order leading song on page 159. Leaders: Bob Neil 72; Thomas Cole 268, 334; Brent Holcombe 238 (CH), 213; J.B. Parker 110 (CH), 117 (CH); Mildred Chandler 257 (CH); John Hollingsworth 196; Walter Hartley 198; Bobbi Albert 129 (CH); Joel Jones 120b (CH); Dan Huger 171t (CH), 236 (CH); Willie Israel 51 (CH), 86; Larry Beveridge 125b (CH), 347; Scott Swanton 344.

Announcements were made. Dr. Harry Eskew led the benediction, and the class reassembled at the grave of William Walker in Magnolia Cemetery, Spartanburg, South Carolina. Songs led at the grave site were 45t and 62t. Dr. Harry Eskew dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Dr. Harry Eskew; Vice Chairman—John Bullard; Secretary—Brent Holcombe.