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Parker, Hollis, and Putman Memorial

Liberty Church (McCormick), Jefferson County, Alabama

March 31, 2002

The class was called to order at 10:00 a.m. by Velton Chafin leading song on page 32t. Harrison Creel led the morning prayer. Velton Chafin led songs on pages 30t and 35.

The class organized with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Velton Chafin; Vice Chairman—Harrison Creel; Arranging Committee—Willodean Barton; Secretary—Ida Lee Parker Starnes.

Leaders: Sherry Guthery 340, 58; Winell Sanders 108t; John Hyde 63, 313t; Travis Keeton 482, 275b; Ivalene Donaldson 270, 343b; Amber Springfield 31b, 37b; Wilton Donaldson 317, 566; Josie Hyde 186, 224; John Hocutt 114, 225t; Margaret Keeton 217, 78; John Merritt 408, 236; Henry Guthery 268; Velton Chafin 68b.

RECESS

Velton Chafin brought the class to order leading song “Hocutt” (written by John Hocutt and Margaret Keeton). Leaders: Ozella Blackmon 322, 402; Glenn Keeton 313b, 178; Ida Lee Starnes 39b, 111b; Brenda Merritt 420, 142, 426t; Henry Guthery 104, 431, 503, 123t; Glenn Keeton 163b, 290. John Merritt offered the blessing for the noon meal.

LUNCH

Velton Chafin brought the class to order for the afternoon session by leading song on page 480. Leaders: Sherry Guthery 64, 49t; John Hyde 61, 297; Amber Springfield 410t, 446; Margaret Keeton 439, 422; Josie Hyde 278t, 77b; John Merritt 312b; John Merritt and Brenda Merritt 438, 358; Glenn Keeton 378b; Ivalene Donaldson 146; Travis Keeton 392; Harrison Creel 512; Henry Guthery 475; Wilton Donaldson 348b; John Hocutt 448b, 354t.

Announcements were made. Velton Chafin led song on page 521 as the closing song. Harrison Creel dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Velton Chafin; Vice Chairman—Harrison Creel; Secretary—Ida Lee Parker Starnes.