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Velton Chafin Birthday Singing

Old Sardis Church, Lynn, Alabama

Saturday, November 2, 2002

This singing was in celebration of Velton Chafin’s eightieth birthday.

Leaders: Velton Chafin 30t, 35, 34b; Corene White 37b, 379; Ivalene Donaldson 39b, 81t; Ila Ingle 63, 145t; Travis Keeton 343b, 73t; Doris Talley 120, 147t; Winell Sanders 225t; John Hyde 275b, 297; Sherry Guthery 340, 58.

RECESS

Velton Chafin brought the class to order leading “Hocutt”. Leaders: Dorothy Evan 348b, 34t; John Hocutt 144; S.T. Reed 124, 125; Josie Hyde 66, 225b; Larry Ballinger 224; John Etheridge 222; Uel Freeman 45, 146; Ida Lee Starnes 317, 378t; Gary Smith 523, 565; Hugh Bill McGuire 569, 324; John Merritt “Auburn”, “Nettie”; Sarah Smith 75, 89; Faye Donaldson and John Hocutt 138t, 112; Willodean Barton 480; Julie Poston 274t, 421.

LUNCH

The songs in the afternoon session were from the Cooper Book.

Leaders: Velton Chafin 225t; Billy Williams 54t, 286; Henry Guthery 497, 410; Sherry Guthery 506, 505; Hugh Bill McGuire 503, 563; Josie Hyde 138t, 540; S.T. Reed 344, 569; Velton Chafin 86; John Merritt 574; Larry Ballinger 401, 572; Gary Smith 285t, 507b; Sarah Smith 330t, 348t; Travis Keeton 400, 345t; Brenda Merritt 522, 478, 84.

The class desired that this become an annual singing. It will meet on Saturday before the first Sunday in November at Old Sardis Church in Lynn, Alabama. The class will sing from the Denson Book in the morning session, and from the Cooper Book in the afternoon.

The class was dismissed with prayer led by Hugh Bill McGuire.

Secretary—Brenda Merritt.