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Mattox Memorial Singing

City Administration Building, Lawrenceburg, Tennessee

Saturday, May 16, 1998

The annual Mattox Memorial Sacred Harp Singing was held on Saturday before the third Sunday in May. The class was called to order by Tim Reynolds leading song on page 63. The morning prayer was offered by Harrison Creel. Tim Reynolds welcomed everyone and led song on page 72b.

The class organized with the following officers elected or appointed: Chairman—Tim Reynolds; Vice Chairman—Clayton Ezell; Secretary and Arranging Committee: Cindy Franklin and David Carlton.

Leaders: Clayton Ezell 34b, 373, 480 (by special request in memory of Beatrice Ezell, his mother, and Noal Mattox, brother of Clay Mattox); Gordon Wilkinson 475, 498; Josie Hyde 225t, 389; John Hocutt “Jesus Died For Me”; Wanda Capps 222, 269; Henry Guthery 240, 362; Cassie Franklin 350, 510; Sandy Scott 40, 128; John Hyde 129, 297.


The class was called to order by Clayton Ezell leading song on page 123t. Leaders: Judge Otis Knippers 45t; Edith Tate 73t, 75; Billy Williams 294, 28b; Sherry Guthery 340, 64; Travis Keeton 400, 392; Shelley Capps 143, 84; Cecil Sanders 145t; Lora Cargo 100 (for her brother in Texas, Floyd Screws), 454; Velton Chafin 144, 355; Cindy Franklin 358, 45t (in memory of Beatrice Ezell).


The afternoon session was called to order by Tim Reynolds leading songs on pages 148 and 312b. Leaders: David Carlton 89, 270; Flarce Creel 460, 503.

Clay Mattox led song on page 489b, and spoke of his deep appreciation to all the singers who attended this memorial singing. A motion was made to meet again every year with invitations given to everyone to attend.

Leaders: Marilyn Burchett 29t, 81t; Gene Wakefield 138t, 168; Ivalene Donaldson 77t; Harrison Creel 335; Harrison Creel, Shelley Capps, and Cassie Franklin 342; Margie Norwood 147t, 452b; Linton Ballinger 35, 36b; Jeanette Dewberry 217, 189, 380; Kerene Box 405, 408; Tim Reynolds 294 (by request).

Tim Reynolds led song on page 32t as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer by Gordon Wilkinson.

Chairman—Tim Reynolds; Vice Chairman—Clayton Ezell; Secretary—Cindy Franklin.