PraiSingers History



OFFICERS 1994-1995

 Director, Charles Williamson; Accompanist, Susan Foxworth; President, Tom Cleveland; VP Activities, Jean Shamburger; VPOutreach, Helen Yeates; VP Communication and Uniforms, Volera Kirkpatrick; Co-Editor, Fran Smith; Secretary-Treasurer, Norma Estill (Later replaced by Glynda Haney; Ministries Chairman, Margaret Tarpley; Soprano Section Ldr 1, Betty Sue Drury; Soprano Section Ldr 2, Gloria Rainwater; Alto Section Ldr 1, Leetha Paterson, Alto Section Ldr 2, Laura Jean York; Tenor Section Ldr, Duane Payne; Bass Section Ldr, Tom Sawyer; Librarian, Kirk Kirkpatrick; Historian, Evelyn Grubbs.





Director, Charles Williamson; Accompanist, Susan Foxworth; President, Jim Harris; VP Activities, Jean Shamburger; VP Outreach, Helen Yeatts, VP Communications/Uniforms, Volera Kirkpatrick; Co-Editor Choir Notes, Fran Smith; Secretary-Treasurer, Ethel Ford; Ministries Chairman, Mina Lou McDaniel; Soprano Section Ldr 1, Lucile Buie; Soprano Section Ldr 2, Freddie Burkett; Alto Section Leader 1, Peggy Cleveland; Alto Section Leader 2, Laura Gene York; Tenor Section Ldr, Duane Payne; Bass Section Ldr, J.D. Kelly; Librarian, Kirk Kirkpatrick; Facilities Director, Tom Cleveland.



Ladies: White long-sleeve blouse, with a pointed collar, black skirt (street length), tie made of black grosgrain ribbon-5/8 inches wide and 46 ½ inches long, black hose and black shoes.

Men:  Black pants, white long-sleeve shirt, black bow tie, black shoes and black socks, no coat.

Informal:  T-shirts, front:  TABC, Fort worth, TX; back, TRAVIS SENIOR SINGERS.






September 12, evening service

October 1-8—Washington, D.C. and New York City, Carnegie Hall

          Choir Outfits were the same with the inclusion of a red bandana with the words “O God our Help” 

October 1-8, 1993, Senior Travis Singers”



Regular uniform with red Christmas ties. 

December 10—Christmas Pageant, 7:30 pm

December 12—Christmas Pageant, 6:30 pm

December 13—Concert at Town Center, 6:30 pm , uniform same as December 5.

          “Life is a Symphony”, “God’s Garden”, “Wings of an Eagle”, “I Am with    You Always”, “He is Born”, “O come, O Come, Emmanuel”, “Lo, How a

          Rose E’er Blooming”.

January 23, 1994—Rehearsal at 4:30 in sanctuary of all choirs,

Travis, Irving, Waco, and Dallas. 

Concert at evening service at 6:15 pm. Same uniform as Dec.

March 26—Alta Mesa Nursing Center

March 27—Sing at Nursing Homes

April 22—Concert at St. Frances Village 7:30 pm Friday Night

          “Hearts to You”, Rejoicing in His Presence” Book, “God’s Garden”, “Life is a Symphony”, “I Am With You Always,” song my men’s quartet, “The Savior’s Name”, “The Morning Trumpet, (From “O God Our Help”), “O Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go”, Thou Wilt Keep Him in Perfect Peace”, “Like a River Glorious”

          April 23—Broadway Plaza Retirement Center.

May 1—Sing for Senior Day at Travis

 (Uniform: Bright blouse or shirt with dark pants or skirts)

May 7—Sing for Senior Revival Luncheon

May 22—Sing at Westside Nursing Home and Trinity Terrace

June 3—Annual Senior Travis Singers Banquet/Pot Luck Dinner, Talent Show and

                   New Officers Installation.

June 5—Sing for evening service (Uniform:  black and white)



Choir Leaders Spring 1993

Director, Charles Williamson; Accompanist, Susan Foxworth; President, Jim Harris; V.P. Activities, Jean Shamburger, Co-Secretaries, Ethel Ford, Evelyn Grubbs; Ministries Chairman, Fran Smith; Librarian, Volera Kirkpatrick; Soprano Section Ldr (A-K) Lucile Buie; (l-Z) Margaret Tarpley; Alto Section Ldr, Ruby ; Tenor Section Ldr, Duane Payne; Bass Section Ldr, Tom Cleveland. 

Choir Members February 17, 1993






Bainter, Justine

Ford, Ethel

Cleveland, Tom

Payne, Duane

Buie, Lucile

Lang, Bobbie

Copeland, Floyd

Rainwater, Don

Brown Cloe

Harris, Elaine

Harris, Jim

Shamburger, W.

Cleveland, Peggy

Oates, Louise



Drury, Bettye Sue

Patterson, Leetha

Kelly, J.D.


Grubbs, Evelyn

Pigg, Ruby

Kirkpatrick, Kirk


Hardin, Stella

Steger, Helen

Oates, B.H.


Kirkpatrick, Volera

Tripp, Helen

Sawaringen, Ken


Jackson, Ruth

Strickland, Polly

Sawyers, Tom


Lee, Camille

Wren, Nancy

Wren, Lee


McDaniel, Mina

York, Laura Gene



McKissack, Nettie

Young, Laverne



McSween, Vera




Rainwater, Gloria




Roskey, Marie




Shamburger, Jean




Smith, Fran




Tarpley, Margaret




Waters, Jane




Williamson, Helen







November 8 Evening Worship Service

          Call to worship:  “Glory, Hallelujah, Jubilee”

          Choral Worship:  “Set My Soul Afire”

December 6, Sunday—two nursing homes

          One at 2:00 pm and one at 3:30 pm

December 7, Messiah

January  13, Evangelism Conference with other senior choirs

March 18—Premier, “O God Our Help”

Morton H. Myerson Symphony Center in Dallas

          “O God Our Help”, “How Great Thou Art”, “Great is Thy

Faithfulness”, “O Love That Will Not Let Me Go”, “The Lord’s My

Shepherd”, “I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes”, Like a River Glorious”, “Thou Wilt

Keep Him in Perfect Peace”, “Still Still With Thee”, “Eye Hath Not Seen”,

“O God Our Help in Ages Past”.

March 23—“O God Our Help” Second Performance, Baylor University, Waco, TX

March 28–Nursing Homes, 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm, 4:00 pm