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Mt. Zion Memorial

Mt. Zion, Georgia (off Hwy. 16)

July 21-22, 2001

Saturday, July 21

The one hundred-ninth 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.

Earlis McGraw called the class to order leading song on page 59. Hugh McGraw led the morning prayer.

Leaders: Earlis McGraw 303; Phillip Langley 67, 101t; Charlene Wallace 99, 299; Hugh McGraw 344, 88b; Carlene Griffin 146; Tommy McGraw 76b, 475; Danny Griffin 318, 426b (for Jeff Sheppard and Shelbie Sheppard); Mary Florence Smith 224, 313t; Eunice Webb 480, 569b; Jimmie Denney 85, 145t; Andy Anderson 350, 117; Josephine Denney 81t, 145b; Don Bowen 496, 409; Mildred Patterson 373, 108b.

RECESS

Judy Henry brought the class back to order leading songs on pages 225t and 33b. Leaders: Bobby Jackson 100, 290; Mimi Wright 319, 31t; Kenneth DeLong 439, 530; Jeannette DePoy 216, 147t; John Morris 119, 378b; Helen Bryson 175, 522; S.T. Reed 275b, 278t; Emmie Morris 142, 215; Lonnie Rogers 222, 97; Felton Denney 503, 155.

LUNCH

The class was called together by Earlis McGraw leading song on page 283.

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

Leaders: Laura Clawson 88t, 217; John Plunkett 432, 308; Susan Fetcho 84, 178; Scott DePoy 278b, 56b; Lela Crowder 384, 274t; Kelly Beard 387, 390; Peter Irvine 47b, 128; Lou Cotney 218, 189; Nancy Yeager 479, 34b; Phil Summerlin 436, 448t; Ernestine Pipkin 203, 110; David Fetcho 148, 547; David Yeager 40, 38b; Gene Duke 45t, 348b (in memory of his mother); Teenie Moody 277, 317; Nick Griffin 551.

Announcements were made. Earlis McGraw led song on page 162 as the closing song. Elder Homer Benefield dismissed the class with prayer.

Sunday, July 22

The class was called to order by Earlis McGraw leading song on page 435. Hugh McGraw led the morning prayer.

Leaders: Phillip Langley 107, 148; Charlene Wallace 171, 168; Hugh McGraw 188; Judy Henry 283, 276; Don Bowen 532, 384; Cindy Cook 143, 144; George Garner 480; Elsie Brock 176t, 340; Gene Duke 535, 235; Reba Norton 177, 275b; Tommy McGraw 37b, 475; Lori Goode 551, 358; Bobby Jackson 81t, 274t.

RECESS

The class was called together by Charlene Wallace leading song on page 79. Leaders: Rodney Ivey 225t, 503; Sheri Taylor 440, 430; Bud Oliver 42, 39b; Jan House 142, 284; John Hollingsworth 82t, 138b; Donna Duke 189, 300.

Memorial lesson: Hugh McGraw led song on page 420 in memory of Mrs. Mae Entrekin, Cecil Edwards, Elder J.J. Aderhold, C. Gene Munce, Woodie Walker, Eloise Watkins, and Jack Corley.

Don Bowen led song on page 50b for all the sick and shut-ins including: I.V. McWhorter, Jeff Sheppard, Shelbie Sheppard, Mozelle Sheppard, Alice Edwards, Vivian Rogers, Joyce Walton, Jap Walton, and Mrs. Norma Mincey. End of the memorial.

Leaders: Laura Clawson 53, 95; Louis Hughes, Sr. 32t, 569b; Jeannette DePoy 39t, 192; Charles Woods 45t, 196; Teenie Moody 268, 383.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was brought to order by Earlis McGraw leading song on page 544. Leaders: Milton Oliver 321, 270; Mary Florence Smith 29t, 27; Kelly Beard 200, 201; Cassie Franklin 316, 186; Henry Johnson 385t; Lela Crowder 178, 146; Raymond Hamrick 385b; Lee Rogers 409, 454; Dennis George 290, 542; Eunice Webb 460, 208; Wilton Donaldson 565; Ernestine Pipkin 172, 112; Oscar McGuire 155, 473; Glenda Collins 282, 354b; Sharon Hamrick 236, 269; Ivalene Donaldson 335; Martha Ann Stegar 59, 63; Louise Holland 137, 273; Karen Reeves 445; Nick Griffin 127.

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

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