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Belton Beasley, Emma Beasley, and Phillip Lee, III Memorial Singing

Concord Primitive Baptist Church, Winfield, Alabama

Sunday, August 15, 2004

The thirty-sixth annual Belton Beasley, Emma Beasley, and Phillip Lee III Memorial Singing was held at Concord Primitive Baptist Church in Winfield, Alabama on the third Sunday in August. Marlin Beasley called the class to order leading 82t and 72b. Danny Creel offered the opening prayer.

A business meeting was held with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Marlin Beasley; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Arranging Committee—Josie Hyde; Secretary—Sandie Scott.

Leaders: Josie Hyde 33t, 288; Travis Keeton 203, 155; Sandie Scott 38b, 128; Richard Schmeidler 474, 120; Becky Beasley Briggs 336, 234; Winell Sanders 569b; James Wagner 45t, 101t; Flarce Creel 475; John Beasley 335; Cora Beasley Sweatt 127, 145b; John Hyde 566, 63.


The class was called back to order by Marlin Beasley leading 317b. Leaders: David Beasley 31t, 68b; Willodean Barton 416, 314; Wilton Donaldson 129, 32t; Ashley Campbell 143, 47b; Clarence McCool 112, 172; Brenda Merritt 276, 380.


Marlin Beasley brought the class to order leading 40. Leaders: Kermit Adams 277, 477; Bridgett Hill 37b, 383; Velton Chafin 159; Amanda Denson and Steve Adams 401, 442; Harrison Creel 89, 342; Brenda Pena 480, 490; John Merritt 65; John Merritt and Brenda Merritt 341. Prayer for the noon meal was offered by Danny Creel.


Marlin Beasley called the afternoon session to order leading 135. Leaders: Billy Williams 309; Edith Tate 37t; Richard Mauldin and Ivalene Donaldson 50b; Richard Mauldin 43; Elene Stovall 216, 142; Danny Creel 498; Julietta Haynes 222, 298; Larry Ballinger 224; Amber Davis 454, 192; Johnny Humber 389; Sarah Beasley Smith 290; Max Berueffy 196; Gravis Ballinger 110.


The class resumed singing with Travis Keeton and John L. Keeton leading 348b. Leaders: Gary Smith, Debbie Burton, and Margaret Orem 503, 565; Nancy Banks 39t; Ricky Beasley 30t, 408; Seth Holloway 274t, 388; David (Chug) Beasley 73t, 61; Charles Ballard and Ann Beasley Ballard 512, 460 (for Elsie Beasley); Alvin (Bunk) Beasley and granddaughter, Brook Beasley 72b, 354b; Dorothea McGowan 218, 304.

This singing is dedicated to Sandie Scott, with condolences in the loss of her son Mark.

After announcements, Marlin Beasley and Travis Keeton led 146 as the closing song. Ricky Beasley offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Marlin Beasley; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton, Vice Chairman; Secretary—Sandie Scott.