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University of Georgia Singing

State Botanical Gardens, Athens, Georgia

Sunday, February 27, 2005

The thirty-second session of the University of Georgia Singing was held at the Visitors Center, State Botanical Gardens in Athens, Georgia on the fourth Sunday in February.

Singing in the morning session was from The Social Harp by John McCurry, first published in 1855 and reprinted by the University of Georgia Press in 1973. Chairman John Garst called the class to order by leading 30. John Hollingsworth offered the morning prayer.

A business session was held with the class voting to retain the same officers: Chairman—John Garst; Vice Chairman—John Hollingsworth; Secretary—Charlene Wallace; Arranging Committee—Lee Rogers; Memorial Committee—Judy Mincey.

Leaders: John Garst 31; John Hollingsworth 76; Charlene Wallace 77; Lee Rogers 44; Judy Mincey 182, 159; John Plunkett 19, 21; Oscar McGuire 66, 74; Andy Anderson 148, 190t; Charles Woods 86, 87; Jane Spencer 156, 129; Don Bowen 88, 89; Bruce King 55b, 173; Kelly Morris 175b, 169; Martha Ann Stegar 168, 155.


The class was called together by Judy Mincey leading 154. Leaders: Earlis McGraw 60; Stanley Edwards 196; David Grant 33t, 83; Karen Redwine 38t, 51; John Whittemore 115, 118t; Jeannette DePoy 160; Emily Calhoun 114, 191; Winston Stephens 190b; John Plunkett 212.

The memorial lesson was held. Scott DePoy led 117 in memory of the following deceased: John Hocutt, Gary McGraw, Barbara DePoy, Lois DePoy, Tom DePoy, and Otis Hester.

Charles Woods led 205 in honor of the following sick and shut-ins: Violet Thomason, Emory Parr, Naomi Sailors, and I.V. McWhorter. John Plunkett closed the memorial with prayer. The class sang “Happy Birthday” to Bruce King. Lee Rogers led 253.


Singing in the afternoon sessions was from The Sacred Harp, 1991 Edition. John Hollingsworth called the class together by leading 138t and 77b. Leaders: Rita Haley 268, 63; Tom Schultz 34b; Jeannette DePoy, Scott DePoy, and niece 354t, 146; Timothy Haley 117, 282; Jo Schultz 297, 120; Raymond Hamrick 350, 182; Jane Spencer 547; Charles Woods 283; Sharon Hamrick 276, 460; Wesley Haley 300, 542; Winston Stephens 503, 31t; Stanley Edwards and Sherrie Edwards 208, 101t; Hugh McGraw 231; Martha Ann Stegar 312b; Don Bowen and Earlis McGraw 225t; Judy Mincey 475; Kelly Morris 147t; David Grant 421; Bruce King 457; Mandy Brady 155; Andy Anderson 287; Oscar McGuire 344; Scott DePoy and Jeannette DePoy 274t; Jo Schultz 163b; Mandy Brady 40; Karen Redwine 232; John Garst 110.

After announcements were made, John Garst led 62 as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer by John Hollingsworth.

Chairman—John Garst; Vice Chairman—John Hollingsworth; Secretary—Charlene Wallace.