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Chafin, Harbinson, and Hollis Memorial

New Prospect Church, Cullman County, Alabama

July 15, 2001

The one hundred twenty-eighth session of the Chafin, Harbinson, and Hollis Memorial Sacred Harp Singing was called to order by Velton Chafin leading songs on pages 31b and 30t. Harrison Creel offered the morning prayer.

A business session was held with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Velton Chafin; Vice Chairman—Harrison Creel; Secretary—Brenda Merritt; Arranging Committee—Billy Williams.

Leaders: Velton Chafin 35; Clayton Ezell 66; Tommie Spurlock 430, 376; Freda Bledsoe 335; Wilton Donaldson 565; Vernice Phillips 112; John Hyde 297; Ivalene Donaldson 61; Flarce Creel 475; Laura Clawson 171; Winell Sanders 108t; Don Johnson 212, 192; Marie Guthrie 280, 411; Shelley Capps 73t; Stanley Smith 273, 542; Corene White 314.

RECESS

Harrison Creel brought the class to order leading song on page 317b. Leaders: Eldagene Roberson 215, 203; Travis Keeton 161; Guy Bankes 77b, 441; S.T. Reed 267; Lamar Smith and Randall Smith 36b, 76b; Richard Ivey 222; Lisa Geist 532, 528; Elvin Guthrie 138t, 193; David Roberson 146, 274t; Wanda Capps 440, 216; John Etheridge 74b, 74t.

RECESS

Velton Chafin brought the class to order leading song on page 175b. Leaders: Ashley Keeton 220, 306; Ashley Campbell 196, 143; Velton Chafin and Coen Chafin 384, 480; Ottis Sides 58, 530; Margaret Keeton 517; Edith Tate 155, 371; Barbara Swetman 383, 145t; Karen Ivey 120, 276; Lavaughn Ballinger 401; Josie Hyde 507.

LUNCH

Velton Chafin brought the afternoon session to order leading song on page 318. Leaders: Larry Ballinger 50b; Ken Tate 275b; Ann Jett 37b, 43; Willodean Barton 122; David Ivey 484; Richard Ivey and Randall Smith 137; Amber Springfield 454, 142; Glenn Keeton 354t; Linda Sides 328, 225t; Amanda Denson 566, 345b; John Merritt and Brenda Merritt 384, 358; Brenda Merritt 448t, 111t; Harrison Creel 498; Henry Guthery 140, 456; Sherry Guthery 49t, 340; Stuart Ivey 208, 189; David Ivey 198.

Announcements were made. Velton Chafin led song on page 46 as the closing song, and the class was dismissed with prayer.

Chairman—Velton Chafin; Vice Chairman—Harrison Creel; Secretary—Brenda Merritt.