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Clifford Wakefield Memorial

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

June 16, 2002

The ninety-fourth session of the annual Sacred Harp singing was held at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, Natural Bridge, Alabama on the third Sunday in June. The class was called to order by Travis Keeton leading song on page 48t. Velton Chafin led the morning prayer. Travis Keeton led song on page 566.

The class organized by electing the following officers: Chairman—Travis Keeton; Vice Chairman—John Hyde; Arranging Committee—Faye Donaldson and Josie Hyde; Secretary—Debbie Wakefield.

Leaders: Travis Keeton 146; John Merritt 329, 294, 168 (in memory of Gene Wakefield), 284; Chris Rice 384, 276; Willodean Barton 460, 349; Velton Chafin 348 (t? b?), 34b; Jayne Fulmer 203, 300; Kermit Adams 192, 78; John Hyde 124, 297; Brenda Merritt 332, 277.

RECESS

Travis Keeton called the class back to order leading song on page 129. Leaders: Lavaughn Ballinger 401, 424; Roma Rice 157, 327; Ila Ingle 145b, 335; Earl Ballinger 331, 155; Debbie Wakefield 546, 436; Larry Ballinger 49 (t? b?), 425, 45b; the family of the late Sim and Catherine Wakefield (Cecil Wakefield, Nadine Willis, Clara Stults, Julie Poston, Wayne Wakefield, Faye Donaldson, Helen Langston, Betty Baccus, Wendell Wakefield, Larry Wakefield, Debbie Wakefield, and Kathy Wakefield) 333, 153, 339, 480, 408.

LUNCH

Travis Keeton called the afternoon session to order leading songs on page 104 and 209. Leaders: Latrive Bailey 36b, 111t; Sharon Spangler 282, 290; John Merritt 101t; Jayne Fulmer 99; Chris Rice 34t; Brenda Merritt 274 (t? b?); Larry Ballinger 119; Faye Donaldson 270, 213t; Lavaughn Ballinger 63; Ila Ingle 87; Velton Chafin 68b; Earl Ballinger 40; Roma Rice 109; Cecil Wakefield 491, 268; Betty Baccus 396, 454, 426t (in memory of Gene Wakefield); Clara Stults 288, 100; Helen Langston 391, 505 (CB); Wendell Wakefield 108b, 421; Larry Wakefield 569b, 400; Debbie Wakefield 426b; Josie Hyde 73t, 43.

Travis Keeton led song on page 44 as the closing song in memory of Elmer Conwill. Earl Ballinger dismissed the class in prayer.

Chairman—Travis Keeton; Vice Chairman—John Hyde; Secretary—Debbie Wakefield.