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The Big Singing

Old Marshall County Courthouse, Benton, Kentucky

Sunday, May 25, 2008

The morning practice portion of the 125th session of The Big Singing using The Southern Harmony by William Walker was called to order at 10:00 a. m. by Frank Nichols giving the opening remarks and leading 103. Don Waggener offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Frank Nichols 89b; Don Waggener 322; Travis Stimerling 252; Bob Meek 324t; Darrell Swarens 38; William Paris 3t; Karen Swenson 299; Bill Tew 159b, 264; Ben Brody 275; Randy Webber 42; Miki Fryar 7t; Adrian Eldridge and James Eldridge 133; Chip Grant 92b; David Killingsworth 266; Wayne Dell 24b; Matt Meacham 11; Tim Reynolds 64; Marcie Thobaben 16; David Killingsworth 332; Meigan Cameron, Bob Meek, and Rebecca Eldridge 8t; William Paris 78; Don Waggener 322, 80; Frank Nichols 144.

LUNCH

Frank Nichols called the main session of The Big Singing together at 1:00 p.m. giving the opening remarks and leading 103. Leaders: Dr. Harvey Elder 123, 277; Gary Clark 51, 31t; Kerry Lovett 144, 89b; Tom Waggener 116, 189; William Paris 1.

William Paris conducted the memorial lesson, leading 8t in memory of Betty Haley, O. D. McKendree, and Dr. Hugh McElrath—Kentucky.

Leaders: William Paris 7t; Karen Swenson 299; Don Waggener 83, 256; Tim Reynolds 303, 276b; David Killingsworth 46, 213; Bill Tew 308, 159t; Dr. Gene Gilliland 71, 181t; Matt Meacham 322, 283; Bob Meek, James Eldridge, Rebecca Eldridge, and Kathryn Eldridge 24b, 275; Ben Brody 80; Miki Fryar 276t; Travis Stimerling 252; Adrian Eldridge and Virginia Eldridge 166; Paul Fourshee and Randy Webber 165t; John Campbell 195; Matt Meacham 11; Darrell Swarens 38.

Frank Nichols led 334 as the closing song. Dr. Gene Gilliland offered prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Frank Nichols; Secretary—Tim Reynolds