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Jack Smith Memorial Singing

Oakhurst Baptist Church, Decatur, Georgia

Monday, May 28, 2001

The Jack Smith Memorial Singing was held on Memorial Day at Oakhurst Baptist Church in Decatur, Georgia. John Plunkett called the class to order leading song on page 49t. Andy Anderson offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: John Plunkett 145t; Don Bowen 155, 192; Laura Densmore 312b, 528; Laura Akerman 111b, 384; Jeannette DePoy 229, 375; Andy Anderson 63, 28t; Joan Durdin 480, 47t; Guy Bankes 228, 441; Malinda Snow 163 (t? b?), 479; Scott DePoy 282, 201.

RECESS

The class resumed singing with John Plunkett leading song on page 277. Leaders: Richard DeLong 339, 207; Lela Crowder 34b, 569b; Sharon Kellam 312t, 160b; David Yeager 313b, 163t; Martha Ann Stegar 276, 146; Judy Mincey 501, 475; Andy Morse 347, 40; Liz Bryant 122, 299; Bob Goodman 452b, 147t; Nancy Yeager 178, 49b; Mark Bumgardner 439, 35; Janet Shepherd 114, 106. John Plunkett offered the blessing for lunch.

LUNCH

The afternoon session consisted of singing from a gospel hymnbook that had been compiled by Jack Smith.

The class was in general agreement to hold this singing again next year on Memorial Day. Location and format are to be decided, though most expressed an interest in keeping it the same, and it is likely to be held at Oakhurst Baptist Church again.

Chairman—John Plunkett; Secretary—Laura Akerman.