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Auburn Sacred Harp Singing

St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church, Auburn, Alabama

Saturday, January 18, 2014

The annual Auburn Sacred Harp Singing was held at St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church in Auburn, Alabama, on Saturday before the third Sunday in January. The class was called to order by Fred Hoerr leading 59. Father John Wells Warren offered the morning prayer.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Fred Hoerr; Vice Chairman—Karen Clark; Secretary—Marty Hoerr; Arranging Officer—Catherine Love; Chaplain—Father John Wells Warren.

Leaders: Fred Hoerr 303; Marty Hoerr 148; Robert Chambless 84; Charles Walker 155; Bill Hogan 142; Jim Carnes 440; B.M. Smith 441; Cindy Tanner 269; Eugene Forbes and Miranda Webb 168; Chris Ballinger, Katie Ballinger, and Lauren Ballinger 145t; Lisa Geist and Nicholas Holmes 528; Rene Greene 542; Bea Aaron 475; Angela Myers 120; Richard Ivey 44; Jackie Tanner 298; Karen Rollins 107; Nate Green and Norma Green 350; Rodney Ivey 439; Judy Caudle 411; Jim Aaron 47b.


Fred Hoerr called the class back to order leading 326. Leaders: Stanley Smith 546; Carolyn Thompson 53; Jack Nelson 524; Karen Ivey 456; Ann Gray 318; Pam Nunn 304.

The memorial lesson was conducted by Karen Rollins leading 347 in memory of the following deceased: Wilma Casenheiser—Ohio; Carlene Griffin and Teenie Moody—Georgia; Hugh Bill McGuire—Mississippi; Eva Padgett—Florida; Ginny Whitworth, Arlene Boivin, Jeff Sheppard, Shelbie Sheppard, Lou Cotney, Bud Oliver, Bufrey Dean, Harvey Clark, Voncile Nall, and Wayne Morgan—Alabama.

Judy Caudle led 27 in honor of the following sick and shut-ins: C.T. Williams, Alma Clark, Bill Aplin, Coy Ivey, Loraine Bayer, Joyce Walton, Raymond Hamrick, Hobert Ivey, Betty Wright, Evelyn Harris, and S.T. Reed. Samuel Sommers closed the memorial lesson with a prayer.

Leaders: David Ivey 511; Cassie Allen 371; Adam Brasich 69t; Ray Rechenberg 454; Samuel Sommers 316; Christopher Wolf 77t; Oscar McGuire 347. Bill Hogan offered grace before the noon meal.


Fred Hoerr called the class back to order leading 35. Leaders: Larry Ballinger 217; Vella Dailey 75; Sharon DuPriest and Willy Logon 300; Reba Windom and Shelby Castillo 216; Daphene Causey 137; Jim Carnes 436; Lloyd Iverson 47t; Christopher Wolf and Francis Wolf 276; Cheyenne Ivey 208; Stanley Smith 500; Ray Rechenberg 203; Jack Nelson 560; Richard Ivey 73t; Judy Caudle 389; Cassie Allen and Oscar McGuire 485; Adam Brasich 39t; Samuel Sommers 279; Jackie Tanner 336; Pam Nunn and Sharon DuPriest 189; Bill Hogan 324; Karen Ivey, Mary Joe Howard, and David Ivey 72b; Jim Aaron 503; Lisa Geist and Chris Ballinger 477; Rodney Ivey and Karen Rollins 425; Bea Aaron and Melissa Upton 568; Linda Thomas and Pam Nunn 556.

Announcements were made. Fred Hoerr led 62 as the closing song. Father Wells Warren offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Fred Hoerr; Vice Chairman—Karen Clark; Secretary—Marty Hoerr