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Mt. Zion Memorial Singing

Mt. Zion, Georgia

July 27-28, 2013

Saturday, July 27

The 121st session of the Mt. Zion Memorial Sacred Harp singing was held at Mt. Zion Methodist Church on the fourth Sunday and Saturday before in July. Earlis McGraw called the class to order leading 30t. Cecil Roberts offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Tommy McGraw 76b, 542; Lela Crowder 108b, 138t; Judy Henry 77b, 40; Charlene Wallace 79, 85; Judy Chambless 176b, 105; Karen Rollins 303, 297; Jeannette DePoy 47t, 146; Robert Chambless 145b, 163b; Charles Woods 544, 420; Carol Chapman 268, 317; Rebecca Over 295, 395; Anita Landess 379, 389.

RECESS

Earlis McGraw brought the class back to together leading 225t. Leaders: B.M. Smith 318, 340; Scott DePoy 457, 48t; Hayden Arp 204, 112; Jason Stanford 294, 56t; Oscar McGuire 327, 336; Cathy White 34b, 84; Kathy Smith 81t, 159; Daniel Lee 43, 31t; Eric Tweedy 323b, 188; Philip Denney 168, 120; Marilyn Bradley 421, 207; Cecil Roberts 82t, 229.

LUNCH

Earlis McGraw brought the class back to order leading 283. A motion was made to go into a business session. The following officers and committee members were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Earlis McGraw, Vice Chairman—Tommy McGraw; Secretary—Lela Crowder; Chaplain—Hugh McGraw; Arranging Officer—Judy Chambless; Memorial Leader—Hayden Arp.

Leaders: Tommy McGraw 475; Lela Crowder 460; Karen Rollins 347; Jeannette DePoy 89; Robert Chambless 66; Judy Henry 61; Charlene Wallace 165, 342; Charles Woods 47b; Carol Chapman 77t; B.M. Smith 270; Scott DePoy 201; Rebecca Over 530; Marilyn Bradley 59; Cathy White 63; Oscar McGuire 573; Hayden Arp 196; Anita Landess 454; Eric Tweedy 195; Daniel Lee 73t; Cecil Roberts 35; Philip Denney 535; Kathy Smith 312b.

Announcements were made. Earlis McGraw and Tommy McGraw led 411 as the closing song. Hugh McGraw dismissed the class with prayer.

Sunday, July 28

The Sunday session of the Mt. Zion Memorial Sacred Harp Singing was called to order by Earlis McGraw leading 32t. Hugh McGraw asked everyone to sing 531 as the morning prayer.

Leaders: Tommy McGraw 383, 399b; Lela Crowder 90, 126; Judy Chambless 517, 494; Karen Rollins 155; Carol Chapman 384, 542; Cheyenne Ivey 222, 432; Scott Kennedy 178, 228; Rebecca Over 453, 476; Daire O’Sullivan 344; Riley Lee 72t; Judy Caudle 336, 343; Reba Windom 556, 269; Henry Johnson 230, 418; Eli Hinton 77t; Anna Hinton 300; Malinda Snow 374, 191.

RECESS

Earlis McGraw called the class back together leading 284. Leaders: Clyde McWhorter 294, 530; Anita Landess 540, 549; Margaret Thacker 39b, 147b; Erin Johnson-Hill 328, 564; Bridgett Kennedy 70b.

Hayden Arp conducted the memorial lesson. He read the following names of the sick and shut-ins: Jeff Sheppard, Shelbie Sheppard, Betty Wright, Carlene Griffin, Danny Griffin, Ozella Blackmon, and Teenie Moody. He led 340 in their honor.

He also read the following names of the deceased: Nancy Yeager, Violet Thomason, and Ray Moore—Georgia; Jane Hoey—Massachusetts; Bud Oliver, Lessie Reed, and Willard Wright—Alabama; Evelyn Steinruck—Pennsylvania. Hayden led 499 in their memory. Cecil Roberts closed the memorial lesson with prayer.

Leaders: Nathan Rees 449; Nathan Rees and Reba Windom 195; Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg 511, 521; Jonathon Smith 83t, 214; Robert Chambless 70t, 503; Jake Wilson 274t, 278b; Matt Hinton 187, 107.

LUNCH

Tommy McGraw brought the class back to order leading 358. Leaders: Lee Cooper 285b, 428; Erica Hinton 168, 492; Martha Ann Stegar 63; John Plunkett 88b, 353; Mark Godfrey 504, 148; Scott DePoy 339; Donna Duke and Gene Duke 101t, 100; Jeannette DePoy 496; Cecil Roberts 547, 285t; Ed Thacker 303, 460; Oscar McGuire 276, 515; Sheri Taylor 473, 273; Hayden Arp 387, 408; Louise Holland 103; Ann Simpson 354b, 47t; Charlene Wallace, Judy Henry, Earlis McGraw, and Tommy McGraw 333; Daire O’Sullivan 296; Rebecca Over 114.

Announcements were made. Earlis McGraw and Tommy McGraw led 62 as the closing song. Ed Thacker dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Earlis McGraw; Vice Chairman—Tommy McGraw; Secretary—Lela Crowder