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Hoboken All-Day Sacred Harp Singing
(Cooper Book)

Hoboken, Georgia

Saturday, March 18, 2000

The annual Hoboken All-Day Sacred Harp Singing was called to order at 9:00 a.m. by David Lee and Clarke Lee leading song on page 70t. Aubrey Barfield offered the morning prayer. David Lee and Clark Lee welcomed everyone and then led the class in singing the scale.

Leaders: David Lee 268t (walked time); Clarke Lee 283t (walked time); Julie Lee 159; Kathy Lee 393b; Amy Lee 126; Don Clark 138t; Mel Kersey 47t; Karen Willard and Barbara Willard 150; Mike Jones 76b; Ted Johnson 89; Barbara Swetman 107t; Blake Morris 175b; Aubrey Barfield 497; Mary Elizabeth Lee 40; Louis Hughes 138b; Syble Adams 505; Don Bowen 478; Reba Windom 559; Kathy Williams 53.


Clarke Lee brought the class to order leading song on page 358. Leaders: Lee Bradley 63; Riley Lee 485; Jerilyn Schumacher 361; Kit Pfau 337; Charlie Brewer 38b; Frank Hathaway 58; Stephanie Steuver 348t; Dewayne Hawthorne 285t; Eleanor Haase 335; Bill Aplin 217; Kathryn Keller 127; Gail Doss 196; Mike Devane and Joshua Devane 484b; Howard Katz 30b; Lee Rogers 411; Tor Bejnar 229.


David Lee brought the class to order leading song on page 274t. Leaders: Jason Deal 72; John Bailey 449; Karen Buche 516; Alice Bejnar and Bill Aplin 121; Tollie Lee 84; Betty Wright 39; Myra Dalton 199; Sharon Kellam 103; Tommie Spurlock 574; Ruel Lee 511t; Stanley Smith 140.

David Lee paid tribute to past Sacred Harp song leaders from the Hoboken area, the earliest known one being Lazarus Dowling. All the descendants of Lazarus Dowling that were present gathered in the square and led song on page 500 in his memory.


Clarke Lee and Walter Justice brought the afternoon session to order leading song on page 537. Leaders: Steve Warner 99; Agnes Farris 410; Marcia Johnson and her sister, Grace 218; Bryant Lee 104 (walked time); Jane Spencer 47b; Jenny Willard 367; Bobby Jackson 290; Judy Mincey 446t; Laura Densmore 336t; Ginnie Ely 344; Bobbie Goodell 323b; John Etheridge 292b; Cath Oss 278b; Juanita Heyerman 28b; Anne Heider 192; Keith Willard 416t.


Johnny Lee, Bill Prescott, and Mary Dixon Prescott brought the class to order leading song on page 358. David Lee and Clarke Lee led “Mercy Seat” from the Lloyd Hymnal by special request of James and Claudine Townson. Leaders: John Bayer 133; Bob Bonnell 511b; Regina Bayer, Rachel Lee, and Hannah Lee 54t; Eric Brough 488b; Coy Ivey 137; Liz Bryant 38t; Jesse Roberts 434; Sara Pietrantoni 405; Margaret Spurlock 108b; Otis Hester and Polly Hester 276, 277; Winston Jones 553b.

David Lee and Clarke Lee led songs on pages 393t and 45t by special request. Mrs. Roxie Chesser Crenshaw, 92 years old, came to the square and led “Angel Band”.

Announcements were made. David Lee and Clarke Lee led song on page 207b as the closing song. Elder Tollie Lee dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairmen—David Lee and Clarke Lee; Arranging Committee—Don Clark; Secretary—Amy Lee.