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Moon and Guthrie Memorial Singing

Liberty Church (McCormack), Jefferson County, Alabama

September 29, 2002

The twenty-eighth session of the Moon and Guthrie Memorial Singing was called to order by Velton Chafin who welcomed everyone and led song on page 31t. Henry Guthery offered the morning prayer.

A business session was held with the class voting to retain the same officers: Chairman—Velton Chafin; Vice Chairman—Elvin Guthrie; Secretary—Eldagene Roberson; Arranging Committee—Brenda Merritt and Willodean Barton.

Leaders: Velton Chafin 30t, 35; David Roberson 63, 75; Ellis Shipp 274b, 274t; Azilee Adams 337, 317; Winell Sanders 225t; Sherry Guthery 340, 58, 49t; Elvin Guthrie 56t, 523, 175; Willie Mae Moon 318, 336; Janet Shipp 268, 300, 358; Willodean Barton 403, 480, 475; Faye Donaldson 406, 129.

RECESS

Velton Chafin called the singing back to order leading song on page 326. Leaders: Dessie Goodman 332; Ilene Williamson 143, 126; Amber Williamson 108 (t? b?); Julie Poston 108b, 421; Travis Keeton 441, 460, 418; Ida Lee Starnes 39 (t? b?), 111 (t? b?); John Hyde 168, 275b, 279; Kate Merritt 101t, 448t; Robert Handel 339, 137, 489.

LUNCH

Elvin Guthrie called the afternoon session to order leading song on page 306. Leaders: Eldagene Roberson 269, 169, 42; Edith Tate 67, 73t; Henry Guthery 120, 112, 507; Ozella Blackmon 384, 495; Steve Rutledge 79, 146; Marie Guthrie 192, 218, 389, 434; John Merritt 388, 294, 284; Elder J.L. Hopper 295, 543, 518; Brenda Merritt 172, 426t, 361, 163 (t? b?); Robert Handel 107, 348 (t? b?); John Merritt “Nothing But The Blood Of Jesus”; Henry Guthery 490 (by request); Brenda Merritt 104 (for John Hyde); Elder J.L. Hopper 312b (by request).

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

Chairman—Velton Chafin; Vice Chairman—Elvin Guthrie; Secretary—Eldagene Roberson.