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Southwest Texas Sacred Harp Singing Convention (Cooper Book)

Georgetown, Texas

October 29-30, 2005

Saturday, October 29

The fall session of the Southwest Texas Sacred Harp Singing Convention was called to order by Chairman Leon Ballinger at 9:30 a.m. with 353t. The opening prayer was offered by Curtis Owen.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Leon Ballinger; Vice Chairman—Scott Curran; Secretary—Patricia Blundell.

Leaders: Leon Ballinger 442t; Scott Curran 99; Patricia Blundell 467; Robert Vaughn 269; Alexia Gilmore 38t; Robert Handel 544; Brennen Leigh 270; Gaylon Powell 486; Crystal Meadows 505; Joshua Martin 61; Jessica Garris 63; James Mason 512; Doris Hanks 450; Sonny Erwin 44b; Terre Schill 414; David McPherson 449; Mickie Sheppard 384; Kris Wiggins 192; Linda Booker 138t; Al Rogers 336t; Lindsey Wiggins 548.


Scott Curran called the class back with 68t. Leaders: Curtis Owen 81; Amanda Blevins 573; Billy Huckaby 217; Jo Pendleton and Jonathan Taft 348t; Bruce Coates 511; Don Ross 338; Olivia Powell 522; Dick Steil 268b; Cheryl Foreman 132; Daniel Allcock 159; Amanda Owen 168; Ryan Ross 395t; Ayne Ray 559; Kevin Powell 365; Liz Owen 98; Bill Bailey 478; Diane Ross 332; Jeb Owen 288; Beverly Coates 225t; John Baker 40; Kevin Lee 300; Cassandra Baker 323b; Robert Handel 546; Mickie Sheppard 239; David McPherson 449. Lunch prayer was given by Bruce Coates.


Leon Ballinger called the afternoon back to order with 507b. Leaders: Amanda Blevins 148; James Mason 574; Doris Hanks 422b; Sonny Erwin and Lea Waters 45t; Crystal Meadows 36b; Daniel Allcock 42; Terre Schill 218; Joshua Martin 137; Sharon Kermiet 142; Ryan Ross 408; Lindsey Wiggins 155; Kevin Powell 383; Cassandra Baker 49t; Bill Bailey 38b; Jo Pendleton 72; Robert Vaughn 477; Jessica Garris 335; Jeb Owen 75; Ayne Ray 571; Kris Wiggins 508.


Scott Curran called the class back with 47b. Leaders: Liz Owen 404; Don Ross 211; Sarah Huckaby 331b; John Baker 110; Alexia Gilmore 133; Curtis Owen 111b; Brennen Leigh 492; Al Rogers 575; Amanda Owen 416t; Kevin Lee 53; Cheryl Foreman 203; Dick Steil 146; Beverly Coates 106; Billy Huckaby 421; Linda Booker 515; Bruce Coates 39; Gaylon Powell 196; David McPherson 451; Sharon Kermiet 82; Robert Handel 140; Mickie Sheppard 424; Sonny Erwin 572.

Leon Ballinger led 28b as the closing song, and the class was dismissed with prayer by Kevin Powell.

Sunday, October 30

Chairman Leon Ballinger called the class together with 212. The opening prayer was offered by Elder Sonny Huckaby.

Leaders: Leon Ballinger 155; Scott Curran 444; Pat Blundell 164; James Mason 553; Lindsey Wiggins 343; Bill Bailey 422b; Diane Ross 299; Robert Vaughn 521; Amanda Owen 182; Kris Wiggins 171; Jessica Garris 488t; Tom Owen 546; Ayne Ray 76b; David McPherson 500; Liz Owen 497; Ryan Ross 406; Olivia Powell and son, Garret 348t; Reed Coates 65; Sharon Kermiet 216; Kevin Powell 240; Katy Moseley 264b; Bruce Coates 336t; Linda Booker 410; Robert Handel 41; Alexia Gilmore 215.


Donald Ross led 541 to bring the class back to order. Leaders: Amanda Blevins 143; Al Rogers 54t; Mickie Sheppard 574; Billy Huckaby 68t; Doris Hanks 355; Jeb Owen 144; Crystal Meadows 276; Kevin Lee 192; Joshua Martin 392; Cheryl Foreman 567; Daniel Allcock 416b; Terre Schill 298; Dick Steil 122; Sara Huckaby 64; Gaylon Powell 532; Brennan Leigh 319.

Robert Vaughn conducted the memorial lesson and read from I Peter 3:1-5, then read the list of the deceased: Mrs. Don Barker, Kelly Beard, Billie Beard, Robbie Nowlin, Joe Owen, Frances Daniels, and Ammon Reeves. He then led 128 in their memory.

Beverly Coates spoke of those unable to attend the singing any longer and how we each have our favorite song. She then read the list of sick and shut-ins: Verna Powell, Ophelia Matthews, Ovilla Summers, Myra Palmer, Nannie Pearl Woods, Edith Owen, Esther Huckaby, Harold Lackey, and Leland Owen. Beverly then led 488 in their honor. The memorial service was closed with prayer by Robert Vaughn.

Leaders: Tom Owen 145t; Sharon Kermiet 129; Reed Coates 73t; Diane Ross 379; Kris Wiggins 282; Ryan Ross 285t. Prayer for lunch was offered by Jeb Owen.


Scott Curran called the class back together with 142. Leaders: David McPherson 71; Liz Owen 376; Dick Steil 508; Doris Hanks 230; Bruce Coates 563; Cheryl Foreman 470; Kevin Powell 300; Sarah Huckaby 224; Kevin Lee 99; Crystal Meadows 277; Al Rogers 449; Mickie Sheppard 511t; Jeb Owen 270; Amanda Blevins 450; Joshua Martin 172; Terre Schill 536; Billy Huckaby 424; Jessica Garris 268t; Robert Handel 268b; Linda Booker 572; Sharon Kermiet 375; Daniel Allcock 207; Lindsay Wiggins 138b; Robert Vaughn 411; Cissy Moseley 507b; Alexia Gilmore 384; Gaylon Powell 77; Amanda Owen 198; Bill Bailey 559; James Mason 393t; Olivia Powell and Garrett Powell 45t. The day was closed with prayer by Elder Billy Moseley.

Chairman—Leon Ballinger; Vice Chairman—Scott Curran; Secretary—Patricia Blundell.