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Parker, Hollis, and Putman Memorial

Liberty Church (McCormick), Jefferson County, Alabama

April 29, 2001

Velton Chafin called the class to order at 9:50 a.m. leading song on page 31b. Harrison Creel offered the morning prayer. Velton Chafin led song on page 30t.

The class organized with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Velton Chafin; Vice Chairman—Harrison Creel; Arranging Committee—Cecil Sanders; Secretary—Ida Lee Parker Starnes.

Leaders: Velton Chafin 35; Willodean Barton 123t, 460; Ivalene Donaldson 288, 290; Ida Lee Starnes 426t, 111b; Wilton Donaldson 317, 75; John Hocutt 225t, 66; Travis Keeton 480, 400; Glenn Keeton and Ashley Keeton 182, 64, 306, 196; Marie Guthrie 220, 170; Larry Ballinger 154, 98; John Merritt 71, 300; Eldagene Roberson 89, 457; Velton Chafin 80b.

RECESS

Harrison Creel brought the class to order leading song on page 335. Leaders: Brenda Merritt 81t, 316, 434; Edith Tate 389, 532; Chris Green and Pam Green 129, 110; Chris Green, Pam Green, and Susan Sweatman 45t; Susan Sweatman 480, 475; Ann Jett 496, 77t, 88t; Amber Springfield 53, 142; Josie Hyde 150, 507. Chris Green offered the blessing for the noon meal.

LUNCH

Velton Chafin brought the afternoon session to order leading song on page 130. Leaders: Henry Guthery 407, 439, 271t; David Roberson 318, 275b; Margaret Gowan 358, 30b; Flarce Creel 270, 503; Kate Merritt 171, 448t, 168; Kenneth Tate 112, 426b, 73t; Harrison Creel 565; Brenda Merritt and Kate Merritt 192.

Announcements were made. Velton Chafin led song on page 521 as the closing song. John Merritt dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Velton Chafin; Vice Chairman—Harrison Creel; Secretary—Ida Lee Parker Starnes.