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Moon and Guthrie Memorial Singing

Liberty Church (McCormack), Jefferson County, Alabama

September 30, 2001

The twentieth session of the Moon and Guthrie Memorial Singing was called to order by Velton Chafin leading song on page 32t. Lavaughn Ballinger offered the opening prayer.

Officers were the same as the previous year: Chairman—Velton Chafin; Vice Chairman—Elvin Guthrie; Arranging Committee—Brenda Merritt; Secretary—Eldagene Roberson.

Leaders: Velton Chafin 30t; Cecil Sanders and Winell Sanders 225t, 569b; Wilton Donaldson 317, 285t; Travis Keeton 460, 42; Willodean Barton 101t, 145t; Milton Oliver 318, 314; Vernice Phillips 40, 112; Ivalene Donaldson 288, 335; Glenn Keeton 474, 497; Earl Ballinger 270, 276; Kenneth Tate 145b, 354 (t? b?).

RECESS

Elvin Guthrie called the class back to order leading songs on pages 391 and 523. Leaders: Clarence McCool 475, 349; Janet Shipp 358, 408; Larry Ballinger 425, 90; Willie Mae Moon 441, 568; Philip Gilmore and Rebekah Gilmore 445, 348b; Ann Jett 43, 339; Marie Guthrie 397, 411; Linton Ballinger 217, 208; Cassie Franklin 298, 299; John Hocutt 114; A.A. Malone 203, 183; Mr. and Mrs. Gilmore 275b, 73t; Julie Poston 138 (t? b?), 396; Ellis Shipp 108t; Lisa Geist 155, 110.

LUNCH

Velton Chafin called the afternoon session to order leading song on page 35. Leaders: David Roberson 222, 196; Lavaughn Ballinger 401, 84; Eldagene Roberson 175 (in memory of Harlie Guthrie), 306 (in memory of Vivalene Moon); Henry Guthery 558, 240; Gravis Ballinger 300, 99; Edis Guthrie 100, 490; Ozella Blackmon 139; Harrison Creel 498, 530; John Merritt 502, 124; Amber Springfield 142; Edith Tate 47t; Philip Gilmore 270; Billy Williams 96, 450; John Hyde 566; Lisa Geist 532; Brenda Merritt 499.

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

Chairman—Velton Chafin; Vice Chairman—Elvin Guthrie; Secretary—Eldagene Roberson.