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Zion Hill Memorial Singing (Cooper Book)

Zion Hill Baptist Church, Henderson, Texas

Sunday, June 19, 2011

The annual Zion Hill Father’s Day and Cemetery Homecoming Singing met at Zion Hill Church, Rusk County, Texas. Robert Vaughn brought the class to order at 10:00 a.m. leading 368t. Pastor Randy Penney offered the opening prayer. David Rousseau welcomed the class and visitors.

Leaders: Robert Vaughn 369, 456; John Morris 358, 395b; Joan Smith 225t, 127; David Rousseau 430, 143; Danny Dunn 500, 501; Sherry Vaughn 571, 282; Charity Vaughn 336, 331t.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—John Morris; Secretary—Carole Watts.

RECESS

John Morris led 28t to bring the class together. Leaders: Carole Watts 49t, 424; Chris Nicholson 558b, 293b; Odis Chapman 515, 559; Kim Vaughn 461, 199; Ron Ryan and Joel Livsey 63, 463; Peggy Chapman 410, 573.

The memorial lesson was conducted by John Morris, David Rousseau, and Dalton Clanton. David read the following names of the deceased: Roger Hayes, Ellen Deason, and Dorthea Gregory. Dalton read an article about a Zion Hill singing held on June 14, 1905. John led 381t.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Robert Vaughn leading 462. Leaders: John Morris 445t, 444t; Natalie Fletcher 572, 146; Sherry Vaughn 47b, 543; Danny Dunn 159, 45t; Charity Vaughn 335, 54t; Chris Nicholson 400, 401; Carole Watts 40, 222; Kim Vaughn 495, 507b; Ron Ryan 345t, 344; Natalie Fletcher 116; David Rousseau 179; John Morris 421; Robert Vaughn 506; Sherry Vaughn 87; Danny Dunn 312; Charity Vaughn 145b; Chris Nicholson 175; Carole Watts 319; Kim Vaughn 511b; Ron Ryan 517.

Announcements were made. Robert Vaughn led 496t as the closing song. David Rousseau offered prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—John Morris; Secretary—Carole Watts