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Mt. Zion Memorial

Mt. Zion, Georgia (off Hwy. 16)

July 24-25, 1999

Saturday, July 24

The one hundred-seventh 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 songs on pages 75 and 81 (t? b?). B.J. Harris led the morning prayer.

Leaders: Phillip Langley 274 (t? b?), 148; Charlene Wallace 63, 145 (t? b?); Hugh McGraw 156, 450; Earlis McGraw 132, 76b; Judy Henry 77 (t? b?), 74b; Carolyn Huckeba 40, 345 (t? b?); Cindy Cole 196, 358; Jimmie Denney 143, 153; Tokay Shumake 335, 35; Everette Denney 34b, 405; Evelyn Harris 155, 47 (t? b?); Bobby Jackson 32 (t? b?), 569b.

RECESS

The class was called together by Phillip Langley leading songs on pages 37b and 110. Leaders: Don Bowen 145b, 59; Lou Cotney 300, 218; S.T. Reed 388, 30 (t? b?); Mildred Patterson 87, 146; Andy Anderson 515, 45 (t? b?); Alice Edwards 104, 73b; Charles Woods and Justin Gayne 269, 373 (for Bertha Woods); Mary F. Smith 289, 279 (for Mozelle Sheppard); Bryan Black 276, 340; John Plunkett 440, 312 (t? b?).

LUNCH

The class was called together by Carlene Griffin leading song on page 61. Leaders: B.J. Harris 225 (t? b?), 503; Hester Edwards, Diane Smith, and Charlene Wallace 339, 137, 186; Felton Denney 523, 149; Mary Badarak 312b, 159; Evelyn Harris 89; Martha Ann Stegar 275 (t? b?), 268; Andy Anderson 31b, 49b.

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 and Memorial Committee—Judy Henry and Carolyn Huckeba.

Leaders: Tokay Shumake 72b, 204; S.T. Reed 144; Bobby Jackson 535, 290; Everette Denney 489; Bryan Black 58, 220, 88b; Jimmie Denney 101t; Don Bowen 548 (for Syd Caldwell), 510 (for Judy Mincey).

Announcements were made. Carlene Griffin and Phillip Langley led song on page 209 as the closing song. Felton Denney dismissed the class with prayer.

Sunday, July 25

The class was called to order by Carlene Griffin leading song on page 59. Hugh McGraw led the morning prayer. Carlene Griffin led song on page 40.

Leaders: Phillip Langley 81 (t? b?), 101 (t? b?); Charlene Wallace and Reby Stanford 36b, 37b, 97; Hugh McGraw 88b; Cindy Cole 268, 283; Earlis McGraw 271 (t? b?), 111 (t? b?), 145 (t? b?); Don Bowen 77b, 476, 420 (for Jap Walton); Elsie Brock 176 (t? b?), 171; Bobby Jackson 480, 388.

RECESS

The class was called together by Judy Henry leading songs on pages 33b and 117. Leaders: George Garner 47 (t? b?); Roy Nelson 87, 128; Mary F. Smith 329, 43; Louis Hughes, Sr. 149b, 152; Mimi Wright 39b, 312b; Bud Oliver 39b, 30 (t? b?); Martha Ann Stegar 276; John Plunkett 76 (t? b?), 52 (t? b?); Jeannette DePoy 475, 32 (t? b?) (for her dad); Raymond Hamrick 182, 445; Scott DePoy 497, 106; Carly McWhorter and Charlene Wallace 401; Richard DeLong 125, 132.

Memorial Lesson. Sheri Taylor led songs on pages 28b and 45 (t? b?) in memory of the deceased: Ruth Redding, Ruth Gammon, Elder Roy Avery, and Richard Allison. Earlis McGraw led song on page 122 for all the sick and shut-ins. The memorial was closed.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called together by Phillip Langley leading song on page 203. Leaders: Oscar McGuire 137, 155; Sheri Taylor 222, 277; Milton Oliver 270, 314; Sharon Hamrick 236, 269; Scott DePoy 146, 112; Martha Ann Stegar 198, 147 (t? b?); Reba Norton 282, 208; Bobby Jackson 378 (t? b?); Mimi Wright 148; John Plunkett 168; Jeannette DePoy 410 (t? b?); Bud Oliver 42; Don Bowen 503, 225 (t? b?); Raymond Hamrick 77 (t? b?); Oscar McGuire 37 (t? b?), 573; Richard DeLong 134; Sheri Taylor 126.

Announcements were made. Carlene Griffin and Phillip Langley led song on page 62 as the closing song. Louis Hughes, Sr. dismissed the class with prayer.

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