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West Georgia Singing

State University of West Georgia, Carrollton, Georgia

January 5, 1997

The annual all day Sacred Harp singing at the Food Service Building, State University of West Georgia was held the first Sunday in January. Myron House called the class together leading song on page 109. B. J. Harris led the morning prayer. Myron House led song on page 90, and was followed by: B. M. Smith 73 (t? b?), 38 (t? b?); Charlene Wallace 105, 186.

Officers elected or appointed for the day were: Chairman—Myron House; Vice Chairman—B. M. Smith; Secretary—Charlene Wallace; Arranging Committee—Sheri Taylor; Memorial Committee—Evelyn Harris and Margie Smith.

Leaders: Felton Denney 347, 31 (t? b?); Lonnie Rogers 33b, 225 (t? b?); Evelyn Harris 30 (t? b?), 332; Jan House 151, 200; Jimmie Denney 276, 155; Rita Haley 63, 268; Kim Cagle 371, 460; B. J. Harris 303, 503; Margie Smith 101 (t? b?), 313 (t? b?).

RECESS

The class was called to order by Myron House leading song on page 166. Leaders: Henry Johnson 569b, 388; Phillip Langley 480, 222; Carlene Griffin 122, 126; Everette Denney 161, 34b; Shelbie Sheppard 216, 217; Timothy Haley 46, 334; Jeanette DePoy 111b, 142; Louis Hughes 515, 410 (t? b?); Gene Duke 32 (t? b?), 119.

LUNCH

The class resumed singing with B. M. Smith leading song on page 123 (t? b?). Leaders: Jacob Griffith 82 (t? b?), 178; Lisa Webb 159, 542.

The memorial lesson was held with Jeff Sheppard leading 176b and 176t in memory of: Hazel Cagle, Ola Pruitt, Lola Jenkins, Clelan Cobb, Vena Holley, Tom Harper, Herman Lambert, Buddy Tindal, Delta Wootten, William Headrick, Randolph Mincey, and Charles Dannals.

For the sick and shut-ins, B. M. Smith led songs on pages 318 and 354b. Felton Denney closed the memorial with prayer.

Leaders: Laura Webb 163b, 66; Judy Mincey 287, 501; Wesley Haley 361, 298; Margie Dietz 31b, 65; Teenie Moody 523, 300; Don Bowen 426 (t? b?), 448b; Richard DeLong 402, 513; Karen Rollins 489, 327; Louise Holland 61, 273; Bernard Denney 299, 143; Eris Muse 339, 340; Sheri Taylor 45 (t? b?), 358.

This singing will no longer be the Original Dutch Singing. The new name will be West Georgia Singing, with all the local people providing lunch.

Announcements were made. Myron House and B. M. Smith led songs on pages 475 and 348 (t? b?) for the closing songs. The class was dismissed with prayer by Lonnie Rogers.

Chairman—Myron House; Vice Chairman—B. M. Smith; Secretary—Charlene Wallace.