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Jack Smith Memorial Singing

Oakhurst Baptist Church, Decatur, Georgia

Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, 2005

The class was called to order by John Plunkett leading 52t. Andy Anderson offered the opening prayer.

A business session was held and the previous officers re-elected: Chairman -John Plunkett; Vice Chair -Joan Durdin; Secretary -Laura Akerman.

Leaders: John Plunkett 145t; Joan Durdin 40, 480; Laura Akerman 270, 274t; Andy Anderson 31b, 178; Malinda Snow and Jim Springer 28t, 107; Jane Spencer 312t, 129; Al Grindon 203, 87; Will Peebles 49b, 58; Judy Mincey 540, 475; Mike Spencer 68b, 47b.

RECESS

Joan Durdin brought the class back to order leading 84. Leaders: John Redman 340, 57; Bob Goodman 34b, 479; Susan Firestone 146, 66; Debora Grosse 222, 384; Ted Huddleston and Meredith Huddleston 65, 198; Ellie Soler 472, 481; Eric Tweedy 122, 385t; Henry Slack 117, 535; John Plunkett 40 (at request of Myra Skipper). Eric Tweedy asked the blessing for the noon meal.

LUNCH

John Plunkett called the class back to order with 403. Leaders: Lee Rogers 274b, 344; Andy Morse 77t, 99; Tom Malone 30b, 532; Tony Hammock 201, 75; Charles Woods 318, 283; Susan Posey 35, 503; David Yeager 86, 330b; Paula Buford and John Plunkett 45t; Holly Evans 163 (t? b?).

RECESS

The class resumed singing with Joan Durdin leading 448b. Leaders: Al Grindon and visitors 276; Judy Mincey 528; John Redman 361; Ellie Soler and Joanne Doutre 504; Eric Tweedy 200; Ted Huddleston 155; Tom Malone 53; Debora Grosse 277; Lee Rogers 358; Laura Akerman 192; Malinda Snow 474; Bob Goodman 551; Jane Spencer 457.

Following announcements, John Plunkett and Joan Durdin led 323t as the closing song, and Andy Anderson led the closing prayer.

Chairman—John Plunkett; Vice Chair—Joan Durdin; Secretary—Laura Akerman.