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B.M. Smith Memorial Singing

Midway Primitive Baptist Church, Armuchee, Georgia

Saturday, August 18, 2018

The annual Sacred Harp singing held at Midway Primitive Baptist Church on Saturday before the third Sunday in August was called to order by Isaac Green leading 60. The morning prayer was offered by Elder Jesse Roberts. Isaac Green led 493.

Leaders: Helen Bryson 492, 348t; Jesse Roberts 447, 497; Winfred Kerr 59, 225t; Karen Rollins 298, 297; Ed Thacker and Margaret Thacker 39b, 75; Andy Ditzler 467, 72b; Janice Paulk 136, 337; Henry Johnson 88t, 418; John Plunkett 28b, 77b; Nate Green and Norma Green 313t, 473; Eric Tweedy 301, 200.

RECESS

Isaac Green led 123t to bring the class back together. Leaders: David Brodeur 116, 185; Jeannette DePoy 460 (in memory of Thomas Sanders); Justin Bowen 441, 496; Amber Davis 212, 391; Elizabeth Gentry and Scott Azbell 45t, 76b; Tom George 379, 472; David Smead 556, 499 (in memory of B.M. Smith); Reba Windom and Margie Smith 318, 475 (both in memory of B.M. Smith); Philip Denney and Gayle Denney 101t, 303; Cheyenne Ivey 430, 208; Nicholas Thompson 276 (in memory of Glenda Hopper), 192; Sarah Trumbore 456, 145b. Shane Brown asked a blessing before the noon meal.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Cindy Tanner leading 275b and 220. Leaders: Bert Collins and Glenda Collins 274t, 282; Wyatt Denney 448b, 39t; Judy Chambless 549 (in memory of Hugh McGraw and B.M. Smith); Erica Hinton 534, 69t; Scott DePoy 179; Larry Ballinger 68b; Pam Nunn 454; Lisa Bennett 404, 222; Eddie Mash 284, 513; Jerusha Wheeler 67, 155 (for Charlene Wallace); Robert Chambless 176b; Lisa Geist 273; Matt Hinton 228, 224; Ainslie Allen 196; Shane Brown 267; Jesse P. Karlsberg 126, 216 (for Gertrude and Preston Calwell); Ann Jett 269; Don Bowen 283, 517 (in memory of Hugh McGraw and for Judy Mincey’s mother); Eli Hinton 186; Samuel Williams 183; Lauren Bock 428; JR Hardman and Matt Gilbert 500, 432; Judy Mincey 270, 50b.

Announcements were made. Isaac Green led 414 as the closing song. Henry Johnson offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Hayden Arp; Vice Chairman—Isaac Green; Secretary—Cindy Tanner