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Dallas County Singing

Cochran Chapel United Methodist Church, Dallas, Texas

Saturday, November 7, 2015

The annual Dallas County Sacred Harp Singing was held at the Cochran Chapel United Methodist Church on Saturday before the second Sunday in November. The class was called to order by Ben Brown leading 148. Bruce Coates offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Diane Ross 34b; Rick Foreman 84; Cheryl Foreman 492; Sonny Erwin 534; Donald Ross 331; Tammy Powell 542; Jerry Ryan 490; Chris Nicholson 290; Kristie Powell 95; Mike Hinton 495; Danny Creel 485; Sarah Huckaby 565; Harry Scott 171; Gaylon Powell 538; Beverly Coates 33t; Steve Helwig 71; Kris Wiggins 183; Evelyn Lamb 67; Lamar Matthew 35; Rick Cunningham 53; Robert Vaughn 487.


Rick Foreman called the class together by leading 31b. Leaders: Bruce Coates 30b; Cassie Allen 560; Zachary Bealmear and Cheryl Foreman 455; Ken Tate 426b; Owen Ross 217; John Plunkett 354t; Tom Owen 503; Ben Brown 58; Sara Hood 86; Sonny Erwin 441; Diane Ross 497; Jerry Ryan 145t; Donald Ross 225t; Tammy Powell 454; Chris Nicholson 480; Kristie Powell 500; Ben Copenhaver 453; LuAnn Thomas 481.

Donald Ross and Beverly Coates conducted the memorial lesson. Beverly Coates read the following list of names of the sick and shut-ins: Tony Shrader, Virginia Glass, Joe Colley, Curtis Owen, Edith Owen, Don Huckaby, Doug Webb, Myrl Jones, Frank Price, Dorothy Price, Virgie Toller, Jimmy Foreman, Sue Harju, and Ron Ryan. She led 549.

Donald Ross read the following list of names of the deceased: Ray Hanks, Barbara Steinle, Dave Cumming, H.P. O’Mary—Texas; Raymond Hamrick, Joyce Harrison, George Garner, C.W. Garner—Georgia; Oliver Kindig-Stokes—Pennsylvania. He led 512 and 513. Rick Foreman closed the memorial lesson with a prayer.

Leaders: Mike Hinton 475; Danny Creel 530; Sarah Huckaby 472; Harry Scott 524; Evelyn Lamb 187; Steve Helwig 411; John Plunkett 76t. Mike Hinton offered a prayer before the noon meal.


Ben Brown called the class to order by leading 150. Leaders: Ken Tate 147b; Lamar Matthew 522; Kris Wiggins 163t; Gaylon Powell 564; Avon Miller 396; Beverly Coates 133; Owen Ross 228; Rick Cunningham 186; Robert Vaughn 505; Cassie Allen 227; Bruce Coates 515; Tom Owen 528; Ben Copenhaver 344; Avon Miller 283; Steve Helwig 165; Diane Ross 40; Lamar Matthew 154; Evelyn Lamb 499.


Sonny Erwin called the class to order by leading 493. Leaders: Harry Scott 104; John Plunkett 391; Ken Tate 336; Chris Nicholson 68b; Kris Wiggins 236; Mike Hinton 477; Tammy Powell 163b; Ben Copenhaver 68t; Sarah Huckaby 39t; Bruce Coates 32t; Beverly Coates and Tom Owen 347; Kristie Powell and Gaylon Powell 448t; Cassie Allen and Jerry Ryan 460; Rick Cunningham, Robert Vaughn, and Donald Ross 350.

Ben Brown led 62 as the closing song. Tom Owen dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Ben Brown; Vice Chairman—Diane Ross; Secretary—Cheryl Foreman