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First Methodist music director retiring after nearly a half century of faithful tunes
Sam Marley leads the Gainesville First United Methodist Church choir during a Wednesday evening practice. After serving 19 years as the church’s music director Marley will be retiring.
After spending the last 47 years as a director of music at First United Methodist churches across the South, Sam Marley knows that you can’t please all of the people all of the time. And he doesn’t try. "We’re here to lead the congregation in worship, but we sing for an audience of one.