First Methodist losing music director

By REGGIE ROSS
Staff Writer

After 33 years as the Director of Music at the First United Methodist Church, Derry Brunt is preparing to close the hymn book.
Members of the congregation will hold a reception for Brunt Sunday, honoring his many years as the head song leader and choir director.
The reception is scheduled for 2 to 4 p.m. at the church’s fellowship hall.
“Time surely does fly, and it does not drag,” Brunt said. “It’s surreal that I’ve been here for that long.”
Brunt said his final service as director will be on Sunday, March 26.
“One of my last solos I did was a song called, ‘I Know Who Holds Tomorrow,’” Brunt said.

Derry Brunt