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State University of West Georgia

Food Services Building, Carrollton, Georgia

January 4, 1998

The annual all day Sacred Harp singing was held the first Sunday in January at the Food Services Building, State University of West Georgia. Myron House called the class together leading song on page 59. Billy Joe Harris led the morning prayer. Myron House led song on page 90, followed by B. M. Smith 225t (for Lonnie Rogers), 284; Charlene Wallace 276, 436 (for Revy Williamson).

Officers elected or appointed for the day were: Chairman—Myron House; Vice Chairman—B. M. Smith; Secretary—Charlene Wallace; Arranging Committee—Mary F. Smith; Memorial Committee—Ruth Brown and Shelbie Sheppard.

Myron House led song on page 135. Leaders: Carlene Griffin 37b, 122; Jimmy Cates 112, 137; Everette Denney 34b, 63; Evelyn Harris 155, 159; Phillip Langley 300, 217.

RECESS

The class was called to order by B. M. Smith leading song on page 123 (t? b?). Leaders: Karen Rollins 143, 489; Louis Hughes, Jr. 49b, 91; Shelbie Sheppard 556, 151; Roy Nelson 283, 456; Felton Denney 231, 503; Jan House and friends 40, 45t; Catherine Oss 345 (t? b?), 340; Tom McGraw 268, 126; Lisa Webb 178, 269.

LUNCH

The afternoon session resumed with Myron House leading song on page 166, and Billy Joe Harris leading songs on pages 303 and 77b.

The memorial lesson was held. Louis Hughes, Sr. led song on page 73 (t? b?) in memory of: Willie Mae McClendon, Josie McAlpin, Gertrude Bateman, Arnold Edwards, John Forman, and Janet Rogers.

For the sick and shut-ins, Louis Hughes, Jr. led song on page 229. The memorial lesson was closed with prayer by Louis Hughes, Sr.

Leaders: Jeff Sheppard 439, 392; Judy Mincey 474, 475; Tim Cook 299, 28b; Laura Clawson 228, 367; Jimmie Denney 61, 68b; Sheri Taylor 29t, 163b (for Laura Webb).

RECESS

The class resumed singing with B. M. Smith leading song on page 30b. Leaders: Don Bowen 347, 570 (for Lee Rogers); Martha Ann Stegar 504, 479; John Redmon 198, 146; Josephine Denney 32t, 101t; Adrianne Bonham 441, 72b; Nancy Allen 73b; Earlis McGraw 76b, 425; Louis Hughes, Sr. 288; Bobby Jackson 512.

Announcements were made. Myron House and B. M. Smith led song on page 323 (t? b?) for the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer by Felton Denney.

Chairman—Myron House; Vice Chairman—B. M. Smith; Secretary—Charlene Wallace.