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Oxford Singing

Powerhouse Community Arts Center, Oxford, Mississippi

Sunday, March 10, 2013

The 33rd annual Oxford Sacred Harp Singing was held in the Powerhouse Community Arts Center on the second Sunday in March. The class was called to order by Warren Steel leading 138b. Earl Ballinger offered the morning prayer.

Mark Davis led 33b, and the class entered into a business session. The following officers were elected to serve: Chairman—Warren Steel; Vice Chairman—Mark Davis; Secretary—Brenda Chafin; Arranging Officer—Lisa Geist.

Leaders: Brenda Chafin 542; Hubert Nall 566; Angela Myers 67; Natalie Davis 79; Ann Jett 269; Tim Cook 287; John Wall 338; Tracy Neyman 268; Gravis Ballinger 182; Susan Dickey 274t; Richard Mauldin 168; Velton Chafin 506; Earl Ballinger 177; Judy Caudle 349; Lisa Davis 334; Stephen Smith 288; Wanda Capps 222; Mark Tew 318; Milano Neyman 117.


Warren Steel and Steve Lewis called the class to order leading 411. Leaders: Chris Ballinger 84; Hugh Bill McGuire 122 (in memory of Virginia Carter); Dameron Neyman 45t; Arlon Gardner 163t; Jan Murray 285t; Steve Adams 378t; Jeff Corbett 66; Kathy Williams 276; Sarah Tidwell 146; Danny Creel 475; Bobby Neyman 479; Logan Green 162; John Van Horn 201.

The memorial lesson was conducted by Ken Tate and John Van Horn. Ken Tate read the following names of those deceased in the past year: Myrtle Ann Beasley, Harrison Creel, Earnie Jett, Pernie Pelfrey, Charles Creel, Bill Tanner, Virginia Carter, Nellie Davis, Aubrey Enochs, and Julietta Haynes. He then led 347 in memory of the deceased.

John Van Horn led 65 in honor of the following sick and homebound: Josie Hyde, W.M. Allen, Stella Pratt and Henry Guthery. He offered prayer to close the memorial lesson.

Leaders: Larry Ballinger 163b (in memory of Pernie Pelfrey); Glenn Keeton 86; Holly Ruth Gale 155; Sarah Beasley 340; Anthony Graham 312t.


Warren Steel and Jack Barbera called the afternoon session to order by leading 57. Leaders: Seth Holloway 300; Susie Bishop and Dena Holley 354b; Ken Tate 85; Matt Bell 32b; Henry McGuire 543; Julie Heeren 108t; Devon Newburn and Ben McLemore 47b; Chuck Howell 373; Neil Strickland 174; Stanley Wise 31t; Josh Winslett 77t; Dorothea Maynard 498 (in memory of Myrtle Ann Beasley); Nikos Pappas 235; Vicky Neyman 178; Lisa Geist 528; Ann Jett, Danny Creel, and Wanda Capps 512 (in memory of Harrison Creel); Gravis Ballinger, Earl Ballinger, and Larry Ballinger 472; Tim Cook and Hubert Nall 64; Glenn Keeton and Stephen Smith 504; Kathy Williams, Judy Caudle, and Angela Myers 500; Richard Mauldin and Nikos Pappas 232; Ken Tate and Chris Ballinger 111b; Seth Holloway, Dorothea Maynard, and Sarah Beasley 319; Brenda Chafin and Velton Chafin 192; Hugh Bill McGuire, Henry McGuire, and Sarah Tidwell 236.

Following announcements, Warren Steel led 76b as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer offered by Sister Susan Karina Dickey.

Chairman—Warren Steel; Vice Chairman—Mark Davis; Secretary—Brenda Chafin