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Harpeth Valley-Priestley Miller
Memorial Singing

Free Will Baptist Bible College, Nashville, Tennessee

Saturday, April 29, 2000

The thirty-ninth annual Harpeth Valley-Priestley Miller Memorial Sacred Harp Singing was called to order on the first Saturday after Easter by Chairman David Carlton at 9:30 a.m. by leading song on page 72b. Chaplain Hibbard Thatcher offered the morning prayer. David Carlton led song on page 81t.

Leaders: Tim Reynolds 84, 171; Darrell Holley 59, 354b; Laurens Blankers 39t, 40; Sandie Scott 128, 572. Prior to the last song, Tim Reynolds made some brief remarks concerning songs on pages 572 and 573 and their connection with the Rev. Priestley Miller and the Harpeth Valley Singing. Leaders: Clayton Ezell 403, 182; Gordon Wilkinson 434, 475; Judy Mincey 34t, 501; Don Bowen 137, 225t.

RECESS

David Carlton called the class to order leading song on page 496.

A business session was held with the following officers re-elected to serve: Chairman—David Carlton; Vice Chairman—Darrell Holley; Secretary—Marilyn Burchett; Chaplain—Hibbard Thatcher.

Leaders: Hibbard Thatcher 73b, 107; Bob Simmons 569b, 361; Mike Grimes 49b, 155; Kerene Box 28b, 480; Ben Crabtree 45t, 63; Dorothea Gibson, Emilee Ketteman, and Rachel Gedeon 235b, 120; Lewis Frost 178.

LUNCH

David Carlton called the class to order leading song on page 66. Leaders: Fay Thompson 53, 64; John Plunkett 308, 52t; Marilyn Burchett 29t, 42; JoAnn Grimes, Mike Grimes, Emilee Ketteman, and Rachel Gedeon 159, 236; Jack Ketteman 192, 452; Kathy Williams 524, 384; Tim Reynolds 254 (by request of Emily Boswell); Dorothea Gibson 408 (by request); Clayton Ezell and Henry Cobb 358 (by request); Laurens Blankers 106, 49t.

Announcements were made. Darrell Holley led song on page 127 as the closing song. Fay Thompson dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—David Carlton; Vice Chairman—Darrell Holley; Secretary—Marilyn Burchett.