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

Jarrell, Texas

October 28-29, 2017

Saturday, October 28

The Southwest Texas Sacred Harp Singing Convention, Fall Session, was held on the fifth Sunday and Saturday before in October in Jarrell, Texas. The class was called to order by Scott Curran leading 101t. After Scott’s welcoming remarks, Tom Owen offered the opening prayer. Leaders: Scott Curran 98; Kristie Powell 201; Bruce Coates 31b; Beverly Coates 504t; Linda Booker 229; Kevin Powell 47b; Abby Huckaby and Lauren Owen 146; Kyle Hearn 68t; Hoss Curran 60; Ellen Ray 331t; Jackson Owen 53; Mike Hinton 567; Ellee Curran 367; Liz Owen 383; Silas Huckaby 470; Scott McCown 558; Riley Owen 171; Vickie Cook and Jim Wetzel 365; Reed Coates and Abel Coates 82; Tammy Powell 217; Al Rogers 575; Sarah Huckaby 142; Robert Vaughn 215.


Scott Curran called the class together leading 553. Leaders: Gaylon Powell 552; Michele Curran 331b; Matt Bell 428; Amy Peveto 78; Jeb Owen 514; Catherine Rogan 384; Sonny Huckaby 168; Clydene Pekrul 587; Josh Rogan 54t; Janie Short 430; Tom Owen 434; Vivian Rogan 392; Bill Bailey 121; Leon Ballinger 120; Priscilla Wiggins 444t; Gary Rogan 313; Kris Wiggins 99; Ellee Curran 348t; Kyle Hearn 300; Lauren Owen and Abby Huckaby 274t; Scott McCown 122; Hoss Curran 388; Catherine Rogan 39; Silas Huckaby 404; Michele Curran 196; Jackson Owen 186; Vickie Cook 72. Robert Vaughn asked the blessing for the food.


Kristie Powell led 65 to start the afternoon session. Leaders: Al Rogers 563; Liz Owen, Lauren Owen, and Abby Huckaby 408; Reed Coates and Abel Coates 422b; Riley Owen 31t; Amy Peveto 500; Jacob Rogan and Josh Rogan 463; Linda Booker 38t; Robert Vaughn 203; Sarah Huckaby 416t; Bill Bailey 416b; Beverly Coates 520; Jeb Owen 380t; Ellen Ray 381t; Bruce Coates 484; Olivia Powell and Kris Wiggins 235; Matt Bell 150; Clydene Pekrul 411; Sonny Huckaby 395b.


Scott Curran led 76b to open the session. Leaders: Janie Short, Claire Steinman, Anna, and Josie Blackburn 511t; Kit Alderson and Doug Steinman 427; Priscilla Wiggins 485; Mike Hinton 544; Alex Hawk 546; Vivian Rogan 282; Kris Wiggins 58; Kevin Powell 47t; Tom Owen 287; Tammy Powell 137; Gary Rogan 418; Leon Ballinger 405; Gaylon Powell 543.

Scott Curran led 323t as the closing song. The closing prayer was offered by Elder Sonny Huckaby.

Sunday, October 29

The Sunday session of the Southwest Texas Sacred Harp Singing Convention, Fall Session, was called to order by Scott Curran leading 32t. Kevin Powell offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Scott Curran 464; Kristie Powell 536; Bruce Coates 35; Beverly Coates 269; Gary Rogan 48t; Sarah Huckaby 421; Kevin Powell 300; Linda Booker 107; Jackson Owen 514; Mike Hinton 478; Ellee Curran 146; Abby Huckaby and Lauren Owen 159; Janie Short 505; Silas Huckaby 183; Tom Owen 320; Hoss Curran 388; Catherine Rogan 140; Riley Owen 142; Josh Rogan and Jacob Rogan 45t; Olivia Powell 148; Kris Wiggins 210; Vickie Cook 38b.


Kristie Powell led 133 to bring the class together. The memorial lesson was held at this time. Mike Hinton read the following names of the sick and homebound: Curtis Owen, Myrl Jones, Azalea Barnett, Amy Denison, Dorothy Price, Crystal Meadows, Susan Bernucho, Doug Webb, Chloe Webb, Bill Price, Nancy Price, Melanie Hauff, and Cassie Allen. He led 293b to remember them, and asked for prayers for all of them.

Vivian Rogan read the following list of names of the deceased: Edith Owen, Frank Price, Julia Welch, Jane Goforth, and Ron Ryan—Texas; Hugh McGraw, Johnny Lee, and Delorese Lee—Georgia; Julie Vea—Wisconsin; Farrell Blevins—Iowa; Eloise Wootten, Gravis Ballinger, and Johnnie Chaffin—Alabama. She offered remarks on the legacy of Edith Owen, who, with her welcoming and helpful manner, taught many altos who were new to the tradition. Vivian led 410 in the memory of those who have passed away. The memorial lesson was closed with prayer by Gary Rogan.

Leaders: Tammy Powell 95b; Leon Ballinger 507b; Michele Curran 356; Gaylon Powell 460; Addison Bowles and Greg Bowles 573; Vivian Rogan and Jacob Rogan 559; Greg Bowles 440b; Priscilla Wiggins 87; Josh Rogan 230; Gary Rogan 155; Sarah Huckaby 138t; Kevin Powell 132; Linda Booker 444t; Jackson Owen 53; Mike Hinton 400; Ellee Curran 500; Tom Owen 507t; Silas Huckaby 450; Catherine Rogan 217; Amanda Bowles 186; Kris Wiggins 82; Riley Owen 268t; Priscilla Wiggins 365. Prayer for the blessing of the lunch was offered by Kris Wiggins.


Scott Curran began the afternoon session by leading 489. Gaylon Powell gave the financial report. Leaders: Bruce Coates 451; Abby Huckaby and Lauren Owen 40; Beverly Coates and Tom Owen 442t (for Curtis Owen); Jackson Owen 408; Kris Wiggins 240; Sarah Huckaby 110; Gary Rogan 108b; Janie Short 571; Silas Huckaby 106; Greg Bowles 81; Vivian Rogan 96; Alex Hawk 27; Vickie Cook 393; Riley Owen 47b; Priscilla Wiggins 70t; Tom Owen 49b; Olivia Powell 36b; Mike Hinton 149; Amanda Bowles 285t; Michele Curran 222; Catherine Rogan and Vivian Rogan 522 (for the Smith sisters); Kevin Powell 36t; Linda Booker 199; Tammy Powell 216; Ellen Ray 417; Gaylon Powell 406; Alex Hawk 120. Announcements were made.

Scott Curran led 62 as the closing song. The closing prayer was offered by Mike Hinton.

Chairman—Scott Curran; Vice Chairman—Kristie Powell; Co-secretaries—Bruce Coates and Beverly Coates