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Taylor Singing

Lafayette County, Mississippi

Saturday, October 13, 2018

The 31st 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 61 and 53. Robert Vaughn offered the morning prayer. Leaders: Warren Steel 171; Andy Davis 106, 73t, 198; Jamira Jackson 455, 282, 168; Robert Vaughn 142, 317, 445; Arlon Gardner 30t, 313b, 448t.

RECESS

Warren Steel reassembled the class leading 384. Leaders: Erin Fulton 52t, 52b, 85; Anne Steel 318, 480, 203; Jan Murray 457, 285t, 31b; Alicia Canterbury 128, 159, 39b; Regina Derstine 276, 436, 410t.

LUNCH

Warren Steel called the class together leading 280. He then led “Hurricane Creek” in memory of T.J. Funderburk, Darrell Swarens, Elizabeth Rechenberg and Logan A. Green.

Leaders: Ann Ray and Lyn Joyner 110, 118, 196; Dan Miller and Marianne Miller 117, 63, 148; Andy Davis 297, 299; Jamira Jackson 542, 236; Robert Vaughn 569b (in memory of T.J. Funderburk), 40 (for Alice McGuire); Arlon Gardner and Peth Gardner 42, 277; Erin Fulton 80t, 334; Anne Steel 66, 67; Jan Murray 268, 270; Regina Derstine 208, 209.

Following announcements, Warren Steel led 76b as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer offered by Arlon Gardner.

Chairman—Warren Steel; Secretary—Anne Steel