January 4, 2016

Above are members of the Gospel Choir at East Central Community College in Decatur. They are shown prior to their annual fall concert in Vickers Fine Arts Auditorium.  Participants and their respective hometowns include (front row, from left) Shamayia Bobbit, Forest; Jasmine Greer and Juanesha Griffin, both of Philadelphia; Chris Johnson, Noxapater; Barry Boblen, Jackson; Mahari Kincaid, Morton; Anna Chapas, Philadelphia; Maiah Patrick, Forest; Stephanie Griffen, Carthage; Kately Edwards, Lawrence; Aerien Keeton, Morton; Kayla Dawkins, Montrose; and sponsor Brenda K. Johnson of Lawrence; and (back row, left to right) Kamesha Towson, Decatur; Sydney Luvene, Lauderdale; Ta’Maya Pace, Forest; Sabela Hobbs and Sylvania Backstrom, both of Philadelphia; Natoriuous Ousley, Forest; Amber Gill, Louisville; Roshumbria Nash, Carthage; Leah Woods and Destiney Holmes, both of Louisville; and Te-Anna Viverette, Carthage. Not pictured are singers Micah Jordan of Meridian and Dzonna Brown of Newton and musicians Eddie Smith and Jeff Wise, both of Newton; Hunter Dickerson of Philadelphia, Darryl Rogers of Laurel and Maiah Patrick of Forest; and director Lavar Robinson of Morton. (EC Photo)