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Emma Beasley, John Belton Beasley,
and Phillip Lee, III Memorial Singing

Concord Primitive Baptist Meeting House, Winfield, Alabama

August 19, 2001

The thirty-third session of the Emma Beasley, John Belton Beasley, and Phillip Lee, III Memorial Singing was called to order by Marlin Beasley leading songs on pages 316 and 39t. John Merritt offered the morning prayer. Marlin Beasley led song on page 480.

The class organized with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Marlin Beasley; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Arranging Committee—Lena Keeton; Secretary—Gary Smith. Leaders: Travis Keeton 75, 496; A.A. Malone 285t, 348b; Becky Briggs 179, 336 (in memory of Belton Beasley); John Hyde 337, 39b; Ivalene Donaldson 274 (t? b?), 328; Brenda Pena 77b, 569t; Elsie Beasley 192, 460; Richard Schmeidler 155, 268; Berniece Brewer 123t, 298; Ida Lee Starnes 448b, 426t; David Beasley 72b, 68b.

RECESS

Marlin Beasley called the class to order leading song on page 317. Leaders: Velton Chafin 318, 321; Frances Lee 30t, 59; Cecil Sanders and Winell Sanders 225t; Edith Tate 106, 532; Gary Smith 565, 31t; Brenda Merritt 142, 215; Dr. Julietta Haynes 40, 46; Tommy Beasley 30b, 348b; Faye Donaldson 78, 430; Harrison Creel 498, 512; Lena Keeton 546, 475. John Merritt offered grace for the noon meal.

LUNCH

Marlin Beasley brought the afternoon session to order leading song on page 340. Leaders: Wilton Donaldson 566, 503; Willodean Barton 418, 145t; Gravis Ballinger 384, 300; Jessica Briggs and Dustin McCowan 354 (t? b?); Cora Sweatt 145b, 312b; Vernice Phillips 168, 112; Glenn Keeton 497, 143 (in memory of Belton Nix); Julia Poston 101 (t? b?), 166; Ann Ballard 490; Clarence McCool 349, 73t; Jimmie Sue Gilmore 276, 43; John Beasley 335, 144; Joyce Taylor 327, 326 (in memory of Garnsey McGough); Charlie Ballard 45t, 388; John Merritt 398; John Merritt and Brenda Merritt 438 (for Velton Chafin); Sarah Smith 290, 129; David Beasley 235, 33b; Cecil Wakefield 146, 491; Dorothea McCowan 120, 442, 64; Lisa Morton 87, 77t; Ricky Beasley 457, 47b; Kermit Allen 99, 301; Alvin Beasley and Beverly Beasley 81t, 108t; Elsie Beasley, Brenda Pena, Sarah Beasley Smith, Frances Beasley Lee, David “Chug” Beasley, Ann Beasley Ballard, Becky Beasley Briggs, Jessica Briggs, Alvin “Bunk” Beasley, Marlin Beasley, Cora Beasley Sweatt, Corissa Sweatt, and John Beasley 406, 153.

After announcements, Marlin Beasley and Travis Keeton led song on page 62 as the closing song. John Merritt offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Marlin Beasley; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Secretary—Gary Smith.