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Alabama Collegiate Singing

University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Saturday, February 16, 2013

The 15th annual session of the Alabama Collegiate Sacred Harp Singing was held in the Student Center of Canterbury Episcopal Chapel on the campus of the University of Alabama on Saturday before the third Sunday in February. Tim Cook welcomed the class, and led 49t. The morning prayer was offered by Richard Mauldin. Tim Cook led 66.

A business session was held and the following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Nikos Pappas; Vice Chairman—Stephen Smith; Secretary—Susan Cherones.

Leaders: Nikos Pappas 59; Stephen Smith 79; Richard Mauldin 549 (for Henry Guthery); Susan Cherones 40; Larry Ballinger 528 (for Henry Guthery and Teresa Sanders); Lisa Geist 527; Ed Thacker 192; Angela Myers 77t; Hubert Nall 313t; Warren Steel 411; Glenn Keeton 504; Lomax Ballinger 213t; Margaret Thacker 480; Toney Smith 444; Lisa Keyes and Tim Cook 63.


Nikos Pappas led 269 to bring the class back to order. Leaders: Seth Holloway 146 (in memory of Myrtle Ann Beasley); Tim Taylor 131t; Earl Ballinger 439; Bridgett Kennedy 37b; Bea Carnathan 456 (for Henry Guthery); Wendell Rinehart 457; Sarah Beasley 204 (in memory of Myrtle Ann Beasley) Hugh Bill McGuire 298; Edward Howton 436; Darlu Nall 484; Jack Pate 535.


Nikos Pappas brought the class back to order by leading 135. Leaders: Judy Caudle 472; Eugene Forbes 175.

A memorial lesson was held. Judy Caudle spoke and led 389 in memory of the following deceased: Myrtle Ann Beasley, Harrison Creel, Leona Haynes, Julietta Haynes, Martha Howell, Ernie Jett, Mike Moody, and Lonnie Rogers.

Wendell Rinehart led 445 for the following sick and shut-ins: Wayne Baines, Juanita Beasley, Don Buswell, Anita Buswell, Jimmie Gilmore, Henry Guthery, Ola Meadows, Bud Oliver, Sammie Oliver, S.T. Reed, Lessie Reed, Eloise Wootten, Betty Wright, and Willard Wright. He closed the memorial lesson with prayer.

Leaders: Robert DuPree 84; Marlec Ray 186, 426b; Nate Green and Norma Green 43; Will Menas 45t; Velton Chafin 227; university students and professors 276.


Tim Cook commenced the afternoon session by leading 282. Leaders: Lesley Brady and Gravis Ballinger 316, 112; Zilpha Cornett 143; Alex Makris 222; Jan Herlinger 31t; Jim Aaron 503; Steve Adams 378t; Mako Cook 347; Louise Crunk 341; Catie Lacasse, Emily Quandahl, and Tim Cook 479, 36b; Jonathan Stegall, Brooke Mason, and Tim Cook 117; Hugh Bill McGuire 396; Warren Steel 442; Wendell Rinehart 68b; Wes Wintermyer and Stephen Smith 124; Tim Taylor 326; Ed Thacker 408; Darlu Nall 497; Margaret Thacker 452; Nate Green, Norma Green, Renee Makris, and Alex Makris 312b; Toney Smith and Edward Howton 278t, 122.

Announcements were made. Nikos Pappas led 521 as the closing song. Earl Ballinger closed the singing with prayer.

Chairman—Nikos Pappas; Vice Chairman—Stephen Smith; Secretary—Susan Cherones