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Wakefield Memorial
(Ganus, Wilford, and Clifford)

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

November 26, 2000

The thirtieth session of the Wakefield Memorial Sacred Harp Singing was called to order by Travis Keeton leading song on page 33b. Linton Ballinger led the morning prayer. Travis Keeton led song on page 75.

The class organized with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Travis Keeton; Vice Chairman—Elmer Conwill; Secretary—Josie Hyde; Arranging Committee—Roma Rice.

Leaders: Travis Keeton 285t; Linton Ballinger 335, 144; Willodean Barton and Ida Lee Starnes 108t, 145t; Ivalene Donaldson 145b; Earl Ballinger 155, 460; Jayne Fulmer 186, 300; Wilton Donaldson 317, 30t; Lavaughn Ballinger 63, 84; Julietta Haynes 216, 430; Leon Ballinger 212, 268; Kermit Adams 302, 99.

RECESS

Elmer Conwill called the class to order leading songs on pages 172 and 179. Leaders: Teresa Ballinger 146, 110; Debra Wakefield 426t (for Hazel Wakefield), 546 (in memory of Wilford Wakefield and Fayrene Wakefield), 284 (in memory of Gene Wakefield); David Ballinger 480, 100; Joyce Hubbitt 73 (t? b?), 209; Larry Ballinger 56t, 425; Betty Baccus 392, 396; Gravis Ballinger 124, 34b; Henry Guthery 189, 475.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Travis Keeton leading song on page 64. Leaders: Chris Rice 282, 183; Cecil Wakefield, Wayne Wakefield, Wendel Wakefield, Larry Wakefield, Nadine Willis, Clara Stults, Faye Donaldson, Julie Poston, Helen Langston, Betty Baccus, Mary Alice Wakefield, and Debra Wakefield (family of the late S.L. and Catherine Wakefield) 333, 168, 134; Josie Hyde 222, 412; Faye Donaldson 371, 270; Helen Langston 143, 391; Dawson Adams 47t, 68b; Clara Stults 290, 59; Mary Alice Wakefield 61, 138 (t? b?) (in memory of Gene Wakefield); Julie Poston 108b (in memory of Gene Wakefield), 101t; Wendel Wakefield 421, 159; Betty Baccus and Mary Dunkin 405, 112, 111b (for David Wakefield); Cecil Wakefield 153, 208; Larry Wakefield 569 (t? b?), 339; Roma Rice 225t, 104 (for John Hyde).

Travis Keeton led song on page 73t for John Hyde and as the closing song. Cecil Wakefield dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Travis Keeton; Vice Chairman—Elmer Conwill; Secretary—Josie Hyde.