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Oxford Singing

Powerhouse Community Arts Center, Oxford, Mississippi

Sunday, March 10, 2019

The 39th annual Oxford Sacred Harp Singing was held in the Powerhouse Community Arts Center on the second Sunday in March. The class was called to order by Warren Steel leading 138b. He then offered the morning prayer, and led 57. Mark Davis led 83t and 108t. Lisa Geist was appointed Secretary, and Nicholas Thompson was appointed to arrange. Leaders: Lisa Geist 527, 228; Nicholas Thompson 275b, 137; Jan Murray 282, 457; Arlon Gardner, Sophia Gardner, and Samantha Gardner 347, 313b; Susan Dickey 178, 274t; Anne Steel 289, 171; Loretta Whitman 399b, 406; Will Gatewood 163t, 56t.

RECESS

Mark Davis brought the class to order leading 170. Leaders: Henry McGuire 195, 56b; Marlin Beasley 318, 336; Chuck Howell 569b, 32t; Judy Caudle 314, 389; Becky Briggs 340, 335; Larry Ballinger 72b, 68b; Tim Gregg 27, 426b; Linda Funderburk 63, 334; David Jackson 101t, 49b.

A memorial lesson was held. Susan Dickey led 65 for the sick and homebound. Warren Steel led 285t in memory of the following deceased: Eugene Forbes, Willodean Barton, Glenda Hopper—Alabama; Freddie Briggs—Florida; Logan A. Green—Arkansas; Robin Mathis—Mississippi. Sister Susan Dickey offered the memorial prayer.

LUNCH

Warren Steel called the afternoon session to order leading 215. Leaders: Matt Bell 157, 414; Leanne Hubbard 45t, 146; Mark Tew 59, 339; Scotty Polston 350, 40; Juanita Beasley 61, 30t; Bunk Beasley 81t, 354b; Nicholas Thompson 454 (for Darlene Reynolds, who was listening via mobile phone); Lisa Geist and Larry Ballinger 528; Tim Gregg 540; Will Gatewood 455; Matt Bell 165; Henry McGuire 460; Marlin Beasley 317; Judy Caudle 348b; David Jackson 480; Arlon Gardner 448t; Anne Steel 268; Mark Davis 442; Loretta Whitman 373; Linda Funderburk 143; Chuck Howell and John Ross Howell 452. Following announcements, Warren Steel, Mark Davis, Lisa Geist and Nicholas Thompson led 278b as the closing song, and the class was dismissed with prayer offered by Matt Bell.

Chairman—Warren Steel; Vice Chairman—Mark Davis; Secretary—Lisa Geist