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Immanuel Baptist Church

Nashville, Tennessee

Saturday, November 11, 2006

The twenty-second annual Sacred Harp singing at Immanuel Baptist Church was held on Saturday before the second Sunday in November. The class was called to order by Tim Reynolds leading 34b. The morning prayer was offered by John Bayer.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Tim Reynolds; Secretary—Marilyn Burchett; Arranging Committee—David Carlton.

Leaders: Tim Reynolds 84; Clayton Ezell 64, 512; Sandie Scott 176t, 408; Gordon Wilkinson 208; Cassie Allen 74t, 300; Ron Harper 348b, 228; Heidi Nolan 47b, 448t; Laurens Blankers 63, 40; John Bayer 290; Caleb Dillehay 124, 108t.

RECESS

David Carlton brought the class back together leading 277. Leaders: Rodney Ivey 225t, 129; Danny Creel 224, 384; Louis Frost 178 (in memory of Hibbett Thatcher), 452; Henry Guthery 549, 434; Marilyn Burchett 294; Eddie Mash 276, 27; Michael Thompson 235, 217; Loraine Bayer 354t; Jennifer Allred 142, 430; Bridgett Hill 448b, 212; Judy Caudle 151, 90.

RECESS

The class resumed singing with Max Berueffy leading 391, 392. Leaders: Virginia Douglass 155, 49b; Gary Smith 31t, 565; Regina Bayer 270; Velton Chafin 494; Joyce Walton 192; Wanda Capps 203, 299. The prayer for the noon meal was offered by Ron Harper.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Shane Wootten leading 87, 273. Leaders: Jackie Tanner 138t, 172; Jubal Bayer 274t; Harrison Creel 378b, 317; Sarah Smith 73t, 77t; Hans Bayer 455; Cindy Tanner 297, 182; Dr. William Reynolds 59, 128; Seth Holloway 145b, 388; Cassie Allen, Ainslie Allen, Flarce Creel, and Cindy Tanner 475; David Carlton and Marilyn Burchett 254; Henry Guthery 431; John Bayer 490; Loraine Bayer 503; Regina Bayer and Cheyenne Ivey 328; Hans Bayer 504; Jubal Bayer 547; Hans Bayer 385b; Mark Wingate and David Carlton 333; Harrison Creel and Cassie Allen 342; Laurens Blankers 479.

Following announcements, Tim Reynolds led 358 as the closing song. Henry Guthery offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Tim Reynolds; Secretary—Marilyn Burchett.