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Seed and Feed Sacred Harp Singing

Emory Presbyterian Church, Atlanta, Georgia

April 20, 1996

The twentieth annual Seed and Feed Sacred Harp Singing was called to order by Chairwoman Judy Mincey leading song on page 59. Jack Smith gave the opening prayer. Leaders: Laura Akerman 146, 155; Kelly Morris 49b; Jack Smith 480, 145t. A business was held and the following officers were elected: Chairman—Kelly Morris; Vice Chair—Jeannette DePoy; Arranging Committee—Laura Akerman; Secretary—Dowman Wilson; Finance Committee—Don Bowen and Bill Levisay. Kelly Morris led song on page 535b. Leaders: Helen Bryson 215; Jeannette DePoy 475; Louis Hughes 183; Don Bowen 510, 266; Caran Bryant 40, 454; Dowman Wilson 107; Richard DeLong 370; Tim Cook 72b; Charlene Wallace 299; Bill Scott 159; Dolly Hudgins 343; George Snyder 143; Cary Cleaver 455.

RECESS

Jeannette DePoy brought the class back together leading song on page 66. Leaders: Peg Geronimo 47b; David Kam 277; Frances Mary D’Andrea 383; Richard Whatley 110; Al Grindon 213t; Lynn Farmer 178; Carri Grindon 332; Gene Bessent 147t in memory of Tommie Bessent , Jim Besent’s mother; Katie Grindon 497; Cathy White 114; Carlene Griffin 270; John Whittemore 216; Joan Durden 29t; Kelly Morris 34t. A recess for lunch was called, with Jack Smith asking the blessing.

LUNCH

Singing resumed with Kelly Morris and Bill Levisay leading song on page 37b. Leaders: Richard Carroll 198, 358; Karen Morris 236; John Plunkett 182, 209; Larry Woodring 268, 196; Jack Corley 373, 168; Jim Friffin 127; Myra Tucker for Gerdie Smith 84; Tom Cullen 48b; Jane Treadwell 47t; Laura Akerman 532; John Yntema 327; Carri Grindon 504; Katherine Yntema 479; Al Grindon 300; John Griffin 335; Jennifer Collins 61; Judy Mincey 485; Richard DeLong 426t; Richard DeLong and Anne Carroll 288; Henry Stack 117, 181; Charlene Wallace 224; Katie Grindon 163b; Elizabeth Carroll 503b, 189. Kelly Morris led song on page 267 for the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer by Joan Durden.

Chairman—Kelly Morris; Vice Chairman—Jeannette DePoy; Secretary—Dowman Wilson.