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Moon and Guthrie Memorial Singing

Liberty Church (McCormack), Jefferson County, Alabama

August 31, 2003

The twenty-ninth session of the Moon and Guthrie Memorial Singing was called to order by Velton Chafin who welcomed everyone and led 31b. Harrison Creel offered the morning prayer.

A business session was held with the class voting to retain the following officers: Chairman—Velton Chafin; Vice Chairman—Elvin Guthrie; Secretary—Eldagene Roberson.

Edis Guthrie’s name was added to this memorial.

Leaders: Velton Chafin 75; Corene White 146, 379; Janet Shipp 300, 268; Henry Schuman 318, 426 (t? b?); John Hyde 129, 73t; Winell Sanders 225t; David Roberson 100, 340; Flarce Creel 135, 475; Elvin Guthrie 482, 99 (in memory of Edis Guthrie, who passed away since the previous singing); Ellis Shipp 334, 448t.

RECESS

Velton Chafin called the singing back to order with 275b. Leaders: Travis Keeton 388, 288; Willodean Barton 454, 123 (t? b?), 101t; Edith Tate 532; Harrison Creel 111b, 512; Ann Jett 212, 269; Margaret Keeton 155; Marie Guthrie 25 (JB), 430; Eldagene Roberson 29t, 81t; Josie Hyde 183, 203, 477; Amber Springfield 441, 276; Amanda Denson 77t, 290; Kenneth Tate 40, 503, 30t.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Elvin Guthrie leading 56t. Leaders: Velton Chafin 57; Eugene Forbes 145t, 143, 299; Glenn Keeton and Elizabeth Keeton 108 (t? b?), 159, 117; Corene White 216; Regina Hill 358, 408; Henry Schuman 195; Amber Springfield 192; Margaret Keeton 91; Chris Bell 385 (t? b?), 33b; Josie Hyde 224; Marie Guthrie 336; Elvin Guthrie 126; Edith Tate 139; Kenneth Tate 73b; Ellis Shipp 108 (t? b?); Amanda Denson 278b; John Hyde 297; Travis Keeton 64.

Announcements were made. Velton Chafin led 52 (t? b?) as the closing song, Glenn Keeton offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

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