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Mt. Zion Memorial Singing

Mt. Zion, Georgia

July 24-25, 2010

Saturday, July 24

The 118th session of the Mt. Zion Memorial Sacred Harp singing was held at Mt. Zion Methodist Church on the fourth Sunday and Saturday before in July. Earlis McGraw called the class to order leading 301. Hugh McGraw offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Earlis McGraw 435; Lela Crowder 90, 126; Judy Henry 77b, 146; Charlene Wallace 63, 141; Faye Hollis 222, 340; Robert Chambless 145b, 225t; Margie Smith 405, 494; George Garner 383; Karen Rollins 318, 291; Martha Ann Stegar 106, 276; B.M. Smith 350, 64.

RECESS

Earlis McGraw called the class back together leading 283. Leaders: Oscar McGuire 171, 327; Judy Chambless 565; Louis Hughes 56t, 345t; Jeannette DePoy 142, 99; Jack Nelson 540, 480; Eric Tweedy 569b, 217; George Burnette 417, 421; Hayden Arp 300, 548; Scott Willis 40, 192; Richard DeLong 541, 431; Faye Hollis 460.

LUNCH

Earlis McGraw brought the class back to order leading 389. Leaders: Tommy McGraw 542, 33b; Sarah Ricker and Lela Crowder 178, 87; Aymeric Lefebre 108t; Jeannette DePoy 319, 111b; Robert Chambless 420; Martha Ann Stegar 504; B.M. Smith 475.

A motion was made to go into a business session. The following officers and committee members were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Earlis McGraw; Vice Chairman—Tommy McGraw; Secretary—Lela Crowder; Chaplain—Hugh McGraw; Arranging Committee—Judy Henry; Memorial Committee—Richard DeLong.

Leaders: Gaye Willis, Charlene Wallace, and Scott Gowers 503, 45t; Eric Tweedy 384, 200; Judy Chambless 129, 82t; Jack Nelson 560, 513; George Burnette 101t, 76b; Hayden Arp 112, 392; Scott Willis 72b, 49b; Richard DeLong 154.

Announcements were made. Earlis McGraw led 544 as the closing song. Hugh McGraw dismissed the class with the words to 267 as the closing prayer.

Sunday, July 25

The Sunday session of the Mt. Zion Memorial Sacred Harp singing was called to order by Earlis McGraw leading 32t. Richard Mauldin offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Earlis McGraw 111t; Tommy McGraw 37b, 76b; Lela Crowder 27, 85; B.M. Smith 147t, 101t; Judy Chambless 58, 274t; Myron House 128, 131t; Faye Hollis 168, 299; Mike Spencer 308, 166; Helen Bryson 100, 176t; John Kelso 480; Margie Smith 317, 313t; Charles Woods 178, 283; Jan House 340, 335.

RECESS

Earlis McGraw brought the class back together leading 476. Leaders: Jeannette DePoy 347, 556; Clyde McWhorter 546, 336; Jane Spencer 312t, 211; Henry Johnson 88t, 88b; Jeff Sheppard 142, 140; Malinda Snow 73b, 39t; Robert Chambless 354t, 303; Cecil Roberts 312b, 31t; Erica Hinton and Eli Hinton 105, 540.

Richard Delong conducted the memorial lesson. He led 381 for the deceased, including Erlene Johnson Powers, Jerry Enright, Corene White, Charlotte McCarn, Jimmie Denney, Ray Tate, Reba Norton, Myra Palmer, and Japeth Jackson.

Jan House led 284 for the sick and shut-ins, who included Arlene Woods, Mr. and Mrs. S.T. Reed, Bud and Sammie Oliver, Lonnie Rogers, Walter Hartley, George Seiler, Mary Fox, Clarence McCool, Margaret Keeton, and Leona Haynes. Cecil Roberts closed the memorial lesson with prayer.

Leaders: Molly Ellis 102, 504; Matt Hinton 500, 99.

LUNCH

Tommy McGraw called the afternoon session to order by leading 225t. Leaders: John Plunkett 471, 420; Sheri Taylor 186, 371; Anna McCuan and Sarah McCuan 47b, 33b; Oscar McGuire 485, 54; Donna Bell 63, 318; Robert Kelley 295, 493; Curtis Hamrick 137, 192; Richard Mauldin 146; Jenna Frye 57, 401; Gene Duke 354b, 119; Seth McCuan 282, 170; Donna Duke 40, 46; Leah McCuan 418, 277; Laura Frye 163b, 358; Charlene Wallace 276; Earlis McGraw and Carlene Griffin 155; Danny Griffin 476, 354t; John Kelso 445.

Announcements were made. Earlis McGraw, Tommy McGraw, and Carlene Griffin led 62 as the closing song. Henry Johnson offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Earlis McGraw; Vice Chairman—Tommy McGraw; Secretary—Lela Crowder