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Texas State Sacred Harp Convention

Coker United Methodist Church, San Antonio, Texas

February 25-26, 2017

Saturday, February 25

The 25th annual Texas State Sacred Harp Singing Convention was held at Coker United Methodist Church in San Antonio, Texas. Amy Peveto called the class to order leading 47t. Gary Rogan offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Amy Peveto 49t; Sarah Huckaby 277; Tammy Powell 542; Mike Hinton 270; Janie Short 228; Patrick Weatherington 31t; Vickie Cook 150; Bruce Coates 515; Kevin Powell 209; Rick Cunningham 89; Don Ross 532; Silas Huckaby 189; Catherine Rogan 273; Cheryl Foreman 472; Robert Vaughn 229; Beverly Coates 225t (for Curtis and Edith Owen); Sonny Huckaby 400; Diane Ross 430; Linda Booker 569b; Gary Rogan 155.


Sarah Huckaby called the class back together by leading 76b. Leaders: Tom Owen 309; Chris Nicholson 34b; Vivian Rogan 32t; Jackson Owen 53; Hoss Curran 25t; Karen Isbell 142; Michele Curran 269; Presley Barker and Barbara Chopin 505; Jeb Owen 455; John Berendzen 500; Scott Curran 475; Lauren Owen and Abby Huckaby 159; Liz Owen 546; Kristie Powell 567; Riley Owen 171; Janet Morgan 77t; Sonny Erwin 448b; Lori Rodgers 276; Rick Foreman 448t; Micah Rodgers and Doug Hebert 47b; Gaylon Powell 240; Leon Ballinger 300; Tammy Powell 217; Chris Nicholson 473; Beverly Coates 432; Rick Cunningham 146; Don Ross 530. The following committees were appointed: Memorial Committee—Cheryl Foreman and Gaylon Powell; Nominating Committee—Vivian Rogan and Sonny Erwin. Bruce Coates offered the noon prayer


Sarah Huckaby called the class back to order leading 36b. Leaders: Scott Curran 328; Vivian Rogan 282; Diane Ross 168; Liz Owen 377; Patrick Weatherington 145b; Jackson Owen 274t; Tom Owen 481; Lauren Owen, Abby Huckaby, and Cheryl Foreman 99; Gary Rogan 384; Riley Owen 312b; Bruce Coates 176b; Robert Vaughn 507; Silas Huckaby 110; Jeb Owen 112; Catherine Rogan 299; Michele Curran 478; Karen Isbell 29t; Janet Morgan and Beverly Coates 382 (for Carol Selleck).


Amy Peveto called the class back together leading 347. Leaders: Gaylon Powell 383; John Berendzen 396; Presley Barker 474; Rick Foreman 50b; Linda Booker 34t; Kristie Powell 203; Sonny Erwin 568; Mike Hinton 480; Lori Rodgers 503; Janie Short 344; Vivian Rogan and Mam’s Kids (Riley Owen, Jackson Owen, Lauren Owen, Silas Huckaby, Abby Huckaby, and Hoss Curran) 146; Patrick Weatherington and Beverly Weatherington 452; Tammy Powell and Rachel Cywinski 142.

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

Amy Peveto led 62 as the closing song. Sonny Huckaby offered the closing prayer.

Sunday, February 26

The Sunday session of the Texas State Convention was called to order by Amy Peveto leading 48t. Kevin Powell offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Amy Peveto 326; Sarah Huckaby 42; Tammy Powell 142, 143; John Berendzen 73b, 37b; Jane Goforth 133; Olivia Powell and Aurora Danial 45t, 274t; Carter Cook 168, 217; Kristie Powell 515, 440; Presley Barker 201, 501; Janet Morgan 314, 72b; Sonny Erwin 454; Sonny Erwin and Abby Huckaby 496; Abby Huckaby and Cheryl Foreman 159.


Amy Peveto called the class back together by leading 30b and 59. Leaders: Kevin Powell 358, 535; Linda Booker and Grandson Steven 452, 490; Silas Huckaby 566, 99; Karen Isbell 224, 556; Claire Steinman and Cheryl Foreman 45t, 40.

A memorial lesson was held. Cheryl Foreman led 499 for the following sick and shut-ins: Chris Brown, Gravis Ballinger, Virginia Glass, Tina Smith Walston, Andy Worthington, Sue Harju, Curtis Owen, Edith Owen, Amy Denison, Azalea Barnett, Myrl Jones, Charlotte Powell, Claire Shougor, Mary Stanley, Chloe Webb, Doug Webb, and Mike Webb.

Gaylon Powell led 111b in memory of the following deceased: Les Sontag and Janelle Davis—Illinois; Charlie Derleth—Missouri; Steve Adams, Kermit Adams, Toney Smith, Lavoy Smith, Levon Wootten, and Bill McCarthy—Alabama; B.M. Smith, Johnny Lee, and Delorese Lee—Georgia; Mike Winchester—Oklahoma; Farrell Blevins, Ruth Redmond, and Jimmy Foreman—Texas. Mike Hinton offered the closing prayer for the memorial service.

Leaders: Rick Foreman 33b, 46; Mike Hinton 154, 61; Gaylon Powell 329, 426t; Cheryl Foreman 551, 285 (t? b?); Janie Short and the BBQ cooks 318. Mike Hinton offered the noon prayer.


Sarah Huckaby called the class back to order by leading 278b. Leaders: Janie Short 373, 193; Vickie Cook 38b, 335; John Berendzen 480; Carter Cook 312b; Jane Goforth 477; Kristie Powell 442; Presley Barker 313b; Silas Huckaby 500; Karen Isbell 282; Linda Booker 354b; Sonny Erwin 489; Olivia Powell 47t; Cheryl Foreman 354t; Kevin Powell 56t; Rick Foreman 36b; Mike Hinton 495; Gaylon Powell 107; Janie Short 183; Vickie Cook 479; Silas Huckaby 176b; John Berendzen 88t; Presley Barker 472; Karen Isbell 39t; Barbara Chopin 496; Amy Peveto, Vickie Cook, and Janie Short 236. Announcements were made.

Amy Peveto led 69t as the closing song. Gaylon Powell offered the closing prayer.

Chairman—Amy Peveto; Vice Chairman—Sarah Huckaby; Secretary—Tammy Powell