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Immanuel Baptist Church

Nashville, Tennessee

Saturday, November 8, 2003

The nineteenth annual Sacred Harp singing at Immanuel Baptist Church was called to order at 9:30 a.m. by Chairman Tim Reynolds leading 59. Mark Taylor offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Tim Reynolds 81t; David Carlton 47t, 48t; Laurens Blankers 276, 40; Sandie Scott 46, 86; Fay Thompson 128, 53; Roy Turrentine 49b, 68b.

RECESS

Clayton Ezell called the class back to order leading 231 and 390. Leaders: Marilyn Burchett 496, 36t; Mark Taylor 124, 143; Heidi Nolen 448t, 312b; Bob Simmons 532, 569b; Debbie Sides 84, 73b; Gordon Wilkinson 208, 200.

RECESS

Mike Grimes called the class back to order leading 225t and 424. Leaders: Gary Smith 503, 565; Judy Mincey 376, 475.

LUNCH

Tim Reynolds brought the class back together for the afternoon session leading 148 and 117. Leaders: Sarah Smith 318, 137; Marlin Beasley 314, 340; Brenda Merritt 142, 430; Richard Shadinger 145t, 294; Ann Ballard 144, 406; Lewis Frost 178, 452; Jo Ann Grimes 45t, 236; John Plunkett 45b, 71; Dorothea Gibson 354b, 196; Andy Gay 133, 61; Seth Holloway 274t, 388; John Merritt 268, lined out “The Mercy Seat,” 333 (LD).

After announcements, Tim Reynolds led 146 as the closing song. Marlin Beasley closed the singing with prayer.

Chairman—Timothy J. Reynolds; Secretary—Marilyn Burchett.