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University of West Georgia

Food Service Building, Carrollton, Georgia

Sunday, February 19, 2006

The annual all day Sacred Harp singing at the University of West Georgia in Carrollton, Georgia, was held on the third Sunday in February. The class was called to order by Myron House, who welcomed everyone and explained why the singing was changed from the first Sunday in January to the third Sunday in February, then led 59.The morning prayer was offered by Lonnie Rogers.

Leaders: Myron House 81t; Charlene Wallace 63, 85; Mary Smith 37b, 72b; Jan House 90, 313t; Karen Rollins 489, 36b.

The class was organized with the following officers elected or appointed: Chairman—Myron House; Vice Chairman—Phillip Langley; Secretary—Charlene Wallace; Arranging Committee—Mary Smith; Memorial Committee—Jan House and Karen Rollins.

Leaders: Lonnie Rogers 33b, 225t; Stanley Edwards 175, 275t; Phillip Langley 312b, 430;Carlene Griffin 155; Jimmie Denney 383, 274t; Judy Chambless 162, 28t; Wesley Haley 34b; Henry Guthery 283, 149; Ruth Daniels 335, 378t.

RECESS

The class was brought back to order by Phillip Langley leading 270. Leaders: Donna Duke 147t; John Wall 49t, 217; Henry Guthery III 58, 475 (in memory of his grandmother, Sherry Guthery); Mary Brownlee 418 (in memory of Obin Gresham), 479; Earlis McGraw 148, 568; Malinda Snow 501, 384; Robert Chambless 75, 145b; Jeff Sheppard 540, 142 (for Shelbie Sheppard); Lela Crowder 153, 82t; Martha Harrell 77t, 211.

LUNCH

The class was called together by Myron House leading 111t. Leaders: Andy Anderson 52t, 32t; Lee Denney and Michael Avery 164; Gene Duke 87.

The memorial lesson was held with Earlis McGraw leading 235 and 45t in memory of Sherry Guthery, Runnette Jones, Sherri Edwards, Preston McClendon, I.V. McWhorter, Carolyn Huckeba, Alice Edwards, Naomi Sailors, Pauline Howell, Elsie Beasley, and Ben Jones.

Charles Woods led 499 for the following sick and shut-ins: Bobby Jackson, Tommy McGraw, Judy Green, Mike Spencer, Amanda Denson, and Lois Stanson. The memorial was closed with prayer by B.J. Harris.

Leaders: Oscar McGuire 276, 344; Teenie Moody 448b, 268; Phillip Denney 84, 120; Lisa Webb 222, 349 (for Mary Hackney) (birthday greetings were sung to Laura Frey); John Plunkett 516, 517; Evelyn Harris 47t; Raymond Hamrick 350, 231; Sheri Taylor 324, 300.

RECESS

Myron House (with friends from France) called the class together leading 294 and 358. Leaders: Laura Frey, Jenna Frey, and Lisa Webb 401, 124; Henry Guthery 543; B.J. Harris 503, 303; Wesley Haley 282 (for Timothy Haley); Henry Guthery III 340; Oscar McGuire 485; Mary Brownlee 556; Lela Crowder 278b; John Plunkett 318.

After announcements were made, Myron House and Phillip Langley led 62 as the closing song. Henry Guthery dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Myron House; Vice Chairman—Phillip Langley; Secretary—Charlene Wallace.