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Mt. Zion Memorial

Mt. Zion, Georgia (off Hwy. 16)

July 25-26, 1998

Saturday, July 25

The one hundred-sixth session of the Mt. Zion Memorial Sacred Harp singing was held at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church on the fourth Sunday and Saturday before in July.

The class was called to order by Carlene Griffin leading song on page 75. B.J. Harris led the morning prayer. Carlene Griffin led song on page 63. Leaders: Judy Henry 31b, 77b; Hugh McGraw 54; Charlene Wallace 171, 225 (t? b?) (for Don Bowen); Earlis McGraw 148, 338; Cindy Cole and Carolyn Huckeba 67, 117; Jimmie Denney 61, 68b; Josephene Denney 73b, 503; Lonnie Rogers 33b, 186; Reby Stanford 318, 204; Everette Denney 159, 119.

RECESS

The class was called together by Phillip Langley leading song on page 224. Leaders: Tommy McGraw 268, 126; Evelyn Harris 30 (t? b?), 87; Felton Denney 147b, 155; Lou Cotney 300, 218; Charles Woods 378b, 277; John Plunkett 70 (t? b?), 130; Becky Hafner Camp 114, 312b; S.T. Reed 337, 379; Bobby Jackson 290, 378 (t? b?).

A motion was made and duly seconded to go into the business session. Officers elected or appointed were: Chairman—Carlene Griffin; Vice Chairman—Phillip Langley; Secretary—Charlene Wallace; Arranging Committee and Memorial Committee—Carolyn Huckeba and Judy Henry.

LUNCH

The afternoon session resumed with Earlis McGraw leading song on page 317. Leaders: B.J. Harris 162, 452; Mildred Patterson 319, 274 (t? b?); B.M. Smith 28b, 276; Jeannette DePoy 39b, 421; Richard DeLong 370, 232; Hilda Morrison 166, 31 (t? b?); Oscar McGuire 137, 212; Gladys McGraw and Hester Edwards 104, 405; Gladys McGraw, Carlene Griffin, Earlis McGraw, Carolyn Huckeba, and Judy Henry 77 (t? b?).

RECESS

The class was called together by Carlene Griffin leading song on page 88b. Leaders: Andy Anderson and Hugh McGraw 45 (t? b?), 45b; Bobby Jackson 480; S. T. Reed 459; Jeannette DePoy 475 (for Helen Bryson); John Plunkett 27; Charles Woods 127; Lou Cotney 222; Hilda Morrison 203.

Announcements were made. Carlene Griffin and Phillip Langley led 209 as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer by Lonnie Rogers.

Sunday, July 26

The class was called to order by Carlene Griffin leading song on page 59. The morning prayer was led by Rev. Lance Snipes.

Carlene Griffin led song on page 205. Leaders: Phillip Langley 171, 63; Hugh McGraw 93; Earlis McGraw 132, 74b; Danny Griffin 69 (t? b?), 235; Judy Henry 128, 117; Jan House 236, 313 (t? b?); Charlene Wallace 159 (for Ricky McGraw), 420b (for Jap Walton); Nancy Allen 146; Don Bowen 390, 466; Mary F. Smith 123 (t? b?), 213 (t? b?); Sheri Taylor 566, 542; Myron House 173, 312b.

RECESS

The class resumed singing with Phillip Langley leading song on page 143. Leaders: B.M. Smith 284, 497; Bobby Jackson 535, 72b; Karen Moreland 81 (t? b?), 155; Pearl Guier 448b, 49 (t? b?); Roy Nelson 274 (t? b?), 283; Margie Smith 276, 101 (t? b?); Oscar McGuire 344, 573.

Memorial lesson: Helen Bryson led song on page 31 (t? b?) in memory of Anne Block, Jerry Sheppard, Janet Rogers, and Newman Miles.

Charlene Wallace led song on page 84 for the sick and shut-ins: Horace DeLong, Mary Frances Dannals, Richard Allison, Mozelle Sheppard, Lee Rogers, and I.V. McWhorter. End of memorial.

Leaders: Evelyn Harris 47 (t? b?); Sharon Hamrick 340, 269.

LUNCH

The afternoon session resumed with Carlene Griffin leading songs on pages 358 and 516. Leaders: B.J. Harris 503, 303; Richard DeLong 458, 123b; Judy Mincey 538, 474; Clyde McWhorter 517, 318; Laura Akerman 111b, 499; Raymond Hamrick 467, 313b; Helen Bryson 217, 27; Louis Hughes, Sr. and Allison Dodson 317, 381, 481; John Plunkett 220, 91.

RECESS

The class was called together by Tommy McGraw leading song on pages 37b and 98. Leaders: Liz Bryant 354 (t? b?), 475; Lisa Webb 334, 100; Ruth Daniels 378 (t? b?); Reba Norton 282, 270; Don Bowen 198, 494; Felton Denney 73 (t? b?).

Announcements were made. Carlene Griffin and Phillip Langley led song on page 62 as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer by B.J. Harris.

Chairman—Carlene Griffin; Vice Chairman—Phillip Langley; Secretary—Charlene Wallace.