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Mt. Zion Memorial Singing

Mt. Zion, Georgia

July 21-22, 2012

Saturday, July 21

The 120th session of the Mt. Zion Memorial Sacred Harp Singing was held at Mt. Zion Methodist Church on the fourth Sunday and Saturday before in July. Earlis McGraw called the class to order leading 30t. Bob Infield offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Earlis McGraw 283; Tommy McGraw 399b, 475; Charlene Wallace 63, 171; Judy Henry 117, 129; Judy Chambless 37b, 40; Clyde Avery 402, 560; Mike Hawkins 47b, 29t; Richard DeLong 431, 173; Richard Mauldin 378t, 551; Rebecca Over 527, 381; Emma Rose Brown 187, 72b; Jeannette DePoy 565, 318; Billy Hollingsworth 225t, 365.

RECESS

Earlis McGraw brought the class back to order leading 435. Leaders: Faye Hollis 276, 299; Anita Lambert 549, 540; Robert Chambless 176b, 77t; Amy Armstrong 148, 209; Tony Hammock 55, 83b; Helen Bryson 224, 196; Hayden Arp 58, 543; John Hollingsworth 186; Michael Thompson 177, 207; Rachel Rudi 476, 176t; Henry Johnson 138b, 147t; Oscar McGuire 163b, 155.

LUNCH

The class was brought back to order. A motion was made to go into a business session. The following officers and committee members were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Earlis McGraw; Vice Chairman—Tommy McGraw; Secretary—Lela Crowder; Chaplain—Hugh McGraw; Arranging Committee—Judy Chambless; Memorial Committee—Cecil Roberts and Curtis Hamrick.

Leaders: Tommy McGraw 542; Erica Hinton 111b, 500; Margie Smith 317; Matt Hinton 33b, 436; Marilyn Bradley 59; Eli Hinton 268; Anna Hinton 282; Rebecca Over 277; Anita Lambert 314; Billy Hollingsworth 377; Emma Rose Brown, Hayden Arp, and Rachel Rudi 145t; Clyde Avery and Mike Hawkins 127; Henry Johnson, Charlene Wallace, and Helen Bryson 325; B.M. Smith and Margie Smith 480; Michael Thompson and Richard DeLong 116; Matt Hinton and Erica Hinton 99; Oscar McGuire and Faye Hollis 137; Richard Mauldin, John Hollingsworth, and Tony Hammock 112; Judy Henry, Earlis McGraw, and Tommy McGraw 361; Judy Chambless and Robert Chambless 45t; Rebecca Over 114; Anita Lambert 297.

After announcements, Earlis McGraw and Tommy McGraw led 411 as the closing song. Mike Hawkins dismissed the class with the closing prayer.

Sunday, July 22

The Sunday session of the Mt. Zion Memorial Sacred Harp Singing was called to order by Earlis McGraw leading 32t. Hugh McGraw offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Tommy McGraw 56t, 383; Lela Crowder 179, 129; Judy Chambless 472, 82t; Malinda Snow 431, 471; Mike Spencer 463, 393; Charlene Wallace 220, 283; Charles Wood 197, 481; Rachel Rudi 60, 439; Rebecca Over 544, 530; Thom Fahrbach 286, 325; Steve Kick 287, 229; Gosia Perycz 535, 504.

RECESS

Tommy McGraw brought the class back together leading 353. Leaders: Jeannette DePoy 75, 142; Jenna Frey and Christian Webb 294, 408; Jeff Sheppard 182; Anita Lambert 312t, 379; Katy Kanfer 348b, 332; Emma Rose Brown 322, 511.

The memorial lesson was conducted by Cecil Roberts and Curtis Hamrick. Cecil Roberts led 285t in memory of the following deceased: Alice Fahrbach, Homer Halsey, Marie Ivey, Lonnie Rogers, Julietta Haynes, Sally McEwen, Nick Griffin, and John Grant.

Cecil Roberts read the names of the sick and shut-ins, which included Ellie Soler, Nellie Estes, Jean Payne, Carlene Griffin, Danny Griffin, Bud Oliver, Sammie Oliver, S.T. Reed, Lessie Reed, Kelly Gukenberger, Don Buswell, and Anita Buswell. Curtis Hamrick led 45t to honor them. Ed Thacker closed the memorial lesson with prayer.

Leaders: Laura Frey 178; Erin Mills 267, 430; J.R. Hardman 378b, 106; Tony Hammock 69t, 303.

LUNCH

Earlis McGraw called the afternoon session to order by leading 225t. Leaders: John Plunkett 88b, 420; Ed Thacker 549, 516; Robert Chambless 84, 317; Margaret Thacker 68t, 565; B.M. Smith 556, 318; Reba Windom and Henry Johnson 168, 406; Henry Johnson 409; Faye Hollis 524, 217; Margie Smith 101t, 108t; Hayden Arp 149, 384; Oscar McGuire 485; Martha Ann Stieger 63, 347; Jason Stanford 97, 35; Judy Henry 371, 392; Cecil Roberts 37b, 277; Curtis Hamrick 137, 192; Rebecca Over 295; Thom Fahrbach 176t; Emma Rose Brown 138t; Katy Kanfer 435; Rachel Rudi 425; Anita Lambert.

Announcements were made. Earlis McGraw and Tommy McGraw led 62 as the closing song. Cecil Roberts offered the closing prayer.

Chairman—Earlis McGraw; Vice Chairman—Tommy McGraw; Secretary—Lela Crowder