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Dallas County Singing

Cochran Chapel United Methodist Church, Dallas, Texas

Saturday, November 9, 2013

The annual Dallas County Sacred Harp Singing was held at the Cochran Chapel United Methodist Church on Saturday before the second Sunday in November. The class was called to order by Kris Wiggins leading 34b. Owen Ross offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Cheryl Foreman 492; Rick Foreman 49t; Priscilla Wiggins 31t; Owen Ross 383; Sonny Erwin 480; Diane Ross 350; Ben Brown 196; Luann Thomas 32t; Donald Ross 225t; Esther Huckaby 143; Jerry Ryan 145t; Ann Jett 88t; Jamey Wootten 440; Mary Ellen Schrock 171; Eddie Mash 232; Janie Short 228; Shane Wootten 411; Tammy Powell 542; Steve Helwig 431; Sara Birnbaum 86; Marty Wootten 276; Cindy Tanner 546; Gary Rogan 155.


Sonny Erwin called the class back to order by leading 40. Leaders: Beverly Coates 377; Jacob Garcia 312b; Ainslie Allen 142; Emma Calvert 76b; Syble Adams 472; Leon Ballinger 195; Wanda Capps 216; Silas Huckaby 300; Abby Huckaby 146; Cassie Allen 430; Darrell Swarens 507; Scott Curran 500; Joe Pendleton 72b; Ron Ryan 328; Michele Cull 235; Mike Hinton 475; Kristie Powell 215; Tom Owen 481; Michele Curran 269; Bruce Coates 515.

Gaylon Powell and Kristie Powell conducted the memorial lesson. Kristie Powell read the following names of the sick and shut-ins: Elsie Moon, Shelbie Sheppard, Stanley Smith, and Virginia Glass. She led 134.

Gaylon Powell read the following names of the deceased: Josie Hyde, Elder Anthony Blevins, Jeff Shepherd, Bud Oliver, Teenie Moody, Maria Sobolewska, Mary Kitchens Gardner, and Tat Bailey. He led 303. Owen Ross closed the memorial lesson with a prayer.

Leaders: Rick Foreman 129; Catherine Rogan 318; Chris Nicholson 68b; Sarah Huckaby 74b; Gaylon Powell 505; Vivian Rogan 163b; Ben Copenhaver 491. Owen Ross offered a prayer before the noon meal.


Kris Wiggins called the class back to order by leading 30b. Leaders: Rick Foreman 448t; Priscilla Wiggins 284; Ann Jett 327; Jamey Wootten 42; Mary Ellen Schrock 270; Eddie Mash 263; Ainslie Allen 217; Emma Calvert 124; Avon Miller 250; Janie Short 426b; Silas Huckaby 186; Shane Wootten 67; Syble Adams 445; Steve Helwig 384; Wanda Capps 187; Darrell Swarens 208; Michele Cull 36b.


Steve Helwig called the class back to order by leading 84. Leaders: Marty Wootten 47t; Cindy Tanner 220; Scott Curran 532; Jacob Garcia 107; Kristie Powell 81t; Mike Hinton 420; Michele Curran 222; Tom Owen 49b; Sarah Huckaby 454; Ben Copenhaver 435; Gaylon Powell 434; Chris Nicholson 569b; Jerry Ryan 408; Sara Birnbaum 523; Ron Ryan 33b; Diane Ross 543; Donald Ross 47b.

Kris Wiggins, Cheryl Foreman, Rick Foreman, Sonny Erwin, Priscilla Wiggins, and Owen Ross led 549 as the closing song. Owen Ross dismissed the class with a prayer.

Chairman—Kris Wiggins; Secretary—Priscilla Wiggins