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University of West Georgia

Carrollton, Georgia

Sunday, February 17, 2019

The annual Sacred Harp singing held at the University of West Georgia, Food Services Building (Z-6), on the third Sunday in February was called to order at 10:00 a.m. by Nathan Rees, who welcomed everyone. Nathan Rees led 82t as the opening song. Philip Denney offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Nathan Rees 374; Philip Denney 73t, 61; David Brodeur 337, 381; Jeannette DePoy 36b, 565; Myron House 113, 191; Glenda Collins 322, 454 (for Virginia Dyer); Winfred Kerr 65, 59; Judy Chambless 31t, 31b; Denney Rogers and Karen Rollins 389 (in memory of Lonnie Rogers), 222 (in memory of Vivian Rogers); Jerusha Wheeler 171, 170; Cecil Roberts 489 (in memory of Felton and Josephine Denney), 448t; Bert Collins 339, 340.


Nathan Rees called the class back together leading 166. A business meeting was held. The class voted to keep the same slate of officers.

Leaders: John Plunkett 435, 493; Jan House 143, 63; Robert Chambless and two West Georgia students 72b, 77b; Lisa Bennett 66, 37b; Oscar McGuire 163b, 441; Donna Duke and Gene Duke 421 (for Gene’s mother); Donna Bell 383 (in memory of Mary Florence Smith), 176b (in memory of Lonnie Rogers); Joyce Heath 200, 212; Jenna Frye 314, 408; David Smead 446, 150; Karis Askin 142, 448b. Cecil Roberts offered grace before the meal.


Nathan Rees called the class back together by leading 313t. Hayden Arp led 316 and 283.

Karen Rollins conducted the memorial lesson. She said that we are commanded in Scripture to sing, but also to love one another, and to pray for one another. This is the purpose of our memorial lesson. The sick and shut-ins list included the following names: Rozlyn Greene, Ramona Campbell, Charlene Wallace, Ottis Sides, Norma Mincey, Judy Mincey, Velton Chafin, Carol Chapman, Lucy Garner, Carolyn Thompson, and Bea Aaron. She read the following list of names of the deceased: Louise Holland, Eugene Forbes, Adelaide Vaughan, Glenda Hopper, Mike Nichols, Willodean Barton, Mike Jones, Allen Lambert, Walter Howrey, Freddie Briggs, and Marilyn Bradley’s mother, Julia. Karen Rollins led 345t. Philip Denney offered the dedication prayer.

Leaders: Daniel Williams 74t, 502; Rebecca Over 483, 530; Phillip Langley 546, 182; Kathy Williams and Lou Anne Williams 217, 318; Richard DeLong 205, 214; Erin Fulton 213t, 445; Nicholas Thompson 411, 392; Jesse Karlsberg 422, 439; Debra Langley 299, 155; Tim Gregg 27, 103; Cheri Taylor and Lisa Frye 148, 334; Fred Eady and eight West Georgia students 358, 236; Samuel Williams 539, 151; Laura Frye 159, 178; Dick Plunkett and Chad Davis 45t, 47b; Christian Webb 294. Announcements were made.

Nathan Rees, Philip Denney, and David Brodeur led 323t as the closing song. Philip Denney offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Nathan Rees; Vice Chairman—Philip Denney; Secretary—David Brodeur