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Hill Roane Memorial Singing

Sherman Baptist Church, Calhoun County, Mississippi

Sunday, June 5, 2011

The 62nd annual Hill Roane Memorial Sacred Harp Singing was held at Sherman Baptist Church. This year’s singing was marked by the presence of a large number of the Davis family, and by the absence of Hugh Bill McGuire, who had suffered a serious accident and was recuperating in the hospital in Oxford. The class was called to order by Mark Davis leading 101t, 129, and 38b.

Leaders: John Van Horn 89, 120, 111b, 104; T.J. Funderburk 278b, 345b, 100; Natalie Davis 79, 345t, 87; Arlon Gardner 504, 76b, 163t.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Mark Davis; Secretary—Warren Steel.

RECESS

Mark Davis reassembled the class by leading 332. Leaders: Warren Steel 141, 139b, 53, 176t; Andy Davis 217, 222, 434; Chuck Howell 177, 108t, 36b; Arlon Gardner 347.

LUNCH

Mark Davis called the afternoon session together leading 137, 182, and 220. Leaders: Darlene Reynolds 569b, 490; John Van Horn 448b, 448t, 72b; Arlon Gardner 111t, 385b, 455; Ora Mae Collins 63; Warren Steel 65, 297, 163b, 183; Andy Davis 198, 254, 269, 400; Chuck Howell 384, 86, 84; Mark Davis 348b, 155; John Van Horn 212; T.J. Funderburk 47b; Arlon Gardner 106; Warren Steel 153; Chuck Howell 467; Ora Mae Collins 45t.

Following announcements, Mark Davis led 154b (WB) as the closing song. Roy Davis dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Mark Davis; Secretary—Warren Steel