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Sanders Memorial

Sardis Church, Walker County, Alabama

Sunday, February 15, 2004

The annual Sanders Memorial Sacred Harp singing was held at Sardis Church in Walker County, Alabama on the third Sunday in February. Harrison Creel brought the class to order leading 30t. Danny Creel offered the morning prayer. Max Berueffy led 32t.

The class was organized with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Harrison Creel; Vice Chairman—Max Berueffy; Secretary—Margaret Keeton; Arranging Committee—Josie Hyde.

Leaders: Max Berueffy 33b; Cecil Sanders and Winell Sanders 225t; Leon Ballinger 460, 269; Corene White 146, 403; Ricky Savage 318; Ozella Blackmon 441, 436; Danny Creel 182, 383; Margaret Keeton 422, 456; Chris Ballinger 76b, 147t; Flarce Creel 454, 475; Travis Keeton 343, 390 (in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Winford Sanders); Edith Tate 212; John Hyde 63, 297.

RECESS

The class resumed singing with Harrison Creel leading 498. Leaders: Lisa Geist 91, 377; Linton Ballinger 306, 144; Wanda Capps 171, 299; Larry Ballinger 98, 37t; Willodean Barton 290, 480; Mike Hinton 490, 146 (for his father, Lebron Hinton, who is ill); Brenda Merritt 217, 442; Amber Davis 391, 192; Dennis George 108t, 365; Clarence McCool 68b, 565; Sarah Smith 159.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Max Berueffy leading 121 and 499 (for Gladys Bonds, who is ill). Leaders: John Merritt 312b, “Nothing But The Blood”; Earl Ballinger 177, 331; Margaret McGowan 141, 358; Marlin Beasley 77t, 503 (for Thurman Nall, who is ill); Gravis Ballinger 110 (in memory of his father’s birthday), 220; Gary Smith 523, 31t; Ricky Savage 294 (in memory of his family, the Garners); Edith Tate 532, 35; Cecil Sanders 569b (in memory of his mother); Josie Hyde 477, 507; Leon Ballinger 120; Dennis George 542; Clarence McCool 73t; Linton Ballinger 142; Harrison Creel 512.

Harrison Creel led 111b as the closing song. Earl Ballinger offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Harrison Creel; Vice Chairman—Max Berueffy; Secretary—Margaret Keeton.