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Clifford Wakefield Memorial

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

June 17, 2001

The ninety-third session of the annual Sacred Harp singing was held at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, Natural Bridge, Alabama on the third Sunday of June. Travis Keeton called the class to order leading song on page 48t. Velton Chafin offered the morning prayer. Travis Keeton led song on page 129.

The class organized with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Travis Keeton; Vice Chairman—John Hyde; Secretary—Debbie Wakefield; Arranging Committee—Josie Hyde.

Leaders: Travis Keeton 343; Debbie Wakefield 394, 432; Larry Wakefield 37b, 339; Alonzo Malone 203, 300; Betty Baccus and Joseph Baccus 358, 59; Wilton Donaldson 480, 565; Roma Rice 426t, 566; Julia Poston 274t, 421; Wendell Wakefield 317, 157.

RECESS

John Hyde called the class to order leading song on page 297. Leaders: Ivalene Donaldson 77t, 39b; Velton Chafin 76b, 97; Willodean Barton 101t, 100; Leon Ballinger 212, 120; Jayne Fulmer 454, 36b; Gravis Ballinger 144, 34b; Vernice Phillips 40; Larry Ballinger 207, 206; Margaret Keeton 85, 29t; the family of the late Sim Wakefield and Catherine Wakefield (Cecil Wakefield, Nadine Willis, Clara Stults, Julia Poston, Faye Donaldson, Helen Langston, Betty Baccus, Debbie Wakefield, Geneva Horton, and Alfie Mobley) 153, 333, 176b, 134, 294, 408 (in memory of Sim Wakefield, Catherine Wakefield, Ganus Wakefield, Clifford Wakefield, Wilford Wakefield, Fayrene Wakefield, and Gene Wakefield).

LUNCH

Travis Keeton brought the afternoon session to order leading song on page 44. Leaders: Faye Donaldson 406, 270; Lavaughn Ballinger 405, 167; Clara Stults 335, 143; Cecil Wakefield 282, 290, 159; Helen Langston 490, 391; Kermit Adams 288, 142; Latrive Bailey 384, 340; Steve Miles 163 (t? b?), 345b, 45t; Josie Hyde 358 (for Robert Mobley), 225b, 284.

Announcements were made. Travis Keeton and John Hyde led song on page 73t as the closing song. Steve Miles offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Travis Keeton; Vice Chairman—John Hyde; Secretary—Debbie Wakefield.