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Mississippi State Sacred Harp Singing Convention

Antioch Primitive Baptist Church, Forest, Scott County, Mississippi

August 26-27, 2006

Saturday, August 26

The seventy-eighth session of the Mississippi State Sacred Harp Singing Convention convened at Antioch Primitive Baptist Church on the fourth Sunday and Saturday before in August.

The Sacred Harp, 1991 Edition, The Christian Harmony, and the Cooper Book were used throughout the convention.

President Mark Davis called the singing to order and led 37b. Chaplain Arlon Gardner offered the opening prayer. Mark Davis welcomed visitors and extended appreciation and thanks to Bro. Alfred Bailey and Antioch Primitive Baptist Church for hosting the singing. He then appointed Darlene Reynolds, Junie McNeil, and Elsie Hollingsworth as the Arranging Committee.

Officers were elected or appointed to serve: President—Mark Davis; Vice President—John Lee Van Horn; Secretary—Jean Gray; Assistant Secretary—Darlene Reynolds; Chaplains—W.M. Allen and Arlon Gardner.

Leaders: Mark Davis 48t, 73t; John Lee Van Horn 300, 328; Jean Gray 30t, 366 (?); Darlene Reynolds 145t, 223; W.M. Allen 59, 108t; Arlon Gardner 457, 76b; Sue Bunch 178, 145b; Ann Steele 108b, 179; John Plunkett 282 (CH), 67b; Morgan Bunch 322 (CH), 264 (?).

The following were appointed to the Business and Credentials Committee: Hugh McGuire, Colvin Mann, and Mike McNeil.

RECESS

The singing continued with John Lee Van Horn leading 34b. Leaders: Natalie Davis 354b, 572 (CB); John Hollingsworth 460, 230; Bobby Caldwell 47b, 82t; Hugh McGuire 285t, 399b; Bruce Hedrick 248 (?), 289b (CH); Ester Mann 171, 480; Wilma Mitchell 569b, 61.

The following were appointed to the Memorial Committee: Ester Mann and John Hollingsworth.

A motion was made and second to adjourn for lunch. The class was dismissed for lunch by Chaplain W. M. Allen.

LUNCH

Mark Davis called the class to order leading106. Leaders: Junie McNeil 63, 319; John Merritt 484t (CB); John Merritt and young people from Jackson 392; Hugh Bill McGuire and sons, Hugh McGuire and Henry McGuire 196, 155 (CH); Anne Cox 68b, 135; Mike McNeil 573 (CB), 522 (CB); Henry McGuire 365, 318; Tim Gray 434, 218; Warren Steele 134, 260; Mark Davis 117 (CH) (for Bro. Alfred Bailey).

Election of officers: On motion, seconded and carried, the current officers were re-elected. President—Mark Davis; Vice President—John Lee Van Horn; Secretary—Jean Gray; Assistant Secretary—Darlene Reynolds; Chaplains—W.M. Allen and Arlon Gardner.

Leaders: John Lee Van Horn 129; Mark Davis 236; Patty Monroe 105; Sue Bunch 444 (CB); John Plunkett 416; Morgan Bunch 55 (CB); Hugh McGuire 104; Natalie Davis 79; Bruce Hedrick 303 (CH); Renee Eady 282; John Hollingsworth 237 (?); Gabe Monroe 40; Matthew Harvard 45t; Mark Davis 172 (CH).

The members of the Location Committee were appointed: Henry McGuire, Bobby Caldwell, and John Lee Van Horn.

Announcements were made. Appreciation was extended to everyone visiting, and everyone who brought food.

A motion was made and carried to adjourn until Sunday morning. The Drone was sung as the closing song. The convention was dismissed by Chaplain W.M. Allen.

Sunday, August 27

President Mark Davis opened the Sunday morning session with 101t. The opening prayer was led by Chaplain Arlon Gardner. An appreciation was extended to Antioch Primitive Baptist Church for hosting the singing.

Leaders: Mark Davis 31b, 74b; John Lee Van Horn 83t, 89; Jean Gray 143, 146; Darlene Reynolds 64, 235b; Arlon Gardner 448t, 542, 454, 39t; Andy Davis 383, 254, 400, 434.

RECESS

The singing resumed with Mark Davis leading 155. Leaders: Natalie Davis 178, 345t, 45t, 572 (CB); Hugh McGuire 184, 515, 523, 137; Junie McNeil 176t, 176b; Curt Davis 388, 209, 120; John Hollingsworth 138t, 77b, 77t.

A motion was made and second to adjourn for lunch. John Hollingsworth offered prayer and blessings for the noon meal.

LUNCH

The singing resumed with Arlon Gardner leading 448b. Leaders: Mark Davis 168; Bruce Hedrick 355 (CH), 179; Dan Coit 128, 129, 126; Bobby Caldwell 201 (CH), 216, 281 (?); Hugh Bill McGuire 276, 214, 327; Hugh Bill McGuire and Andy Davis 269; Ester Mann 507b (CB) 38 (t? b?), 258 (CH); Colvin Mann 147t, 358.

A business session was held for the purpose of hearing reports from committees.

The Memorial Committee (John Hollingsworth and Ester Mann) reported two deaths: Lee Wise and Harry Beeman. Hugh McGuire led 122 (by request). Ester Mann remembered those who were sick and led 339 in their honor. Chaplain Arlon Gardner closed the memorial with prayer.

The Business and Credentials Committee (Hugh McGuire, Colvin Mann, and Mike McNeil) reported a collection of $360.00 from the convention, and recommended giving $200.00 to Antioch Primitive Baptist Church.

A Resolution of thanks was extended to Antioch Primitive Baptist Church, singers, and those who brought food. A motion was made and seconded to accept the reports as given.

Bro. Alfred Bailey called for the convention for 2007. The Location Committee (Henry McGuire, Bobby Caldwell, and John Lee Van Horn) reported that the 2007 convention will be held again at Antioch Primitive Baptist Church. The business session was closed.

RECESS

Mark Davis led 270 to bring the class back to order. Leaders: Andy Davis 198, 200, 196; Arlon Gardner 215, 183; Mark Davis 117 (CH) (requested by Alfred Bailey); John Lee Van Horn 172.

Announcements were made. A motion was made to dismiss until next year. Mark Davis led 46 as the closing song. Chaplain Arlon Gardner dismissed the class with prayer.

President—Mark Davis; Vice President—John Lee Van Horn; Secretary—Jean Gray.