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Harpeth Valley-Priestley Miller Memorial Singing

Radnor Primitive Baptist Church, Nashville, Tennessee

Saturday, March 31, 2012

The 51st annual Harpeth Valley-Priestley Miller Memorial Sacred Harp singing was called to order at 9:30 a.m. by Sandie Scott leading 59. The opening prayer was offered by Bob Simmons.

Leaders: Randy Box 405; Bob Simmons 108b, 313t; David Carlton 134, 421; Caleb Dillehay 68b, 472; Tim Reynolds 84, 163b; Darrell Swarens 171, 208; Clayton Ezell 66, 119, 335; Jonathon Smith 204, 186; Gail Doss 63, 505.

RECESS

Richard Ivey brought the class back together leading 37b and 36b. A prayer remembering Julietta Haynes was followed by the business session. The following officers were elected to serve: Chairman—David Carlton; Vice Chairman—Tim Reynolds; Secretary—Marilyn Burchett; Chaplain—Laurens Blankers.

Leaders: Eddie Mash 340, 318; John Wendt 338, 339; Midge Olsen 99, 454; Nathan Rees 131b, 138t; Michaela Box 268, 455; Gordon Olsen 344, 547; Matt Jordan 569b, 480; Kerene Box 155, 408; Byron Burchett 277, 551. Laurens Blankers offered the blessing before the noon meal.

LUNCH

David Carlton brought the class back together for the afternoon session by leading 501. Leaders: Laurens Blankers 81t, 40; Nakayah Box 492, 491; Rick Fretter 470, 496; Midge Olsen 362; Michaela Box and Darrell Swarens 236; Nathan Rees 440; Matt Jordan, Betsy Jordan, Holly Jordan, and Riley-Grace Jordan 30b; Gordon Olsen 497; Jonathon Smith 411; Clayton Ezell, Kerene Box, and Thelma Elliot 358; Eddie Mash 222 (for Julietta Haynes); Nakayah Box 168; Randy Box 146; Sandie Scott 29t (for Marilyn Burchett); Caleb Dillehay 124; Bob Simmons 143; John Wendt 133; Gail Doss 269; Rick Fretter 209; Laurens Blankers 334; Byron Burchett 254.

After announcements, David Carlton led 62 as the closing song. Randy Box offered the closing prayer to dismiss the class.

Chairman—David Carlton; Vice Chairman—Tim Reynolds; Secretary—Marilyn Burchett