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Southwest Texas Sacred Harp
Singing Convention (Cooper Book)

Georgetown, Texas

August 30-31, 2003

Saturday, August 30

The fall session of the Southwest Texas Sacred Harp Singing Convention met at the Main Street Baptist Church in Georgetown, Texas on Sunday and Saturday before the fifth Sunday in August. Chairman Morris Nelms called the class to order at 9:30 a.m. with 36t and 395. Prayer was offered by Leon Ballinger.

Leaders: Vice Chair Amanda Owen 84, 47; Secretary Pat Blundell 136, 164; Beverly Coates 111t, 129; Robert Vaughn 539, 387; Vivian Rogan 49t, 100; John Baker 120, 192; Doris Hanks 112, 442; Frank Price 323b, 571; Barbara Moore 171, 61; Mike Hinton 559, 146; Edith Owen 293b, 367.

RECESS

Leaders: Gaylon Powell 203; Cassandra Baker 159; Gary Rogan 99; David Moseley 137; Diane Ross 332; Al Rogers 336t; James Moseley and Heather Cannon 68t; Kevin Powell 416t; Jeb Owen 224; Terre Schill 218; Curtis Owen 470; Sarah Huckaby 65; Leon Ballinger 195; Olivia Powell 450; Tom Owen 434; Cheryl Foreman 140; Billy Huckaby 217; Dick Steil 72; Katie Moseley 142; Donald Ross 101b; Cissy Moseley 343; Reed Coates 48t; Liz Owen 299; Scott Curran 384; Bruce Coates 511t. Curtis Owen asked the blessing for the noon meal.

LUNCH

Chairman Morris Nelms called the class back to order with 29t. Leaders: George Jones 558; Vivian Rogan 507; Robert Vaughn 348b; Marilyn Burkland 553; Gary Rogan 155; Mike Hinton 544; Beverly Coates and Lee Waters 143; Frank Price 563; Barbara Moore 29; David Moseley 198; Cheryl Foreman 98; Chris Adams 282; Diane Ross 379; Gaylon Powell 298; Sarah Huckaby 270; Scott Curran 196; Edith Owen 484; Leon Ballinger 297; Al Rogers 575; Terre Schill 383.

RECESS

Chairman Morris Nelms called the class back to order with 239. Leaders: John Baker 110; Kevin Powell 300; Cassandra Baker 505; Jeb Owen 186; Olivia Powell 168; Curtis Owen 85; Dick Steil 393; Bruce Coates 567; Doris Hanks 515; Tom Owen 183; Katie Moseley 222; Donald Ross 123b; Cissy Moseley 355; Reed Coates 76b; Liz Owen 119; Billy Huckaby 543.

Morris Nelms led 47b as the closing song. Elder Billy Moseley offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Sunday, August 31

Vice Chair Amanda Owen opened the Sunday morning session, held at the Georgetown Community Center, at 9:30 am with 101t and 31t. Prayer was offered by Gaylon Powell.

Leaders: Secretary Pat Blundell 400; Donald Ross 287; Doris Hanks 422b; Leon Ballinger 186; Liz Owen 288; Mike Moseley 54t; Cassandra Baker 323b; Billy Huckaby 421; Terre Schill 134; Dick Steil 268t; Edith Owen 276; Chris Adams 384; Sarah Huckaby 385t; Mike Hinton 61; Diane Ross 341; Gaylon Powell 131t; Cissy Moseley 500; Curtis Owen 278b; Barbara Moore 38t; Jeb Owen 212; Katie Moseley and Heather Cannon 543; Tom Owen 131; Olivia Powell 274t; Al Rogers 451; John Baker 192; Kevin Powell 132; Scott Curran 290.

RECESS

Vice Chair Amanda Owen called the class back together with 411. Leaders: Mike Moseley 567; Diane Ross 299; Chris Adams 497; Donald Ross 373; Curtis Owen 453b; Katie Moseley 99; Billy Huckaby 155; Mary Owen 45t; Doris Hanks 444t; John Baker, Ralph Dixon Love, and Jo Pendleton 39; Edith Owen 507.

A memorial lesson was held with Olivia Powell reading scripture. Dick Steil led 395b for the deceased: James Ballinger, B.E. Matthews, Ruth Collins, and Richard Goodrum.

Barbara Moore led 59 for the sick and shut-ins: Ophelia Matthews, Verna Powell, Armo “Buddy” Baker, W.M. “Pete” Baker, Kelly Beard, Ernestine Pipkin, Linda Henthorn, Lavena Owen, Frances Daniels, and G.L. Hinton. The memorial lesson was closed with prayer led by Jeb Owen.

Leaders: Pat Blundell 401; Dick Steil 128. The lunch prayer was offered by Donald Ross.

LUNCH

Leaders: Mike Hinton 535t; Heather Cannon 336; Al Rogers 63; Terre Schill 536; Scott Curran 400; Cassandra Baker 31b; Tom Owen 271b; Sarah Huckaby 283b; Barbara Moore 427; Gaylon Powell 272; Doris Hanks 235; Donald Ross 297; Mike Moseley 306; Diane Ross 171; Chris Adams 146; Katie Moseley 68t; Curtis Owen 149; Olivia Powell 40; Dick Steil 49; Billy Huckaby 335; Edith Owen 36; Leon Ballinger 127; Al Rogers 45; Cissy Moseley 410; John Baker 64; Mary Owen 47b.

Vice Chair Amanda Owen closed out the fall session with 176. The closing prayer was offered by Billy Huckaby.

Chairman—Morris Nelms; Vice Chair—Amanda Owen; Secretary—Pat Blundell.