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The Big Singing

Marshall County Courthouse, Benton, Kentucky

Sunday, May 27, 2007

The morning practice portion of the 124th session of The Big Singing using The Southern Harmony by William Walker was called to order at 10:00 a.m. by Frank Nichols leading 103. Don Waggener offered the morning prayer. Mayor Steve Carey gave the welcome.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Frank Nichols; Secretary—Tim Reynolds.

Leaders: David Killingsworth 166, 256; Ethan Hardy 307; Don Waggener 252; Caleb Hardy 266; William Paris 259; Abram Hardy 57; Randy Webber 292; Alberta Hardy 306; Tom Hardy 8; Matt Meacham 11; Bill Tew 296; Mark Cain 144; Bill Tew 264; Tim Reynolds 303; Michael Hayden 38; Kerry Lovett 159b; Tom Waggener 51; Ethan Hardy 50; Caleb Hardy 302; Alberta Hardy 89b; Abram Hardy 276b; Michael Hayden 299; Randy Webber 294; Matt Meacham 123.

LUNCH

Frank Nichols called the main session of The Big Singing together leading 103. County Executive Mike Miller gave the opening remarks.

Leaders: Frank Nichols 133; Dr. Harvey Elder 123, 277; Matt Meacham 8, 31; Kerry Lovett 144, 89b; Tom Waggener 165t, 116, 189; William Paris 83, 322.

William Paris conducted the memorial leading 51 in memory of Dorothy Waggener—Kentucky; Alice Watkin and Dr. Fred Becker—Tennessee.

Leaders: Don Waggener 252, 80; Ethan Hardy 275, 324; Tim Reynolds 94, 16; David Killingsworth 38, 213; Bill Tew 308, 159b; Mark Cain 11, 296; Dr. Gene Gilliland 71, 181; Frank Nichols 133.

O.D. McKendree offered the closing prayer. Frank Nichols led 334, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Frank Nichols; Secretary—Tim Reynolds