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Harmony Church - Mattox Memorial Singing

City Administration Building, Lawrenceburg, Tennessee

Saturday, May 17, 1997

The annual Mattox Memorial Sacred Harp Singing was held on Saturday before the third Sunday in May. The class was called to order by Moderator Clay Mattox who led songs on pages 335 and 334. The morning prayer was led by Brother Paul Violet.

Clayton Ezell welcomed everyone and the following officers were elected: Chairman—Tim Reynolds; Vice Chairman—Clayton Ezell; Secretary—Vivian Davis; Assistant Secretary—Frances Mattox; Arranging Committee—Gordon Wilkerson.

Leaders: Tim Reynolds 34b, 176b; Clayton Ezell 225t, 475; Gordon Wilkerson 283, 380; Ivalene Donaldson 275b; Vivian Davis and Clayton Ezell 480, 358; Cindy Scott 40, 128; Gene Wakefield 56t, 57; Flarce Creel 299, 229; Drew Foster 117, 107; John Hyde 63.

RECESS

The class was called to order by Tim Reynolds leading song on page 143. Leaders: Wanda Capps 168, 448t; Velton Chafin 567, 122; Harrison Creel, Flarce Creel, Wanda Capps, Cassie Franklin, Edith Tate, Julianna Jett, Ann Jett 111b, 343; Margie Norwood and Frances Mattox 452; Travis Keeton 418, 142; Lora Cargo 348b, 269, 340; Julianna Jett 87, 59.

LUNCH

The class was reassembled with Tim Reynolds leading songs on pages 84 and 45 (t? b?). Leaders: Cassie Franklin 130, 44; Henry Guthery 149, 273; Josie Hyde 200, 434; Linda Barnes 53, 455; Gladys Bonds 312 (t? b?), 499; Jeanette Duberry 217, 189; Ann Jett 436, 327; Margaret Pruitt 456, 471; Judge Otis Knippers “Not Made With Hands”; Lena Wakefield 454, 498; Chris Mattox 460, 445b; Harrison Creel 512; Jeanette Duberry and Chris Mattox 358; Clayton Ezell 294, 73t. Announcements were made.

A motion was made and accepted to have this an annual event with next year’s meeting at the same time, and same place.

Tim Reynolds led song on page 312 (t? b?) for the closing song, and the class was dismissed with prayer led by Brother Paul Violet.

Chairman—Tim Reynolds; Vice Chairman—Clayton Ezell; Secretary—Vivian Davis; Assistant Secretary—Frances Mattox.