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Sanders Memorial

Sardis Church, Walker County, Alabama

Saturday, February 15, 2003

The singing was called to order at 10:00 a.m. by Velton Chafin with 31b. Harrison Creel offered the morning prayer. Velton Chafin led 34b and 30t.

A business session was held with the class voting to retain the following officers: Chairman—Velton Chafin; Vice Chairman—Harrison Creel; Secretary—Edith Tate; Arranging Committee—Willodean Barton.

Leaders: Corene White 37b, 73t, 146; Ozella Blackmon 460, 172; Flarce Creel 166, 343; Wilton Donaldson 348b, 499, 225t; Ida Lee Starnes 101t, 317, 378t; Ivalene Donaldson 138b, 274t; Travis Keeton 127, 68b, 129; Margaret Keeton 297, 97, 78; Leon Ballinger 136, 137, 73b.

RECESS

Velton Chafin brought the class back to order leading 108t and 311. Leaders: Brenda Merritt 142, 168, 430; Glenn Keeton 285 (t? b?), 345t, 163 (t? b?); David Light 112, 200, 192; Larry Ballinger 549, 345b; Edith Tate 167, 333; John Merritt 77t, 300, 569 (t? b?). Leon Ballinger offered prayer for the noon meal.

LUNCH

Velton Chafin brought the afternoon session to order leading 144. Leaders: Willodean Barton 416, 391, 314; Harrison Creel 565, 111b, 89; Eugene Forbes 318, 155, 145t; Corene White 171; Margaret Keeton 327; Leon Ballinger 269; Brenda Merritt 548; John Merritt 84; Travis Keeton 290; Cecil Sanders 294; Glenn Keeton 231; David Light 384; Larry Ballinger 425; Harrison Creel 512; Eugene Forbes 36b; John Merritt 346.

Most of the songs that were led were in honor of Lavaughn Ballinger and John Hyde who were not able to attend. Please remember these singers.

After announcements were made, the class was dismissed with prayer led by John Merritt.

Chairman—Velton Chafin; Vice Chairman—Harrison Creel; Secretary—Edith Tate.