Minutes of Sacred Harp Singings

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University of West Georgia

Food Services Building (Z-6), Carrollton, Georgia

Sunday, February 16, 2014

The annual Sacred Harp singing at the University of West Georgia in Carrollton, Georgia, was held on the third Sunday in February. Myron House called the class to order, welcomed everyone, and then led 59. Phillip Denney offered the morning prayer. Myron House led 135.

Leaders: Jan House 340, 361; Donna Bell 426b, 383; Judy Chambless 29t, 129; Karen Rollins 168, 278t.

A business session was held with the following officers retained or appointed to serve: Chairman—Myron House; Vice Chairman—Jan House; Secretary—Donna Bell; Arranging Officer—Judy Chambless; Memorial Lesson—Karen Rollins; Chaplains—Cecil Roberts and Phillip Denney.

Leaders: Myron House 70t; Jan House 151; Paige Harrod 100, 112; Wyatt Denney 277, 268; Ben Chandler 40, 236; Dick Plunkett 45t, 45b; Malinda Snow 32t, 73b; Charlene Wallace 139, 155 (in memory of Carlene Griffin).


Myron House brought the class back to order leading 109. Leaders: Phillip Denney 313b, 300; Sheri Taylor 114, 278b; Robert Chambless 551, 494; David Smead 313b, 312b; David Brodeur 222, 474; Robbie Rivers and Hugh McGraw 49b, 36b; B.M. Smith 34b, 138t; Daniel Williams 74t, 77t; Lisa Bennett 30b, 228; Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg 35, 57; Jack Nelson 480, 295; Earlis McGraw 225t (in memory of a good friend; his sister, Carlene Griffin; and his grandson, Cacy Simpson), 312b. The blessing of the noon meal was offered by Cecil Roberts at the table.


The afternoon session of singing began with Myron House leading 97. Leaders: Oscar McGuire 276, 441; Virginia Dyer 34t, 137.

Karen Rollins conducted the memorial lesson. Karen read the names of the deceased, then spoke about some recent medical procedures she had endured. She stated that the doctor told her it might be a little uncomfortable, then noted that when the procedure was finished she said “Hallelujah”. Karen asked members of the class what makes them say “Hallelujah”. She led 146 in memory of C.T. Williams, Bud Oliver, Jeff Sheppard, Shelbie Sheppard, Jetha Brooks, Josie Hyde, Carlene Griffin, Teenie Moody, Bernard Denney, Anita Jones, Lou Cotney, Mr. Billie W. Driver, and Lessie Reed.

Oscar McGuire led 33b for the following sick and shut-ins: Jean Payne, Mrs. Fox, Mona Nelson, Eugene Forbes, Josephine Denney, Evelyn Harris, Ruth Daniel, Nell Estes, Raymond Hamrick, Lucy Garner, and George Garner. Phillip Denney offered prayer to close the memorial lesson.

Leaders: Fallon Cook 37b, 192; Cecil Roberts 138b, 42; Iris Stanford 159; Lynn Denney and Phillip Denney 358, 84; Marilyn Bradley 85, 421; Jason Stanford 548, 568; Margie Smith 405; Wyatt Denney 442; Lisa Bennett and David Smead 224; Cecil Roberts and Oscar McGuire 229; Charlene Wallace, Jason Stanford, and Earlis McGraw 283; Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg and David Brodeur 556; B.M. Smith and Margie Smith 448b; Malinda Snow and Karen Rollins 569t; Daniel Williams 65; Dick Plunkett, Jack Nelson, David Schoerner, and Marilyn Bradley 63; Robbie Rivers and Hugh McGraw 454; Robert Chambless and Judy Chambless 527.

Following announcements, Myron House led 323t as the closing song. Cecil Roberts offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Myron House; Vice Chairman—Jan House; Secretary—Donna Bell