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Mt. Zion Memorial

Mt. Zion, Georgia (off Hwy. 16)

July 26-27, 2003

Saturday, July 26

The one hundred-eleventh 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 together leading 37b. Rev. David Sanders offered the morning prayer. Leaders: Earlis McGraw 163t; Charlene Wallace 299, 283 (for Don Bowen); Judy Henry 225t, 77t; Bobby Jackson 490, 100; Jimmie Denney 101t, 146; Mary L. Smith 334, 335 (for Harvey Austin); Felton Denney 317, 549; Teenie Moody 171, 187; Karen Rollins 143, 136; Andy Anderson 73b, 186; Lee Rogers 502, 448t; B.M. Smith 448b, 47t (for Evelyn Harris).

RECESS

The class was called together by Danny Griffin leading 137 and 530. Leaders: Eunice Webb 392, 229; John Plunkett 88b, 381; Shelbie Sheppard 36b; Phillip Langley 216, 49b; Lou Cotney 172, 222; Preston McClendon 45t; Helen Bryson 215, 112; Wesley Haley 34b, 300; Josephine Denney 30t; Nick Pasqual 296, 329; Donna Duke 276, 120.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called together with Earlis McGraw leading 544 and 545. Leaders: Lela Crowder 430, 42; Timothy Haley 479, 384; Janice Paulk 90, 98; Henry Johnson 111t, 111b.

A motion was made to go into the business session. The officers elected or appointed to serve were: Chairman—Earlis McGraw; Vice Chairman—Phillip Langley; Secretary/Treasurer—Charlene Wallace; Arranging/Memorial Committee—Judy Henry and Carolyn Huckeba.

Leaders: Virginia Dyer 192, 200; Hugh McGraw 553; Jeannette DePoy 328, 213 (t? b?); Jeff Sheppard 140, 129; Lisa Webb 203, 454; S.T. Reed 92, 102; Rita Haley 268, 269; Jack Paulk 68b, 565; Sheri Taylor 35, 147t; Alicia Green 49t, 87; Nick Pasqual 121; Henry Johnson 435; S.T. Reed 425; Helen Bryson 155; Earlis McGraw 369 (for Reby Stanford).

Announcements were made. Earlis McGraw led 46 as the closing song, and Henry Johnson dismissed the class with prayer.

Sunday, July 27

The class was called to order by Earlis McGraw leading 435. Rev. David Sanders offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Phillip Langley 378b, 106; Charlene Wallace 79, 99; Jan House 276, 284; Mary L. Smith 43, 107; Danny Griffin 457 (for Walker Earnest), 524; Eunice Webb 569b, 318; B.M. Smith 222, 384; Louise Holland 273, 45t; Lonnie Rogers 225t, 343; Patricia Mauldin 63, 146; Milton Oliver 321, 176t; Sharon Hamrick 236, 269.

RECESS

Earlis McGraw called the class together with 345t. Leaders: Myron House 109, 102; George Garner 454; Nick Pasqual 309, 114; Martha Ann Stegar 228, 47t; Rodney Ivey 30t, 56t; Sherry Lovvorn 340, 436; Richard Mauldin 36b, 66; Raymond Hamrick 113; Lela Crowder 139, 339.

Judy Henry and Carolyn Huckeba conducted the memorial lesson. Hugh McGraw led 231 in memory of Revy Williamson, Cindy Huckeba Cole, Doris Haley, Vivian Rogers, Vaughn Dryden, Ruth Brown, Everette Denney, Jean Bracknell Frost, Kenneth DeLong, George Rogers, and Donald Smith.

John Plunkett led 70t for the following sick and shut-ins: Mozelle Sheppard, I.V. McWhorter, Cathy White, Alice Edwards, Violet Thomason, Evelyn Harris, and Walker Earnest. Lonnie Rogers closed the memorial with prayer.

Louis Hughes led 128 and 540.

LUNCH

Phillip Langley brought the afternoon session to order leading 299. Leaders: Jeff Sheppard 347, 329; John Hollingsworth 434; Jeannette DePoy 189, 112; Tommy McGraw 176b, 33b; Laura Frey 178, 358; Henry Johnson 70b, 416; Oscar McGuire 283, 336; Gene Duke 282, 145b; Cecil Sanders 335, 303; Glenda Collins 290, 124; Clyde McWhorter 546, 530; Lisa Webb 126, 117; Hugh McGraw 166; John Plunkett 476, 285b; Nick Griffin 551, 164; Raymond Hamrick 354t; Judy Henry 77b, 333; Henry Johnson 418; Rodney Ivey and Lela Crowder 382; Nick Pasqual 569t.

Announcements were made. Earlis McGraw, Phillip Langley, and Rev. David Sanders led 62 as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer led by Rev. David Sanders.

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