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Mt. Zion Memorial Singing

Mt. Zion, Georgia (Off Hwy. 16)

July 26-27, 2008

Saturday, July 26

The 116th session of the Mt. Zion Memorial Sacred Harp singing was held at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church on the fourth Sunday and Saturday before in July. Earlis McGraw called the class to order leading 30t. Hugh McGraw offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Earlis McGraw 56t; Carlene Griffin 77t, 77b; Lela Crowder 283, 441; Judy Henry 146; Charlene Wallace 171, 186; Danny Griffin 127, 122; Judy Chambless 501, 503; Tommy McGraw 176b, 100; Karen Rollins 153, 76b; Stanley Edwards 436, 530; Phillip Langley 318, 172; Randa Harris 345t, 87.

RECESS

The class was called together by Earlis McGraw leading 389. Leaders: Charles Woods 328, 483; Faye Hollis 168, 460; Cecil Roberts 97, 335; Judy Mincey 464, 468; Lonnie Rogers 298, 222; Jeff Sheppard 185, 220; Richard DeLong 420 (in memory of Jap Walton), 453; B.M. Smith 475, 225t; Joyce Walton 213t; Oscar McGuire 344, 336; Earlis McGraw 201, 208, 568.

LUNCH

Earlis McGraw called the class back together leading 435. Leaders: Matt Hinton 108b (for Eli Hinton), 203; Michael Thompson 34t, 422; Lee Rogers 145b, 510; Nathan Rees 121, 527; Erica Hinton 67, 540; Jonathon Smith 65, 215; Martha Ann Stegar 299, 155; Jeannette DePoy 516, 392.

A motion was made to go into a business session. The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Earlis McGraw; Vice Chairman—Carlene Griffin; Secretary—Lela Crowder; Chaplain—Hugh McGraw; Arranging Committee—Judy Henry; Memorial Committee—Richard DeLong and Charles Woods.

Leaders: Shelbie Sheppard 216, 106; Lisa Webb 224, 159; B.M. Smith 448b, 68b (for Margie Smith); Richard DeLong 458; Michael Thompson 569b; Judy Mincey 474; Nathan Rees 75; Jeannette DePoy and Karen Rollins 149; Jonathon Smith 399b; Matt Hinton 157; Charles Woods 394; Phillip Langley 88t; Faye Hollis 542; Oscar McGuire 276.

Announcements were made. Earlis McGraw led 544 as the closing song. Lonnie Rogers offered the closing prayer to dismiss the class.

Sunday, July 27

The class was called to order by Earlis McGraw leading 32t. Hugh McGraw offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Carlene Griffin 37b; Lela Crowder 131b, 81t; Judy Henry and Aslin Leister 146, 225t; Danny Griffin 558, 569b; Phillip Langley 192, 274t; Tommy McGraw 476, 91; Faye Hollis 182, 340; B.M. Smith 204, 499; Jan House 171, 209; Robert Chambless 145b, 503; Jane Spencer 33b, 214.

RECESS

Charlene Wallace brought the class back together leading 85. Leaders: Oscar McGuire 573, 229; Jeff Sheppard 556, 142; Judy Chambless 29t, 29b; Eric Tweedy 335, 383; Shannon Primm 535, 279; Sarah Jenkins 30b, 441; John Plunkett 118, 286.

The memorial lesson was conducted by Richard DeLong and Charles Woods. The following deceased singers were remembered: Faye Hulsey, Lucy McWhorter, Myrtle Smith, Gladys McGraw, Reby Stanford, Homer Benefield, Felton Denney, Chester Lacy, A.B. Hubbard, Maxine Ethington, Loy Garrison, and Jimmie Cates. Richard DeLong and Charles Woods led 353 in their memory.

The following sick and shut-ins were remembered: Charles Dillard, Jeanine Dillard, David Yeager, Nancy Yeager, Lee Rogers, Violet Thomason, Dale Harris, and Bud Oliver. Richard DeLong and Charles Woods led 45t. Myron House closed the memorial with prayer.

Leaders: Eric Robinson 101t, 128; Clyde McWhorter 546, 318; Earlis McGraw 284.

LUNCH

The class was called together by Earlis McGraw leading 345t. Leaders: Jonathon Smith 430, 40; Myron House 70t, 311; Malinda Snow 547, 565; Nathan Rees 465, 426b; Jackson Harcrow 448t, 448b; Reba Windom 283, 269; Joel Jenkins 144, 76b; Lisa Webb 339, 566; Richard DeLong 399b, 418; Stephanie Tingler 117, 53; Mike Spencer 191, 278t; Susan Harcrow 159, 35; Laurie Goode 358, 222; Cecil Roberts 61, 277; Jonathon Smith 26; Jeff Sheppard 433, 432; Jackson Harcrow 480; Nathan Rees 404; B.M. Smith 373; Shannon Primm 300; Sarah Jenkins 36b.

Announcements were made. Earlis McGraw and Carlene Griffin led 62 as the closing song. Myron House offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Earlis McGraw; Vice Chairman—Carlene Griffin; Secretary—Lela Crowder