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Oxford City Hall

Oxford, Mississippi

March 12, 1995

The fifteenth annual Sacred Harp singing at Oxford City Hall was called to order by Mark Davis leading songs on pages 30b and 36b. John Van Horn led the morning prayer. The class organized by electing the following officers: Chairman—Warren Steel; Vice Chairman—Mark Tew; Secretary—Anne Steel; Arranging Committee—John Van Horn, Elmer Conwill. Mark Davis then led song on page 111b, and the following leaders called were: Mel Kersey 34b, 99; Mark Tew 341, 339; Warren Steel 215, 214; Anne Steel 318, 348 (t? b?); Bernice Embry 67, 224; Lisa Davis 220, 528; Hugh Bill McGuire 556, 209; Henry McGuire 273, 306; Linda Funderburk 290, 373.

RECESS

Warren Steel called the class together leading songs on page 189. Leaders: Ron Nurnberg 87, 288; Patti Hook 40, 47b; Willa Brunette 108t, 68b; John Van Horn 111t, 212; Gene Wakefield 168, 64; Cecil Sanders 476, 460; Pernie Pelfrey 145b, 399b; John Hyde 73t, 30t.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Mark Tew leading song on page 406. Other leaders were: Keterina Sanders 454, 389; Mae Conwill 511, 297; Travis Keeton 388, 496; Josie Hyde 200, 298; Amanda Denson 155, 186; Margaret Keeton 120, 171; Elmer Conwill 110, 196; Lee Wise 123t, 45t; Bob Lence 86, 163b; Toxey Fortinberry 63, 53; Bob Cook 129, 278b; John Van Horn 236; Bernice Embry moved, and the motion was adopted, that today’s entire singing is held in honor of George and Emily Boswell, for whom Jack Barbera led song on page 133. Margaret Keeton led song on page 157 in memory of Ted Godsey. Henry McGuire led song on page 66. Following announcements, Warren Steel and Mark Tew led the closing song on page 285t. The class was dismissed with prayer by Hugh Bill McGuire.

Chairman—Warren Steel; Vice Chairman—Mark Tew; Secretary—Anne Steel.