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University of West Georgia

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

Sunday, February 20, 2011

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, then led 59. Henry Johnson offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Myron House 60; Jan House 148 (for Lonnie Rogers), 151; Donna Bell 163b (in memory of Mary Florence Smith), 542; Earlis McGraw 225t (for Nick and Carlene Griffin); Earlis McGraw and Mike Borders 45t; Henry Johnson 425, 435.

The class was organized with the following officers elected or appointed: Chairman—Myron House; Vice Chairman—Jan House; Secretary—Donna Bell; Arranging Committee—Judy Chambless; Memorial Committee—Oscar McGuire and Earlis McGraw; Chaplain—Henry Johnson.

Leaders: Mike Spencer 308, 205; Judy Mincey 180, 475; Karen Rollins 373 (for Lonnie Rogers), 350; Tommy McGuire 91, 138t; Tony Hammock 499 (in memory of Mary Florence Smith), 303; Jenna Frey 358, 401.


The class was brought back to order by Myron House leading 191. Leaders: Stanley Edwards 442, 439; Shannon Primm 448b (for Carlene and Nick Griffin); 500 (in honor of Hugh McGraw’s 80th birthday); Laura Frey 46, 178; Robert Chambless 354b, 84; Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg 422, 511; Hayden Arp 328, 340; Louise Holland 217, 441; Glenda Collins and Bert Collins 100, 101t; Richard DeLong 266, 326; Blake Sisemore 52t, 411; Charlene Wallace 220; John Plunkett 353, 420; Malinda Snow 448t; Mary Brownlee 182, 183. Henry Johnson blessed the noon meal at the table.


The class resumed singing with Myron House leading 479. Leaders: Lauren Bock 196; Lauren Bock, Giorgia Ragni, and Stefano Vagnini 197; B.M. Smith 28b, 318; Cecil Roberts 32t, 31t.

The memorial lesson was conducted by Oscar McGuire. He led 285t in memory of Mary Florence Smith and Myrtle Wooten. He led 317 for the following sick and shut-ins: Lonnie Rogers, Carlene Griffin, Nick Griffin, Teenie Moody, Lois Bowman, Jeff Sheppard, Shelbie Sheppard, Susan Soucy, Bud Oliver, Sammie Oliver, and Josephine Denney. Blake Sisemore closed the memorial lesson with prayer.

Leaders: Phillip Denney and David Schoerner 159, 120; Mark Godfrey 65, 421; Jackson Harcrow 347, 274t; Leigh Cooper 108t, 335; Donna Duke and Gene Duke 212, 68b; Margie Smith 405, 313t; Sheri Taylor 168, 203; Carol Chapman 384 (for Teenie Moody), 110; Oscar McGuire 485; Dick Plunkett and Giorgia Ragni 389, 268; Stefano Vagnini 45t; Judy Chambless 527 (in honor of Hugh McGraw’s birthday), 549; Christian Webb 294, 25; Myron House 250.

Announcements were made. Myron House and Jan House led 62 as the closing song. Henry Johnson dismissed the class with prayer.

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