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Memphis Singing

Grace Chapel Primitive Baptist Church, Memphis, Tennessee

Saturday, May 12, 2018

The 7th annual Memphis Sacred Harp Singing was called to order by Matt Bell leading 33b and 33t. Kevan Barley offered the opening prayer. Leaders: Logan Green 105, 99; Harris Beauchamp 84, 276; Robert Green 480, 222; Joe Thompson 66, 142; Roy Beauchamp 148, 70b; Seth Guess 143, 178; Dalton Green 163b, 122 (in memory of Helen Beauchamp).

RECESS

Logan Green brought the class together by leading 39b. Leaders: Bobby Neyman 479, 117; Kevan Barley 145t, 335; Chris Nicholson 34b, 212; Warren Steel 179, 442; Erin Fulton 312t, 172; Anne Steel 328, 551; Lori Rodgers 430, 503; Rachel Green 106, 277; Nathan Guess 61, 376. Elder Zack Guess asked the blessing on the noon meal.

LUNCH

Matt Bell began the afternoon session by leading 141. Leaders: Ashton Rodgers 139, 162; John Simmons 146, 100; Melissa Beauchamp 315, 454; Ada Guess 354b; Ellen Rardin 457, 224; Louis Garner 159, 63; Caroline Green 58, 86; Katie Atkinson 312b, 40; Vicki Neyman 282, 268; Chris Nicholson 235; Erin Fulton 67; Lori Rodgers 472; Warren Steel 64; Dalton Green 504; John Simmons 547; Matt Bell 294.

Following announcements, 62 was sung as the closing song, and the chairman thanked everyone present for attending. Robert Green offered the closing prayer.

Chairman and Secretary—Matt Bell