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Mt. Zion Memorial

Mt. Zion, Georgia (off Hwy. 16)

July 27-28, 2002

Saturday, July 27

The one hundred-tenth 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 37b. Rev. David Sanders led the morning prayer.

Earlis McGraw led song on page 225t for his mother, Gladys McGraw. Leaders: Phillip Langley 67, 224; Charlene Wallace 192, 106; Hugh McGraw 423; Carlene Griffin 77t, 77b; Cindy Cole 145b, 143; Judy Henry and Rev. David Sanders 117, 45t; Jimmie Denney 313t, 46; Mildred Patterson 339, 141; Wilton Donaldson 285t, 348b; Eunice Webb 460, 298 (for George Rogers who is sick); Everette Denney 490, 489; Sheri Taylor 336, 148; Elder Homer Benefield 56t; Mary Lambert Smith 213 (t? b?), 335.

RECESS

Phillip Langley called the class to order leading song on page 299. Leaders: Felton Denney 277, 523b; Joyce Clackum and Katherine Benefield 294, 358; Andy Anderson 99, 39t; Lois Owen 129, 212; Philip Denney 168, 120; Ivalene Donaldson 61; Nick Pasqual 93, 569t; Donna Duke 276, 101t; Bobby Jackson 445, 81t; Lonnie Rogers 560, 318 (for Vivian Rogers); S.T. Reed 124, 125.

LUNCH

The class resumed singing with Earlis McGraw leading song on page 544.

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

Leaders: Charles Woods 483, 512; B.M. Smith 448b, 499; Shelbie Sheppard 333, 481; Dennis George 165, 417; Jeannette DePoy 179 (for Doug Allison and Laurie Allison), 542 (for Richard DeLong); Henry Johnson 435, 138t; Lela Crowder 31t, 374; John Plunkett 471, 88b; Jeff Sheppard 140, 322; Tommy George 388, 354b; Bernard Collard 63, 300; Martha Ann Stegar 66, 180; Laura Clawson 85, 142; Teenie Moody 384 (for Judith Green), 430; Nick Griffin 139, 551; Dennis George 88t; Henry Johnson 375; Nick Pasqual 84; Jeff Sheppard 156.

Announcements were made. Earlis McGraw and Charles Woods led song on page 283 (a song that their grandfather wrote) as the closing song. Rev. David Sanders dismissed the class with prayer.

Sunday, July 28

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

Leaders: Charles Woods 547; Charlene Wallace 105; Carlene Griffin 448b; Hugh McGraw 450; Margie Smith 569b; Cindy Cole and Brady Cook 117, 144; Teenie Moody 171, 391; B.M. Smith 222, 204; Jan House 148, 151; Sharon Hamrick 276, 306; Tommy George 388; Laura Clawson 278b, 269; Mary Lambert Smith 53, 107; Phillip Langley 384, 271t; Glenda Collins 182, 124.

RECESS

Charles Woods called the class together leading song on page 482. Leaders: George Garner 434; Lela Crowder and Laura Clawson 186, 430; Mark Brown 36b; Jeannette DePoy 565, 176b; Nick Pasqual 134, 451; Bud Oliver 480, 215; Mimi Wright 146, 27; Bernard Collard 454, 347.

The memorial lesson was held by Judy Henry. Hugh McGraw led song on page 159 in memory of Berta Woods, Polly Moore, and Ike Stanford. The sick and shut-ins remembered were: Revy Williamson, Mozelle Sheppard, James Vaughn, Arnold Lambert, Steve Lambert, Alice Edwards, I.V. McWhorter, Gladys Simmons, Vivian Rogers, Joyce Walton, and Jap Walton. Rev. David Sanders, pastor of the church, closed the memorial with prayer.

Leaders: Oscar McGuire 573, 155; Eunice Webb 229, 318; Raymond Hamrick 354t, 139; LaRue Allen 187, 300; Earlis McGraw 284.

LUNCH

The class was called together by Earlis McGraw leading song on page 76b. Leaders: Charles Woods 82t, 466; Martha Ann Stegar 268, 47t; Rodney Ivey 382, 273; Shelbie Sheppard 272, 505; Milton Oliver 314; Louis Hughes, Sr. 350; Kathy Kaiser 203, 29t; Jeff Sheppard 301; Dennis George 108b, 419; Floy Wilder 224, 183; John Plunkett 381, 220; Gene Duke 452, 68b; Danny Griffin 137, 145b; Richard DeLong 322; Mark Brown 84; Bernard Collard 198; Rodney Ivey 317; Eunice Webb and Mary Lambert Smith 418 (for Reba Norton and Hester Edwards); LaRue Allen 373; Laura Clawson and Lela Crowder 274t; Nick Pasqual 496; Nick Griffin 96.

Announcements were made. Earlis McGraw, Charles Woods, Charlene Wallace, and Rev. David Sanders led song on page 62 as the closing song. Rev. David Sanders offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Earlis McGraw; Vice Chairman—Charles Woods; Secretary—Charlene Wallace.