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Chafin, Harbinson, and Hollis Memorial

New Prospect Church, Cullman County, Alabama

Sunday, July 18, 2004

The one hundred-thirty first session of the Chafin, Harbinson, and Hollis Memorial was held at New Prospect Church in Cullman County, Alabama on the third Sunday in July. The class was called to order by Harrison Creel leading 317. Marlin Beasley offered the morning prayer. Velton Chafin led 225t.

The class was organized with the following officer elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Velton Chafin; Vice Chairman—Harrison Creel; Arranging Committee—Billy Williams; Secretary—Josie Hyde.

Leaders: Velton Chafin 30t; Corene White 391; Mike Jones 31t; Winell Sanders 108t; Tyler Newman 340; Olita Stewart 313t; Juanita Newman 406; Wayne Jones 63; Amanda Denson 274t; Richard Mauldin 32t; Emily Creel 384; Lucy Heidorn 155; Wanda Capps 299; Wilton Donaldson 490; M.O. Sides 480; Sarah Smith 445; Coy Ivey 270.

RECESS

The class resumed singing with Harrison Creel leading 498. Leaders: Wilborn Ellison 28b; Charlotte McCarn 143; Marie Guthrie 280; Freda Bledsoe 87; Clayton Ezell 300; Clarence McCool 112; Rachel Allred 99; Caleb Allred 196; Will Allred 283; Elene Stovall 430; Lena Keeton and Lisa Geist 497; Josie Hyde 477; Teddy Creel and Danny Creel 59; Travis Keeton 475; Seth Allred 192; Jennifer Allred 214; Glenn Keeton, Elizabeth Keeton, and Peyton Hudson 335; Danny Creel 383.

RECESS

The class was called back to order by Velton Chafin leading 35. Leaders: Margaret Keeton 321; Flarce Creel 448b; John Hyde 297; Bud Oliver 42; Ashley Campbell 442; Gravis Ballinger 203; S.T. Reed 428; Gary Smith 565; Ann Jett 546; Marlin Beasley 392; Susan Allred 394; Lisa Geist 327; Linda Sides 328.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was brought to order by Velton Chafin leading 175. Leaders: Earl Ballinger 177; Rodney Ivey 432; John Etheridge 318; Nate Green and Norma Green 65; Larry Ballinger 89; Roma Rice 482; Amber Davis 380; John Merritt and Brenda Merritt 438 (in honor of their anniversary); John Merritt 566 (in memory of Danny Jones); Harrison Creel 512; Edit Tate 532; Willodean Barton 454; Brenda Merritt 336; Ozella Blackmon 459; Butch White 77t; Don Roberson 142; Billy Williams 78; Rodney Ivey 441; Wayne Jones 48t; Will Allred 45t.

Velton Chafin and Harrison Creel led 521 as the closing song. Harrison Creel offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Velton Chafin; Vice Chairman—Harrison Creel; Secretary—Josie Hyde.