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Sherman Singing

Calhoun County, Mississippi

Sunday, June 1, 2014

The 65th annual Hill Roane Memorial Sacred Harp Singing was held at Sherman Baptist Church on the first Sunday in June. The class was called to order by Mark Davis leading 31t. John Van Horn offered the morning prayer. Mark Davis led 184, 185, and 52t.

The class elected the following officers: Chairman—Mark Davis; Vice Chairman—John Van Horn; Secretary—Warren Steel; Arranging Officer—Henry McGuire.

Leaders: John Van Horn 71, 70b, 201; Cliff Hall 282, 277, 276; Warren Steel 35 (WB), 34b (WB), 283.

RECESS

Mark Davis reassembled the class by leading 203. Leaders: Darlene Reynolds 569b, 490, 511 (WB); Amber Davis 479, 348b, 192; Regina Derstine 297, 117, 120; Andy Davis 183, 196, 198.

LUNCH

Mark Davis called the afternoon session together by leading 111t. Leaders: Henry McGuire 495, 181, 263; Todd Derstine 145b, 63; John Van Horn 442; Amber Davis 157; Darlene Reynolds 145t; Andy Davis 436; Cliff Hall 288; Warren Steel 116; Regina Derstine 122; Andy Davis 254 (for Roy Davis); Henry McGuire 110; Mark Davis 154b (WB), 236; Cliff Hall 91; John Van Horn 137; Andy Davis 383.

Following announcements, Mark Davis led 235 as the closing song. Roy Davis dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Mark Davis; Vice Chairman—John Van Horn; Secretary—Warren Steel