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Columbus Memorial Sacred Harp Singing

Columbus Arts Council, Columbus, Mississippi

Saturday, November 8, 2014

The first Columbus Mississippi Sacred Harp singing was held in the main room of the Columbus Arts Council on the second Saturday in November. Bobby Neyman, of Olive Branch, Mississippi, organized the memorial singing. Mr. Neyman taught a singing school for newcomers at 9:00 a.m. The singing began at 10:00 a.m. John Van Horn offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Bobby Neyman 479, 45t; Milano Neyman 117, 178; Bridget Piesche 59, 136; Anne Steel 37b, 39t; Warren Steel 137, 65; Wayne Baines 49t, 146; John Van Horn 63, 72b; Joe Thompson 66, 566; Matt Bell 69t, 68t; Wendell Reinhardt 445, 457.

RECESS

Warren Steel called the class to order leading 87. Leaders: Mike Hankins 111b, 145b; John Imes 47b, 282; Vicky Neyman 347, 163b; Bobby Neyman 105, 106; Milano Neyman 81b; Bridget Piesche 236; Anne Steel 67. Matt Bell offered the blessing before the pot luck meal.

LUNCH

Bobby Neyman led 30t to bring the afternoon session to order. Leaders: Gabe Monroe 40; De Whyte 421; Milano Neyman 274t, 406, 456; Bridget Piesche 358, 141; Anne Steel 318, 200; Warren Steel 440, 400, 288; Wayne Baines 401, 46, 480; John Van Horn 162, 224, 215; Joe Thompson 565, 142, 217; Matt Bell 435, 425, 276; Mike Hankins 155, 127, 436; Vicky Neyman.

A memorial lesson was conducted for the following people: Sam Ellard Smith, Hugh Bill McGuire, Lee Grande Kibler, Susanna Kaufman, John Joe Heiston, William Allen, Earl Yarber, Annie Lou West McGee, James Beasley, Nora Beasley, and Ruby Walker. John Van Horn gave special remembrance for Hugh Bill McGuire. Joe Thompson offered prayer. Bobby Neyman led 117 (CH).

Announcements were made. Bobby Neyman led 62 as the closing song. Matt Bell dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Bobby Neyman; Vice Chairman—Beverly Norris; Secretary—Vicky Neyman