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State University of West Georgia

Food Services Building, Carrollton, Georgia

January 3, 1999

The annual all day Sacred Harp singing at the Food Services Building, State University of West Georgia, Carrollton, Georgia was held the first Sunday in January. The class was called to order by Myron House leading song on page 59. The morning prayer was led by Lonnie Rogers. Myron House led song on page 70 (t? b?); B.M. Smith led songs on pages 101t and 123t; Charlene Wallace 171 and 299.

The class was organized with the following officers elected or appointed: Chairman—Myron House; Vice Chairman—B.M. Smith; Secretary—Charlene Wallace; Arranging Committee—Sheri Taylor; Memorial Committee—Evelyn Harris and Mary F. Smith.

Leaders: Myron House 102; Felton Denney 31 (t? b?), 155; Judy Mincey 347, 297; Evelyn Harris 47t, 87; Jimmie Denney 143, 147 (t? b?); Don Bowen 441, 283; Jan House 479, 373; Liz Bryant 475, 318.

RECESS

The class was called to order by B.M. Smith leading song on page 75. Leaders: Bobby Jackson 401, 81 (t? b?); B.J. Harris 503, 303; John Plunkett 273, 298.

The memorial lesson was held with Lonnie Rogers leading songs on pages 348b and 225t in memory of: Velma Johnson, Margie Edwards, Kimzy Cagle, Luke Gallant, Luke Allen, Velma Richardson, Mary Nell Davis, Ethel Kline, Bobby Moore, Jerry Sheppard, and Mrs. Clyde Adkins. Josephine Denney led songs on pages 45t and 145b for all the sick and shut-ins. The memorial was closed with prayer led by Moena Denney.

LUNCH

The class resumed singing with Myron House leading song on page 222. Myron House welcomed a number of the University of West Georgia history faculty: Elaine McLarmen and her mother, Phyllis; Erin McKibben; Jonathan Goldstein; and Cita Cook. Gloria Leibowitz from the library was also introduced. Myron House led song on page 110. Leaders: Carlene Griffin 270, 448b; Eric Tweedy 200, 84; Mary F. Smith 63, 43; Henry Johnson 569b, 570; Karleen Williams 358, 136; Charles Woods 108b, 133; Everette Denney 127, 405; John Redman 532, 236; Laura Frey 47b, 178; Richard DeLong 159, 137; Phillip Langley 142, 306; Earlis McGraw 132, 389; Martha Ann Stegar 85, 275 (t? b?); Sheri Taylor and Dr. Ross Miller 148, 528; Myron House 497.

Announcements were made. Myron House and B.M. Smith led song on page 46 for the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer led by Lonnie Rogers.

Chairman—Myron House; Vice Chairman—B.M. Smith; Secretary—Charlene Wallace.