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Zion Hill Homecoming Singing (Cooper Book)

Henderson (Rust County), Texas

June 15, 1997

The annual Zion Hill Homecoming Singing was opened with prayer by Brother Raymond Smith, Pastor of Zion Hill Church, followed by John Morris leading song on page 36b. Leaders: Dalton Clanton 47b, 49b; Ruby Morris 108b, 270; Charlie Vaughn 335, 388; Merle Jones 142, 189; Charles Whitmer 501, 500; Joe Nelson 384, 274; Sue Utz 406, 507b; Mary Bachmann 225t, 78; Marion Grant 299, 171; Sam Craig 81, 313; Don Ross 385t, 133; Barbara Moore 427, 61.

RECESS

The class was called to order by John Morris leading song on page 110. Leaders: Richard Hale 475; Diane Ross 40, 192; Joan Smith 63, 127; Edward Harrell 28b, 62; Monnie Ross 143, 148; Ed Craig 440, 395b.

The memorial lesson was held with David Rousseau leading song on page 159, and Judge Donald Ross leading song on page 568. The memorial was closed with prayer led by Raymond Smith.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was opened by John Morris leading songs on pages 186 and 122. Leaders: Crystal Hale 404; Richard Hale 401; Gaylon Powell 448, 559; Abbie Morris 285, 508; Robert Vaughn 50, 71; Dale Redmon, Jr. 563, 571; Emmie Morris 112, 220; Dalton Clanton 49, 48t; Ruby Morris 277, 332; Charlie Vaughn 549, 522; Merle Jones 183, 300; Charles Whitmer 520, 540; Joe Nelson 58, 98; Sue Utz 572, 573; Mary Bachmann 478, 137; Don Ross 134; Barbara Moore 82, 414; Diane Ross 293; Gaylon Powell 38, 516; David Rousseau 174; Sam Craig 146; Dale Redmon, Jr. 500; Joan Porter 36b.

John Morris led song on page 69 as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer by Robert Vaughn.

Chairman—John Morris; Secretary—Emmie Morris.