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Tennessee State Sacred Harp Singing

Arlington United Methodist Church, Nashville, Tennessee

Saturday, October 15, 2016

The Tennessee State Sacred Harp Singing was held in the Arlington United Methodist Church in Nashville, Tennessee. The class was called to order at 9:30 a.m. by Justin Bowen leading 37b. Ron Harper offered the morning prayer.

The class organized by appointing the following officers to serve: Chairman—Justin Bowen; Vice Chairman—Barrett Patton; Arranging Committee—Nicolas Thompson and Cheyenne Ivey; Secretary—Janie Harper.

Leaders: Ron Harper and Jackson Patterson 447; Barrett Patton 534; Nicholas Thompson 112; Cheyenne Ivey 182; Eddie Mash 402; Sarah Trumbore 142; David Brodeur 573; Ann Jett 319; Stephen Huffman 39b; Jeff Adcock, Lia Holland, and Daniel Hook 34t; Rachel Rodgers 448b; Alex Forsyth 568; Jim Neal 270; Sandie Scott 317; Cassie Allen 123t; Rick Fretter 350; Hayden Arp 530.


Justin Bowen led 89 to bring the class together. Leaders: Shane Wootten 306; Susan Cherones 300; Darrell Swarens 49b; Johnathan Vest and Barrett Patton 392; Jamey Wootten 39t; John Huffman 29t; David Ivey 224; Caleb Dillehay 179; Jonathon Smith 228; Isaac Green 192; Richard Ivey 298; David Gooch 128; Cindy Tanner 198; David Carlton and Melissa Dupree 272; Judy Caudle 187 (in memory of Helen Beauchamp); Drew McGuire 422.


Leaders: Nicholas Thompson 64; Chris Ballinger 84; Nathan Stewart 546; Gillian Inksetter 202; Peg Dunn and Andy Ditzler 336; Tom George 483; Larry Brown 495; Jackson Patterson and Ron Harper 354b; Lauren Bock 373; Rick Hoffman 135; Laurens Blankers 73b; Jesse Karlsberg 351.

Jeff Adcock and Shane Wootten conducted a memorial lesson, and led 68b in memory of the deceased and in honor of the sick and shut-ins. Ron Harper offered prayer to close the memorial service.

Leaders: Lisa Geist 377; Marilyn Burchett 551; Mary Huffman 176b; Larry Ballinger 268. Barrett Patton asked a blessing before the noon meal.


The class resumed singing with Alex Forsyth leading 82t. Leaders: Elizabeth Gentry 76b; Levie Trumbore 87; Marissa Lingaitis and Cheyenne Ivey 282; Tim Reynolds 200; Justin Bowen, Barrett Patton, and Valerie McKnight 532, 436; Daniel Lee 566; Gail Doss 189; Judith Seitz 114; Byron Burchett 496; Brett DeBeard 146; Mary Huffman, John Huffman, and Stephen Huffman 186; Gillian Inksetter 572; Darrell Swarens 36b; Jonathon Smith 131b; Andy Ditzler 434; Jesse Karlsberg and Lauren Bock 227; David Ivey and Richard Ivey 90; Shane Wootten and Jamey Wootten 472; Alex Forsythe 432; Tom George 35; Drew McGuire and Shelby Castillo 396; Hayden Arp and Isaac Green 426b; Larry Ballinger, Chris Ballinger, and Lisa Geist 477; Ann Jett, Cindy Tanner, and Cassie Allen 384.

Following announcements, Justin Bowen led 521 as the closing song. Ron Harper offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Justin Bowen; Vice Chairman—Barrett Patton; Secretary—Janie Harper