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South Carolina State Singing
in Memory of William Walker

Second Presbyterian Church, Spartanburg, South Carolina

Saturday, March 15, 2014

The 20th annual session of the South Carolina State Singing in Memory of William Walker was held on Saturday before the third Sunday in March.

The first morning session was from The Sacred Harp, 1991 Edition.

Following a short singing school by Robert Kelley, Frances Carnell called the class to order by leading 63. John Hollingsworth offered the opening prayer. Frances Carnell welcomed the singers, and led 326.

Leaders: Robert Kelley 52t; Harry Eskew 128; Bill Burns 59; Dave Farmer 107; Chris Wilhelm 131b; Leon Carnell 47b; John Hollingsworth 489; Collin Castlebury 122; Bill Hollingsworth 186; Mary Baumeister 35; Robert Kelley 134; Frances Carnell 282; Harry Eskew 40; Bill Burns 159.

In a business meeting, it was agreed that the same officers would be kept for 2015 as follows: Chairman—Frances Carnell; Vice Chairman—Nathan Rees; Secretary—Judy Mincey. Dinner on the Ground was considered for a future singing at this venue, if it is agreeable with the church. The elected Vice Chairman and Secretary were both unable to attend, so Robert Kelley served as Vice Chairman and Mary Baumeister served as Secretary.

RECESS

The second morning session was from The Christian Harmony, 2010 Edition. Leaders: Frances Carnell 95 (CH); Dave Farmer 432b (CH); Chris Wilhelm 386 (CH); Mary Baumeister 396t (CH); Leon Carnell 346 (CH); Robert Kelley 439 (CH); John Hollingsworth 144b (CH); Bill Hollingsworth 300 (CH); Bill Burns 109 (CH); Harry Eskew 165 (CH); Frances Carnell 245 (CH); Dave Farmer 267 (CH); Chris Wilhelm 281b (CH).

LUNCH

The first afternoon session was from The Sacred Harp, 1991 Edition. Frances Carnell led 30t. Special thanks were offered to Dr. Doyle Boggs, our contact with Wofford all these past years. Dave Farmer led 45t for Dr. Boggs.

Leaders: Dave Farmer 168; Chris Wilhelm 106; Leon Carnell 479; John Hollingsworth 461; Collin Castlebury 39t; Bill Hollingsworth 31t; Mary Baumeister 31b; Frances Carnell 365; Robert Kelley 140; Harry Eskew 81t; Bill Burns 145t.

RECESS

The second afternoon session was from The Christian Harmony, 2010 Edition. Leaders: Frances Carnell 171 (CH); Dave Farmer 546b (CH); John Hollingsworth 548 (CH); Bill Hollingsworth 409t (CH); Mary Baumeister 409b (CH); Robert Kelley 472b (CH); Harry Eskew 248 (CH); Bill Burns 249 (CH); Chris Wilhelm 349 (CH); John Hollingsworth 51 (CH); Bill Hollingsworth 214 (CH); Mary Baumeister 448t (CH) (for Sharon Kellam); Frances Carnell 9 (CH); Robert Kelley 369 (CH).

Announcements were made. Robert Kelley led 203 (CH) as the closing song. John Hollingsworth offered the closing prayer.

Chairman—Frances Carnell; Acting Vice Chairman—Robert Kelley; Acting Secretary—Mary Baumeister