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Dallas County Singing

Highland Park Presbyterian Church, Dallas, Texas

Saturday, November 8, 2008

The Dallas County Annual Sacred Harp Singing was held at the Highland Park Presbyterian Church on Saturday before the second Sunday in November. The class was called to order by Owen Ross leading 182. Gary Rogan offered the morning prayer.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Owen Ross; Vice Chairman—Cheryl Foreman; Secretary—Rick Foreman.

Leaders: Sonny Erwin 454; Priscilla Wiggins 70t; Ben Brown 148; Vivian Rogan 163b; Kris Wiggins 24b; Esther Huckaby 224; Reed Coates 472; Michelle Rogan 178; H.P. O’Mary 335; Leon Ballinger 299; Linda Booth 198; Mike Hinton 456; John Beard 192; Sarah Huckaby 542; Gary Rogan 168; Evelyn Lamb 376; Scott Curran 283; Liz Owen 273; Bill Bailey 63; Beverly Coates 107; Jerry Ryan 145t; Chris Nicholson 569b; Bruce Coates 150.


Cheryl Foreman called the class back together by leading 475. Leaders: Sonny Huckaby 348b; Ryan Ross 385b; Catherine Rogan 112; Tammy Powell 222; Tom Owen 70b; Jo Pendleton 479; Gaylon Powell 532; Crystal Meadows 442; Riley Owen 401; Eddie Huckaby 56b; Jeb Owen 455; Kevin Lee 528; Don Allen 45t, 105; Josh Rogan 183.

Vivian Rogan and Bruce Coates conducted the memorial lesson. Vivian Rogan read the names of the sick and shut-ins as follows and led 34t: Curtis Owen, Edith Owen, Diane Ross, Adele Reed, Edwin Reed, Myra Palmer, Ophelia Matthews, Vaudie O’Mary, Dick Stiles, and Sallie Foreman.

Bruce Coates read the names of the deceased as follows and led 285t: Pete Baker, Buddy Baker, and John McCoy—Texas; Ursula Tillery—Arkansas; Amanda Denson Brady—Alabama. Sonny Huckaby closed the memorial lesson with a prayer.

Leaders: Owen Ross 565; Esther Huckaby 270; Reed Coates 155; Michelle Rogan 47b; H.P. O’Mary 75; Leon Ballinger 490; Linda Booth 297. A prayer was offered for the noon meal.


Cheryl Foreman called the afternoon session to order by leading 318. Leaders: Kris Wiggins 448t; Vivian Rogan 282; Mike Hinton 534; Beverly Coates 209; John Beard 358; Bill Bailey 277; Liz Owen 546; Scott Curran 269; Priscilla Wiggins 31t; Sonny Erwin 568; Sarah Huckaby 548; Jerry Ryan 421; Evelyn Lamb 180; Ray Quigley 82t; Ryan Ross 460; Bruce Coates 276; Ben Brown 40; Tammy Powell 217; Riley Owen 274t; Catherine Rogan 384; Avon Miller 242; Crystal Meadows 481.


Gaylon Powell called the class to order by leading 254. Leaders: Jeb Owen 503; Don Allen 64; Kevin Lee 172; Gary Rogan 324; Jo Pendleton 61; Tom Owen 549; Sonny Huckaby 441; Eddie Huckaby 448b; Chris Nicholson 452; Ray Quigley 34b; Avon Miller 543; Linda Booth 394; Bill Bailey 334; Sarah Huckaby 42; Reed Coates 352; Evelyn Lamb 522; Mike Hinton 418; Michelle Rogan 110; Kevin Lee 300; Hope Thomas 474.

Owen Ross, Cheryl Foreman, Rick Foreman, Sonny Erwin, Lee Waters, and Ben Brown led 347 as the closing song. Ryan Ross dismissed the class with a prayer.

Chairman—Owen Ross; Vice Chairman—Cheryl Foreman; Secretary—Rick Foreman