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The Big Singing

Old Marshall County Courthouse, Benton, Kentucky

May 26-27, 2018

Saturday, May 26

The 2nd Saturday session of The Big Singing using The Sacred Harp, 1991 Edition, was called to order at 10:00 a.m. by Gene Gilliland, who led 59 and 354b. Leaders: Erin Fulton 229, 312b; Don Waggener 45t, 410t; Randy Webber 479, 339; Ralph Paris 127, 68b; Tom Waggener 49b, 290; Ray Turner 276, 223; Gene Gilliland 145t, 49t; Erin Fulton 29t, 24b; Don Waggener 117, 569b; Randy Webber “Benton”, 63; Ralph Paris 64, 66; Tom Waggener 61, 47b; Ray Turner 300, 551; Gene Gilliland 301, 155. Gene Gilliland dismissed the class with prayer.

LUNCH

Gene Gilliland brought the class back to order. Leaders: David Carlton 547, 496; Erin Fulton 133, 334; Don Waggener 128, 341; Randy Webber “Gibbs”, 163b; Ralph Paris 89, 135; Tom Waggener 268, 196; Ray Turner 299, 532; David Carlton 242, 198; Gene Gilliland 235; Erin Fulton 111b, 278t; Don Waggener 159; Don Waggener and Randy Webber 81t; Ralph Paris 85; Greta Combs 84; Tom Waggener 209; Ray Turner 122; David Carlton 421; Erin Fulton 162; Don Waggener 58.

Ralph Paris led 62 as the closing song, and dismissed the class with prayer.

Sunday, May 27

The Sunday session of the 135th annual Big Singing using The Southern Harmony, compiled by William Walker, was called to order at 10:00 a.m. by Gene Gilliland, who gave opening remarks, an introduction to Southern Harmony singing, and led 103 (SoH) and 181t (SoH). He offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Don Waggener 322 (SoH); Don Waggener and Randy Webber 182 (SoH); Raphael Finkel 159b (SoH), 50 (SoH); James Thobaben 16 (SoH); Erin Fulton 332 (SoH), 311t (SoH); Ralph Paris 166 (SoH), 256 (SoH); Randy Webber 133 (SoH), 132 (SoH); David Killingsworth 46 (SoH), 302 (SoH); Kerry Lovett 89b (SoH), 11 (SoH); Tom Waggener 38 (SoH), 296 (SoH); Tim Reynolds 325 (SoH), 288 (SoH); Ray Turner 259 (SoH), 48b (SoH); Matt Meacham 83 (SoH), 312t (SoH); Gene Gilliland 20 (SoH), 144 (SoH); Don Waggener 123 (SoH); Raphael Finkel 299 (SoH), 213 (SoH). Ralph Paris dismissed the class with prayer.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order at 1:15 p.m. by Gene Gilliland. Tim Reynolds offered prayer. Leaders: James Thobaben 51 (SoH); Erin Fulton 56 (SoH), 49 (SoH).

Ralph Paris conducted the memorial lesson for Joe Cox, Osage Caine, C.W. Thobaben, Lida Hill, Frank Nichols, and Dorothy Webber. He led 27b (SoH) and 71 (SoH).

Leaders: Randy Webber 39b (SoH), 64 (SoH); David Killingsworth 19t (SoH), 107 (SoH); Kerry Lovett 8t (SoH), 10b (SoH); Tom Waggener 116 (SoH), 189 (SoH); Tim Reynolds 42 (SoH), 52 (SoH); Ray Turner 92t (SoH), 322 (SoH); Matt Meacham 39t (SoH), 256 (SoH); Gene Gilliland 275 (SoH), 305 (SoH); Don Waggener 252 (SoH), 258 (SoH); Raphael Finkel 31t (SoH), 80 (SoH), 159 (SoH); Marcie Thobaben and James Thobaben 213 (SoH); Erin Fulton 156 (SoH), 308 (SoH); Ralph Paris 68 (SoH), 77 (SoH); Randy Webber 267 (SoH), 296 (SoH); David Killingsworth 165 (SoH), 277 (SoH), 276b (SoH); Kerry Lovett 123 (SoH); Tim Reynolds 46 (SoH); Gene Gilliland 103 (SoH).

Gene Gilliland led 334 (SoH) as the closing song, and then offered the closing prayer.

Chairman—Gene Gilliland; Vice Chairman—Ralph Paris; Secretaries—Vickie See (Saturday), Tim Reynolds (Sunday), and Dusty Kornbacher (both days)