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William Walker Memorial Singing

Wofford College, Spartanburg, South Carolina

Saturday, April 10, 2004

The William Walker Memorial Singing was held at Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina on Saturday before the second Sunday in April. Dr. Harry Eskew called the class to order at 10:00 a.m. leading 49t. Joel Jones offered the opening prayer.

Officers for the singing were: Chairman—Dr. Harry Eskew; Arranging—Frances Carnell; Secretary—Dan Huger.

Leaders: Dan Huger 49b, 99; Frances Carnell 113, 270; Joel Jones 276, 503; Hugh McGraw 354b; Leon Carnell 481, 117; Mary Baumeister 569b, 56b.

RECESS

Holly Corbett called the class back to order leading 178 and 35. Leaders: Bobbi Albert 312b, 225t; Victoria Eastland 145t, 290; Brent Holcombe 77b, 460; John Hollingsworth 77t; Dave Farmer 38t, 267; Dr. Harry Eskew 155, 128; Dan Huger 504; Frances Carnell 284; Hugh McGraw 284; Joel Jones 78; Victoria Eastland 58, 53.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was held from the “Christian Harmony, Carolina Edition.

Dr. Harry Eskew called the class back to order with 117. Leaders: Dan Huger 103b, 105b; Joel Jones 179t.

John Hollingsworth conducted the memorial lesson, and led 76b for the sick and shut-ins: Sarah Gramling, Pauline Margaret Hodges, and Donnie McGraw. Dan Huger closed the memorial with prayer.

Leaders: Mary Baumeister 80b, 254b; Leon Carnell 246, 214; Hugh McGraw 26b; Bill Burns 381t; John Hollingsworth 158; Frances Carnell 171t; Dan Huger 369.

Announcements were made. Thanks were extended to Dr. Gerald Thurman of Wofford College, who gave up vacation time to make this year’s singing possible.

The class adjourned to the nearby Magnolia Cemetery, and sang 157 (CH) at the grave of William Walker. Dr. Harry Eskew led the closing prayer of thanks for the life and work of William Walker, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Dr. Harry Eskew; Secretary—Dan Huger.