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The Original B.F. White Sacred Harp Singing Convention (1911 J.L. White Revision)

Hardeman Primitive Baptist Church, Decatur, Georgia

Sunday, September 19, 2010

The annual B. F. White Sacred Harp Singing held at Hardeman Primitive Baptist Church on the third Sunday in September was called to order by John Plunkett leading 59. Ed Thacker offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: John Plunkett 501b; Oscar McGuire 63, 276; Sandra Wilkinson 144, 95b; Helen Bryson 487b, 476; John Hollingsworth 283b, 500t; Judy Mincey 95t, 487t; Charles Woods 483t, 128; Bill Hollingsworth 138t, 317b.

RECESS

Oscar McGuire brought the class together leading 37b. Leaders: Russ Hanson 540 (in memory of a friend who had recently passed away); Eddie Mash 415, 267b; Ed Thacker 283t, 284b; Karen Clark 480b, 480t; Mary Brownlee 496b, 395b; Martha Ann Stegar 517, 519 (dedicated to Emily Calhoun); Henry Johnson 445t, 446b; Carol Hanson 544t, 36b. Henry Johnson offered the blessing for the noon meal.

LUNCH

John Plunkett called the class to order leading 34t. The class entered into a business session and elected the following officers: Chairman—John Plunkett; Vice Chairman—Russ Hanson; Secretary/Treasurer—Sandra Wilkinson.

Leaders: Tom Hanson 512, 299; Wesley Haley 37t; Raymond Hamrick 490b; Malinda Snow 511, 138b; Don Clark 348.

The memorial lesson was conducted by Judy Mincey, who led 38t for the sick and shut-ins and 447t for the deceased. The sick and shut-ins included Emily Calhoun, Violet Thomason, Bob Meek, Bud Oliver, Sammie Oliver, Lonnie Rogers, and Robert Cook. The deceased remembered were Jerry Enright—Illinois; Lucille Thomas—Georgia; George Seiler—New York. The memorial was concluded with prayer offered by John Hollingsworth.

Leaders: Susan Cole 119, 186; Linda Thompson 461, 143; Betty Harber 189, 334; Carol Brown 91t, 171; Karen Clark 97; Leslie Hanson 526, 313; Russ Hanson R26; Ed Thacker 35; Henry Johnson 88t; Eddie Mash 200; Don Clark 422t; Bill Hollingsworth 235; Oscar McGuire 155; Laura Akerman 505; Judy Mincey 521, 55t; Laura Akerman 527.

Following announcements, Russ Hanson led 62 as the closing song. The singing was closed with prayer by Jack Cole.

Chairman—John Plunkett; Vice Chairman—Russ Hanson; Secretary—Sandra Wilkinson