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Mt. Zion Memorial

Mt. Zion, Goergia (off Hwy. 16)

July 27-28, 1996

Saturday, July 27

The one hundred fourth session of the Mt. Zion Memorial Sacred Harp singing was held the fourth Sunday and Saturday before in July. Carlene Griffin called the class together leading song on page 59. Elder Homer Benefield led the morning prayer. Carlene Griffin led song on page 61. Leaders: Charlene Wallace 33b, 141, 299; Judy Henry 77 (t? b?), 128; Cindy Cook 67, 222; Margie Smith 373, 405; B. M. Smith 37b, 28b; Kenneth DeLong 424, 425; Helen Bryson 138 (t? b?), 48b; Bobby Bailey 45t, 87; Jimmie Denney 313t, 101t; Katherine Benefield 108t, 111 (t? b?); Mildred Patterson 340,108b.

RECESS

The class was called together by Carlene Griffin leading song on page 117. Leaders: Josephine Denney 144, 452; Lou Cotney 300, 218; Everette Denney 49b, 49t; B. J. Harris 503, 225t; Elder Lewis Norton 34 (t? b?), 39b; Jap Walton 153, 420; Louis Hughes 31 (t? b?), 448 (t? b?); Felton Denney 523, 155; Nick Griffin 139, 127.

LUNCH

The afternoon session resumed with Carlene Griffin leading song on page 75. Leaders: Reba Norton 64; Harvey Austin 566, 335; Timothy Haley 46, 334; Phillip Langley 142, 328; Elder Homer Benefield 56t. A motion was made and duly seconded to go into the business session. Officers elected or appointed were: Chairman—Carlene Griffin; Vice Chairman—Phillip Langley; Secretary—Charlene Wallace; Arranging and Memorial Committee—Judy Henry and Hugh McGraw. Leaders: Mary F. Smith 496, 227; Richard DeLong 375, 431; Joyce Walton 432, 40; Wesley Haley 276, 479; Lonnie Rogers 112, 389; Lucille Forman 177, 565; Doug Allison 35, 278 (t? b?); I. V. McWhorter 317, 426b; Bernard Denney 341, 339; Laurie Allison 36b, 34 (t? b?); John Forman 137, 192; Alice Edwards 73b; Rita Haley 63, 268; Louise Holland 58; 68b; Revy Williamson and Reby Stanford 318, 327. After announcements, Carlene Griffin and Phillip Langley led song on page 209 as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer by Lonnie Rogers.

Sunday, July 28

The convention was called to order by Carlene Griffin leading song on page 345t. The morning prayer was led by Myron House. Carlene Griffin led song on page 81 (t? b?); Charlene Wallace 186, 282. Leaders: Margie Smith 512, 303; I. V. McWhorter 109, 371; Myron House 27, 29t; Mary F. Smith 222, 213 (t? b?); Bobby Bailey 79, 145b; Lee Rogers 492, 313 (t? b?); Danny Griffin 318, 143; Jan House 178, 179; Louis Hughes 201, 148; Charles Woods 544, 489; Sharon Hamrick 269, 276; Lonnie Rogers 225t, 348b.

RECESS

Carlene Griffin called the class together with song on page 448b. Leaders: Nick Griffin 96, 551; Bud Oliver 300, 270; Revy Williamson 299, 99; Milton Oliver 329, 325; Lisa Webb 124, 369; Earlis McGraw 312b, 568. Memorial lesson. Charles Wood led 159 and 77 (t? b?), and Charlene Wallace led 503 and 570 in memory of: Leroy McGraw, Grady McGraw, Erlene McGraw Baker, Pauline Martin, R. C. Stanford, Margaret Bishop, and Norman Shadinger. For all the sick and shut-ins, Sheri Taylor led songs on pages 26 and 39b. Myron House dismissed with prayer.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called together by Carlene Griffin leading song on page 205. Leaders: Alice Edwards 104; B. M. Smith 475, 284; Louis Hughes, Jr. 388, 137; Shelbie Sheppard 481, 29b; Raymond Hamrick 310, 402; Susan Green 350, 217; Jeff Sheppard 352, 172; Jeanette DePoy 354 (t? b?), 341; Richard Green 38b, 203; Reby Stanford 454, 460; Sheri Taylor 224, 324; Teenie Moody 430, 268; Richard DeLong 315, 83b; Louise Holland 37b, 64; Karen Moreland 235, 155; Susan Green 347; Richard Green 198, 142; Louis Hughes, Jr. 31 (t? b?); Lee Rogers 510. Announcements were made. Carlene Griffin and Charlene Wallace led song on page 46 as the closing song. Myron House dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Carlene Griffin; Vice Chairman—Phillip Langley; Secretary—Charlene Wallace.