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Jack Smith Memorial Singing

Oakhurst Baptist Church, Decatur, Georgia

Monday, May 29, 2006

The sixth session of the Jack Smith Memorial Sacred Harp Singing was held at Oakhurst Baptist Church in Decatur, Georgia. The class was called to order at 10:00 a.m. by John Plunkett leading 52t. Eric Tweedy offered the opening prayer.

The following officers were elected or appointed: Chairman—John Plunkett; Vice Chairlady—Joan Durdin; Secretary—Malinda Snow.

Leaders: John Plunkett 124; Joan Durdin 479, 77t; Malinda Snow 191, 358; Tony Hammock 400, 434; Debora Grosse 280, 269; John Redman 38b, 236; Elise Eskew 198, 209; Mike Spencer 147t, 547; Andy Morse 454, 504.

RECESS

Joan Durdin brought the class back to order by leading 31t. Leaders: David Parker 30b, 532; Matt Hinton 42, 99; Jane Spencer 268, 564; Guy Bankes 120 (in memory of Mary K. Friday), 501 (in memory of Tom Gibney); Susan Firestone 178, 84; Laura Densmore 370, 101b, 304. The blessing for lunch was offered by Rev. Kate Hauk.

LUNCH

John Plunkett called the class back to order by leading 40. Leaders: Eric Tweedy 385b, 327; Jeremy Shipp 211, 210 (in memory of Larry Olszewski); Gaylon Powell 442, 240; Kate Hauk 192, 47t (in memory of her father, Al, and her son, Thomas); Judy Mincey 50t (in memory of Vera Blythe), 549; Karen Clark 499 (for Bobby Jackson), 421; George Burnette 101b, 128; John Hollingsworth 489, 230; Sally McEwen 66, 282.

RECESS

John Plunkett called the class back to order leading 475 (for Bill Reynolds). Leaders: Andy Anderson 335, 171; Malinda Snow 163b; Elise Eskew 384; Gaylon Powell 340; Karen Clark 276; Judy Mincey 347; Jane Spencer 232; Debora Grosse 455; Jeremy Shipp 388; Eric Tweedy 200; Tony Hammock 326; John Plunkett 155 (in memory of Jack Smith).

After announcements were made, John Plunkett and Joan Durdin led 323t as the closing song. Andy Anderson offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—John Plunkett; Vice Chair—Joan Durdin; Secretary—Malinda Snow.