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J.L. White Book, Eclectic Harmony, and
Georgian Harmony Singing

Hardeman Primitive Baptist Church, Decatur, Georgia

Saturday, February 22, 2014

The 15th annual J.L. White, Eclectic Harmony, and Georgian Harmony Singing was held at Hardeman Primitive Baptist Church on Saturday before the fourth Sunday in February. John Plunkett welcomed the class, and led 30t (WB) to opening the singing. Andy Morse offered the opening prayer.

For the first hour, songs were selected from the J.L. White book. Leaders: John Plunkett 34t (WB); Russ Hanson 544 (WB); Malinda Snow 512 (WB); Andy Morse 547 (WB); Henry Johnson 491t (WB); Faiz Wareh 362 (WB); Janet Wuichet 540 (WB); Bob Goodman 60 (WB); Sandra Wilkinson 516 (WB); Tarik Wareh 153 (WB); David Brodeur 155 (WB); Billy Hollingsworth 490b (WB) (for Helen Bryson and Raymond Hamrick); Cora Wareh 386 (WB); Susan Firestone 45t (WB) (for Buntu Dignité); John Hollingsworth 154b (WB); Kathy Smith 159 (WB); Pattie Wareh 293b (WB); Martha Ann Stegar 519 (WB).


For the second hour the class chose lessons from the two Eclectic Harmony books. John Plunkett called the class to order leading 12 (EH2). He also explained the origin of the Eclectic books. Leaders: David Smead 13 (EH1); Lisa Bennett 12 (EH1); Russ Hanson 47 (EH1); Malinda Snow 110 (EH1) (for Murray Brown); Henry Johnson 38t (EH2); Faiz Wareh 58 (EH1); Andy Morse 36 (EH1); Janet Wuichet 55t (EH1); Bob Goodman 59 (EH1); Sandra Wilkinson 51b (EH1). Henry Johnson asked the blessing after lunch was spread.


John Plunkett called the class together leading 78 (EH1). During the afternoon, leaders could also choose lessons from the Georgian Harmony. Leaders: Tarik Wareh 202 (GH); David Brodeur 144 (WB); Billy Hollingsworth 188 (GH); Cora Wareh 255 (GH) (in memory of her great-grandmother, Nelle Norman); Susan Firestone 92 (EH1); John Hollingsworth 118 (GH); Kathy Smith 109 (GH); Pattie Wareh 99 (EH1); Martha Ann Stegar 108 (GH); David Smead 73b (WB); Lisa Bennett 444 (WB) (for her father, Lewis Bennett); Malinda Snow 55 (WB); Andy Morse 38 (EH1); Henry Johnson 354b (WB); Faiz Wareh 242 (WB); Russ Hanson 106 (EH1); Bob Goodman 491b (WB); Sandra Wilkinson 62 (EH1); Tarik Wareh 198 (GH); David Brodeur 182 (WB); Henry Slack 181 (WB), 395t (WB), 395b (WB); Billy Hollingsworth 253 (GH); Cora Wareh 9 (GH); Susan Firestone 63 (WB); David Smead 128 (GH); Lisa Bennett 143 (GH); Kathy Smith 277 (WB).

In a business session the class voted to keep the same officers as follows: Chairman—John Plunkett; Vice Chairman—Russ Hanson; Secretary—Malinda Snow. After announcements, John Plunkett led 45b (GH) as the closing song. John Hollingsworth offered the closing prayer.

Chairman—John Plunkett; Vice Chairman—Russ Hanson; Secretary—Malinda Snow