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Oxford Singing

Powerhouse Community Arts Center, Oxford, Mississippi

Sunday, March 8, 2020

The 40th 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 and 556. Earl Ballinger offered the morning prayer. Mark Davis led 114 and 209. Theresa Westmoreland was appointed secretary and Drew McGuire to arranging. Leaders: Theresa Westmoreland 276, 192; Matt Bell 271t, 216; Darlene Reynolds 454, 490; Tim Gregg 467, 567; Loretta Whitman 97, 217; Liz Patton 511, 373; Logan Green 296, 425; Glenn Keeton 349, 278t.

RECESS

Drew McGuire brought the class to order leading 275b and 329. Leaders: Henry McGuire 171, 172; Chuck Howell 32t, 112; Judy Caudle 389, 111t; Scotty Polston 129, 100; Anne Steel 229, 480; Arlon Gardner, Sophia Gardner, and Samantha Gardner 29b, 505; Lisa Geist 394, 228; Butch White 547, 74b; Nicholas Thompson 215, 460; Caroline Green 273, 86; Mark Tew 36b, 268; Linda Funderburk 377, 143.

LUNCH

Warren Steel called the afternoon session to order leading 280. Leaders: Curtis Gregory 341, 40; Kim Funderburk 282; Earl Ballinger 167, 182.

A memorial lesson was held. Liz Patton led 187 for the sick and homebound. Judy Caudle led 499 in memory of the following deceased: Roy Davis, Mary Chrestman, and Marie Price—Mississippi; Ottis Sides, John Beasley, Ronald Gilmore, Wilda Holmes, and Margaret Spurlock—Alabama; Charlene Wallace and Edna Garst—Georgia; Ann K. Ray—Tennessee; Sonny Erwin—Texas; and Aubrey Barfield—Florida. Drew McGuire offered the memorial prayer.

Leaders: Lauren Allen 323b, 343; Jeff Corbett 99, 503; Louise Yeager 569b, 68b; Jan Murray 31b, 457; Larry Ballinger 157, 158; Tim Gregg 69b; Liz Patton 34t; Matt Bell, Logan Green, and Caroline Green 227; Lisa Geist, Larry Ballinger, and Earl Ballinger 528; Lauren Allen, Margaret Keeton, Loretta Whitman, Louise Yeager, and Theresa Westmoreland 426b; Drew McGuire 236. Following announcements, Warren Steel, Theresa Westmoreland, and Drew McGuire led 285t as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer offered by Drew McGuire.

Chairman—Warren Steel; Vice Chairman—Mark Davis; Secretary—Theresa Westmoreland