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Wakefield Memorial
(Ganus, Wilford, Clifford, and Gene)

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

November 25, 2001

The thirty-first session of the Wakefield Memorial Sacred Harp Singing was called to order by Travis Keeton leading song on page 48t. Henry Guthery offered the morning prayer.

The class organized for the day by electing or appointing the following officers: Chairman—Travis Keeton; Vice Chairman—Henry Guthery; Secretary—Josie Hyde; Arranging Committee—Roma Rice.

Leaders: Travis Keeton 129; Wilton Donaldson 225t, 503, 566; Willodean Barton 63, 87, 101t; Beatrice Phillips 143, 112; Kermit Adams 85, 99; Joyce Hubbitt 212; Ivalene Donaldson 81t; Earl Ballinger 82 (t? b?), 217; Margaret Keeton 441, 527, 517; Larry Ballinger 119, 109.

RECESS

Travis Keeton called the class back to order leading song on page 73t. Leaders: Anne Steel 171, 31t, 29t; Henry Guthery 205, 140, 151; Warren Steel 150, 148, 142; Gravis Ballinger 144, 120, 34b; Ken Tate 35, 343; Debbie Wakefield 426b, 365, 183.

LUNCH

Travis Keeton called the afternoon session to order leading song on page 410t. Leaders: Larry Wakefield 569b, 37b, 339; Nadine Willis, Clara Stults, Faye Donaldson, Julie Poston, Helen Langston, Betty Baccus, Wayne Wakefield, Wendel Wakefield, Larry Wakefield, and Debra Wakefield (family of the late S.L. and Catherine Wakefield) 333, 168, 480, 546; L.E. Hannah 182, 349; John Hyde 275b, 75, 297; Helen Langston 490, 391; Sharon Spangler 282, 134; Clara Stults 290, 100; Betty Baccus 373, 392, 396; Josie Hyde 298, 361, 507; Wendel Wakefield 145 (t? b?), 108t, 108b; Roma Rice 104, 338 (for Mr. and Mrs. Milford Watts, Rose Altha Taylor, and Gladys Bonds), 482; Warren Steel 284, 178; Henry Guthery 420 (in memory of his parents).

Travis Keeton led song on page 426t for Hazel Wakefield and as the closing song. The closing prayer was led by Carl Tomes, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Travis Keeton; Vice Chairman—Henry Guthery; Secretary—Josie Hyde.