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William Walker Memorial Singing

Wofford College, Spartanburg, South Carolina

January 6, 1996

The third annual Memorial Singing for William Walker was held on Saturday, January 6, 1996 at Wofford College, South Carolina. Dr. John Bullard called the class to order, welcomed everyone, and led the morning prayer. Nomination of officers were: Chairman—Dr. John Bullard; Vice Chairman—Willie Israel; Secretary—Charlene Wallace; Arranging Committee—Willie Israel. There were three (3) books used: Sacred Harp (S.H.), Southern Harmony (So.H.), and Christian Harmony (C.H.). Leaders called were: Brent Holcombe 77, 101 (S.H.); Richard Whatley 348, 207 (S.H.); Terry Chandler 55b, 117 (C.H.); J. B. Parker 128b, 157b (C.H.); Mildred Chandler 89, 355 (C.H.); Willie Israel 339, 214 (C.H.); Phil Perrin 103, 252 (So.H.); W. L. Green 66, 288 (So.H.); Sharon Kellam 171 (C.H.), 88 (So.H.); Margie Dietz 309 (C.H.), 88, 53 (So.H.).

RECESS

Dr. Harry Eskew called the class together leading song on page 78 from the Southern Harmony. Dr. Eskew gave a brief history on William Walker. Leaders: Frances Carnell 503, 551 (S.H.); LeAnne Carnell 38b, 547 (S.H.); Chris Carnell 40, 178 (S.H.); Betty Moore 159 (C.H.).

LUNCH

The afternoon session resumed with Willie Israel leading song on page 269 from the Christian Harmony. Leaders: J. B. Parker, Mildred Chandler, Terry Chandler, and Jennifer Chandler (family of four generations) 109, 289 (C.H.); Henry Zittrouer 490, 480 (S.H.); Brent Holcombe 106 (C.H.); Debra Jones 86, 481 (S.H.); Willie Israel 163 (So.H), 204 (C.H.); Phil Perrin 40, 213 (So.H.); Sharon Kellam 266, 38 (So.H.); Richard Whatley 435 (S.H.); Frances Carnell 474 (S.H.); Dr. Harry Eskew 250 (So.H.). Announcements were made. Dr. Harry Eskew led “Parting Hand” as the closing song and dismissed with prayer.

Chairman—Dr. John Bullard; Vice Chairman—Willie Israel; Secretary—Charlene Wallace.