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University of Georgia

State Botanical Garden, Athens, Georgia

Sunday, February 22, 2009

The 36th session of the University of Georgia singing was held at the State Botanical Garden Visitor’s Center in Athens, Georgia, on the fourth Sunday in February. The class was called to order by John Garst leading 191 (ScH). John Hollingsworth offered the morning prayer. John Garst welcomed everyone and led 37t (ScH).

A business session was held with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—John Garst; Vice Chairman—John Hollingsworth; Secretary—Jane Spencer; Arranging Committee—Judy Mincey; Memorial Committee—Jeannette DePoy and Scott DePoy.

The Social Harp was used for singing in the morning session. Leaders: John Hollingsworth 250; Jane Spencer 194; Nathan Rees 153; Chris Wilhelm 198; Mike McNeil 27t; Billy Hollingsworth 182; Laura Krueger 103; Eddie Mash 61b; Alexander Garden 185; Shannon Primm 135; Robert Kelley 95; Jonathon Smith 31; Junie McNeil 156; Earlis McGraw 60; Faye Hollis 88; Mike Spencer 200; Hugh McGuire 22; Mary Baumeister 69; Charles Woods 75; Jean Gray, Haley Gray, and Cate Gray 40; John Plunkett 37b.


John Garst called the class back to order leading 52b. Leaders: Judy Mincey 53; Richard DeLong 154; Caroline Parsons 89; Haley Gray and Cate Gray 237; Rachel Rudi 102; Oscar McGuire 127; David Grant 83; Charlene Wallace 159; Tom Gray 90; Tim Gray and Carson Gray 79; Nathan Rees 170; Scott DePoy and Holly Mixon 55b; Richard DeLong 87; Alexander Garden 168; Hugh McGuire 114; John Plunkett 51; Jonathon Smith 137; Eddie Mash 212; Robert Kelley 34; Richard DeLong 86; John Garst 155.


The afternoon singing was from The Sacred Harp, 1991 Revision. John Hollingsworth called the class back to order leading 138t. Leaders: Henry Zittrouer 452; Holly Mixon 388; Holly Mixon and Jeannette DePoy 99; B.M. Smith 182; Bentley McGuire 329; Jason Hollis 276; Kevin Kelly 133; Karen Redwine 312b; Bruce King 183.

The memorial lesson was conducted by Scott DePoy and Jeannette DePoy. Scott DePoy led 122 in memory of the following deceased: Lee Rogers, Loy Garrison, Elizabeth Tolbert, and Myrtle Smith—Georgia; John Etheridge and Erica Hinton’s grandmother—Florida; Franklin Hataway and Milton Oliver—Alabama; Pauline Childers—Michigan.

Jeanette DePoy led 72b in honor of the following sick and shut-ins: Frank Block and Violet Thomason. John Hollingsworth closed the memorial lesson with prayer.


Billy Hollingsworth called the class back to order leading 236. Leaders: Laura Krueger 538; Shannon Primm 371; Earlis McGraw 225t; Faye Hollis 283; Mike Spencer 382; Mary Baumeister 539; Caroline Parsons 335; Rachel Rudi 376; Oscar McGuire 485; Nathan Rees 410b; Erin Mills 267; Stephanie Tingler 146; Judy Mincey, Judy Scanlon, and Jim Scanlon 475; Jonathon Smith 189; Richard DeLong 521; Alexander Garden 203; Eddie Mash, Charlene Wallace, and Richard DeLong 365; Robert Kelley 377; Jane Spencer 428; Ken George 569b; David Grant 34b.

John Hollingsworth led 347 as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer offered by David Grant.

Chairman—John Garst; Vice Chairman—John Hollingsworth; Secretary—Jane Spencer