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Oxford City Hall

Oxford, Mississippi

March 10, 1996

The sixteenth annual Sacred Harp singing at Oxford City Hall was called to order by Warren Steel leading songs on pages 138b and 36b. George Easley led the morning prayer. Mark Tew led songs on pages 53 and 99, and the class organized by electing the following officers: Chairman—Warren Steel; Vice Chairman—Mark Tew; Secretary—Anne Steel; Arranging Committee—Mark Davis and Mel Kersey. Leaders: Mark Davis 124, 61; Mel Kersey 565, 32t; Travis Keeton 123t, 203; Josie Hyde 200, 434; Arnold Moore 314, 313t; Anne Steel 209, 179; John Hyde 30t, 297; John Van Horn 222, 142; Margaret Keeton 276, 475.

RECESS

Warren Steel called the class together leading song on page 418. Others who led: Gary Smith 34b, 569b; Kurt Davis 354 (t? b?), 345t; Hugh Bill McGuire 344, 328; Patti Hook 63, 82t; Bob Cook 46, 457; Chris Bell 168, 385b; Sarah Smith 290, 129; Kevin Robinson 490, 373; Bradley Allen 546.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Warren Steel leading song on page 215. Leaders: Gene Wakefield 108b, 109; Lena Keeton 217, 480; Dorothea McCowan 218, 196; Wilma Mitchell 108t, 120; Ester Mann 143, 426t; Lisa Davis 530, 220. As a memorial lesson, Dorothea McCowan led 245 in memory of Joseph Beasley and Aver Crider. Jack Barbera led song on page 460 in memory of George Boswell and Toxey Fortinberry. Leaders: Henry McGuire 442, 183; Lee Wise 47b, 47t; Ann Ballard 284, 512; Robert Earl Alexander 170, 548; Andy Davis 436, 269; George Easley 299; Bernice Embry 67; Ruby Easley 145b, 146; John Simmons 44; Nan Johnson 40, 45t. Following announcements, the officers led the closing song on page 288. The class was dismissed with prayer by Robert Earl Alexander.

Chairman—Warren Steel; Vice Chairman—Mark Tew; Secretary—Anne Steel.