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William Walker Memorial Singing

Burwell Building, Wofford College, Spartanburg, South Carolina

April 13, 2002

The ninth annual session of the William Walker Memorial Singing was held on the Saturday before the second Sunday in April in the Burwell Building of Wofford College, Spartanburg, South Carolina. Hugh McGraw called the class to order at 9:30 a.m., and taught a brief singing school on shape notes and four-shapes, and then led song on page 49t. Dan Huger followed with brief comments on seven-shapes, and then led song on page 78b (CH). Joel Jones offered the morning prayer.

A business session was held with the following officers elected: Chairman—Dr. Harry Eskew; Vice Chairman—Dr. Jhon Akers; Arranging Committee/Secretary—Dan Huger.

The Sacred Harp, 1991 Edition” and “The Christian Harmony, North Carolina and Alabama Editions” were used.

Leaders: Dr. Harry Eskew 146; Henry Zittrouer 45, 59; Brent Holcombe 326, 523; John Hollingsworth 37b, 138t; Mildred Chandler 89b (CH), 335 (CH); Frances Carnell 282, 88; Bill Burns 381t (CH), 381b (CH); Joel Jones 28b, 276.

RECESS

Dr. Jhon Akers brought the class back to order playing a selection of classical guitar pieces. Leaders: Charles Lowery 117 (CH), 120t (CH); Carl Blozan 381 (CH), 346 (CH); Mary C. Parker 339 (CH), 299 (CH); Mary Baumeister 231t (CH), 59t (CH); Jane Spencer and Dot Lane 312t, 159; Gib Rogers 350, 81b.

LUNCH

Dr. Harry Eskew brought the afternoon session to order leading songs on page 47t and 128. Leaders: Hugh McGraw 441, 287 (CH) (by request).

Dan Huger conducted the memorial lesson, and led song page 81t (CH) for the deceased.

Leaders: Bobbi Albert 113 (CH), 105b (CH); Henry Zittrouer 68b; John Hollingsworth 162t (CH); Mildred Chandler 131 (CH-AL); Frances Carnell 225t, 361; Bill Burns 178; Joel Jones 535, 120b (CH); Charles Lowery 137 (CH).

Announcements were made.

RECESS

The class reassembled at the grave of William Walker at Magnolia Cemetery in Spartanburg. The song led at the grave was 146. The class was dismissed with prayer.

Chairman—Dr. Harry Eskew; Vice Chairman—Dr. Jhon Akers; Secretary—Dan Huger.