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Mt. Zion Memorial

Mt. Zion, Georgia (off Hwy. 16)

July 24-25, 2004

Saturday, July 24

The one hundred-twelfth 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 to order leading 37b. Rev. David Sanders offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Phillip Langley 29t, 215; Charlene Wallace 121, 207; Rev. David Sanders 63, 128; Judy Henry 74b, 77b (for Reby Stanford); Hugh McGraw 145b; Carlene Griffin 345t, 283; Josephine Denney 72b, 129; Lonnie Rogers 101t, 141; Eunice Webb 436, 426t; Danny Griffin 408; Arlene Woods 108t, 284; Bentley McGuire 354b, 49t; Mildred Patterson 111t, 119.

RECESS

The class was called together by Phillip Langley leading 216. Leaders: B.M. Smith 217, 225t; Andy Anderson 28t, 510; Sheri Taylor 114, 126; Charles Woods 377, 107; Preston McClendon (99 years old) 45t; Lela Crowder 272, 300; S.T. Reed 109, 125; Sandra Wilkinson 311, 473; Felton Denney 235, 234; Shelbie Sheppard 368.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called together by Earlis McGraw leading 544. Leaders: Lee Rogers 287, 174; Karleen Williams 124, 137; Stanley Edwards 340, 58; Henry Johnson 341, 535; Lou Cotney 222, 384.

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

Leaders: Oscar McGuire 573, 344; Lisa Webb 299, 348b; John Plunkett 349, 471; Richard Maudlin 168, 28b; Ed Thacker 556, 546; Jeff Sheppard 41, 152; Dave Farmer 267, 178; Reba Norton 441, 99; Nick Griffin 551; John Wall 117, 479; Dave Farmer 38t; S.T. Reed 278b.

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

Sunday, July 25

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

Leaders: Earlis McGraw 132; Phillip Langley 270, 30t; Rev. David Sanders 45t, 87; Charlene Wallace 383 (for Bernice Jackson and Bobby Jackson); Oscar McGuire 155, 54; Jan House 495, 85; Sharon Hamrick 236, 276; Stanley Edwards 56t, 76b; Bud Oliver 145b, 170; George Garner 480; Charles Woods 149, 82t; B.J. Harris 303, 225t; Myron House 513, 486; Charlene Wallace 159 (for Ricky McGraw, Carly McWhorter, and Avery McWhorter), 401.

RECESS

Phillip Langley called the class together leading 318. Leaders: Lisa Webb 455, 454; Milton Oliver 321, 314; Richard DeLong 396, 349; Evelyn Harris 47t; Richard Maudlin 475, 503.

Charles Wood conducted the memorial lesson and led 47b in memory of the deceased: Mozelle Sheppard, G.L. Hinton, Willie Carolyn Denson, and Barbara DePoy.

Charles Wood led 340 for the sick and shut-ins which included: Dick Maudlin, Bobby Jackson, I.V. McWhorter, Naomi Sailors, Alice Edwards, Myrtle Smith, Donnie McGraw, John Hocutt, and Nancy Allen. Rev. David Sanders closed the memorial with prayer.

Judy Henry and Austin Warren led 282; Earlis McGraw led 411 and 59.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called together by Earlis McGraw leading 483. Leaders: B.M. Smith 196, 212; Jeannette DePoy 436, 540 (for Scott DePoy); Louis Hughes 569t, 493; Martha Ann Stegar 117, 81t; Raymond Hamrick 350, 369; Lela Crowder 39t, 278b; Hugh McGraw 175; John Plunkett 176b, 88b; C.W. Garner 89; Cecil Roberts 335, 235; Dana Borrelli 339, 68b; John Wall 74b, 49t; Tony Hammock 441, 348b; Sandra Wilkinson 176t, 77b; Louise Holland 323b, 49b; Carlene Griffin, Earlis McGraw, Carolyn Huckeba, and Judy Henry 333, 345t.

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

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