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Savannah Sacred Harp Singing

Faith Primitive Baptist Church, Savannah, Georgia

Saturday, October 11, 2014

The 10th annual Savannah Sacred Harp Singing was held at Faith Primitive Baptist Church in Savannah, Georgia, on Saturday before the second Sunday in October. The class was called to order at 10:00 a.m. by Gene Pinion leading 312b. The invocation was offered by Clarke Lee.

A business meeting was held and the following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—John Gentry; Secretary—Sharon Strong; Arranging Officer—Tom Ivey.

Song selections were from the 1991 Edition of the Sacred Harp and the 2012 Edition of the B.F. White Sacred Harp (CB).

Leaders: John Gentry 33b; Sharon Strong 52t; Frank DeBolt 503; Donna Smith 145t; Jan House 143; Clarke Lee 480; Judith Parker 53; Marvin Reeves and Annie Reeves 551; Dawn Stanford 457; Myron House 113; Tollie Lee 30t; Agnes Roberts 229 (CB); Joyce Heath 135; Dana Savidge 574 (CB); Thomas Smith 239 (CB).


The class was called back to order by Tom Ivey leading 40. Leaders: Nancy Wheless 408 (CB); Frank DeBolt 328 (CB); Jan House 59; Donna Smith 107; Clarke Lee 491 (CB); Sharon Strong 268b (CB); Gene Pinion 318; John Gentry and Peter Schenk 163b; Peter Schenk and John Gentry 45t; Joyce Heath 168; Judith Parker 84; Tollie Lee 225t (CB); Rexanna Lester 142; Myron House 191; John Gentry 421. Clarke Lee offered a prayer for God’s blessing on our food and fellowship.


The class was called back to order by Tom Ivey leading 159. Leaders: Marvin Reeves and Annie Reeves 404 (CB); Nancy Wheless 563 (CB); Dawn Stanford 85; Agnes Roberts 358; Thomas Smith 47b; Tom Ivey 114t (CB) (for Agnes Roberts); Rexanna Lester 434 (CB); Jan House 46; Clarke Lee 47t; Donna Smith 86; Frank DeBolt 515; Delynne Lilly and Sharon Strong 572 (CB); Sharon Strong 304; John Gentry 110; Tom Ivey 215; Joyce Heath 178; Tollie Lee 571 (CB).


The class was called back to order by John Gentry leading 511t (CB). Leaders: Nancy Wheless 393 (CB) (for Agnes Roberts); Marvin Reeves and Annie Reeves 84 (CB); Myron House 207; Judith Parker 269; Thomas Smith 587 (CB); Dawn Stanford and Cindy Atkins 282; Rexanna Lester 463 (CB); Gene Pinion 161; Agnes Roberts, Joyce Heath, and Rabon Holton 61; Jan House and Myron House 497; Clarke Lee 195 (CB); Tollie Lee 515 (CB); Marvin Reeves 553 (CB).

John Gentry led 62 as the closing song. The closing prayer was offered by Clarke Lee, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—John Gentry; Secretary—Sharon Strong