Mississippi Sacred Harp Singings

Selected Minutes, 2001

  • New Years Day Singing (Cooper Book)
  • Oxford City Hall
  • Bethel
  • Concord
  • Sherman
  • Oak Springs
  • Chickasaw County Convention
  • Calhoun County Convention
  • Mississippi State Convention
  • Cherry Tree
  • Taylor
  • Mount Olive (Cooper Book)
  • Calhoun County Nursing Home
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    New Years Day Singing

    Collins, Mississippi

    January 6, 2001

    The annual New Years Day singing met at Pine Ridge Dunkard Brethren Church. The Cooper Revision was used. Andrew Albers led the class in a brief instruction, then led songs on pages 49t and 500. Deacon John Myers offered the opening prayer. A brief business session was held with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman - Andrew Albers; Vice Chairman - Bill Hogan; Secretary - Nancy Van Den Akker; Chaplain - John Myers. Leaders: Andrew Albers 38b, 76b; Bill Hogan 276, 82; Nancy Van Den Akker 38t, 488t; Andrew Albers 274 (Brethren Hymnal); John Merritt and John Myers 94; John Kanode 507b, 573; Tim Cook 574, 314; Elizabeth Muhleisen 489, 140.

    Recess.

    Andrew Albers called the class back to order leading song on page 78. Leaders: Mako Cook 511t, 171; Richard Graham 571, 563; Junie McNeil 344, 442t; Jean Gray 54t, 299; Andrew Albers 369.

    Dismissed for lunch.

    Bill Hogan brought the afternoon session to order leading song on page 56. Leaders: John Merritt 166, 323b; Charles Franklin 99, 274t; John Lee Van Horn 497, 45b; Mike McNeil 559, 522; Kurt Davis 45t; Mark Davis 270, 240; Arlon Gardner 543, 68; Hannah Albers and Andrew Albers 392, 73b.

    Recess.

    John Merritt and Nelda Mitchell brought the class to order leading song on page 358. Leaders: Ben Burroughs 36b, 155; John Lee Van Horn 162, 263; John Kanode 229; Tim Cook and Mako Cook 488b; Nancy Van Den Akker 115; Andrew Albers 348t, 450; Bill Hogan 441; Arlon Gardner 451b. Announcements were made of future singings. Andrew Albers led song on page 496t as the closing song. Doug Gibson offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

    Chairman - Andrew Albers
    Vice Chairman - Bill Hogan
    Secretary - Nancy Van Den Akker

    Oxford City Hall

    Oxford, Mississippi

    March 11, 2001

    The twenty-first annual Sacred Harp singing at Oxford City Hall was called to order by Lavaughn Ballinger leading songs on page 147t and 146. Warren Steel then led song on page 33b, and John Van Horn led the morning prayer. Warren Steel led song on page 411. Mark Tew led songs on page 339 and 39t, and the class organized by electing the following officers: Chairman, Warren Steel; Vice Chairman, Mark Tew; Secretary, Anne Steel; Arranging Committee, Brenda Merritt and Josie Hyde. Leaders: Willodean Barton, 101t, 145t; Ida Lee Starnes, 426t, 565b; John Hyde, 297; Kurt Davis, 45t; Gravis Ballinger, 78, 475; Wilton Donaldson, 503, 30t; T.J. Funderburk, 61, 569b; Carol Keith, 40, 32t; Linda Funderburk, 349, 373; Carolyn Craig, 268, 126.

    Recess.

    Warren Steel called the class together leading songs on page 76b. Others who led: L.H and Estelle Gilmore, 34t; Larry Ballinger, 425, 96; Sarah Smith, 445, 460; Janet Jenkins, 117, 288; Ivalene Donaldson, 39b; Travis Keeton, 176b, 129; Andy Davis, 254, 434; Dorothea McCowan, 120, 442; Sarah Hines, 504, 178.

    Lunch.

    The afternoon session began with Warren Steel leading song on page 299. Other leaders: Margaret Keeton, 455, 440; Jack Barbera, 207; Earl Ballinger, 177, 176b; Gary Smith, 515b, 31t; Alene Woodley; 73t, 111b. A memorial lesson was held in honor of singers and loved ones deceased in the past year. Julie Poston led 284 for Gene Wakefield, Marie Aldridge, Hubert Hood, Virgil Phillips, Ruby Phillips, A.C. McGough, Eron White and Anna Smith. Mark Tew led 285t for Ruby Easley, Mae Ola Nelson and Helen Tew. End of memorial lesson. Other leaders: John Merritt, 499, 153; John Van Horn, 410t, 448t; Ginnie Ely, 313t, 546; Velton Chafin, 57; Lavaughn Ballinger, 358; Henry McGuire, 365, 430; Mark Davis, 236, 56b, 273; Josie Hyde, 507; Anne Steel, 38b, 179; Diane Mennella, 208, 271; Brenda Merritt, 336, 470. Following announcements, Warren Steel led the closing song on page 134, and Mark Davis dismissed the class with prayer.

    Chairman - Warren Steel, mudws@olemiss.edu
    Vice-Chairman - Mark Tew, eemdt@olemiss.edu
    Secretary - Anne Steel, oxsteel@cypress.mcsr.olemiss.edu

    Bethel

    Bruce, Mississippi

    April 1, 2001

    The annual Sacred Harp singing at Bethel Primitive Baptist Church was called to order by John Van Horn leading song on page 34b. T.J. Funderburk led the morning prayer. John Van Horn then led songs on page 209 and 147t. Leaders: T.J. Funderburk, 30t, 61, 63; Warren Steel, 148, 411, 30b; Virginia Carter, 36b, 179, J.L. White edition (W)527; John Merritt, 426t, 213, 90; Linda Funderburk, 85, 143, 37b; Henry McGuire, 317, 142, 460; Anne Steel, 141, 114, 318; Bob Cook, 457, W519, 40; Mark Davis, 416, 375, 163b; Mark Tew, 53, 89, 108t; Andy Davis, 120, 299, 400.

    Dismissed for lunch.

    John Van Horn called the afternoon session together leading songs on page 418, 163t and 182. Other leaders were: Hugh Bill McGuire, 86; Robert Earl Alexander, 87, 185, 424; Lisa Davis, 217, 272, 220; Janet Jenkins, 155, 274t; George Easley, 438, 523; W.M. Allen, 75, 490; Warren Steel, 27, 150; Linda Funderburk, 290, 328; John Merritt, 300; John Van Horn, 236; T.J. Funderburk, 569b; Virginia Carter, 48t, 139; Bob Cook, W494, 74b, 47b; Anne Steel, 46, 512; Henry McGuire, 410t, 177; Mark Davis, 368, 430; Mark Tew, 406, 341; Andy Davis,269, 434; Lisa Davis, 189; Janet Jenkins, 117. Following announcements, Hugh Bill and Henry McGuire led the closing song on page 528, and the class was dismissed with prayer by R.E. Alexander.


    Concord

    Calhoun County, Mississippi

    May 20, 2001

    The annual Sacred Harp singing at Concord Baptist Church was called to order after dinner by John Van Horn leading songs on page 31b and 38b. He then called the following leaders: Mark Tew, 30t, 108t, 335; Robert Earl Alexander, 334, 119, 124; T.J. Funderburk, 61, 147t, 569b; Debbie Dunn, 126, 313t, 45t; Andy Davis, 142, 269, 127; Warren Steel, 67, 66, 418; John Van Horn, 236; Wanda Gregg, 460, J.L. White edition (W)519; Anne Steel, 47b, 224, 225t; Janet Jenkins, 117, 288; High Bill McGuire, W511; Margaret Whitworth, 155, W494; John Van Horn, 215; Wanda Gregg, W517; Warren Steel, 392; Janet Jenkins, 40; John Van Horn, 196. Following announcements, John Van Horn led the closing song on page 47t, and the class was dismissed with prayer by R.E. Alexander.


    Sherman

    Calhoun County, Mississippi

    June 3, 2001

    The annual Hill Roane memorial Sacred Harp Singing at Sherman Baptist Church was called to order by Mark Davis leading songs on page 30t and 101t. T.J. Funderburk led the morning prayer. Mark Davis then led song on page 416, and called the following leaders: T.J. Funderburk, 31b, 33b, 63; John Van Horn, 270, 77t, 209; Linda Funderburk, 64, 123b, 143; Virginia Carter, 34b, 49b, 457.

    Recess.

    Mark Davis called the class together leading song on page 168. Other leaders: Mark Tew, 460, 53, 137; Warren Steel, 163t, 163b, 352; Anne Steel, 455. 48t, 65; Kurt Davis, 45t, 274t; Andy Davis, 296, 299, 215; Mark Davis, 280.

    Dismissed for lunch.

    Mark Davis called the afternoon session leading songs on page 417, 448t and 155. Other leaders: T.J. Funderburk, 72b, 61, 147t; John Van Horn, 83t, 523, 186; Linda Funderburk, 68t, 148, 360; Virginia Carter, 378t, 99, 297; Mark Tew, 81t, 106, 410t; Warren Steel, 349, 375, 340; Anne Steel, 188, 178, 268; Kurt Davis, 354b; Andy Davis, 236, 434, 400; Mark Davis, 176b, 84; T.J. Funderburk, 83b, 445; John Van Horn, 224, 300, 535; Warren Steel, 282, 69t; Andy Davis, 87, 424. Following announcements, Mark Davis led the closing song on page 154 (Eden) in the J.L. White edition, and Warren Steel dismissed the class with prayer.

    Chairman - Mark Davis
    Secretary - Warren Steel


    Oak Springs

    Calhoun County, Mississippi

    June 10, 2001

    The annual Sacred Harp Singing at Oak Springs Church was called to order by T.J. Funderburk leading song on page 30t. Bill Baker led the morning prayer. T.J. Funderburk led songs on page 63 and 45t, and called the following leaders: Mark Tew, 53, 36b, 68b; Andy Davis, 47t, 46, 120; J.E. Simpson, J.L. White edition (W)519 (Land of Beulah), W494 (Don't Grieve Your Mother), W517 (Not Made With Hands); Warren Steel, 59, 40, 47b; Linda Funderburk, 32t, 85, 58; Dawn Branton, 30b, 61, 339. The preaching service followed.

    Dismissed for lunch.

    T.J. Funderburk called the class to order after dinner leading songs on page 144, 145b and 569b. Other leaders: Mark Tew, 338, 89, 406; J.E.Simpson, Christian Harmony (CH)143 (Farther Along); Warren Steel, 204, 203, 201; Andy Davis, 288, 430, 460; Linda Funderburk, 133, 68t, 39t; Charles Porter, 155, 137, 136; Andy Davis, 236; W.M. Allen, 108t, 400, 490; Robert Earl Alexander, 79, 35, 445; Curtis Bryant, CH248 (Twilight is Falling), 323b, 119; George Easley, 418, 313, 143; Virginia Carter, 135, 523. Following announcements, T.J. Funderburk led the closing song on page 62 and the class was dismissed with prayer by R.E. Alexander.


    Chickasaw County Singing Convention

    Enon Primitive Baptist Church

    July 22, 2001

    The Chickasaw County Sacred Harp Singing Convention convened at Enon Primitive Baptist Church, Chickasaw County, Mississippi on July 22, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. for its 120th annual session for one day of worship in song service to our Lord and Savior, when and where the following proceedings were held. To wit: T.J. Funderburk opened with 30t. Elder Charles Porter offered the morning prayer. The committees were then selected: Arranging Committee - Linda Funderburk; Memorial Committee - Charles Porter; Hospitality Committee - Beth Porter; Chaplain - Adrian Doss. Leaders: T.J. Funderburk, 61, 63; W.M. Allen, 108t, 104, 75; John Van Horn, 270, 101t, 288; Hugh Bill McGuire, 122; George Easley, 313t, 299, 523; John Meredith, 300, 312b, 108b; Linda Funderburk, 32t, 330t, 37b; Mark Tew, 335, 268, 40; Andy Davis, 334, 384, 388; Ester Mann, 143, 171, 436t; Fred Wilson, 145b, 146; W.M. Allen, J.L. White edition (W)519.

    Dismissed for lunch.

    The class was called to order by T.J. Funderburk leading songs on page 35, 33b, and 147t. Leaders: Adrian Doss, 293, 128, 129; Rober Earl Alexander, 72b, 79, 59; W.M. Allen, 127, 490; Charles Porter, 31b, 36b, 460; Curtis Bryant, "Twilight Is Falling," 323b, 119; Hugh Bill McGuire, 275t; John Van Horn, 176b, 176t, 236; T.J. Funderburk, 569b. The election of officers for next year, 2002, was held. Those elected were: President - T.J. Funderburk; Vice President - W.M. Allen; Secretary - Mabelene Easley; Chaplain - Adrian Doss. The following delegates were elected for the State Singing Convention: Charles Porter, George Easley, and W.M. Allen. Delegates to the Calhoun Musical Convention: Charles Porter, George Easley, and W.M. Allen. The Chickasaw County Singing Convention will meet at Enon Primitive Church on the fourth Sunday in July, 2002. Memorials: D.F. Wilson passed away February 15, 2001. Leaders; George Easley, 438; John Meredith, 512, 47b, 100; Ester Mann, 480, 66, 297; Linda Funderburk, 103, 358; Mark Tew, 144, 106, 410t; Andy Davis, 424, 209, 62. The convention was dismissed with prayer by Adrian Doss.


    Calhoun County Musical Association

    Mt. Herman Primitive Baptist Church

    August 11, 2001

    The Calhoun County Musical Association was called to order by President John Van Horn leading songs on page 59, 120 and 36b. T.J. Funderburk led the morning prayer, and led songs on page 30t, 63 and 147t. Other leaders: John Merritt, 65, 240; June McNeil, 145b, 64; Bobby Caldwell, 82, 278b; Linda Funderburk, 143, 144, 51; Jean Gray, 288, 297, 299; Tim Gray, 222, 220, 182; Mike McNeil, 101t, 358, 384; Joe Cobb, 28t. The president recognized delegates from Newton County and appointed Hugh Bill McGuire as arranging committee. Leaders: George Easley, 313t, 438, 523; W.M. Allen, 101t, 75; Charles Porter, 136, 137, 155; Warren Steel, 121, 131b, 82b; Hugh Bill McGuire, 29b.

    Dismissed for lunch.

    President Van Horn called the afternoon session together leading songs on page 166, 373, 217, 203 and 53. Other leaders: T.J. Funderburk, 569b, 61, 231; John Merritt, 300, 448t; June McNeil, 319, 104; Bobby Caldwell, 37b, 70; Linda Funderburk, 328, 349, 58; Jean Gray, 418, 400, 192; Tim Gray, 434, 186; Mike McNeil, 268, 441, 408; Joe Cobb, 40, 31b. A business meeting was held at this time. Officers retained: president, John Van Horn, secretary, Virginia Carter. Delegates to State Convention: John Van Horn, Hugh Bill and Andy Davis. Delegates to the Chickasaw County Convention: Andy Davis, Hugh Bill McGuire. End of business session. John Van Horn led 236.

    Recess.

    Other leaders after recess: George Easley, 313t, 34b; W.M. Allen, 490, 334; Charles Porter, 379, 460; 526; Warren Steel, 179, 66, 67; Andy Davis, 254, 269, 200, 127; Hugh Bill McGuire, 86. Following announcements, John Van Horn led the closing song on page 129, and dismissed the convention with prayer.

    John Van Horn, president
    Virginia Carter, secretary

    Mississippi State Sacred Harp Singing Convention

    Antioch Primitive Baptist Church

    August 25-26, 2001

    Saturday, August 25

    The Mississippi State Sacred Harp Singing Convention convened at Antioch Church in its seventy-second annual session for two days of worship in song service to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, when and where the following proceedings were had, to-wit. President Mark Davis ccalled the convention to order leading song on page 37b. Chaplain Arlon Gardner led the morning prayer. President Davis welcomed all, espeially visitors from our of state, and appointed Arranging Committee: Nancy Van den Akker and Junie McNeil; Business and Credentials: Tim Gray and Hugh McGuire; Locaation: Mark Davis and W.M. Allen; Memorials: Wanda Gregg and John Hollingsworth. Leaders: Mark Davis, 36b; John Van Horn 34b, 215; Jean Gray 82t, 203; Arlon Gardner 378t 166b; Nancy Van den Akker 133, CH37; Junie McNeil 145t 97; Hugh Bill McGuire 159; John Hollingsworth 138t 236; Andrew Albers CB489 393t.

    Recess.

    Leaders continued as follows: Mark Davis 109; John Merritt 138t 569b; Hugh McGuire 344 40; Wanda Gregg 460 63; Billy Hollingsworth 532 146; Mike McNeil CB573 CB522; Tim Gray 441 222; Joe Cobb 28b 38b.

    Lunch.

    After a bountiful lunch the singing resumed: Mark Davis 155; Bobby Caldwell CH88 CH86; Darlene Reynolds CB64 CB336t; Andy Davis 254 434; Kurt Davis 45t 274t; Ester Mann 235 569b; Gaston White and Ben Burroughs 178 452b; W.M. Allen 108t 490. A business session was then held at which the followin officers were retained: Mark Davis, president; John Van Horn, vice president; Jean Gray, secretary; Arlon Gardner, chaplain. Singing resumed: Mark Davis 297; Henry McGuire 142 220; Steve Kelly CH284; Mark Davis 117 for Alfred Bailey; Gaston White 66; Wanda Gregg 268; Nancy Van den Akker 488b; John Hollingsworth 178t in memory of Millage Hollingsworth. Billy Hollingsworth 49b; Hugh McGuire 267. After announcements Mark Davis led "the Drone," and the session was dismissed with prayer by Arlon Gardner.

    Sunday, August 26

    President Davis opened the session leading song on page 101t. Arlon Gardner led the morning prayer. Mark Davis 111t 388; John Van Horn 89 77t; Jean Gray 418 297; Arlon Gardner 410t 129; Nancy Van den Akker CH168t CH168b; Junie McNeil 319 147t; Hugh Bill McGuire 480; Gaston White 87 457; John Hollingsworth 230 409l Hugh McGuire 137 36t.

    Recess.

    Singing resumed: John Van Horn 61; Billy Hollingsworth 70t 186; Wanda Gregg 436 515b; Denise Richardson CH75b; Henry McGuire 269 406; Andrew Albers 378b 427; Ester Mann 282 75; W.M. Allen 57 144.

    Lunch.

    Singing resumed as follows: Mark Davis 209; Tim Gray 219; Haley Gray 45t; Bobby Caldwell CH151 CH281b. A business session was held, with committee reports. The Business and Credentials committee reported visitors from several states, a quorum present, and $283.50 collected; It was voted to contribute $125.00 to Antioch Church. The Memorial committee, Wanda Gregg and John Hollingsworth, led 235 and CH117 in memory of Eva Caldwell Swearingen and Mae Ola Hollingsworth Nelson. All reports were read and approved.

    Recess.

    Singing continued with John Van Horn 196; Hugh McGuire 192; Arlon Gardner 448t 448b; Nancy Van den Akker CH162; Junie McNeil CH43; Billy Hollingsworth 26b; Hugh Bill McGuire 442; Gaston White 49t; Denise Richardson 410b; Ester Mann 32t; W.M. Allen CH82b; Andrew Albers 454; Tim and Haley Gray CH289; Bobby Caldwell CH46t; Wanda Gregg 358; Mark Davis 45b for Alfred Bailey; Andrew Albers 393; Mark Davis and Wanda Gregg 408; John Van Horn CB505; Hugh Bill McGuire CB563. Following announcements, President Davis led the closing song on page 46 and the convention was dismissed with prayer by Arlon Gardner. The convention will meet with Enon Church, Chickasaw County, on August 24-25, 2002.

    Chairman - Mark Davis, Horn4@aol.com
    Vice-Chairman - John Van Horn
    Secretary - Jean Gray
    Chaplain - Arlon Gardiner

    Cherry Tree Singing

    Itawamba County, Mississippi

    August 26, 2001

    The annual Sacred Harp singing at James Creek Primitive Baptist Church in Itawamba County, Mississippi on the fourth Sunday in August was requested to be a memorial for Elmer Conwill who was buried here in July of this year. The class was called to order by Travis Keeton leading song on page 48t. Lavaughn Ballinger offered the morning prayer. Travis Keeton led song on page 73t. A business session was held with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman: Travis Keeton; Vice Chairman: Larry Ballinger; Secretary: Josie Hyde; Arranging Committee: Lena Keeton. Leaders: Travis Keeton 127; John Hyde 75, 168; Ivalene Donaldson 166, 343; A.A. Malone 34t, 300; Linton Ballinger 81, 146; Vernice Phillips 143, 111t; Beatrice Brewer 123t, 112; Warren Steel 179, 296 (in memory of Elmer Conwill); Margaret Keeton 172, 298 (in memory of Ruby Conwill); Wilton Donaldson 285t, 225t; Lisa Geist 560 (in memory of Elmer Conwill), 208; Glenn Keeton 274 (in memory of Elmer Conwill), 294 (by request).

    Recess.

    Larry Ballinger called the class back to order leading songs on pages 90 and 29t. Leaders: Gladys Bonds 28b, 39t; Ida Lee Starnes 31b, 111b; Dale Kennedy 59, 159; Sara Smith 384, 108t; Amber Springfield 203, 142; Jayne Fulmer 460, 99; Gary Smith 163b, 565; Julie Poston 145b, 101t (in memory of Elmer Conwill); Lavaughn Ballinger 546, 63.

    Lunch.

    Travis Keeton brought the afternoon session to order leading song on page 348b. Leaders: Anne Steel 110, 480; Clarence McCool 349, 328; Betty Baccus 284 (in memory of Gene Wakefield), 100 (for Mae Conwill who was unable to attend); Gravis Ballinger 278, 457; Julietta Haynes 216, 430; Earl Ballinger 331, 224; Estes Jackson 186, 426t; Michael Kennidy 45t; Amber Springfield, Amanda Kennidy, and Audrey Hughes 30t; Lena Keeton 43, 231, 294 (by request); Lisa Geist 222; Warren Steel 340 (by request); Amber Springfield 192; Josie Hyde 475; Travis Keeton 44 (in memory of Elmer Conwill); Dale Kennedy and the church members, Mercy Seat from the church hymn book; Warren Steel 470. Travis Keeton led song on page 282 as the closing song. Estes Jackson offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed. The church asked for the singing to be held here again in 2002.

    Chairman - Travis Keeton; Vice Chairman - Larry Ballinger; Secretary - Josie Hyde.
    Chairman - Travis Keeton
    Vice-Chairman - Larry Ballinger
    Secretary - Josie Hyde

    Taylor

    Lafayette County, Mississippi

    October 14, 2001

    The thirteenth annual Sacred Harp singing at Taylor United Methodist Church (formerly held at Pilgrim's Rest Primitive Baptist Church) was called to order by Warren Steel leading song on page 138b and 48t. John Van Horn led the morning prayer. Warren Steel led song on page 29t, and called the following leaders: John Van Horn, 52t, 67, 53; Mark Tew, 30t, 99, 339, Janet Jenkins, 274t, 40, 127; Anne Steel, 171, 318, 137; John Merritt, 426t, 101; Bennie Walls, 108t.

    Dismissed for lunch.

    Warren Steel alled the class together leading songs on page 36b, 179 and 224. Other leaders: Andy Davis, 269, 268, 434; Chiquita Walls, 75, 46, 335; Sarah Tidwell, J.L. White edition (W)519 (Land of Beulah), 72, Nan Johnson, 117, Hugh Bill McGuire, 129; John Van Horn, 163t, 163b, 209; Mark Tew, 299, 410t, 145t; David Hall, 45t.

    Recess.

    John Van Horn called the class together leading song on page 236. Other leaders: Janet Jenkins, 155, 354b, 358; Anne Steel, 200, 348b, 349; John Merritt, 74b, 128; David Hall, 108b; Hugh Bill McGuire and Sarah and Hope Tidwell, 37b, 42; Warren Steel, 282, 285t, 430; Andy Davis, 424, 400, 383. Following announcements Warren Steel led the closing song on page 235, and the class was dismissed with prayer by John Merritt.


    Mount Olive

    Morton, Mississippi

    October 27, 2001

    The annual Mississippi Cooper Book Convention singing was held at Mt. Olive Primitive Baptist church on Saturday before the fourth Sunday in October. John Merritt called the class to order leading song on page 90. Don Clark offered the opening prayer. Leaders: John Merritt 116; Andrew Albers 50t, 163b, 315; Nancy Van Den Akker 189, 107t; Brenda Merritt 559, 497; John Lee Van Horn 263, 572; Don Clark 344.

    Recess.

    John Merritt and Brenda Merritt called the class back to order leading song on page 188t (Old School Hymnal), and John presented Brenda with an anniversary ring. Leaders: Mark Davis 54t, 402, 522; Wanda Gregg 384, 573; Charles Franklin 274t, 319; Junie McNeil 503, 571; Velton Chafin 114t, 478; Kate Merritt 392, 543; Andy Davis 183, 120, 434; John Kanode 507b, 500; Gary Smith 461, 146; John Merritt 396.

    Dismissed for lunch.

    John Merritt called the class back to order leading "Confederate Memorial Lesson: and "Nettie." Leaders: Sarah Smith 288, 129; Edith Tate 49, 505; Willodean Barton 290, 470, 222; Georgia Kanode 358, 395b; John Merritt 45t, 283b; Don Clark 171; Andrew Albers 507t; Nancy Van Den Akker 411; Brenda Merritt 47b; John Lee Van Horn 393t; Jean Gray 215; Wanda Gregg 192; Charles Franklin 82; Junie McNeil 104; Kate Merritt 137; Andy Davis 106, 400; John Kanode 63; Georgia Kanode 136; Gary Smith 264b; John Kanode 449; Wanda Gregg 132. John Merritt led 484b in place of a memorial lesson. Announcements of future singings were made. John Merritt led song on page 331t as the closing song. John Lee Van Horn dismissed the class with prayer.

    Chairman - John Merritt
    Secretary - Nancy Van Den Akker

    Calhoun County Nursing Home

    Calhoun City, Mississippi

    December 8, 2001

    The annual Sacred Harp singing at Calhoun County Nursing Home was called to order at 1:30 by Robert Earl Alexander. Leaders, who kept their seat, were: Alice McGuire, 144, 146; Robert Earl Alexander, 354b; Virginia Carter, 223, 34b; Mark Tew, 40, 45t; Bernice Embry, 46; Hugh Bill McGuire, 36b; John Van Horn, 67, 119; Warren Steel, 332, 273; Charles Porter, 31b, 37t, 37b; Mark Tew, 155; Virginia Carter, 297; W.M. Allen, 282; Robert Earl Alexander, J.L. White edition (W)494, Warren Steel, (W)154, Virginia Carter, (W)527; Alice McGuire, 38b; Mrs. Allen, (CH)137 (Antioch), Robert Earl Alexander, (CH) 248; Hugh Bill McGuire, 128; Charles Porter, 438. Following announcements, Elder Charles Porter dismissed the class with prayer.

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