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Southwest Texas Sacred Harp Singing Convention, Fall Session, Cooper Book

Austin, Texas

October 29-30, 2016

Saturday, October 29

The fall session of the Southwest Texas Sacred Harp Singing Convention was called to order by Janie Short leading 59. Robert Vaughn offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Scott Curran 98; Sonny Huckaby 558; Beverly Coates 464; Scott McCown 99; Vivian Rogan 559; Abby Huckaby and Lauren Owen 159; Tom Owen 460; Kristie Powell, Angharad Wylie, and Laurel Dundee 239; Jackson Owen 53; Amy Peveto 38b; Silas Huckaby 215; Linda Booker 30t; Jeb Owen 31t; Catherine Rogan 36b; Riley Owen 155; Sarah Huckaby 217; Leon Ballinger 222; Vickie Cook 365; Gaylon Powell 543; Cheryl Foreman 66.


Bruce Coates began the second morning session leading 63. Leaders: Diane Ross 442t (for Curtis Owen); Carter Cook 168; Addison Bowles and Greg Bowles 573; Stacy Berkheimer 72; Jesse Latimer 581; Nancy Price 106; Josh Rogan 203; Olivia Powell 274t; William Price 283; Liz Owen 220; Jeff Begley 276; Michele Curran and Kaylie Curran 392; Charles Whitmer 218; Ron Bernucho 463; Sonny Erwin 488; Amanda Bowles 553; Rick Foreman 107; Tammy Powell 142; Robert Vaughn 496b; Francesca Farrisi 543; Donald Ross 594; Greg Bowles 148; Bill Bailey 121; Gary Rogan 567; Kevin Powell 300; Mike Hinton 270; Sonny Huckaby 450. Prayer was offered by Ron Bernucho.


Janie Short opened the afternoon session leading 128. Leaders: Josh Rogan 411; Diane Ross 132; Jeff Begley 133; Becky Hendricks 564; Mike Hinton 478; Francesca Farrisi 171; Jesse Latimer 192; Nancy Price 129; Jeb Owen 514; Cheryl Foreman 269; Robert Vaughn 331b; Stacy Berkheimer 191; William Price 444t; Vickie Cook 162; Riley Owen 47b; Bill Bailey 416b; Liz Owen 186; Silas Huckaby 280; Charles Whitmer 410; Jackson Owen 40.


Scott Curran began the session leading 422b. Leaders: Laurel Dundee, Kristie Powell, and Angharad Wylie 422t; Donald Ross 591; Carter Cook 183; Sonny Erwin 569 (for Johnny Lee); Sarah Huckaby 278b; Rick Foreman 140; Vivian Rogan 32t; Ron Bernucho 484; Michele Curran and Kaylie Curran 196; Gary Rogan 511b; Amanda Bowles 68t; Tom Owen 544; Catherine Rogan 182; Greg Bowles 95b; Amy Peveto 54t.

Janie Short led 264b as the closing song. The closing prayer was offered by Tom Owen.

Sunday, October 30

The class was called to order by Janie Short leading 575. The opening prayer was offered by Gaylon Powell.

Leaders: Scott Curran 64; Bruce Coates and Beverly Coates 489; Leon Ballinger 120; Linda Booker 38t; Gaylon Powell 524; Scott McCown 282; Tammy Powell 553; Silas Huckaby 216; Cheryl Foreman 86; Jackson Owen 132; Stacy Berkheimer 417; Jane Goforth 505; Addison Bowles and Tom Owen 159; Riley Owen 268t; Nancy Price 563; Lauren Owen 572; William Price 486; Abby Huckaby and Sarah Huckaby 277; Ben Copenhaver 562.


Janie Short began the second session leading 135. Leaders: Josh Rogan 497; Carol Selleck 336t; Ron Bernucho 500; Stephanie Copenhaver 129; Carter Cook 110; Francesca Farrisi 239; Jeff Begley 150; Evelyn Lamb 269; Donald Ross 287; Vickie Cook 335; Rick Foreman 35; Diane Ross 300; Mike Hinton 288; Olivia Powell 36b; Sonny Erwin 430; Amanda Bowles 155; Kevin Powell 395t; Sonny Huckaby 49t; Michele Curran 67; Tom Owen 381t; Catherine Rogan 200; Greg Bowles 29b.

The memorial lesson was held at this time. Donald Ross spoke in remembrance of those who are sick or home bound, and led 96 for the following: Curtis Owen, Edith Owen, Myrl Jones, Dale Redmon, Jr., Ray Cott-Meisel, Paul Wilson, Johnny Lee, Delorese Lee, Virginia Glass, Terry Wootten, and Michael Appert.

Vivian Rogan read the list of the deceased, and led 285t in remembrance of the following: Ruth Redmon, Thomas Edward Robinson, and Jimmy Glen Foreman—Texas; Donald Klein—Colorado; Elsie Calvert Moon and Toney Smith—Alabama; Ruth Steggles—United Kingdom; Ron Huss—California; B.M. Smith—Georgia. The memorial lesson was closed with prayer offered by Elder Sonny Huckaby.

Leaders: Sarah Huckaby 380t; Gary Rogan 48t. Prayer was offered in thanks for the noon meal by Josh Rogan.


Amy Peveto led 77t to begin the afternoon session. Leaders: Kristie Powell 383; Jeff Begley 144; Francesca Farrisi 142; Ben Copenhaver 363; Evelyn Lamb 210; William Price 42; Stacy Berkheimer 171; Carol Selleck 450; Nancy Price 434; Carter Cook 384; Diane Ross 212; Ron Bernucho 63; Josh Rogan 122; Vickie Cook and Olivia Powell 235; Donald Ross 111b; Mike Hinton 461.

The officers led the closing song, and prayer was offered by Mike Hinton.

Chairwoman—Janie Short; Vice Chairman—Scott Curran; Secretaries and Arranging Committee—Bruce Coates and Beverly Coates