Minutes of Sacred Harp Singings

Find in all years, or only checked years:

Or, view 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 or all years.

Song use statistics are also available.

Florida State Convention (Cooper Book)

Holiday Inn, Panama City, Florida

December 2-3, 2006

Saturday, December 2

The thirty-ninth session of the convention was called to order by Chairman Mike Jones leading 36b. The opening prayer was led by Aubrey Barfield.

Leaders: John Etheridge 76b; Stanley Smith 388; Victoria Aplin 360; Jewell Skaggs 143; Aubrey Barfield 464; Bill Hogan 567; Gary Smith 507b; Hans Bayer 140; Marilyn Burchett 484b; Joe Nall 436t; LaRue Allen 171; Bud Oliver 170; Lois Bonnell 63; Leon Ballinger 463.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Mike Jones; Vice Chairman—John Etheridge; Second Vice Chairman—Stanley Smith; Secretary—Aubrey Barfield.


The singing continued with Mike Jones leading 330t. Leaders: Henry Guthery 355; Daphene Causey 137; Frank Hataway 395b; Karen Swenson 314; Robert Walker 38t; Bobbie Goodell 203; Ernest Cockcroft 422b; Regina Bayer 411; Paul King 268b; Reba Windom 505; Henry Guthery III 491; Shelbie Sheppard 404; Nate Green and Norma Green 41, 465b.


The singing continued with Mike Jones leading 32t. Leaders: John Bayer 39; Sandie Scott 524; Larry Ballinger 559; Sue Bunch 511b; Jeff Sheppard 497; Sarah Smith 393b; Bill Aplin 166; Nancy Hogan 516; Jubal Bayer 392; Janet King 282; Bob Bonnell 75; Ernestine Pipkin 276; Russ Schultz 47t; Lee Rogers 575; Royce Sellers 571; Alice Bejnar 179; Tim Jones 553; Buna Mae Purvis 440; Earl Ballinger 217; Loretta Jones 292; Morgan Bunch 306; Shane Wooten 380t; Ellen Gwynn 99; Tommie Spurlock 72; Voncille Graves 49b; Chip Westbrook 45t. Mike Jones led 369. Henry Guthery offered prayer for the noon meal.


The afternoon session was called to order by Mike Jones leading 159. Leaders: Judy Mincey 156; Geraldine Sharpton 274; Linda Westbrook 229; Becky Briggs 186; Jenny Whitworth 92; Juanita Hill 129; Agnes Farris 378t; Stanley Smith 235; Bill Farris 401; Donna Wootten 335; Bill Hogan 95b; Gary Smith 336; Mary Whitehurst 410; Loraine Bayer 64; Tommie Spurlock 112.


Mike Jones led 348t to bring the class to order. Leaders: Marilyn Burchett 483; John Etheridge 210; Hans Bayer 488b; Leon Ballinger 489; Regina Bayer 54t; Aubrey Barfield 288; Bobbie Goodell 81; Jubal Bayer 488t; Karen Swenson 391; John Bayer 511; Sandie Scott 393.

Announcements were made. Mike Jones led 377b, and Shane Wootten dismissed the class with prayer.

Sunday, December 3

The convention was called to order by Chairman Mike Jones leading 68b. The opening prayer was led by Paul King.

Leaders: John Etheridge 60; Jewell Rowland 341; Victoria Aplin 270; Aubrey Barfield 522; Reba Windom 572; Paul King 528b; Nancy Hogan 339; Larry Ballinger 508; Henry Guthery III 438; Daphene Causey and April DuPriest 500; Jeff Sheppard 142; Sarah Smith 518; Bob Bonnell 285t; Janet King 148; Bud Oliver 73t.


John Etheridge led 539 to bring the class to order. Leaders: Lois Bonnell 82; Shane Wootten 450; LaRue Allen 192.

Russ Schultz and Tim Jones conducted the memorial session. Russ Schultz read the list of names of the deceased and led 289 in memory of the following: William “Bill” Green, Teddy Creel, Hibbard Thatcher, Betty Blankers, Elsie Beasley, Robin Hallmark, Helen Stevens, Aurelia Grieshop, Phillip Dodson, Mark Seiler, John Hyde, Wanda Faye Shumock, Lovey Price, and Donnie McGraw.

Tim Jones read the list of the sick and shut-ins and led 94 in their honor. Tommie Spurlock closed the session with prayer.

Leaders: Henry Guthery 442t; Lee Rogers 494; Morgan Bunch 98; Donna Wootten 274; Earl Ballinger 176t; Geraldine Sharpton 393t; Bill Hogan 408; Judy Mincey 273; Tim Jones 447t; Sue Bunch 507b. The class sang 369, and Bill Hogan offered prayer for the noon meal.


The afternoon session was called to order with John Etheridge leading 96. Leaders: Mike Jones and Breanne Jones 348t; Regina Bayer 84; Becky Briggs 108; Genny Whitworth 436t; Jubal Bayer 340; Hans Bayer 300; Loraine Bayer 152; John Bayer 416; Marilyn Burchett 107t; Ellen Gwynn 49b; Karen Swenson 485; Sandie Scott 507t; Mary Whitehurst 328; Gary Smith 553; Alford Jones 447t; Nate Green and Norma Green 244; Buna Mae Purvis 563; Joe Nall 543; Voncille Graves 463; Bill Aplin 436; Loretta Jones 497.


The singing continued with Mike Jones leading 32t. Leaders: Russ Schultz 122; Beverly Dayton 38b; Ernest Cockcroft 38t; Ernestine Pipkin 335; Stanley Smith 70b; Juanita Hill 515; Tommie Spurlock 376; Jeff Sheppard 428; Hans Bayer 168; Jubal Bayer 276; Regina Bayer 268t.

The officers were appointed, and those who served this year were thanked for their contribution to help make this singing a success. The officers for next year (2007) are: Chairman—John Etheridge; 1st Vice Chairman—Stanley Smith; 2nd Vice Chairman—Tim Jones.

Announcements were made. All the officers led 47b as the closing song. The convention was closed with prayer by Bill Aplin.

Chairman—Mike Jones; Vice Chairman—John Etheridge; 2nd Vice Chairman—Stanley Smith; Secretary—Aubrey Barfield