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Seed and Feed Sacred Harp Singing

Emory Presbyterian Church, Atlanta, Georgia

Saturday, October 24, 2015

The Seed and Feed Sacred Harp Singing was called to order by Debora Grosse leading 77b. Eric Tweedy offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Debora Grosse 157; Lisa Bennett and David Smead 28b, 31b; Laura Akerman 411, 176b; Andy Morse 73b, 209; Virginia Dyer 460, 480; George Burnette 81t, 101t; Susan Firestone 84, 475; Charles Woods 30b, 100; Karen Morris 430, 148; Andy Ditzler 354b, 383; Helen Bryson 454, 81b; Eric Tweedy 273, 200.

RECESS

The class returned with Kelly Morris leading 147t and 159. A business session was held and the following officers elected: Chairman—Lisa Bennett; Vice Chairman—David Brodeur; Secretary—Laura Akerman.

Leaders: Lisa Bennett 182; David Brodeur 38t, 29b; Sandra Wilkinson 441, 49b; Richard DeLong 28t, 36t; April Watkins 146, 282; John Whittemore 47b, 40; Charlene Wallace 155, 171.

A memorial lesson was held. Jim Neal spoke and led 527 for the following sick and shut-ins: Geneva Prichard, Louise Holland, and Matt Jacobs.

Helen Bryson spoke and led 523 in memory of the following deceased: Oliver Kindig-Stokes, Hale C. Hall, Raymond Hamrick, Robert DuPree, Robert DePoy, Ricky Burdette, George Garner, and Inez Chandler.

LUNCH

Andy Ditzler brought the class back to order by leading 30t. Leaders: Judy Mincey 474, 528; Taylor Watkins 345t, 388; Margie Dietz 89, 108b; Lauren Bock 176t (in memory of Oliver Kindig Stokes), 432; Oscar McGuire 163b, 515; Ann Riley Gray 142, 178; Phillip Langley 318, 56t; Ellen Ray 34t, 215; Daniel Williams 499, 74t; Bobby Watkins 512, 111b; Malinda Snow 547, 29t; Rosemarie Yntema 501, 228; Jim Neal 117, 59; Henry Slack 535, 300; Maryann (Peaches) Dunlap Sansom and Debora Grosse 236.

Lisa Bennett, David Brodeur, and Laura Akerman led 347 as the closing song. Andy Morse offered the closing prayer.

Chairman—Lisa Bennett; Vice Chairman—David Brodeur; Secretary—Laura Akerman