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Joe Beasley Memorial Singing

Concord Primitive Baptist Meeting House, Winfield, Alabama

December 8-9, 2001

Saturday, December 8

The seventh Joe Beasley Memorial Singing was called to order by Chairman John Beasley leading song on page 31b. Chaplain George Seiler offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: John Beasley 32t; Vice Chairman Richard Schmeidler 34b, 66; John Redman 186, 362; Jayne Fulmer 99, 101 (t? b?); Marlin Beasley 480, 111b; Ivalene Donaldson 108t; Julietta Haynes 222, 298; George Seiler 68b; Sandie Scott 72b, 40; Charlie Ballard 30t, 512.

RECESS

Richard Schmeidler called the class to order leading song on page 49b. Leaders: Eugene Forbes 155, 380; Marilyn Burchett 551, 29t; Wilton Donaldson 348 (t? b?), 225t; Gary Smith 523, 565; Jimmie Gilmore 43, 343; Elsie Beasley 460, 192. Chaplain George Seiler offered grace for the noon meal.

LUNCH

Chairman John Beasley brought the afternoon session to order leading songs on pages 317 and 318. Leaders: Buell Cobb 75, 33b; Virginia Douglas 178, 56b; Travis Keeton 56t, 499; Jean Seiler 106, 217; Sarah Beasley Smith 384, 335; Arthur Gilmore 408; Brenda Pena 490, 77b; Charlotte Ehrmann 147t, 163b; Becky Beasley Briggs 482, 234; Charles Kitchens 326, 179; Cora Beasley Sweatt 406, 312b; Amber Springfield 76b, 276; Ann Beasley Ballard 426b, 284; Amanda Denson 146 (with words to “Amazing Grace” for Tommye Denson Mauldin), 164; Freddie Briggs 141, 338; Lena Keeton and Amber Springfield 137, 475.

John Beasley and Richard Schmeidler led song on page 474 as the closing song. Chaplain George Seiler dismissed the class with prayer.

Sunday, December 9

Richard Schmeidler brought the Sunday session to order leading song on page 34b. Chaplain George Seiler offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Chairman John Beasley 59; Guy Bankes 556, 77b; Vernice Phillips 168; Estelle Gilmore and L.S. Gilmore 379, 77t; Charlotte Ehrmann 73b, 504; Tim Reynolds 192, 566; Clarence McCool 318, 349; Frances Beasley Lee 30 (t? b?), 159; Clarissa Springfield 343, 445; John Hyde and Josie Hyde 73t, 297; Josie Hyde 298, 66; David Beasley 72b, 68 (t? b?); Elsie Beasley 460, 336.

RECESS

Lena Keeton brought the class back to order leading songs on pages 269 and 546. Leaders: Ken Tate and daughter, Hannah Tate 426 (t? b?), 37b; Eugene Forbes 438, 405; Flarce Creel 204; Marilyn Burchett 145 (t? b?), 42; John Redman 38t, 38b; Becky Beasley Briggs 335, 334; Cecil Whitefield 79; Virginia Douglas 455, 503; Cora Beasley Sweatt 81t, 111 (t? b?).

The memorial lesson was presented by Dan McCurry and Marilyn Burchett. Dan McCurry spoke movingly of the continuance of family and spirit in the Sacred Harp community and the Beasley family and led songs on pages 66 and 384 for the following deceased: Elmer Conwill, A.C. McGough, Freeman Wootten, Mike Spann (killed in Afghanistan), Roie Alexander, Mamie Jenkins, and Tommye Denson Mauldin—Alabama; Mary Kay Friday—Washington, D.C.; Linda Smart and John Flandreau—New York; Susan Garber—Connecticut; Robert Todd—Pennsylvania; and Deloris Kanerday.

Dan McCurry and Marilyn Burchett led song on page 335 for the sick and shut-ins: Elsie Sweatt, Elder Garnsey McGough, Ethel McGough, Jeff Sheppard, and Coy Ivey—Alabama; Kyra Bean—New York. Dan McCurry closed the memorial lesson with prayer, and offered grace for the noon meal.

LUNCH

Chairman John Beasley called the afternoon session to order leading song on page 67. Leaders: Kermit Adams 78, 99; Gary Smith, Sarah Beasley Smith, and Seth Holloway 31t, 354 (t? b?); Jean Seiler 299, 200; Flarce Creel 475; Harrison Creel 512; Larry Ballinger 50 (t? b?); Elene Stovall and Max Berueffy 306 (for Mike Spann and the troops away from home this Christmas), 461; Julietta Haynes 216, 430; Wilton Donaldson 285t; Edith Tate 389, 89; Travis Keeton 321b; Warren Steel 131t, 183; John Merritt 499, 124; Brenda Pena 143, 81b.

RECESS

George Seiler brought the class to order leading song on page 186. Leaders: Marlin Beasley 441, 154; Amber Springfield 142; Sandie Scott 288; Jayne Fulmer 300; Ann Beasley Ballard 277; Ricky Beasley 30b, 106; Chris Bell 358, 85; Chug Beasley 61; Claire Outten 112, 86; Freddie Briggs and Bunk Beasley 141, 145 (t? b?); Seth Holloway 388; the Beasley family 146.

After announcements, John Beasley and Richard Schmeidler led song on page 46 as the closing song, and Chaplain George Seiler dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—John Beasley; Vice Chairman—Richard Schmeidler; Secretary—Sandie Scott.