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University of West Georgia

Food Services Building (Z-6), Carrollton, Georgia

Sunday, February 19, 2012

The annual Sacred Harp singing at the University of West Georgia in Carrollton, Georgia, was held on the third Sunday in February. The class was called to order by Myron House, who welcomed everyone, and then led 59. Hugh McGraw offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Myron House 27; Jan House 143 (in memory of Vivian Rogers), 142; Donna Bell 135 (in memory of Lonnie Rogers), 97.

A business session was held with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Myron House; Vice Chairman—Jan House; Secretary—Donna Bell.

Leaders: Myron House 136; Jan House 45t; Donna Bell 203; Tony Hammock 303 (for the Lonnie Rogers family), 389; Mike Spencer 420, 354t; Bill Hollingsworth 70t, 549; Phillip Denney 63, 84; John Hollingsworth 82t.

RECESS

The class was brought back together by Myron House leading 81t. Leaders: Mark Godfrey 39b; B.M. Smith 34b; Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg 153; Cecil Roberts 35; Glenda Collins, Bert Collins, and Alex Cash 101t; Charles Woods 283; Margie Smith 225t; Malinda Snow and Chelsea McCoy 138t; Sheri Taylor 114; Gene Duke 277; Jackson Harcrow 31t (for his daddy, Ricky Harcrow); John Plunkett 394; Shannon Primm 48t (for the Lonnie Rogers family and in memory of Jimmy Harrell); Kathy Williams 343; Leigh Cooper 112; Lauren Bock 158; Lela Crowder 475; Sandra Wilkinson 405; Oscar McGuire and Katie McGuire 515.

The memorial lesson was conducted by Myron House. He spoke and led 36b in memory of the deceased and in honor of the sick and shut-ins. The deceased remembered were Lonnie Rogers, Suzy Souey, Betty Ward, Jimmy Harrell, John Shippee, Cooper Howell, Kathleen Taylor, and Carlton Wilson. The sick and shut-ins honored were Bud Oliver, Sammie Oliver, Nick Griffin, Carlene Griffin, Lucy Garner, and Teenie Moody. John Plunkett closed the memorial lesson with prayer.

The class adjourned at 11:30 a.m. for lunch in order to allow the singers time to drive to Ephesus, Georgia, to attend the funeral of Lonnie Rogers. The blessing of the noon meal was offered by Charles Woods.

LUNCH

The singing re-convened at 1:00 p.m. with only eight singers being present. Singers included Dick Plunkett, Giorgia Ragni, Stefano Vagnini, Joanne Ward, Myron House, Jan House, and Chelsea McCoy.

The class sang 62 as the closing song. Prayer was offered, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Myron House; Vice Chairman—Jan House; Secretary—Donna Bell