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Mt. Zion Memorial

Mt. Zion, Georgia (Off Hwy. 16)

July 22-23, 2006

Saturday, July 22

The 114th session of the Mt. Zion Memorial Sacred Harp singing was held at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church on the fourth Sunday and Saturday before in July. Earlis McGraw called the class to order leading 30t, 225t. The morning prayer was offered by Lonnie Rogers.

Leaders: Phillip Langley 477, 217; Judy Henry 128, 117; Charlene Wallace 133, 283; Charles Woods 565, 161; Faye Hollis 99, 171; Lonnie Rogers 186, 298; Margie Smith 494, 512; Andy Anderson 145b, 39t; Mildred Patterson 111t (for Katherine Benefield), 87; Jason Hollis 383, 182.

RECESS

The class was called together by Earlis McGraw leading 385b (in memory of Carolyn Huckeba and Bobby Jackson).

Leaders: John Wall 72b, 358; Oscar McGuire 372, 336; Joyce Walton 465, 527; Richard Mauldin 312b, 378t; Karleen Williams 335, 100; B.M. Smith 318, 499; Arlene Woods 282, 503; Robert Chambless 420, 347; Lela Crowder 422, 138t; S.T. Reed 131b, 134; Judy Chambless 147t, 415.

LUNCH

Earlis McGraw called the class together leading 544. Leaders: Jeff Sheppard 466, 391; Karen Rollins 317, 66; Hugh McGraw 553; Jane Spencer 88b, 464.

A motion was made to go into the business session. The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Earlis McGraw; Vice Chairman—Hugh McGraw; Secretary—Charlene Wallace; Chaplain—Richard Mauldin; Arranging/Memorial Committee—Judy Henry.

Leaders: Jeannette DePoy 518; David Ivey 263; Mike Spencer 547, 68b; Karen Ivey 448b, 394; John Plunkett 471, 476; Carlene Griffin 97, 155; Stanley Edwards 208, 530; Danny Griffin 426t, 36b; Richard DeLong 173, 566; S.T. Reed 567; David Ivey 266; Jane Spencer 218; Joyce Walton 478; Jeff Sheppard 106 (for Shelbie Sheppard); Earlis McGraw 568.

Announcements were made. Earlis McGraw led 46 as the closing song, and Richard Mauldin offered the closing prayer.

Sunday, July 23

The class was called to order by Earlis McGraw leading 32t. Richard Mauldin offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Earlis McGraw 435; Hugh McGraw 382; Richard Mauldin 72b, 446; Judy Henry 225t, 77t; Charlene Wallace 135, 333; Carlene Griffin 117, 448b; Stanley Edwards 488, 340; Judy Chambless 480, 490; Jason Hollis 192, 454; George Garner 212; Faye Hollis 168, 186; Milton Oliver 222; Karen Ivey 83b, 209; Oscar McGuire 573, 485; John Wall 421, 479.

RECESS

The class was called together by Clyde McWhorter leading 112 and 45t. Leaders: Charles Woods 38t, 483; Bud Oliver 170, 335; Lisa Webb 334, 566; Louis Hughes 482, 378t; Emily Thompson 350, 392.

The memorial lesson was held with Richard Mauldin leading 68b for the following sick and shut-ins: Mary Hackney, Howard McGuire, Jimmie Denney, Josephine Denney, Felton Denney, Henry Guthery, Elsie Moon, Dick Mauldin, and Wilton Donaldson.

For the following deceased, Richard Mauldin led 339: Carolyn McGraw Huckeba, Bobby Jackson, Donnie McGraw, Sgt. Phil Dodson, Sherri Edwards, Ora Lee Fannin, Elsie Beasley, Aurelia Grieshop, Lois Stanson, and Teddy Creel. The memorial was closed with prayer offered by Richard Mauldin. Earlis McGraw led 358 (by request).

LUNCH

The class resumed singing with Earlis McGraw leading 385t and 284. Leaders: Cecil Roberts 418; Lela Crowder 296, 228; Henry Johnson 205, 88t; Jeannette DePoy 274t, 369; Ed Thacker 517, 492; Raymond Hamrick 291, 486; Donna Bell 565, 163b; David Ivey 500; Brandon Acton 53, 40; Carolyn Thompson 107, 550; Jeff Sheppard 540, 569t; Amanda Denson Brady and Judy Henry 430, 302; Erica Hinton 39t, 81t; Eric Robinson 101t, 565 (for Junior Robinson); Matt Hinton 99, 155; Malinda Snow 289, 497; Jenny Acton 405, 288; Tony Hammock 326, 89; Audress Gurley 100, 108t; Sheri Taylor 178, 503.

Announcements were made. Earlis McGraw led 62 as the closing song. Richard Mauldin offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Earlis McGraw; Vice Chairman—Hugh McGraw; Secretary—Charlene Wallace.