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Smith Memorial Sacred Harp Singing

New Harmony Community Center, New Harmony, Texas

Saturday, March 9, 2013

The 34th session of the Smith Memorial Sacred Harp Singing was called to order by Ben Copenhaver leading 34t. Gaylon Powell offered the opening prayer.

Committee appointments were made as follows: Nominations Committee—Robert Vaughn and David Rousseau; Memorial Committee—Kristie Powell and Sue Harju.

Leaders: Ben Copenhaver 406; David Jones 154, 104; Robert Vaughn 60 (CB), 40 (CB); Gaylon Powell 195 (CB), 504t (CB); David Rousseau 143, 119; Leon Ballinger 112, 99; Brian Sears 282 (CB), 96 (CB); Kristie Powell 572 (CB), 380t (CB); Ron Ryan 208 (CB), 580 (CB).

RECESS

Ben Copenhaver called the class back together by leading 42. Leaders: Priscilla Wiggins 101t (CB), 344; Tollie Lee 571 (CB), 108t (CB); Kris Wiggins 82 (CB), 395b (CB).

The memorial lesson was held at this time. Kristie Powell and Sue Harju led 67 (CB) for the following sick and shut-ins: Marion Grant, Marcelyn Hardy, Junior Smith, and Lawson Smith.

Kristie Powell and Sue Harju led 559 (CB) for the following deceased: Father Ron Baker and Toby Utz. Gaylon Powell closed the memorial lesson with prayer.

Leaders: Judy Hughes 401 (CB), 79 (CB); Brian Sears 454, 569b; Myrl Jones 491 (CB), 142 (CB).

LUNCH

Kris Wiggins called the class back together by leading 31b (CB). Leaders: Charity Vaughn 468 (CB), 422b (CB); David Jones 82b, 72b; Robert Vaughn 492 (CB), 514 (CB); Gaylon Powell 587 (CB), 563 (CB); David Rousseau 341 (CB), 288 (CB); Leon Ballinger 588 (CB), 120 (CB); Kristie Powell 53 (CB), 65 (CB); Ron Ryan 33 (CB), 467 (CB); Margaret Rounsavall 222 (CB), 137 (CB); Priscilla Wiggins 408 (CB), 416t (CB).

RECESS

Ben Copenhaver called the class back together by leading 400. The business meeting was held at this time. The following officers were elected to serve in 2014: Chairman—David Jones; Vice President—Curtis Jones; Secretary—Tammy Powell; Treasurer—Barbara Smith; Chaplain—David Jones; President Emeritus—Myrl Jones. Myrl Jones presented information dating the earliest known date of the Smith Memorial Sacred Harp Singing Convention to be 1910 or 1911.

Leaders: Tollie Lee 268t (CB), 411 (CB); Kris Wiggins 30b, 86; Ben Copenhaver 438t (CB), 538; Charity Vaughn 45t (CB), 488 (CB); Robert Vaughn 450 (CB).

Ben Copenhaver led 455t (CB) as the closing song. David Jones offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Ben Copenhaver; Secretary—Charity Vaughn