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Immanuel Baptist Church

Nashville, Tennessee

Saturday, November 13, 2004

At 9:30 a.m., in the absence of the Chairman, Vice Chairman David Carlton led 49t to call the twentieth annual Sacred Harp singing at Immanuel Baptist Church to order. Darrell Holley offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: David Carlton 34b; Clayton Ezell 390, 300; Elder J.L. Hopper 503, 543; Gordon Wilkinson 217, 460; Sarah Smith 129, 75; Glenda Hopper 461, 81b; Sandie Scott 235, 282; Hibbard Thatcher 49b, 146.

RECESS

David Carlton called the class back to order leading 276.

The class went into a business session with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Tim Reynolds; Vice Chairman—David Carlton; Secretary—Marilyn Burchett; Chaplain—Sandie Scott.

Leaders: Gary Smith 31t, 565; Darrell Holley 59, 569b; Eric Wilson 30t, 168; Seth Holloway 145b, 388; Marilyn Burchett 551, 34t; Roy Turrentine, Spencer Turrentine, and Tim Hetrick 148, 99; Lewis Frost 86, 178; Heidi Nolen 457, 312b.

LUNCH

David Carlton brought the class back together for the afternoon session leading 278b. Leaders: Laurens Blankers 159; Gordon Wilkinson 434; Clayton Ezell 231; Seth Holloway 274t; Elder J.L. Hopper 275t; Sarah Smith 73t; Hibbard Thatcher 268; Gary Smith 73b; Lewis Frost 452; Glenda Hopper 273; Darrell Holley 81t; Eric Wilson 72b; Sandie Scott, Anna Laura Reeve, and Erin Reeve 225t; Marilyn Burchett 64; Heidi Nolen 448t; David Carlton 47b; Lewis Frost 547; Clayton Ezell 358; Laurens Blankers 334.

After announcements were made, David Carlton led 347 as the closing song, and in memory of Allen Fannin. The class was dismissed.

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