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Mattox Memorial Singing

City Administration Building, Lawrenceburg, Tennessee

Saturday, May 15, 1999

The annual Mattox Memorial Sacred Harp Singing was held on Saturday before the third Sunday in May. The class was called to order at 10:00 a.m. by Tim Reynolds leading songs on pages 34b and 128. Gordon Wilkinson offered the morning prayer.

Clay Mattox welcomed everyone, and the class organized by appointing the following officers: Chairman—Tim Reynolds; Vice Chairman—Gordon Wilkinson; Secretary—Frances Mattox; Arranging Committee—Clay Mattox and Cecil Sanders.

Clayton Ezell led songs on pages 31b, 33b, and 32t. Leaders: Cecil Sanders 225t, 460; Judge Otis Knippers 45t; Gene Wakefield 56t, 57, 168; Gordon Wilkinson 217, 475, 434; Marylin Burchett 81t, 29t.

RECESS

Tim Reynolds brought the class to order leading song on page 148. Leaders: Linton Ballinger 335, 339, 35; Clay Mattox 399b, 399t; Hershell King 97, 410t, 100; Sandie Scott 40, 59, 147t; Marie Guthrie 129, 30t, 343b; Linda Sides 34t, 290, 569 (t? b?).

LUNCH

The class was called to order by Tim Reynolds leading songs on pages 84 and 143. Leaders: Margie Norwood and her sister, Frances Mattox 452; Margie Norwood 119; Elvin Guthrie 479, 482, 477; Gene Wakefield 108b; Marylin Burchett 154; Hershell King 340; Linton Ballinger 101t; Sandie Scott 68b; Elvin Guthrie 139; Linda Sides 106; Gordon Wilkinson 145t; Margie Norwood 63; Clayton Ezell 358.

Clay Mattox made a motion to meet next year at the same time and place, and spoke of his deep appreciation to all the singers who attended. The motion was passed. An invitation was extended to one and all to attend. The class was dismissed with prayer led by Hershell King.

Chairman—Tim Reynolds; Vice Chairman—Gordon Wilkinson; Secretary—Frances Mattox.