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Chafin, Harbinson, and Hollis Memorial

New Prospect Church, Cullman County, Alabama

July 21, 2002

The one hundred twenty-ninth session of the Chafin, Harbinson, and Hollis Memorial Sacred Harp singing was held at New Prospect Church in Cullman County, Alabama on the third Sunday in July. Velton Chafin called the class to order leading song on page 31b. Clayton Ezell offered the morning prayer. Velton Chafin led song on page 30t.

The class organized for the day with the following officers elected or appointed: Chairman—Velton Chafin; Vice Chairman—Harrison Creel; Secretary—Brenda Merritt; Arranging Committee—Billy Williams.

Leaders: Velton Chafin 35; Rodney Ivey 208, 142; Larry Ballinger 339, 373; Bud Oliver 47t, 343; Travis Keeton 99, 441; Tommie Spurlock 454, 430; Alex Makris 63; Marie Guthrie 280; Henry Guthery 517, 456; S.T. Reed 278t, 493; David Roberson 222, 146; Amanda Denson 203, 328.

RECESS

Velton Chafin brought the class to order leading song on page 445b. Leaders: Clayton Ezell 475, 137; Max Berueffy 309, 189; Gravis Ballinger 78, 300; Margaret Spurlock 108b, 112; Wilton Donaldson 565, 225t; Bill Aplin 480, 177; Vicki Aplin 535; Marlin Beasley 204, 34t; Stanley Smith 316, 491; John Merritt 176b, 358; Tyler Newman 340; John Etheridge 74b; Willodean Barton 290; Corene White 314, 403; Nate Green and Norma Green 471, 88t; Josie Hyde 200, 507. John Merritt offered the blessing on the noon meal.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Velton Chafin leading song on page 318. Leaders: Betty Shepherd 216, 299; Lisa Geist 91, 546; Elene Stovall 436, 172; Ashley Campbell 196, 143; Bob Watkins 58, 171; Leah Commer 312b, 569b; Elsie Moon 202, 494; Eldagene Roberson 89, 306; Amber Springfield 85, 192; Laura Clawson 95; Donald Robertson 28b, 120; Elvin Guthrie 69t, 234; Freda Bledsoe and Elsie Moon 166, 87; Cindy Tanner 198; Juanita Newman 335, 108t; John Merritt and Brenda Merritt 163b; Ann Jett 348b, 141; Edith Tate and Max Berueffy 532; Cassie Franklin 187, 368, 352; Cindy Tanner 336, 327; Wanda Capps 73 (t? b?), 159, 104.

Announcements were made. Harrison Creel led song on page 111b as the closing song. John Merritt offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Velton Chafin; Vice Chairman—Harrison Creel; Secretary—Brenda Merritt.