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Taylor Singing

Lafayette County, Mississippi

Sunday, October 11, 2009

The 22nd annual Sacred Harp singing at Taylor United Methodist Church (formerly held at Pilgrim’s Rest Primitive Baptist Church) was called to order by Warren Steel leading 48t and 73t. John Van Horn offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Kevin Dyess 52t, 480; John Van Horn 77t, 209; John Wall 358, 142; George Easley 34b, 299; Hugh Bill McGuire 203; Ross Brand 277, 82t; Brenda Merritt 86, 428; Carolyn Thompson 505, 278t; Xaris Martínez 390, 31t; Jeff Corbett 192, 31t; Anne Steel 268, 278b.

LUNCH

Warren Steel called the class together leading 36b. Leaders: John Merritt 300, 271t; Sarah Tidwell 129, 146; Jamie Corbett 354b, 133; Mary Amelia Taylor and Ashley Wigley 159, 63; Jack Barbera 139, 179; Thomas Cesario 176b, 176t; Andy Paney 100, 210; Kevin Dyess 236.

RECESS

Warren Steel brought the class together leading 70b. Leaders: John Van Horn 410t; John Wall 45t; Hugh Bill McGuire 542; Ross Brand 455; Anne Steel 147t (in memory of Charlotte Hille), 61; Carolyn Thompson 297, 481; Brenda Merritt 378b; Xaris Martínez 328; John Merritt “Higher Ground”; Sarah Tidwell 42; Jamie Corbett 186; Mary Amelia Taylor 162;

Ashley Wigley 137; Thomas Cesario 274b; Andy Paney 274t; Warren Steel 327.

Following announcements, Warren Steel led 378t as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer offered by John Merritt.

Chairman—Warren Steel