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Texas State Sacred Harp Convention

Coker United Methodist Church, San Antonio, Texas

February 27-28, 2016

Saturday, February 27

The 24th annual Texas State Sacred Harp Singing Convention was held at Coker United Methodist Church in San Antonio, Texas. Cassie Allen called the class to order leading 32t. Eddie Mash offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Amy Peveto 148; Tammy Powell 142; Mike Hinton 475; Robert Vaughn 512; Evelyn Lamb 35; Carter Cook 208; John Seaton 47t; Sarah Huckaby 454; Rene Greene 428; Sonny Erwin 467; Liz Owen 33b; Robert Stoddard 73t; Bruce Coates 30b; Jeb Owen 122; Eddie Mash 145b; Lori Rodgers 472; Riley Owen 47b; Kristie Powell 379; Betsy Jeronen 564; Linda Booker 34b; Lauren Owen 159; Patrick Friesen 406; Vickie Cook 211.


Amy Peveto called the class back to order by leading 30t. Leaders: Ben Copenhaver 41; Ann Jett 172; Philippa Stoddard 396; Jackson Owen 40; Judy Hauff 434; Silas Huckaby 542; Leon Ballinger 195; Wanda Capps 217; Michele Curran 430; Ainslie Allen 196; Reba Windom 436; Addison Bowles 146; Pam Nunn 528; Beverly Coates 377; Morris Nelms 28t; Rick Foreman 473; Andy Ditzler 202; Ted Mercer 88t; Greg Bowles 37b; Chris Nicholson 290; Elizabeth Stoddard 330b; Janie Short 183; Amanda Bowles 285t.

The following committees were appointed: Memorial Committee—Scott Curran and Kristie Powell; Nominating Committee—Mike Hinton, Vickie Cook, and Patrick Weatherington. Tom Owen offered the noon prayer.


Cassie Allen began the afternoon session by leading 76b. Leaders: Gaylon Powell 198; Sharon DuPriest 542; Scott Curran 532; Daphene Causey 269; Tom Owen 328; Cindy Tanner 220; Patrick Weatherington 569t; Becky Hendricks 479; Becca Short 312b; Amy Denison 45t; Cheyenne Ivey 349; Tammy Powell 163b; Andy Ditzler 225t; Jeb Owen 234; Patrick Friesen 168; Robert Vaughn 387; John Seaton 68b; Liz Owen 283.


Amy Peveto led 51 to bring the class together. Leaders: Philippa Stoddard 222; Sarah Dalton 448t; Micah Rodgers 178; Dave Collette 225b; Amanda Bowels 179; Pam Nunn and Reba Windom 216; Greg Bowles 39b; Betsy Jeronen 548; Judy Hauff 411; Riley Owen 171; Silas Huckaby 212; Robert Stoddard 326; Eddie Mash 278t; Carter Cook 63.

Cassie Allen and Amy Peveto led 335 as the closing song. Ben Copenhaver offered the closing prayer.

Sunday, February 28

The Sunday session of the Texas State Convention was called to order by Cassie Allen leading 82t. Tom Owen offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Amy Peveto 48t; Tammy Powell 503; Tom Owen 309; Evelyn Lamb 83t; Leon Ballinger 297; Rene Greene 200; Gary Rogan 300; Pam Nunn, Eddie Mash, and Rene Greene 556; Diane Ross 504; Ann Jett 327; Don Ross 499; Reba Windom 384; Chris Nicholson 49t; Sharon DuPriest 189; Abby Huckaby 146; Vivian Rogan 163b; Wanda Capps 298; Scott Curran 500.


Amy Peveto led 198 to begin the next session. Leaders: Gaylon Powell 455; Ted Mercer 353; Silas Huckaby 383; Cindy Tanner 368; Betsy Jeronen 440; Elizabeth Stoddard 367; Ben Copenhaver 370; Judy Hauff 536; Michele Curran 203; Andy Ditzler 464; Kristie Powell 547; Janie Short 551; Philippa Stoddard 550; Olivia Powell 236; Sonny Erwin and Mike Hinton 534.

A memorial lesson was held. Scott Curran led 176b for the following sick and shut-ins: Curtis Owen, Edith Owen, Ruth Redmond, Rick Cunningham, Amy Denison, Mary Stanley, Alexa Nichols, Jimmy Foreman, Tony Shrader, Claudene Townson, Eloise Wootten, Susan Harcrow, Kermit Adams, Tony Smith, Lavoy Smith, Melanie Hauff, Janelle Davis, Earlis McGraw, and Jeannette DePoy.

Kristie Powell led 77t in memory of the following deceased: Sarah Hauser, Sara Perry, and Tammi Ziola-Oregon; Loraine Bayer-Ohio; Dan Adams-Connecticut; Oliver Kindig-Stokes-Pennsylvania; David Strother-Maine; Donald Klein and John Schaffer-Colorado; Evelyn Harris, Sandra Spradlin, Azilee Adams, and Odie Horton-Alabama; Jackie Bass, H.P. O’Mary, and Tom Robinson-Texas. Tom Owen offered the closing prayer for the memorial service.

Leaders: Bruce Coates 566; Patrick Friesen 404; Morris Nelms 45t; Robert Stoddard 430; Sarah Huckaby 348b; Linda Booker 490; Mike Hinton and the BBQ cooks 495. Gaylon Powell offered the noon prayer.


The afternoon session began with Cassie Allen leading 144. Leaders: John Seaton 362; Kevin Powell 39t; Eddie Mash 402; Beverly Coates 229; Becky Hendricks 117; Mike Hinton 456; Lori Rodgers 460; Abigail Webb 35; Cheyenne Ivey 182; Cassie Allen and Don Ross 419; Silas Huckaby 434; Amy Peveto and Evelyn Lamb 215; Gary Rogan and Andy Ditzler 421; Olivia Powell and Wanda Capps 282; Ted Mercer 468; Sarah Huckaby and Philippa Stoddard 228; Chris Nicholson and John Seaton 480; Janie Short and Judy Hauff 112; Scott Curran and Robert Stoddard 299; Vivian Rogan and Betsy Jeronen 36b; Gaylon Powell and Eddie Mash 538; Michele Curran and Cindy Tanner 269; Ben Copenhaver and Patrick Friesen 498; Sonny Erwin and Elizabeth Stoddard 313t; Linda Booker, Diane Ross, and Lori Rodgers 481; Bruce Coates and Morris Nelms 120; Kristie Powell, Becky Hendricks, and Beverly Coates 129; Mike Hinton and Kevin Powell 448b; Tammy Powell and Vickie Cook 137.

A business meeting was held. The following officers were elected to serve for next year: Chairman—Amy Peveto; Vice Chairman—Sarah Huckaby; Secretary—Tammy Powell; Treasurers—Rick Foreman and Cheryl Foreman; Assistant Treasurer—Sonny Erwin. Announcements were made.

Cassie Allen and Amy Peveto led 62 as the closing song. Gaylon Powell offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Cassie Allen; Vice Chairman—Amy Peveto; Secretary—Tammy Powell