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Taylor Singing

Lafayette County, Mississippi

Saturday, October 8, 2016

The 29th annual Sacred Harp singing at Taylor United Methodist Church (formerly held at Pilgrim’s Rest Primitive Baptist Church) was called to order by Warren Steel leading 72b and 72t. Matt Bell offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Matt Bell 57, 495; John Van Horn 61, 111t; Anne Steel 110, 335; Arlon Gardner 481, 65; Jeff Corbett 326, 230; Jan Murray 31b, 457; Bob Lence 40, 155; Sheree Lence 59, 128.

RECESS

Warren Steel reassembled the class leading 142. Leaders: Jamira Jackson 45t, 114; Regina Derstine 229; Hamilton Lence 28t, 479; Hannah Gadd 49t, 27; Henry McGuire 29b, 475; Thomas Ardrey 162, 433.

A memorial lesson was held. Warren Steel led 274t and Matt Bell led 318 in memory of the following deceased: Kenneth Stead, Al Moreton, Becky Moreton, Curtis Bryant, Charles Pulliam, and Helen Beauchamp. The sick and shut-ins were also remembered. Matt Bell offered the memorial prayer.

LUNCH

Warren Steel called the class together leading 213t and 141. Leaders: Matt Bell 214, 67; John Van Horn 297, 212; Anne Steel 217, 348b; Arlon Gardner 448t, 455; Jeff Corbett 503, 146; Jan Murray and Warren Steel 282, “Hurricane Creek”, 285t; Bob Lence 163t, 236; Regina Derstine 107, 410t; Matt Bell 377; Scotty Polston 63; Henry McGuire 196, 436; Randy Weeks 354b; Regina Derstine 82t (for T.K. Funderburk).

Following announcements, Will McGuire led 81t. Warren Steel then led 235 as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer offered by John Van Horn.

Chairman—Warren Steel