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Dallas County Singing

Cochran Chapel United Methodist Church, Dallas, Texas

Saturday, November 13, 2009

The Dallas County annual Sacred Harp singing was held at the Cochran Chapel United Methodist Church on Saturday before the second Sunday in November. The class was called to order by Ben Brown leading 148. Bruce Coates offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Cheryl Foreman 59; Rick Foreman 145t; Leon Ballinger 155; Syble Adams 49b; Sonny Erwin 204; Tammy Powell 217; Bruce Coates 503; Linda Booker 490; Mike Hinton 68b; Beverly Coates 129; Owen Ross 565; Esther Huckaby 358; Jerry Ryan 421; Diane Ross 209; Jonathan Pendleton 354b; Jo Pendleton 72b; Donald Ross 399b; Crystal Meadows 348t; Tollie Lee 270; Evelyn Lamb 118; Ryan Ross and Findley Ross 176b; Tim Binkley 335.

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

RECESS

Ron Ryan called the class back to order by leading 441. Leaders: Cheryl Foreman 475; Rick Foreman 385t; Leon Ballinger 313b; Syble Adams 224; Sonny Erwin 454; Tammy Powell 542; Bruce Coates 73b; Linda Booker 32t; Mike Hinton 373; Beverly Coates 546; Owen Ross 442; Esther Huckaby 460; Jerry Ryan 274t; Diane Ross 350; Jonathan Pendleton 97; Chris Nicholson 34b; Jo Pendleton 34t; Donald Ross 331; Evelyn Lamb 538; Tollie Lee 551.

Owen Ross and Jerry Ryan conducted the memorial lesson. Owen Ross read the following names of the sick and shut-ins: Curtis Owen, Edith Owen, Leland Owen, Doris Hanks, and Sallie Foreman. He led 147t.

Jerry Ryan led 46 in memory of Thurman Nall of Alabama. Owen Ross closed the memorial lesson with prayer.

Leaders: Crystal Meadows 273; Ryan Ross and Findley Ross 168; Tim Binkley 79; Chris Nicholson 435; Sonny Erwin and Virginia Glass 282; Ben Brown 86. Bruce Coates offered a prayer for the noon meal.

LUNCH

Ben Brown called the class to order by leading 319. Leaders: Cheryl Foreman 354t; Rick Foreman 66; Leon Ballinger 297; Chloe Webb 142; Syble Adams 448t; Avon Miller 250; Priscilla Wiggins 38b; Tammy Powell 163b; Bruce Coates 535; Linda Booker 569b; Mike Hinton 178; Beverly Coates 107; Owen Ross 240; Esther Huckaby 203; Ray Quigley 112; Jerry Ryan 111t; Diane Ross 133; Jonathan Pendleton 388; Chris Nicholson 84; Jo Pendleton 47t; Donald Ross 530; Evelyn Lamb 501; Tollie Lee 108 (t? b?).

RECESS

Rick Foreman called the class to order by leading 289. Leaders: Crystal Meadows 455; Ryan Ross and Ainsley Ross 401; Tim Binkley 81t; Ron Ryan 532; Priscilla Wiggins 49t; Avon Miller 245; Ray Quigley 82t; Leon Ballinger 99; Syble Adams 47b; Tammy Powell 189; Bruce Coates 120; Linda Booker 145b; Mike Hinton 318; Beverly Coates 473; Tollie Lee 45t; Crystal Meadows 472.

Bruce Coates led 549 as the closing song, and Owen Ross dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Ben Brown; Vice Chairman—Rick Foreman; Secretary—Cheryl Foreman