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Hoboken School All-Day Sing (Cooper Book)

Hoboken, Georgia

Saturday, March 15, 2003

The sing was called to order at 9:00 a.m. by David Lee leading 274t. David Lee and Clarke Lee welcomed everyone and then led the class in singing the scale. David Lee and Clarke Lee led 68b (walked time), and then a morning prayer was offered by Gaylon Powell.

Leaders: Clarke Lee 535t; Julie Lee and Kathy Lee 558b, 268t; Don Clark 176b; Amy Lee 544; Glenda Cason 516; Leanne Teachey 573; Barbara Swetman 107t; Hans Guttman 84; Terre Schill 292b; Michelle Cull 559; Stanley Smith 567; Dick Levine 77t; Becky Allen-Powell 393t; Greg Howard 507b; Ginnie Ely 39; Gail Doss 137.

RECESS

Clarke Lee brought the class back to order leading 285t. Leaders: Tommie Spurlock 574; Louis Hughes, Sr. 138t; Jenny Willard 563; Shane O’Neal 511t; Tom Owen 42; Laura Densmore 98; Mary Elizabeth Lee 300; Billy Kelley 466; Blake Morris 179; Michael Jones 384; Catherine Oss 434; Liz Owen 99; Doug Stapleton 171; Eleanor Haase 575; Louis Hughes, Jr. 276; Jessica Roberts 186; Bob Meek 540.

RECESS

The class resumed singing with David Lee leading 76b. Leaders: Jeb Owen 421; Jenny Steuver 393t; Mike Jones 395b; Jeff Bell 411; Edith Owen 442t; Terry Wootten 539; Lee Rogers 54t; Cheryl Foreman 410; Tollie Lee 78; Martha Henderson 503; Reba Dell Windom 505; Bobby Watkins 73t.

David Lee made a few remarks about the need to honor the many generations of families from this area that have kept this precious tradition alive and have passed it down to us. Roxie Chesser Crawford, 94 years old, Lee Herrin, Elvera Dowling Lee, and Bernice Roddenberry joined David Lee, Clarke Lee, and Laurie Sommers in the square and led “Land of Beulah.” David Lee mentioned Melvin Hickox, Bessie Carter, and others that are no longer with us but who we still remember and honor.

Lee Herrin made a few remarks about the importance of this tradition in her life and encouraged everyone to continue working to maintain this singing heritage through their children and descendants.

LUNCH

Clarke Lee brought the afternoon session to order leading 101t. Leaders: Bob Bonnell 75; Kathy Williams 222; Loretta Jones 47b; Judy Mincey 140; Aaron Wootten 282; Karen Clark 486; Hal Kunkel 41; Curtis Owen 283t; Willis Lee, Diana Harris, and Dinah East “Old Time Religion”, 45t; April Dell and Kathy Lee 72; Keith Willard 38t; Trevor East 506; Charles Franklin 508; Gaylon Powell 240; Mary Bachmann 568; Riley Lee 422t.

RECESS

David Lee brought the class back to order leading 358 (for Roy and Patsy Harris). Leaders: Bryant Lee and Amy Lee 484b; Wilburn Ellison 447t; Tor Bejnar, Alice Bejnar, Beverly Dayton, Eric Brough, and Sue Bunch 47t; Stephanie Steuver 348t; Martin Highsmith and Hannah Highsmith 164; Lee Bradley 334; Frank Hataway 58; Laurie Sommers and Tim Prizer 478; the grandchildren of Johnny and Delorese Lee 500; Jesse Roberts 192; Cassie Franklin and Clarke Lee 436b; Ted Mercer 299; Tony Batten and Lynn Batten 488b; Les Singleton 63; Floyd Bennett 127; Richard DeLong 497; Jeff Draughn and Francine Draughn 336t; Doyle Teachey 571; Jason Deal 239.

Announcements were made. David Lee and Clarke Lee led 527 (walked time) as our closing song. Elder Clarke Lee dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—David Lee; Arranging Committee—Don Clark; Secretary—Amy Lee and Mary Lee.