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The Big Singing

Old Marshall County Courthouse, Benton, Kentucky

Sunday, May 22, 2016

The morning session of the 133rd annual Big Singing using The Southern Harmony, compiled by William Walker, was called to order at 10:00 a.m. by William Paris. Tim Reynolds offered the morning prayer. William Paris led 103.

Leaders: Don Waggener 39t; Don Waggener and Tom Kimble 182; William Paris 64; Marcy Thobaben 16; Vickie See and Billy See 92b, 305; Tim Reynolds 325, 107; David Killingsworth 51, 30; Michele Cull 27b, 46; Annaliza Cull 213, 283; Matt Meacham 11, 312t; Trent Hollinger 89b, 275; Tom Waggener 194; Tim Reynolds 195; Kerry Lovett 159b, 8t; Don Waggener 80.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order at 1:15 p.m. by Gary Clark leading 103 and 31t. The welcome was given by Gene Gilliland. William Paris offered the opening prayer. Leaders: Tom Waggener 10b, 189; Don Waggener 252, 80; Marcy Thobaben 46; Kerry Lovett 123, 144; Billy See and Vickie See 276b; William Paris 332, 3t; Tim Reynolds 322, 303; David Killingsworth 22t, 38; Michele Cull 302, 299; Annaliza Cull 283; Matt Meacham 83, 166; Trent Hollinger 294, 51.

The memorial lesson was conducted by William Paris, who led 123 in memory of the following deceased: Bill Futrell, Phyllis Niemi, and Martha Stroud—Kentucky; Loraine Bayer—Ohio.

Leaders: Amanda Graves 89b, 11; Gene Gilliland 10b, 8t; William Paris 133; Don Waggener 16; Gene Gilliland 299.

Gene Gilliland led 334 as the closing song. Gary Clark offered the closing prayer.

Chairman—Gene Gilliland; Vice Chairman—William Paris; Secretary—Tim Reynolds