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South Carolina William Walker Memorial Singing

Anna Todd Wofford Center, Wofford College,
Spartanburg, South Carolina

Saturday, March 17, 2007

The 12th annual South Carolina singing in memory of William Walker was held at Wofford College, in Spartanburg, South Carolina, on Saturday before second Sunday in March. A singing school was conducted by Hugh McGraw. This was followed by a short break and rearrangement into appropriate parts. The class was welcomed to Wofford College by Dr. Doyle Boggs.

Dan Huger opened the singing by proposing the first session be sung from The Sacred Harp, 1991 Edition, then alternating with the Christian Harmony, Carolina Book.

Leaders: Dan Huger 276; Harry Eskew 128; Beth Branscombe 32t; Jonathon Smith 282, 384; Gene Crenshaw 528; Bobbi Albert 266; Walter Hartley 159, 450; Henry Zittrauer 59, 127; Bill Burns 40; Gib Rogers 63; Frances Carnell 81t, 344; Mary Baumeister 499b, 271t; Amanda Denson and Colin Denson Brady 345b.


The second session of singing was held from the Christian Harmony, Carolina Book. Leaders: Dan Huger 59t, 281b; Frances Carnell 151, 214; Chris Wilhelm 185b, 105b; Dan Huger 270; Charles Lowery 86, 371b; Ken George 307, 88; Don Wiley 130b, 289b; Dan Huger 299 (by request). The blessing for the noon meal was offered by Dan Huger.


The third session of singing was held from the Sacred Harp, 1991 Edition. Leaders: Hugh McGraw 185; Charlene Wallace 99; Chris Wilhelm 86; Jonathon Smith 146, 47b; Beth Branscombe 35, 39b; Gene Crenshaw 497, 547; Dr. Harry Eskew 503; Amanda Denson, Erica Brady, and Emily Brady 45t, 294, “You Are My Sunshine” (for Emily).


The fourth session of singing was held from the Christian Harmony, Carolina Book. Leaders: Dan Huger 369 (by request), 367; Bobbi Albert 371A; Walter Hartley 117; Gib Rogers 343, 204t; Don Wiley 89b; Chris Wilhelm 128t, 67b; Jonathon Smith 171t.

Announcements were made. Wofford College, and particularly Dr. Doyle Boggs and Dr. Gerald Thurmond, were thanked for their hospitality. The class sung 200b (CH) as the closing song. Gib Rogers offered the closing prayer. The class adjourned to pay their respects at William Walker’s grave in nearby Magnolia Cemetery.

Chairman—Dan Huger; Secretary—Mary Baumeister