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Jack Smith Memorial Singing

Oakhurst Baptist Church, Decatur, Georgia

Monday, May 28, 2012

The 12th annual Jack Smith Memorial Singing was held on Memorial Day at Oakhurst Baptist Church in Decatur, Georgia. John Plunkett welcomed the class and led 52t. Andy Morse offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: John Plunkett 34b; Joan Durdin 479, 114; Malinda Snow 148, 145t; Janet Wuichet 45t, 49t; Susan Firestone 551, 475; Amy Armstrong 276, 40; Jonathan Wood 171, 487; J.R. Hardman 473, 472; George Burnette 99, 131t; Scott DePoy 179 (for Evan Lee), 201 (for Kathy and Bruce White); Helen Bryson 208, 365; Andy Morse 370, 385b.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—John Plunkett; Vice Chairman—Joan Durdin; Secretary—Malinda Snow.

RECESS

John Plunkett re-convened the class leading 159. Leaders: Bob Goodman 68b, 145b; Janie Short 384, 168; John Kelso 203, 419; Sonny Erwin 111b, 480; Jeanette DePoy 318; Kristie Powell 383, 455 (in memory of Joan Fritz); Guy Bankes 228, 315 (both for Laura Densmore); Martha Ann Stegar 198, 63; Susan Stanley 569b (in memory of Anne More and Carol Hollis). Jonathan Wood asked the blessing before the noon meal.

LUNCH

Joan Durdin brought the class together again by leading 86. Leaders: Tammy Powell 503, 163b; Rick Foreman 378b, 448t; Rose Yntema and Kelin McDavid 209, 183; Carol Buche 178 (in memory of Jerry Enright), 300 (in memory of Joan Fritz); Gaylon Powell 505, 240; Cheryl Foreman and Guy Bankes 187, 382; Susan Posey and Bill Posey 110, 496; Sandra Wilkinson 137, 400; Emily Wood 32t, 162; Matt Hinton 278t, 467; George Burnette and Alexandra Cannon 206, 76b; Erica Hinton 440, 108t; Eli Hinton 268; Susan Stanley 47t; Guy Bankes 391; Janie Short 133; Carol Buche 335; Gaylon Powell 53; Rick Foreman 46; Kristie Powell 345b; Cheryl Foreman 69t; Tammy Powell 37b; Sonny Erwin 568.

After announcements, John Plunkett thanked all who came, from near and far, then led 347. Matt Hinton offered the closing prayer.

Chairman—John Plunkett; Vice Chairman—Joan Durdin; Secretary—Malinda Snow