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Wakefield Memorial
(Ganus, Wilford, Clifford, and Gene)

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

November 16, 2003

The thirty-third session of the Wakefield Memorial Sacred Harp singing was called to order by Travis Keeton leading 129. Harrison Creel offered the morning prayer.

The class organized, voting to retain the following officers: Chairman—Travis Keeton; Vice Chairman—John Hyde; Secretary—Josie Hyde; Arranging Committee—Faye Donaldson.

Leaders: Travis Keeton 348b; Clarence McCool 430, 349; Chris Ballinger 49b, 49t; Willodean Barton 122, 274t; Velton Chafin 355; Lucy Heidorn 88t, 186; Richard Mauldin 276, 36b; Max Berueffy 157 (for Elene Stovall), 187; Sarah Smith 290; Ivalene Donaldson 39b; Gravis Ballinger 200, 112; Lisa Geist 428, 454; Stella Pratt 460.

RECESS

John Hyde brought the class back to order leading 275b and 63. Leaders: Corene White 403; Harrison Creel 498; Larry Ballinger 50b, 119; Amanda Denson 201, 142; Edith Tate 146; Marlin Beasley 270; Brenda Merritt 336, 470; Glenn Keeton and Lena Keeton 163b, 546; Earl Ballinger 337; Seth Holloway 452, 388; John Merritt 358, 240.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Travis Keeton leading 203. Leaders: Ken Tate 108b, 29t; Wilton Donaldson 490, 499; Vernice Phillips 222, 143; Flarce Creel 389, 475; Gary Smith 565; John Merritt and Gary Smith “Mercy Seat” (LD); Jayne Fulmer 99, 273; Chris Rice 496, 384; Margaret Keeton 543; Kermit Adams 272, 78; Steve Miles 268, 152; Debra Wakefield 542, 426b; Josie Hyde 507; Sharon Spangler 153, 171; Cecil Wakefield, Wayne Wakefield, Larry Wakefield, Wendell Wakefield, Nadine Willis, Clara Stults, Helen Langston, Faye Donaldson, Julie Poston, and Betty Baccus 480, 134, 426t (in memory of the Wakefield family); Harrison Creel 335; Clarence McCool 225t; Richard Mauldin 66; Max Berueffy 213t; John Merritt “Nothing But The Blood.”

The date of this singing has been changed. It will now be held on the third Sunday in November.

Travis Keeton led 277 as the closing song, Earl Ballinger offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Travis Keeton; Vice Chairman—John Hyde; Secretary—Josie Hyde.