Mississippi Sacred Harp Singings

Selected Minutes, 2013

  • Oxford (University of Mississippi)
  • Bethel
  • Poplar Springs
  • Concord
  • Vicksburg
  • Sherman
  • Oak Springs
  • Calhoun County Convention
  • Mississippi State Convention
  • Taylor
  • Calhoun County Nursing Home
  • Hugh Bill McGuire Funeral
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    Powerhouse Community Arts Center

    Oxford, Mississippi

    March 10, 2013

    The thirty-third annual Oxford Sacred Harp Singing was held in the Powerhouse Community Arts Center on the second Sunday in March. The class was called to order by Warren Steel leading 138b. Earl Ballinger offered the morning prayer. Mark Davis then led 33b and the class entered into a business session. The following officers were elected to serve: Chairman: Warren Steel; Vice Chairman: Mark Davis; Secretary: Brenda Chafin; Arranging Committee: Lisa Geist. Leaders: Brenda Chafin 542; Hubert Nall (AL) 566; Angela Myers (AL) 67; Natalie Davis 79; Ann Jett (AL) 269; Tim Cook (AL) 287; John Wall 338; Tracy Neyman 268; Gravis Ballinger (AL) 182; Susan Dickey 274t; Richard Mauldin (AL) 168; Velton Chafin (AL) 506; Earl Ballinger (AL) 177; Judy Caudle (AL) 349; Lisa Davis 334; Stephen Smith (AL) 288; Wanda Capps (AL) 222; Mark Tew 318; Milano Neyman 117.

    Recess.

    Warren Steel and Steve Lewis (AR) called the class to order leading 411. Leaders: Chris Ballinger (AL) 84; Hugh Bill McGuire 122 (in memory of Virginia Carter); Dameron Neyman 45t; Arlon Gardner 163t; Jan Murray 285t; Steve Adams (AL) 378t; Jeff Corbett (AR) 66; Kathy Williams (AL) 276; Sarah Tidwell 146; Danny Creel (AL) 475; Bobby Neyman 479; Logan Green (TN) 162; John Van Horn 201. Memorial lesson: Ken Tate read the names of those deceased in the past year: Myrtle Ann Beasley, Harrison Creel, Earnie Jett, Pernie Pelfrey, Charles Creel, Bill Tanner, Virginia Carter, Nellie Davis, Aubrey Enochs, Julietta Haynes. He then led 347 in memory of the deceased. John Van Horn led 65 for the sick and homebound: Josie Hyde, W.M. Allen, Stella Pratt and Henry Guthery; he then offered prayer. End of memorial lesson. Leaders: Larry Ballinger (AL) 163b (in memory of Pernie Pelfrey); Glenn Keeton (AL) 86; Holly Ruth Gale (AR) 155; Sarah Beasley (AL) 340; Anthony Graham (AR) 312.

    Lunch.

    Warren Steel and Jack Barbera called the afternoon session to order leading 57. Other leaders: Seth Holloway (TN) 300; Susie Bishop and Dena Holley 354b; Ken Tate (AL) 85; Matt Bell (TN) 32b; Henry McGuire 543; Julie Heeren (TN) 108t; Devon Newburn and Ben McLemore 47b; Chuck Howell 373; Neil Strickland 174; Stanley Wise 31t; Josh Winslett 77t; Dorothea Maynard (TN) 498 (in memory of Myrtle Ann Beasley); Nikos Pappas (AL) 235; Vicky Neyman 178; Lisa Geist (AL) 528; Ann Jett, Danny Creel and Wanda Capps 512 (in memory of Harrison Creel); Gravis, Earl and Larry Ballinger 472; Tim Cook and Hubert Nall 64; Glenn Keeton and Stephen Smith 504; Kathy Williams, Judy Caudle and Angela Myers 500; Richard Mauldin and Nikos Pappas 232; Ken Tate and Chris Ballinger 111b; Seth Holloway, Dorothea Maynard and Sarah Beasley 319; Brenda and Velton Chafin 192; Hugh Bill and Henry McGuire and Sarah Tidwell 236. Following announcements, Warren Steel led the closing song on 76b, and the class was dismissed with prayer by Sister Susan Karina Dickey.

    Chairman - Warren Steel, mudws@olemiss.edu
    Vice-Chairman - Mark Davis,
    Secretary - Brenda Chafin

    Bethel

    Bruce, Mississippi

    April 7, 2013

    The sixty-fourth annual Sacred Harp singing at Bethel Primitive Baptist Church was called to order by Hugh Bill McGuire leading song on page 48t. John Van Horn led the morning prayer. Hugh Bill McGuire led 299, and called the following leaders: John Van Horn 29t, 383, 300; Anne Steel 171, 31t, 480, Mark Davis 189, 411, 291; Drew McGuire 569b, 213t, 274t; Warren Steel 179, 173, 126; Henry McGuire WB 492, WB 486t, WB 436b; Andy Davis 182, 183, 196; Cliff Hall 268, 159, 299; Chuck Howell 32t, 127, 147t; Will Ingraham 146, 147b, 282; Kathleen Brown 117, 112, 388; Hugh Bill McGuire WB 154b.

    Lunch.

    After lunch, Hugh Bill McGuire called the afternoon session together leading song on page 142. Other leaders: John Van Horn 212, 273, 200; George Easley 129, 164; Anne Steel 269, 270, 348b' Drew McGuire 82t, 209, 203; Mark Davis 234, 209, 203; Warren Steel 378b, 149, 148; Henry McGuire 498, 504; Andy Davis 254, 318, 224, 400.

    Recess.

    John Van Horn brought the class together leading 460. Leaders: George Easley 61, 143; Chuck Howell 452, 222; Henry McGuire 320; Cliff Hall 59, 430, 277. Following announcements, Hugh Bill McGuire led the closing song WB 505, and the class was dismissed with prayer by Drew McGuire.

    Chairman - Hugh Bill McGuire
    Secretary - Warren Steel

    Poplar Springs

    Calhoun County, Mississippi

    May 5, 2013

    The annual Sacred Harp singing at Poplar Springs Baptist Church was called to order after lunch by John Van Horn leading song on page 48t,49b and 63. Leaders: Robert Earl Alexander 59, 53, 354b; George Easley WB 60, WB 527; Warren Steel 52t, 74b, 75, 40 (for Alice McGuire), 36b (for Hugh Bill McGuire); John Van Horn WB 494, WB 495, WB 526, 418; Robert Earl Alexander WB 517, WB 519, 124; George Easley W505, 323b; Warren Steel 61, 45t, 275b, 274t; John Van Horn 111t, 288. Following announcements, Robert Earl Alexander dismissed the class with prayer.


    Concord

    Calhoun County, Mississippi

    May 19, 2013

    The one hundred thirty-ninth annual Sacred Harp singing at Concord Baptist Church was called to order after dinner by John Van Horn in the new church building, which is still under construction. He began by leading song on page 285t, 53. He then called the following leaders: Robert Earl Alexander 108b, 108t; Warren Steel 89, 36t, 37t; Andy Davis 183, 269, 268; Mark Davis 33b, 39t, 137; George Easley 34b, 313t, 523; Wanda Gregg 40, 186; Linda Jenkins 63; John Van Horn 236, 224, 434; Nan Gordon WB 494; Robert Earl Alexander 354b; Warren Steel 67, 66, 275b; Andy Davis 400, 222, 318; Mark Davis 155, 200, 209; George Easley 418, Wanda Gregg 460, 46. Following announcements, John Van Horn led the closing song on page 145b, and Robert Earl Alexander dismissed the class with prayer.


    Old Courthouse Museum

    Vicksburg, Mississippi

    May 25-26, 2013

    Saturday, May 25

    The annual John N. Merritt Memorial Singing at the Old Courthouse Museum was called to order by Henry McGuire leading 32t. John Van Horn offered the morning prayer. Leaders: Henry McGuire 111b; Mark Davis 48t, 47b; John Van Horn 300, 200; Paul Forster and Mark Davis 63, 101t; Henry Schuman and Linda Hellerich 96 (CB), 189 (CH); Steven Wedgeworth 107, 106; Gordon Cotton and Henry McGuire 59, 226t (CH); Charity Vaughn 148 (CB), 575 (CB); Hugh Bill McGuire and Hugh McGuire 84, 86. The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman - Henry McGuire; Vice Chairman - Mark Davis; Secretary - Henry Schuman.

    Recess.

    Henry McGuire brought the class to order by leading 518 (CB). Leaders: Jackson Fleder 450 (CB), 368t (CB); Carol Watts 144 (CB), 38t (CB); Hugh McGuire 138 (CH), 93 (CH); Mallory Oliver 78 (CB), 559 (CB); Robert DuPree 121t (CH), 264 (CH); Peggy Ray 67 (CB), 64 (CB). Henry McGuire led 369 (CB) before the noon meal.

    Dismissed for lunch.

    Drew McGuire brought the class to order by leading 82t and 140 (CB). Leaders: Erica Martinez 417, 217; Robert Vaughn 427t (WB), 368t (WB); Henry Schuman 172 (CH); Warren Steel 187, 183; Sr. Susan Dickey 178, 128; Drew McGuire 129, 56b; Anne Steel 318, 348b; Darlene Reynolds and Mark Davis 484 (CB), 54t (CB); Charity Vaughn 569b; Mallory Oliver 109 (CH); Robert DuPree 63t (CH); Erica Martinez 532; Robert Vaughn 203 (WB); Carole Watts 319; Jackson Fleder 296; Anne Steel 209; Henry McGuire, Hugh Bill McGuire, Hugh McGuire and Drew McGuire 236. Announcements were made. Henry McGuire, Hugh McGuire, Drew McGuire, and Mark Davis led the Drone as the closing song. Drew McGuire dismissed the class with prayer.

    Sunday, May 26

    The Sunday session was called to order by Henry McGuire leading 68b. John Van Horn offered the morning prayer. Leaders: Henry McGuire 46; Mark Davis 123t, 203; Darlene Reynolds 204t (CH), 490; Jackson Fleder 30b, 460; Natalie Davis 400, 572 (CB); Hugh Bill McGuire and Hugh McGuire 384 (CB), 155 (CH); Carole Watts 392 (CB), 500 (CB).

    Recess.

    Henry McGuire brought the class back together by leading 522 (CB). Leaders: Sarah Beasley 159, 145b; Hugh McGuire 35t (CH), 380 (CH); Charity Vaughn 514 (CB), 318 (CH); Robert DuPree 349 (CH), 393t (CB). Charity Vaughn and Carole Watts conducted the memorial lesson. Charity spoke on behalf of the sick and shut-ins and read the following list of names: W.M. Allen, Eugene Forbes, and Henry Wooten. She led 154 in their honor. Carole Watts spoke on behalf of the deceased and led 146 in memory of the following: Myrtle Ann Beasley and Bud Oliver (Alabama); Cecil Powell (Arkansas); Virginia Carter and Nellie Davis (Mississippi); Clayton Ezell (Tennessee). Carole then conducted a remembrance of our veterans. She led 137 (CB) for them. Mark Davis offered prayer to close the session.

    Dismissed for lunch.

    Henry and Hugh McGuire brought the class to order by leading 212 and 136. Leaders: Andy Davis 254, 196; Erica Martinez 408 (CB), 300 (CB); John Van Horn 70b, 168t (CH); Seth Holloway 571 (CB), 182; Drew McGuire 378t, 81t (CH); Henry McGuire 472, 475; Henry Schuman 142 (CH), 184 (CH); Charity Vaughn 504; Hugh McGuire 512 (WB); Sarah Beasley 340; Robert DuPree 163b; Carole Watts 344; Natalie Davis 270; Jackson Fleder 76b; Andy Davis 47b; Erica Martinez 268; Henry, Hugh and Drew McGuire 77t. Announcements were made. Henry McGuire, Hugh McGuire and Mark Davis led the Drone as the closing song. Drew McGuire dismissed the class with prayer.

    Chairman - Henry McGuire
    Vice Chairman - Mark Davis
    Secretary - Henry Schuman

    Sherman

    Calhoun County, Mississippi

    June 2, 2012

    The sixty-fourth annual Hill Roane memorial Sacred Harp Singing was held at Sherman Baptist Church. The class was called to order by Mark Davis leading song on page 37b and 101t. John Van Horn led the morning prayer. Mark Davis led song on page 421 and called the following leaders: John Van Horn 120, 148, 126; Darlene Reynolds 68b, 569b; Mark Davis 430; Cliff Hall 288, 59, 63; Andy Davis 379, 490, 38b, 147t.

    Recess.

    John Van Horn reassembled the class with song on page 176b. Leaders: Anne Steel 151, 71, 61; Warren Steel 150, 428, 50t; Arlon Gardner 106, 163t, 183.

    Dismissed for lunch.

    Mark Davis called the afternoon session together leading song on page 129, 200 and 297. Other leaders: John Van Horn 168, 172, 383 (for Hugh Bill McGuire); Darlene Reynolds 145t, 145b, 480; Cliff Hall 282, 277, 268; Andy Davis 269, 196, 198; Anne Steel 385t, 385b, 270; Warren Steel 192, 224, "Hurricane Creek"; John Van Horn 236; Arlon Gardner 455, 274t, 313b; Mark Davis 142; John Van Horn 434; Darlene Reynolds 3345; Cliff Hall 47b; Andy Davis 254; Anne Steel 177; Warren Steel 283; Arlon Gardner 220, 222. Following announcements, Mark Davis led the closing song in the J.L. White edition (W) 154b, and Arlon Gardner dismissed the class with prayer.

    Chairman - Mark Davis
    Secretary - Warren Steel

    Oak Springs

    Calhoun County, Mississippi

    June 9, 2013

    The annual Sacred Harp singing at Oak Springs Church was called to order after lunch by John Van Horn leading songs on page 73t, 72b and 75. Leaders: Curtis Bryant W517, 127, "Twilight Is Falling"; George Easley 288, 34b, W60; Robert Earl Alexander W494 (by request), W495, 124; Mark Davis 74b, 270, 271t; Warren Steel 339 (for David Stewart), 338, 36b, 53; Andy Davis 47b. 196, 269, 434, 400; John Van Horn 236, 40 (for Alice McGuire); Robert Earl Alexander 452; Curtis Bryant 119, 323b; George Easley 313t; Mark Davis 98; Warren Steel 405, 404; Andy Davis 224, 222, 220. Following announcements, John Van Horn led the closing song on page 62, and Robert Earl Alexander dismissed the class with prayer.


    Calhoun County Musical Association

    Bethel Primitive Baptist Church

    August 10, 2013

    The 136th annual session of the Calhoun County Sacred Harp Musical Association convened at Bethel Primitive Baptist Church, Bruce, Mississippi. President John Van Horn called the class to order leading song on page 73t; he then led the convention in prayer, then led song on page 212. President called for corresponding delegates; Chickasaw County Convention answered with George and Maybellene Easley: these were duly seated and visitors were recognized from Newton County Convention. Leaders: Anne Steel 39t, 171; Robert Earl Alexander 401; Cliff Hall 288, 59; George Easley 523, 438; Mark Davis 102, 273; Drew McGuire 87, 134; Warren Steel 36t, 195; Andy Davis 269, 318.

    Recess.

    The President restored order and sang 270. Leaders: Henry McGuire 275b, 225t, 532; Darlene Reynolds 569b, 490; Barbara McNeill 45t, 145b; Hugh Bill McGuire 40, 36b; Bobby Neyman 35, 309; Vicky Neyman 268, 178; John Van Horn 224, 222.

    Dismissed for lunch.

    After a bountiful and delicious lunch, President Van Horn restored order and sang 168 and called the following leaders for a second lesson: Anne Steel 335, 274b; Cliff Hall 53, 378t; George Easley WB 60, WB 527; Mark Davis 71, 517, 280; Drew McGuire 64, 472; Warren Steel 179, 442, 47t; Andy Davis 196, 254, 200; Henry McGuire 542, WB 492. The following officers were retained: John Van Horn, president; Anne Steel, secretary. Henry and Drew McGuire led 236.

    Recess.

    President restored order and sang 460. Leaders continued: Henry McGuire WB 480b; Hugh Bill McGuire 274t; Bobby Neyman 34t, 347; Barbara McNeill 127, 128; Vicky Neyman 282, 117. Executive committee reported on finance, reported death of Virginia Carter and Nellie Davis. Warren Steel sang 131b in memory of the deceased. President appointed delegates John Van Horn, Hugh Bill and Alice McGuire to the Chickasaw Convention and to the State Convention. Following announcements, John Van Horn led the closing song on page 122, and Drew McGuire dismissed the convention with prayer.

    President - John Van Horn
    Secretary - Anne Steel

    Mississippi State Sacred Harp Singing Convention

    Antioch Primitive Baptist Church

    August 24-25, 2013

    Saturday, August 24, 2013

    The 85th annual session of the Mississippi State Sacred Harp Singing Convention began with President Mark Davis calling the meeting to order and leading 37b. The opening prayer was offered by Chaplain Arlon Gardner. President Davis welcomed everyone to the convention and thanked Brother Alfred Bailey and Bro. Rogers for having us at Antioch Primitive Baptist Church. President appointed Darlene Reynolds and John Van Horn to the Arranging Committee. Other officers are as follows: President - Mark Davis; Vice President - John Van Horn; Secretary - Jean Gray; Assistant Secretary - Darlene Reynolds. Leaders: Mark Davis 203; John Van Horn 379; Jean Gray 297; Darlene Reynolds 484 (CB); Arlon Gardner 277; Mary Ellen Schrock 180 (CH); Sister Susan Dickey 551; Matthew Dawson 269; John Plunkett 462t (CH); Robert Vaughn 80 (CH); Anne Steel 480; Billy Hollingsworth 318 (CH); Stanley Smith 378t; Drew McGuire 546; Amber Davis 142; Hugh Bill McGuire 298; Bobby Caldwell 82 (CB). President appointed Henry McGuire, Drew McGuire, and Hugh McGuire to the Business and Credentials Committee.

    Recess.

    The singing continued with John Van Horn leading 430. Leaders: Warren Steel 195; Lisa Geist 528; Amy Armstrong 440; William Savell 188 (CH); Wilma Mitchell 204t (CH); Hugh McGuire 12 (CH); Jane Armstrong 405; John Hollingsworth and Madison Busby 30b (CH); Regina Derstine 349; Mike McNeil 282; Henry McGuire 64 (CH); John Cash 214; Mark Davis 117 (CH) (for the people at Antioch Church); Barbara McNeill 51 (CH); Bruce Smith 303 (CH); Leona Smith 143 (CH). President appointed John Hollingsworth and Billy Hollingsworth to the Memorial Committee.

    Dismissed for lunch.

    After a delicious lunch and fellowship, singing continued with Mark Davis leading 106. Leaders: Madison Busby 354b; Lynn Dennis 109 (CH); Gay Beth Kelley 175 (CH); John Van Horn 300; Jean Gray and Warren Steel 196; Darlene Reynolds and Henry McGuire 490; Arlon Gardner 507; Mary Ellen Schrock 189 (CH); Sister Susan Dickey 128; Kim Vaughn 558 (CB); Matthew Dawson 254; John Plunkett 504 (WB); Robert Vaughn 334 (WB); Anne Steel 209; Billy Hollingsworth 111b (CH); Stanley Smith 567 (CB). In a business session held at 2:00 p.m., the following business was attended: President Davis suggested we add Henry McGuire and Darlene Reynolds to the checking account, along with Jean Gray, and remove Junie McNeil (deceased). Motion and second to keep the same officers. Mark Davis led 236.

    Recess.

    Mark Davis led 126. Leaders: Drew McGuire 270; Amber Davis 559 (CB); Hugh Bill McGuire 273; Bobby Caldwell 129 (CH); Warren Steel 268 (CH); Lisa Geist 391; Amy Armstrong 112; Hugh McGuire 365 (CH); Jane Armstrong 335; Mike McNeill and Sharon McNeill 206 (CH); Mike McNeill 522 (CB); Regina Derstine 140 (CB); Henry McGuire 492 (WB); John Cash 184 (CH); Lynn Dennis 460. President Mark Davis thanked everyone who brought lunch. Announcements were made. The class sang The Drone, led by Mark Davis, Henry McGuire, and Hugh McGuire. John Van Horn offered the closing prayer.

    Sunday, August 25, 2013

    President Mark Davis opened the Sunday session of the Mississippi State Sacred Harp Singing Convention by leading 101t. Prayer was offered by Arlon Gardner. Leaders: Mark Davis 107; John Van Horn 200, 448t; Jean Gray 68b; Darlene Reynolds 264 (CH), 511 (WB); Arlon Gardner 454, 163t; Matthew Dawson 455, 350; Billy Hollingsworth 103 (CH), 133 (CH); Mary Ellen Schrock 180 (CH), 432b (CH); Nikos Pappas 339, 99; Jackson Fleder 434, 400.

    Recess.

    Singing continued with John Van Horn leading 155. Leaders: Tom Gray 358, 268; Ken Tate 168b (CH), 497b (CH); Natalie Davis 145b, 146; Ann Jett 43 (CH), 149 (CH); Sarah Beasley 76b (CH), 45b (CH). John Hollingsworth and Billy Hollingsworth conducted the memorial lesson. John spoke on behalf of the sick and shut-ins. He said it was important to not only remember them, but to go by and see them. He read the following list of names: W.M. Allen, Charles Porter, Emma Lou Rigdon, Ruth Wyers, Velton Chafin, Johnnie Chafin, Elsie Moon, and Fred Buesser. Billy Hollingsworth said it is an important tradition to remember these people that are no longer with us. These people taught us to sing. We paused to reflect on the ones who passed away this year and also the ones in years past. He led 347 in memory of the following: Nellie Davis, Norman Hollingsworth, Mary Frances Jones, Emily Boswell, Virginia Carter (Mississippi); Charles Creel, Bud Oliver, Lessie Reed, Jeff Sheppard (Alabama); Evelyn Steinruck (Pennsylvania). Arlon Gardner closed the memorial service with prayer. Leaders: Drew McGuire 258 (CH), 345b; Madison Busby 179 (CH), 277. President Mark appointed Tim Gray and Mike McNeil to the Resolutions Committee.

    Dismissed for lunch.

    The afternoon session was brought to order by Mark Davis leading 430. Leaders: Hugh Bill McGuire, Hugh McGuire, and Henry McGuire 505 (WB), 155 (CH); Wanda Capps 172 (CH), 216; Erica Martinez 524 (CB), 450 (CB); Hugh McGuire 512 (WB), 240; Stanley Smith 503 (WB), 54 (CH); Amy Armstrong 182 (CB), 393 (CB); Andy Davis 318, 254. A business meeting was held for the purpose of hearing reports. The Business and Credentials Committee presented the financial report. There was a motion and second for donation of money as follows: $250.00 to the Sacred Harp Musical Heritage Association for Camp Fasola Scholarship; $40.00 to WCPC Sacred Harp Hour Radio Program; $60.00 to Sacred Harp Minutes; $65.00 for flowers in honor of Nellie Davis; and $300.00 to Antioch Primitive Baptist Church. Motion and second to accept financial report. The Resolutions Committee submitted the following: We, the eighty-fifth meeting of the Mississippi State Sacred Harp Singing Convention, thank God for the ability and willingness to come together to sing. Thank you to Antioch Primitive Baptist Church for extending their hospitality and the use of this wonderful building. Thanks to people who came from near and far to sing together. Thank you to all who helped provide a graceful and bountiful lunch both days. We resolve to gather again a year from now to once again sing praises to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. The report was accepted, and the business meeting was closed. Leaders: Lynn Dennis 460, 341; Regina Derstine 273, 272; Seth Holloway 117 (CH), 85 (CH); Henry McGuire 40 (CB), 465 (CB); Tim Gray 222, 319; Mike McNeill 186 (CH), 573 (CB). Announcements were made. Mark Davis, Hugh McGuire, and Henry McGuire led The Drone. The closing prayer was offered by Tim Gray.

    President - Mark Davis
    Vice President - John Van Horn
    Secretarie - Jean Gray and Darlene Reynolds

    Taylor

    Lafayette County, Mississippi

    October 12, 2013

    The twenty-sixth 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 59. John Van Horn led the morning prayer. Leaders: Warren Steel 39t, 187; Hugh Bill McGuire 310; Henry McGuire 105, 234, 504; Dameron and Cesare Neyman 178, 39b, 56t; Drew McGuire 344, 77t, 492; Vicky Neyman 282, 268; Jeff Corbett 230, 326, 276; Arlon Gardner 278t, 277, 76b.

    Dismissed for lunch.

    Warren Steel reassembled the class leading song on page 36b. Other leaders: Bobby Neyman 163b, 146, 479; Julie Heerin 417, 176b; Brenda Chafin 142, 203, 542; Anne Steel 348b, 163t, 318; Louis Garner 373, 397, 378t; John Van Horn 65, 196.

    Recess.

    Warren Steel called the class together leading song on page 280. Leaders: Andy Davis 269, 434, 47b; Mary Amelia Taylor 472, 298, 546; Jan Murray 457, 31t. In a memorial lesson, Warren Steel led 85 and 131b in memory of Charlie Gates, Virginia Carter, Sammye Baker and Emily Boswell. Other leaders: Dameron Neyman 274t; Vicky Neyman 120, 87; Drew McGuire 101t, 114; Jeff Corbett 179, 569b; Arlon Gardner 507, 455; Bobby Neyman 117, 347; Julie Heerin 354b, 330b; Brenda Chafin 200, 430; Anne Steel 67, 480; John Van Horn 209, 300; Andy Davis 254; Mary Amelia Taylor 376; Jan Murray 129; Cesare Neyman 513. Following announcements of future singings Warren Steel led the closing song on page 235, and the class was dismissed with prayer by Mary Amelia Taylor.

    Chairman - Warren Steel

    Calhoun County Nursing Home

    Calhoun City, Mississippi

    November 30, 2013

    The annual Sacred Harp singing at Calhoun County Nursing Home was called to order on the Saturday before the First Sunday in December at 1:30 by Robert Earl Alexander leading song on page 59 and 65. Leaders: Curtis Bryant 323b, 119; John Van Horn 61, 89; Anne Steel 39b, 37b, 186; George Easley 128 (by request), 39t; Chuck Howell 36b, 84; Bobby Neyman 340, 309; Warren Steel 400, 345b, 306; Andy Davis 47b, 282, 379, 273; John Van Horn 236; Anne Steel 288 (by request), 452 (by request); Warren Steel 223, 421 (for Charles Pulliam); Bobby Neyman 479, WB 517 (by request); Chuck Howell 354b. Following announcements, George Easley led the closing song WB 519, and John Van Horn dismissed the class with prayer.


    Hugh Bill McGuire Funeral

    Bruce, Mississippi

    December 29, 2013

    A special Sacred Harp singing was held at Parker Memorial Funeral Home preceding the funeral services for Hugh Bill McGuire. Henry and Drew McGuire called the class to order singing song on page 270; Arlon Gardner offered prayer. Leaders were called as follows: Drew and Henry McGuire 339; Warren Steel 205; Larry Ballinger 389; Ken Tate 225t; Amber Smith 380; Mark Davis 182; Judy Caudle 30b; John and Billy Hollingsworth 236; Marlon Beasley 460; Rodney Ivey WB 486t (Trusting); John Van Horn 122; Danny Creel 269; Lisa Geist 528; Glenn Keeton 300; Wilma Mitchell 120; Earl Ballinger 99; Darlene Reynolds WB 511 (Willie); Anne Steel 201; Gravis Ballinger 112; Ann Jett 327; Mike McNeill 282; Sarah Beasley 146; Andy Davis 196; Mark Tew 139; Emily Massey CH 131 (Will You Meet Me); Chuck Howell 373; Arlon Gardner 448t. Other singers in attendance included George Easley, Curtis Bryant, Margaret Whitworth, John Wall, Seth Holloway, Bobby Neyman and Sarah Tidwell. Henry and Drew McGuire led the closing song on page 40, and the meeting was turned over to Elders Ed Easley and Rusty Wise for the funeral service and subsequent interment.

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