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Andrews Chapel School Singing

Thomaston, Georgia

Sunday, October 18, 2020

The annual singing at Andrews Chapel was dedicated as a memorial singing for Bentley McGuire, David Grant, and also Horace Hamrick’s birthday. The class was called to order by Oscar McGuire leading 59 and 34b. The opening prayer was offered by Philip Denney.

The following officers for the day were elected or appointed: Chairman—Oscar McGuire; Vice Chairman—Wayne Watson; Secretary—Glenda Collins.

Leaders: Wayne Watson 49b, 480; Sheri Taylor 114, 186; Winfred Kerr 283, 282; Beth Hagues 235; Daniel Williams 426t, 47b; Phillip Denney 28b, 120.


Oscar McGuire called the class back together with a medley of 45t and 146 (in memory of David Grant). Leaders: Stanley Smith 47t, 32t; Erica Hinton 111b, 126; Bert Collins 124, 542; Phillip Ford 49t, 135; Rosemund Watson 503, 354b; Samuel Williams 86, 102.

The class was dismissed for a tailgate picnic lunch of burgers, hotdogs, and barbeque. Blessings on the meal were offered by Wayne Watson.


Oscar McGuire and Sharon Hamrick called the class back together leading 276 (in memory of Horace Hamrick).

Leaders: Glenda Collins 98, 99; Matt Hinton 95; Anna Hinton 455, 203; Stanley Smith 144; Winfred Kerr 36b; Samuel Williams 163t; Daniel Williams 448t; Bert Collins and Glenda Collins 168; Philip Denney 56b; Beth Hagues 178; Mary Brownlee read the memorial for Bentley McGuire and led page 111b; Phillip Ford 288. Announcements were made.

Rosemund Watson led 347 as the closing song. Wayne Watson closed the singing with prayer.

Chairman—Oscar McGuire; Vice Chairman—Wayne Watson; Secretary—Glenda Collins