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Oxford City Hall

Oxford, Mississippi

March 14, 1999

The nineteenth annual Sacred Harp singing at Oxford City Hall was called to order by Warren Steel leading songs on pages 138b and 48t. John Van Horn led the morning prayer. Mark Tew led songs on pages 339 and 406.

The class organized with the following officers elected or appointed: Chairman—Warren Steel; Vice Chairman—Mark Tew; Secretary—Anne Steel; Arranging Committee—Regina Glass and Mae Conwill.

Leaders: John Van Horn 318, 77t; Linda Thomas 31b; John Simmons 178, 89; Josie Hyde 189, 183; Brenda Merritt 203, 430; Bud Oliver 42, 332; Tim Cook 344, 38b; Faye Donaldson 299, 270.

RECESS

Bob Cook called the class to order leading songs on pages 457 and 46. Leaders: Lena Keeton 33t, 546; Sarah Tidwell 84, 85; John Merritt 128, 29b; Willadean Brunette 341, 373; Elmer Conwill 411, 460; Jayne Fulmer 454; Andy Davis 217, 269; Lee Wise 47b; Warren Steel 282.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Mark Tew leading song on page 335. Leaders: Regina Glass and Mary Counce 172, 542; Carolyn Craig 567, 267; John Hyde 61, 30t; Anne Steel 348b, 384; Gene Wakefield 168, 284; Milton Oliver 314, 222; Julietta Haynes 200, 216; Ivalene Donaldson 145b; Mae Conwill 137, 73t.

A memorial lesson was held. Josie Hyde led song on page 389 in memory of Keterina Sanders; Andy Davis led song on page 37b for Loren Steele; and Warren Steel led song on page 129 for Cleo Hawkins. The memorial was closed.

Leaders: Julie Poston 40, 43; William Fitzgerald 448t, 448b; Carol Rushing 68b, 45t; Dorothea McCowan 120, 442; Dustin McCowan 354b; Bill Brunette 53; Bud Oliver, Milton Oliver, and Linda Thomas 47t; Carolyn Craig 38t; John Van Horn 236.

Announcements were made. Warren Steel, Mark Tew, and Anne Steel led song on page 285t as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer led by John Simmons.

Chairman—Warren Steel; Vice Chairman—Mark Tew; Secretary—Anne Steel.