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The Original B.F. White Sacred Harp
Singing Convention (White Book)

Hardeman Primitive Baptist Church, Decatur, Georgia

September 15, 2002

The singing class was called to order by John Plunkett leading song on page 49t. The opening prayer was led by David Grant. John Plunkett then led song on page 276.

Leaders: Sandra Wilkinson 316, 508t; Helen Bryson 371, 283b; Bob Goodman 36b, 526; Sharon Hamrick 306; Lee Rogers 38t, 286b; David Grant 491t, 500t; Rodney Ivey 511, 358; Tom Hanson 512, 299; Douglas Faith 461, 26 (in back of book); Bill Hollingsworth 389t, 486; John Redman 540, 328.

RECESS

Chairman Tom Hanson called the class to order leading song on page 59. Leaders: Wayne Watson 146, 49b; Henry Johnson 88t, 499; Mary Brownlee 395b, 484b; Violet Thomason 112, 189; John Hollingsworth 527, 60t; Laura Akerman 525, 39t; Joan Durdin 148, 72b; Liz Bryant 54t, 547t. Prayer was offered at the lunch table by John Plunkett.

LUNCH

Tom Hanson brought the class to order leading songs on pages 63 and 36t. Leaders: Sandra Wilkinson 532; Judy Mincey 55t, 490b; Richard DeLong 138t, 95t (for Bill Green of Mobile, Alabama who recently suffered a serious stroke); Raymond Hamrick 95b; Andy Anderson 40, 37b; Anita Landess 519, 317b.

Carol Hanson led song on page 447t as the memorial lesson for the following deceased: Eileen Bowers, Sarah Jones, Elmer Wilkinson, Othell Moore, Christine Wilkinson Harrell, Claude Allen, Kenneth DeLong, and Virginia Redman.

Carol Hanson then led song on page 498t for the following shut-ins: Floyd Faith, Marlene Faith, Howell Sorrells, Mary Sorrells, Cora Lou Wagner, Mrs. Doris Haley, Kathi Watts, Bill Green, Beufa Green, Loy Garrison, Dorothy Garrison, and Mrs. Myra Smith.

Leaders: Rebecca Higgins 490t, 408; Andy Morse 546t, 492; Alice West 288, 384; Rosemund Watson 491b, 544t; Jesse Roberts 171, 478t; John Plunkett 509; Lillian Rann 477, 545t; Tom Hanson 61 (for Russ Hanson and Leslie Hanson); Bill Hollingsworth (who will be leaving for England soon to attend school) 235.

The singing was closed by Tom Hanson leading song on page 62, and the closing prayer was led by Elder Jesse Roberts.

Chairman—Tom Hanson; Secretary/Treasurer—Sandra L. Wilkinson.