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Ganus and Wilford Wakefield Memorial

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

November 26, 1995

The twenty-fifth session of the Wakefield Memorial Sacred Harp Singing was called to order by Clifford Wakefield leading songs on pages 42 and 43. The morning prayer was led by Jack Wakefield. The class organized for the day by retaining the following officers: Chairman—Clifford Wakefield; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Secretary—Josie Hyde; Arranging Committee—John Hyde. Clifford Wakefield led song on page 101 (t? b?). Leaders: Hubert Hood 49b, 454; Arnold Moore 77t, 145b; Mae Conwill 270, 141; Keterina Sanders 59; Jane Fulford 143, 300; Josie Hyde 442, 434 for Uncle Tom Harper who is ill; Lola Roberson 137, 475; Pat Shaddix 272, 192; Cecil Sanders 145t, 512; Roma Rice 166, 147b.

RECESS

Clifford Wakefield called the class back to order leading song on page 294, by request, and in memory of Sara Cockrell. Leaders: Travis Keeton 424, 212; Parnell Berry 177, 306; Debbie Wakefield 183, 426 (t? b?); Lena Keeton 123 (t? b?), 546; L. E. Hannah 500 for Uncle Tom Harper, 56t; Leigh Barr 203, 178; Elmer Conwill 498 for Uncle Tom Harper who was sick, 297 in memory of Tom Roberson; Johnny Humber 208, 460; Leon Ballinger 84, 384; Rose Altha Taylor 129, 73t.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Gravis Ballinger leading songs on pages 101t and 78. Leaders: Larry Ballinger 482; Juliette Haynes 216, 430; The childred of S. L. and Catherine Wakefield—Cecil Wakefield, Wayne Wakefield, Gene Wakefield, Larry Wakefield, Windel Wakefield, Clifford Wakefield, Clara Stults, Nadine Willis, Helen Langston, Julie Poston, Faye Donaldson, Betty Baccus, and Fayrine Wakefield—led songs on pages 426 (t? b?), 333, 388, 138 (t? b?), 480, 290, and 159 in memorial for their relatives and friends that have passed away; Ada Godsey 499, 411; Gladys Bonds 404, 58; Jack Wakefield and daughter, Vonda Hallman 358, 46, 32 (t? b?), 45t; Lavaughn Ballinger 405, 136; Milford Watts 410 (t? b?), 114; Steve Miles 63, 61, 234; John Hyde 75, 30t; Earl Ballingeer 217, 182 in memory of Tom Roberson. All the children os S. L. and Catherine Wakefield led the closing song on page 30b. Steve Miles led the closing prayer.

Chairman—Clifford Wakefield; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Secretary—Josie Hyde