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Taylor Singing

Lafayette County, Mississippi

Sunday, October 14, 2012

The 25th annual Sacred Harp singing at Taylor United Methodist Church (formerly held at Pilgrim’s Rest Primitive Baptist Church) was called to order, following the preaching service, by Warren Steel leading 48t and 36b. John Van Horn offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: John Van Horn 73t, 106, 108b; Hugh Bill McGuire 82t; Anne Steel 171, 107, 480; Jess Weller 157, 445; George Easley 34b, 313t; Cliff Hall 268, 277; Chiquita Walls 335 (in memory of Aubrey Enochs).

LUNCH

Warren Steel called the class together leading 270 and 288 (in memory of Nellie Davis). Leaders: Mary Amelia Taylor 35, 505, 472; Kathleen Brown 117, 282, 283; Will Ingraham 160t, 39t, 39b; Jack Barbera 40, 42, 45t; Jan Murray 31t, 31b, 285t; Joe Thompson 84, 217, 414; Warren Steel “Hurricane Creek.”

RECESS

John Van Horn brought the class together leading 323t and 196. Leaders: Anne Steel 504, 200; Jess Weller 47t, 47b; Devon Newburn 201, 129; George Easley 438; Cliff Hall 159, 503; Mary Amelia Taylor 99, 390; Kathleen Brown 128, 388; Will Ingraham 466, 440; Joe Thompson 73b, 479.

It was announced that in future years this singing will take place on Saturday before the second Sunday in October, beginning at 10:00 a.m. Following other announcements, Warren Steel led 134 as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer offered by Joe Thompson.

Chairman and Secretary—Warren Steel