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Middle Georgia Sacred Harp Singing

Vineville United Methodist Church, Macon, Georgia

Saturday, April 18, 2009

The 6th annual Middle Georgia Sacred Harp singing was held on Saturday before the third Sunday in April at Vineville United Methodist Church in Macon, Georgia.

Hugh McGraw taught a singing school one hour before the singing.

Harry Eskew called the class to order leading 49t. John Hollingsworth offered the opening prayer.

A business session was held with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Harry Eskew; Vice Chairman—Bentley McGuire; Secretary—Jane Spencer; Chaplain—John Hollingsworth; Arranging Committee—Mary Brownlee and Oscar McGuire.

Leaders: Bentley McGuire 35; Jane Spencer 47t, 61; Oscar McGuire 171, 75; Charles Woods 471, 283; Faye Hollis 299, 186; Earlis McGraw 225t, 389 (for Lonnie Rogers); Rosemund Watson 503, 66; Jason Hollis 32t, 135; Lauren Harrison 236, 47b; Louis Hughes 540, 138b; Sharon Hamrick 460, 276.


Harry Eskew brought the class back to order leading 146. Raymond Hamrick led 94 (The Georgian Harmony). Leaders: Michael Spencer 191, 382; Malinda Snow 547, 277; Gene Pinion 183, 344; Agnes Roberts 143, 155; Billy Hollingsworth 365, 40; Helen Bryson 546.

The memorial lesson was conducted by Helen Bryson for the following deceased: William Reynolds, Lee Rogers, Myrtle Smith, and Richard Johnson; and the following sick and shut-ins: John Plunkett, Violet Thomason, Frank Block, and Margaret DeBolt. Helen Bryson led 313b, and John Hollingsworth closed the memorial lesson with prayer.

Harry Eskew led “Doxology”.


John Hollingsworth brought the class back to order leading 11 (The Georgian Harmony). Leaders: Harry Eskew 25 (The Georgian Harmony); Gene Pinion 8 (The Georgian Harmony).

Leaders: Martha Almand 234, 361; B.M. Smith 318, 475; Allison Schofield 439, 542; Donna Smith 163b, 278b; Louis Hughes, Jr. 112, 77b; Molly Ellis 56b, 159; Judith Parker 128, 38b; Charles Walker 273, 209; Shannon Primm 34t, 474 (for John Plunkett); Rexanna Lester 46, 354b.


Oscar McGuire brought the class back to order leading 45t. Leaders: Nathan Rees 44, 530; Jenna Strizak 52t, 401; Sandra Wilkinson 440, 229; David Grant 348b; Jonathon Smith 182, 29b; Mary Brownlee 354t, 163t; Richard DeLong 399b, 214; Martha Harrell 178, 211.

After announcements, Harry Eskew led 62, and John Hollingsworth closed with prayer.

Chairman—Harry Eskew; Vice Chairman—Bentley McGuire; Secretary—Jane Spencer