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Oxford Singing

Powerhouse Community Arts Center, Oxford, Mississippi

Sunday, March 8, 2015

The 35th annual Oxford Sacred Harp Singing was held in the Powerhouse Community Arts Center on the second Sunday in March. The class was called to order by Warren Steel leading 138b. Earl Ballinger offered the morning prayer.

Mark Davis led 29t, and the class entered into a business session. The following officers were elected to serve: Chairman—Warren Steel; Vice Chairman—Mark Davis; Secretary—Amber Davis; Arranging Committee—Mary Amelia Taylor and Ann Jett.

Leaders: Richard Mauldin 89, 59; Tim Taylor 326, 314; Larry Ballinger 313t, 312b; Jerry Kitchens 460, 108t; Mark Tew 101t, 139; Wanda Capps 36b, 187; John Van Horn 201, 300; Susan Karina Dickey 87, 128; Judy Caudle 432, 437; Betty Shepherd 299, 216; John Wall 217, 358; Earl Ballinger 177, 176t; Robert Raymond 335, 106.

RECESS

Warren Steel called the class to order leading 410b. Leaders: Sarah Beasley 340; Anne Steel 171, 271t; Dave Barber 272, 274t; Jan Murray 31b, 457; Becky Briggs 400, 405; Shelby Castillo 224, 215; Chuck Howell 452, 373; Nikos Pappas 444, 232; Dorothea Maynard 361, 442; Angela Myers 270, 142.

LUNCH

Warren Steel called the afternoon session to order leading 189. Leaders: Ann Jett 269, 327; Drew McGuire 472, 411; Mary Amelia Taylor 481, 47t.

Richard Mauldin and Mark Davis conducted the memorial lesson. Mark Davis led 61 for the sick and homebound. Richard Mauldin read the following list of names of those deceased in the past year: Jimmie Ruth Melvin, Jerry Tidwell, Earl Yarber, Jean Ballinger, Johnny Humber, Rena Humber, Sammie Oliver, Charles Kitchens, Bill Aplin, Nadine Willis, Carroll Lunsford, Dennis Beasley, Stanly Edwards, Betty Wright, Josephine Denney, Raymond Hamrick, Eldagene Roberson, Stella Pratt, and Dawson Adams. He then led 341 in memory of the deceased. Elder Josh Winslett closed the memorial service with prayer.

Leaders: Josh Winslett 33t, 127; Bridgett Kennedy 225t, 546; Lisa Geist 120, 273; Lisa Davis 200, 99; Jack Barbera 268; Danny Creel 485, 383; Kurt Davis 155, 276; Logan Green 227, 56b; Amber Davis 440, 500; Reba Windom 168; Mary Chrestman and Gina Sposto 82t; Dave Barber 362.

Following announcements, Warren Steel led 76b as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer offered by Sister Susan Karina Dickey.

Chairman—Warren Steel; Vice Chairman—Mark Davis; Secretary—Amber Davis