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Mt. Zion Memorial

Mt. Zion, Georgia (off Hwy. 16)

July 26-27, 1997

Saturday, July 26

The one hundred fifth session of the Mt. Zion Memorial Sacred Harp singing was held at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church on the fourth Sunday and Saturday before in July.

The class was called to order by Carlene Griffin leading song on page 75. Lonnie Rogers led the morning prayer. Phillip Langley led songs on pages 340 and 299. Leaders: Charlene Wallace 63, 283; Hugh McGraw 88b; Judy Henry 77 (t? b?), 33b; Everette Denney 186, 119; Mildred Patterson 89, 335; Danny Griffin 79, 81 (t? b?); Kathy Spanglehour 45 (t? b?), 344; Bobby Bailey 161, 82 (t? b?); Margie Smith 494, 303; Jimmie Denney 66, 68b.

RECESS

The class was called together by Phillip Langley leading song on page 215. Leaders: Felton Denney 31 (t? b?), 503; Katherine Benefield 127, 378 (t? b?); Roy Nelson 160b, 145b; Elsie Brock 171, 146; Lonnie Rogers 389, 225 (t? b?); Josephine Denney 32 (t? b?), 143; John Plunkett 535, 368; Reby Stanford 112, 327, 159 (for Revy Williamson); Elder Homer Benefield 141, 56 (t? b?); Don Bowen 420 (for Jap Walton), 426 (t? b?).

LUNCH

The afternoon session resumed with Carlene Griffin leading song on page 99. Leaders: B. M. Smith 384, 475; Jeanette DePoy 287, 318; Henry Johnson 338, 388.

A motion was made and seconded to go into the business session. Officers re-elected were: Chairman—Carlene Griffin; Vice Chairman—Phillip Langley; Secretary—Charlene Wallace; Arranging and Memorial Committee—Judy Henry and Hugh McGraw.

Leaders: Louis Hughes, Sr. 515, 183; Martha Ann Stegar 236; Richard DeLong 118, 399b; Judy Mincey 50b, 501; Rev. Lloyd Toney 100, 129; Lee Rogers 516, 200; Alice Edwards 104, 73b, 271b; Nick Griffin 139, 551; Carolyn Huckeba, Judy Henry, Carlene Griffin, and Hugh McGraw 333 (by request); Hugh McGraw 544 (in memory of Curtis Brown); Henry Johnson 569b; Jeanette DePoy 39 (t? b?); Don Bowen 476; Richard DeLong 83b; John Plunkett 182.

Announcements were made. Carlene Griffin and Phillip Langley led 209 as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer by Elder Homer Benefield.

Sunday, July 27

The Sunday session was called to order by Carlene Griffin leading song on page 63. The morning prayer was led by Hugh McGraw.

Carlene Griffin led song on page 65. Leaders: Phillip Langley 318, 67; Hugh McGraw 136; Judy Henry 117, 77 (t? b?); Don Bowen 59, 283; Danny Griffin 317, 345 (t? b?); Bobby Bailey 548, 570; Sheri Taylor 398, 108b; Lee Rogers 571, 528; Bud Oliver 274 (t? b?), 300 (for Barrett Ashley); Judy Mincey 178, 540; Myron House 113, 227; Lisa Webb 200, 566.

RECESS

Phillip Langley called the class together leading song on page 383. Leaders: George Garner 183, 318; Jan House 151, 276; Henry Johnson 148, 159; Margie Smith 284, 313 (t? b?); Cindy Cook 222, 476; Milton Oliver 314; Kathy Spanglehour 269, 358; B. M. Smith 28b, 273.

Memorial lesson: Charles Woods led 287 and 122 in memory of Dean Thompson, Bill McGraw, Hazel Cagle, and Mr. and Mrs. Myrl Gammon.

Louis Hughes Sr. led 57 and 129 for all the sick and shut-ins, including: Revy Williamson, I. V. McWhorter, Jerry Sheppard, and Mozelle Sheppard from this area.

LUNCH

The afternoon session resumed with Carlene Griffin leading songs on pages 205 and 511. Leaders: Sharon Hamrick 340, 236; Earlis McGraw 76b, 380; Martha Ann Stegar 77b, 198; Richard DeLong 458, 158, 160 (t? b?); Joyce Harrison 78, 101b, 81 (t? b?) (for Gertrude Bateman); Louis Hughes, Jr. 49b, 278 (t? b?), 347; Helen Bryson 196, 361, 172; Raymond Hamrick 313b, 312 (t? b?); Alice Edwards 104, 73b (for I. V. McWhorter); Reby Stanford 405, 441, 225 (t? b?); Oscar McGuire 171, 573; Tim Cook 503, 350, 479; Becky Hafner-Camp 107, 373; Karen Moon and Charlene Wallace 49 (t? b?), 155; Don Bowen 454, 48b (by request).

Announcements were made. Carlene Griffin and Phillip Langley led page 62 as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer by Louis Hughes, Sr.

Chairman—Carlene Griffin; Vice Chairman—Phillip Langley; Secretary—Charlene Wallace.