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Alabama Collegiate Singing

University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Saturday, February 14, 2004

Made possible through the continuing generosity of the Wesley Foundation Methodist Student Center, the sixth annual session of the Alabama Collegiate Singing was again held in their splendid hall on the campus of the University of Alabama. Tim Cook called the class to order leading 59. Richard Mauldin offered the morning prayer.

The class was organized with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Robert DuPree; Vice Chairman—Bill Stewart; Secretary—Elene Stovall.

Tim Cook gave a brief explanation of shape-note notation and concluded by leading 49t.

Leaders: Bill Stewart 480; Elene Stovall 430; Charlene Wallace 283; Max Berueffy 168; Robert Walker 34b; Richard Mauldin and Dick Mauldin 84; Edward Howton 436; Carlene Griffin 70t; Marlin Beasley 108t; Mary Gardner 196; Wilton Donaldson 32t; Charles Kitchens 205; Leon Ballinger 299; Brenda Merritt 434; Austin Wouters 274t; Luke Smith 401; Sue Kitchens 143.


Tim Cook brought the class to order leading 37b. Leaders: Travis Keeton 348b; Earl Ballinger 349; Daniel Goldmark and Tim Cook 186; Brett Price 176t; John Merritt and Marlec Ray 499; Linton Ballinger 212; Sarah Smith 89; Rachel Pike 328; Justin Keeton 385b; Tally Kitchens 340; Courtney Cockrill and Leon Ballinger 490; Helen Beauchamp 318; Clarence McCool 535; Toney Smith 35.


The afternoon session was called together with Tim Cook leading 99. Leaders: Peggy Bergman , Barbara Stone, Sandy Turner, Bicket Howton, Era Howton, Bill Howton, Barbara Howton, Patsy Kitchens, and Lanoui Kitchens 45t.

Gary Smith conducted the memorial lesson and led 163b for the deceased. Gary Smith and Robert DuPree led 122 for the sick and shut-ins.

The deceased remembered were: Willie Carolyn Denson, Donald Smith, Ruth Brown, Elvin Guthrie, Virginia “Ginny” Easter, Walter Wade, Alonzo Malone, Clara D. Smith, Elvin D. Morris, and Lavaughn Ballinger.

The sick and shut-ins remembered were: Lorraine Bayer; Lebron Hinton, John Hocutt, Jap Walton, Joyce Walton, Martha Howell, Velton Chafin, Elsie Beasley, Cecile Deason Cox, Kelly Beard, and Venon Kitchens. Danny Creel closed the memorial lesson with prayer.

Leaders: Gravis Ballinger 222; Warren Steel 224; Bridgett Hill and Doris Plum 142; Danny Creel 498; Amber Davis 454; Allison Ivey 440; Larry Ballinger 282; Dennis George 546; Laura Kitchens and Emily Kitchens 178; Judy Caudle 403; Lisa Geist 273; Bobby Watkins 76b.


Max Berueffy brought the class back to order leading 101t. Leaders: Ruth Wyers and Debra Feaster 206; Blaire Wouters 455; Andrew Beauchamp 61; Elston Driver 445; Lee Wouters 197; Lauretta Rice 313t; David Lawson 502; Ola Meadows 137; Lomax Ballinger 300; Allen Kinsaul 143; Dan Beauchamp 139; Margaret Keeton 276; Tim Cook 72b; James Taylor 358; Jeff James 40; Billy Thompson 319; Gary Smith 569b; Tim Cook 282, 340.

Announcements were made. Tim Cook led 46 as the closing song. Marlin Beasley dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Robert DuPree; Vice Chairman—Bill Steward; Secretary—Elene Stovall.