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Clifford Wakefield Memorial

King School House (Mt. Vernon Baptist Church),
Natural Bridge, Alabama

June 18, 2000

The ninety-second session of the annual Sacred Harp singing was held at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, Natural Bridge, Alabama on the third Sunday in June. The class was called to order at 10:00 a.m. by Gene Wakefield leading song on page 48t. Mary Alice Wakefield led the class in the morning prayer.

The class organized by electing or appointing the following officers to serve: Chairman—Gene Wakefield; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Arranging Committee—Josie Hyde; Secretary—Debbie Wakefield.

Leaders: Gene Wakefield 101t; Debbie Wakefield 432, 426b; Alonzo Malone 142, 448b; Julie Tate 37 (t? b?), 39b; Wilton Donaldson 317b, 34t; L.E. Hannah 400 (in memory of Jim Defore), 201; Velton Chafin 97, 144; Margaret Keeton 78, 276; Jim Lavaughn Ballinger 405, 401, 358.


Gene Wakefield called the class to order leading song on page 138t. Leaders: Ken Tate 480, 569b; Bradley Allen 546; Ivalene Donaldson 61; Willodean Barton 418, 456; Gladys Bonds 475, 378b, 330t; John Merritt 240, 168; family of the late S.L. and Catherine Wakefield (Gene Wakefield, Wayne Wakefield, Wendell Wakefield, Larry Wakefield, Nadene Willis, Clara Stults, Julie Poston, Faye Donaldson, Helen Langston, Betty Baccus, Myril Wakefield, and Debbie Wakefield) 426t, 333, 408, 145b, 421 (in memory of S.L. and Catherine Wakefield, Ganus Wakefield, Clifford Wakefield, Wilford Wakefield, and Fayrene Wakefield),


Travis Keeton called the afternoon session to order leading songs on pages 172 and 270. Leaders: Brenda Merritt 460, 434, 331; Chuck Beasley 33b, 235; Pernie Pelfrey 74b; Larry Ballinger 107, 133, 123t; Mary Alice Wakefield 100, 282; Bradley Allen 385b; John Hyde 63, 297, 73t; Cecil Wakefield 159, 268, 134; John Merritt 312t, 403; Larry Wakefield 153, 339, 39t; Betty Baccus, Mary Duncan, Minnie Lee Williams, and Rhonda Wakefield 112, 46, 45t (in memory of Luther and Mary Wakefield and Minnie Lee Bell); Helen Langston, Julie Poston, and Wendell Wakefield 290, 391 (in memory of Wilford Wakefield, Fayrene Wakefield, Clifford Wakefield, and Sim Wakefield), 157; Faye Donaldson 225t, 40; Josie Hyde 507.

Gene Wakefield and Travis Keeton led song on page 62 as the closing song. John Merritt dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Gene Wakefield; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Secretary—Debbie Wakefield.