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Clifford Wakefield Memorial

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

June 15, 2003

The ninety-fifth session of the annual Sacred Harp singing was held at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church in Natural Bridge, Alabama on the third Sunday in June. The class was called to order by Travis Keeton leading 48t. Velton Chafin offered the morning prayer. Travis Keeton led 131b.

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

Leaders: Travis Keeton 179; Debbie Wakefield 546, 436; Kermit Adams 63, 78; Ivalene Donaldson 56t, 129; Leon Ballinger 141, 441; Ginnie Ely 313t, 389; Larry Wakefield 569 (t? b?), 339; Roma Rice 405, 273; Wilton Donaldson 490, 499; Ozella Blackmon 460; John Hyde 566, 73t; Betty Baccus 340, 100.

RECESS

Travis Keeton brought the class back to order leading 176b. Leaders: Gravis Ballinger 124, 34b; Sharon Spangler 335, 406; Warren Steel 67, 183; Willodean Barton 498, 290; Clarence McCool 68b, 45t; Margaret Keeton 300, 349; Velton Chafin 564, 521; the family of the late S.L. and Catherine Wakefield (Cecil Wakefield, Wayne Wakefield, Wendell Wakefield, Larry Wakefield, Nadine Willis, Clara Stults, Julia Poston, Faye Donaldson, Helen Langston, Betty Baccus, and Debbie Wakefield) 333, 426t, 111t.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was brought to order by Travis Keeton leading 213t and 358. Leaders: Brenda Merritt 142, 144; Lisa Geist 394, 119; Kathy Eastburn 49t, 73b; Jayne Fulmer 448b, 99; Ila Ingle 500, 530; Larry Ballinger 180, 50b, 181; Helen Langston 391, 505 (CB); Cecil Wakefield 153; Josie Hyde 470, 477, 559 (CB); Wendell Wakefield 168, 421; Faye Donaldson 225t, 270; Ginnie Ely 454; Leon Ballinger 120; Warren Steel 187.

Travis Keeton and John Hyde led 297 as the closing song. Warren Steel offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

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