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Coker Sacred Harp Singing Convention

Coker United Methodist Church, San Antonio, Texas

July 23-24, 2010

Saturday, July 23

The 4th annual Coker Sacred Harp Singing Convention was held at the Coker United Methodist Church in San Antonio, Texas. The class was called to order by Mike Hinton leading 68b. After welcoming remarks, Dave Collette offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Dave Collette 225t; Janie Short 350; Tammy Powell 542; Gaylon Powell 500; Tom Owen 338; Michele Rogan 472 (for her brother, Zach Rogan); Beth Hish 47b; Ray Rechenberg 300; Silas Huckaby 401; Robert Vaughn 163t; Scott Curran 532; Sarah Huckaby 168; Ron Ryan 175; Donald Ross 183; Jane Goforth 153; Carter Cook 142; Leon Ballinger 99; Garrett Powell 85; Mary Ellen Schrock 171; Chris Cotter 192.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Mike Hinton; Vice Chairman—Janie Short; Secretary—Tammy Powell.

RECESS

Janie Short called the class back to order leading 335. Leaders: Sonny Erwin 441; Kristie Powell 440; Bill Caldwell 189; Diane Ross 543; Kyle Hearn 268; Tamara Harris 422; Cheryl Foreman 492; Olivia Powell 254; Lindsey Wiggins 475; Reed Coates 502; Tollie Lee 565; Bruce Coates 566; Amy Peveto 209; Katie Mahoney 426b; Beverly Coates 180; Kris Wiggins 86. Gaylon Powell offered the noon prayer.

LUNCH

Gaylon Powell called the afternoon session to order by leading 39b. Leaders: Kevin Powell 480; Alexia Gilmore 217; Janie Short and Becky Hendricks 63; Linda Booker 452; Chris Nicholson 34b; Priscilla Wiggins 365; Rich Lee 448b; Crystal Meadows 74b; Claire Singleton 270; Brennan Leigh 162; Sara DeTurk 178; Bill Gesenschlag 59; Tom Owen 528; Scott Curran 432; Michele Rogan 280; Robert Vaughn 329; Silas Huckaby 380. Kris Wiggins and Kristie Powell were appointed as the memorial committee.

RECESS

Sonny Erwin led 454 to call the class back to order. Leaders: Ray Rechenberg 276; Sarah Huckaby 507; Ron Ryan 477; Carter Cook 312b; Garrett Powell 117; Mary Ellen Schrock 551; Chris Cotter 553; Bill Caldwell 242; Tamara Harris 513; Claire Singleton 455; Amy Peveto 303; Donald Ross 530; Leon Ballinger 120; Cheryl Foreman 344; Alexa Gilmore 76b; Diane Ross 330t.

Announcements were made. Mike Hinton, Janie Short, and Tammy Powell led 330b as the closing song. Gaylon Powell offered the closing prayer.

Sunday, July 24

The Sunday session of the Coker Sacred Harp Singing Convention was called to order by Mike Hinton leading 145t. Barbara Galloway offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Janie Short 203; Tammy Powell 163b; Gaylon Powell 564; Bill Bailey 565; Reed Coates 456; Priscilla Wiggins 159; Crystal Meadows 501; Jane Goforth 79; Kristie Powell 110; Tollie Lee 278t; Bruce Coates 31b; Kris Wiggins and Vergie Tollier 236; Beverly Coates 283; Kevin Powell 86; Chris Nicholson 569b; Katie Mahoney 111t; Lindsey Wiggins 182.

RECESS

Carter Cook and Garrett Powell brought the class back together by leading 142. Leaders: Olivia Powell 148; Rich Lee 297; Rick Foreman 448t; Claire Singleton 82t; Bill Caldwell 240; Mary Ellen Schrock 335; Chris Cotter 390; Leon Ballinger 383; Sonny Erwin 568; Sarah Huckaby 73t; Cheryl Foreman 318; Donald Ross 391; Amy Peveto 457; Tamara Harris 539; Diane Ross 430; Ron Ryan 269.

The memorial lesson was conducted by Kris Wiggins and Kristie Powell leading 285t in memory of the following deceased: George Jones and Edwin Reed—Texas; Laura Kazaranjar—New York; Marganne Rudolph—Washington; Ernestine Pipkin—Alabama.

Kris Wiggins and Kristie Powell led 546 for the following sick and shut-ins: Travis Keeton, Willodean Barton, Lonnie Rogers, Zach Rogan, Roberta Mather, Judy Chambless, Demetrius Jones, Jan Harris, and the people from the Norway tragedy. Gaylon Powell closed the memorial lesson with prayer.

Leaders: Alexia Gilmore 230; Carter Cook 421; Garrett Powell 128; Tammy Powell 222; Gaylon Powell 218; Bill Baily 300; Rick Foreman 177; Janie Short 384; Reed Coates [no number]. Gaylon Powell offered the noon prayer.

LUNCH

Mike Hinton and Coker Methodist men (cooks) called the class back to order by leading 146. Leaders: Priscilla Wiggins 284; Crystal Meadows 30b; Linda Booker 490; Ron Bernucho and Susan Bernucho 45t; Jane Goforth, Janie Short, and Rebecca Short 34b; Kristie Powell 500; Tollie Lee 30t; Bruce Coates 448b; Kris Wiggins 198; Kevin Powell 535; Beverly Coates 299; Chris Nicholson 58; Katie Mahoney 385t; Lindsey Wiggins 107; Rich Lee 186; Claire Singleton 40; Bill Caldwell 147t; Mary Ellen Schrock 59; Chris Cotter 558; Carter Cook 312b; Garrett Powell 277; Amy Peveto 209.

Announcements were made. Mike Hinton, Lavern Hinton, Janie Short, and Tammy Powell led 62 as the closing song and those who wished took the parting hand. Gaylon Powell offered the closing prayer.

Chairman—Mike Hinton; Vice Chairman—Janie Short; Secretary—Tammy Powell