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Seed and Feed Sacred Harp Singing

Emory Presbyterian Church, Atlanta, Georgia

Saturday, October 24, 2009

The 33rd annual Seed and Feed Sacred Harp Singing was held on Saturday before the fourth Sunday in October at Emory Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, Georgia. The class was called to order by Tony Hammock leading 59. John Plunkett offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Tony Hammock 138b; Phillip Langley 283, 306; Laura Akerman 543, 344; Kelly Morris 49b, 159; Debora Grosse 448b, 112; Charles Woods 349, 47b; Eliza Marcus and students 542, 63.

A business session was held and the following officers were elected: Chairman—Phillip Langley; Vice Chairman—Andy Anderson; Secretary—Laura Akerman.

Leaders: Earlis McGraw 389 (in honor of Lonnie Rogers), 225t; Helen Bryson 428, 365; Andy Anderson 28t, 39t.

RECESS

The class was called back to order by Malinda Snow leading 269 and 472. Leaders: Bob Goodman 497, 475; Nancy Yeager 566, 510; George Burnette 101t, 81t; Emily Moore and Ruth Reveal 111t, 86; Michael Walker 92, 374.

Helen Bryson conducted the memorial lesson, leading 418 in memory of the following deceased: Elder Gerald Hand, Reba Norton, Jimmie Denney, Wanda Talley, Emil Ibele, and Nora Roberts. She led 313b for the following sick and shut-ins: Mary Lambert-Smith, Teenie Moody, Lonnie Rogers, Bob DePoy, and Violet Thomason. John Plunkett closed the memorial lesson with prayer.

Elise Sparks and two friends led 268 and 551.

LUNCH

David Yeager called the class back together by leading 147t and 240. Leaders: Judy Mincey and Sondra 503, 538; Sandra Wilkinson 167, 425; Gaston White 99, 34b; Erica Hinton 452, 460; Martha Ann Stegar 84, 85; Molly Ellis 274t, 148; Matt Hinton 168, 171; Charlene Wallace 106, 126; John Whittemore 40, 47t; Susan Posey 347, 536; John Plunkett 71, 181; Dan Huger 38b, 61; Sally McEwen 66, 87; Anna Hinton 277; Michael Walker 134.

Phillip Langley led 46 as the closing song. Matt Hinton offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Phillip Langley; Vice Chairman—Andy Anderson; Secretary—Laura Akerman