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Dallas County Singing

First Primitive Baptist Church, Dallas, Texas

Saturday, November 13, 2004

The Dallas County annual Sacred Harp Singing was held at the First Primitive Baptist Church on Saturday before the second Sunday in November. The class was called to order by Gary Rogan leading 48t and 46t. Tom Owen offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Cheryl Foreman 52t; Reed Coates 86; Billy Huckaby 217; Stephanie Turney 480; Bruce Rye 200; Waymon Minor 440; Esther Huckaby 270; Ryan Ross 406; Liz Owen 273; Leon Ballinger 195; Ben Brown 146; Emmie Morris 475; Scott Curran 455; Diane Ross 543; H.P. O’Mary 408; Sarah Huckaby 454; Gaylon Powell 377; Vivian Rogan 178; Chris Adams 288.


Gary Rogan called the class back to order leading 99. Leaders: Tim McClain 143; Cissy Moseley 198; Donald Ross 546; Gracie Rhyne 63; Tom Owen 163t; Myra Palmer 436; Owen Ross 344; Catherine Rogan 215; Beverly Coates 448t; Josh McClain 39b; Katie Moseley 31t; John Beard 282; Terre Schill 383; Donn Howard 147t; Amanda Owen 39t.

Robert Vaughn conducted the memorial lesson, and read the names of the deceased: Essie Arnold, Billie Beard, and Jack Whitehead—Texas.

The names of the sick and shut-ins remembered were: Kelly Beard, Ernestine Pipkin, Curtis Owen, Edith Owen, Leland Owen, Ophelia Matthews, and Verna Powell. Robert Vaughn led 34t and closed the memorial.

Leaders: Jeb Owen 278 (t? b?); Mike Moseley 326; Bruce Coates 503; Myrl Jones 142; Avon Miller 187; Esther Huckaby 358; Robert Vaughn 230. Elder Bill Moseley offered prayer for the noon meal.


Bruce Coates called the class to order for the afternoon session leading 34b. Leaders: Mary Jane Butler 159; Leon Ballinger 168; Michelle Rogan 196; Junior Smith 332; Megan McLemore 47b; Gary Rogan 285t; Reed Coates 442; Waymon Minor 84; Ryan Ross 384; Emmie Morris 220; Scott Curran 203; Diane Ross 497; Chris Adams 276; Billy Huckaby 319; Stephanie Turney 547; Ben Brown 40; Liz Owen 328; Tim McClain 32t; Sarah Huckaby 176 (t? b?); Gaylon Powell 528.


Mike Moseley led 532 to call the class back to order. Leaders: Josh McClain 329; Tom Owen 542; Myrl Jones 430; H.P. O’Mary 73b; Terre Schill 102; John Beard 58; Catherine Rogan 240; Donald Ross 499; Bruce Rye 56b; Amanda Owen 535; Owen Ross 225t; Vivian Rogan 82t; Avon Miller 302; Beverly Coates 362; Jeb Owen 472; Katie Moseley 68b; Robert Vaughn 387; Michelle Rogan 110; Cheryl Foreman 229.

Bruce Coates led 549 as the closing song. Gary Rogan offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Gary Rogan; Vice Chairman—Bruce Coates; Secretary—Cheryl Foreman.