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South Carolina State Singing in Memory of William Walker

Wofford College, Spartanburg, South Carolina

Saturday, March 16, 2013

The 19th annual South Carolina State Singing in memory of William Walker was held in the Burwell Building on the campus of Wofford College, Spartanburg, South Carolina, on Saturday before the 3rd Sunday in March. The books used during this singing were The Sacred Harp, 1991 Edition, The Christian Harmony, 2010 Edition, and The Southern Harmony, 1854 Edition. Dr. Doyle Boggs welcomed the participants. Nathan Rees taught an introductory singing school.

The first session was from the Sacred Harp. Frances Carnell brought the class to order leading 63. Leon Carnell offered an opening prayer.

Leaders: Nathan Rees 285b; Judy Mincey 50b; Harry Eskew 128; Leon Carnell 47b; Bobbi Albert 46; Mary Baumeister 184; John Hollingsworth 415; Katy Kanfer 410b; Mike Spencer 278t; Billy Hollingsworth 65; Jane Spencer 564; Danny Farmer 107; Rob Kelley 447; Tom Ivey 163t; Mike Nichols 72b; Suzanne Walker 142; Gib Rogers 301.


The next session was from the Christian Harmony. Frances Carnell called the class to order leading 245.

A business session was held and the following officers were elected: Chairman—Frances Carnell; Vice Chairman—Nathan Rees, Secretary—Judy Mincey; Arranging Officer—Jane Spencer; Treasurer—Bobbi Albert. The business session was closed.

Leaders: Nathan Rees 332; Judy Mincey 16; Leon Carnell 165; Harry Eskew 157; Dorothy Lane 171; Bobbi Albert 299; Mary Baumeister 211t; John Hollingsworth 364 (?); Katy Kanfer 154; Mike Spencer 448t; Billy Hollingsworth 369; Jane Spencer 71; Danny Farmer 107; Rob Kelley 445; Tom Ivey 365; Mike Nichols 89. John Hollingsworth offered the blessing before the noon meal.


Ken George called the class to order leading 211b (CH). Gib Rogers closed the Christian Harmony session leading 129.

The next session was from the Southern Harmony. Leaders: Harry Eskew with Wofford students, Ashleigh Von Metre, Tyler Slonecki, and Nicholas Lawe 22t; Nathan Rees 78; Judy Mincey 178b; Leon Carnell 276b; Mary Baumeister 4b; John Hollingsworth 313b; Katy Kanfer 151; Mike Spencer 41; Billy Hollingsworth 13t; Jane Spencer 315; Danny Farmer 15; Rob Kelley 91; Tom Ivey 61; Mike Nichols 48t; Suzanne Walker 40t; Gib Rogers 181i; Ken George 103; Frances Carnell 48b.


The last session was leader’s choice. Jane Spencer reconvened the class leading 64 (CH). Leaders: Frances Carnell 572 (SH); Nathan Rees 145 (SoH); Judy Mincey 72t (SoH); Harry Eskew 302 (SoH); Mary Baumeister 58 (SoH); John Hollingsworth 128 (SoH); Mike Spencer 509b (CH); Billy Hollingsworth 546t (CH); Katy Kanfer 168b (CH); Danny Farmer 209 (SH); Rob Kelley 121 (SoH); Tom Ivey 67b (CH); Tom Ivey and Bruce Heimburger 448t (SH): Mike Nichols 369 (CH); Suzanne Walker, Lucus Ladnick, and Rebecca Grate 276 (SH); Gib Rogers 97 (SH); Ken George 189 (CH); Jane Spencer 282 (SH) (at the request of Charles Good).

After announcements, Frances Carnell led 312t (SH) as the closing song. Leon Carnell dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Frances Carnell; Vice Chairman—Nathan Rees; Secretary—Judy Mincey