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Moon and Guthrie Memorial Singing

Liberty Church (McCormick), Jefferson County, Alabama

Sunday, August 29, 2004

The thirtieth session of the Moon and Guthrie Memorial Singing was held at Liberty Church (McCormick) on the fifth Sunday in August. Velton Chafin called the class to order leading 59. The morning prayer was offered by Harrison Creel.

A business session was held with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Velton Chafin; Vice Chairman—Harrison Creel; Secretary—Eldagene Roberson; Arranging Committee—Brenda Merritt and Willodean Barton.

It was announced that Elvin Guthrie’s name will be included in the list of names for this Memorial Singing.

Leaders: Velton Chafin 82t, 42; John Hyde 43, 61; Wilton Donaldson 348 (t? b?), 229; Eugene Forbes 340, 155; Corene White 171, 403; Ivalene Donaldson 39b; David Roberson 99, 100; Winell Sanders 408; Travis Keeton 142, 183; Amanda Denson 201, 89; Willodean Barton 290, 63.

RECESS

Harrison Creel called the class back to order leading 335.

Leaders: Richard Mauldin 45t, 129; Ellis Shipp 108b, 358; Josie Hyde 40, 349; Butch White 30b, 74b; Earl Ballinger 75, 76b; Kermit Adams 187, 111b; Bill Stewart 569b, 452; John Merritt 240, 274t; Ann Jett 426t, 546; Amber Davis 276, 530; Marie Guthrie 192, 434; Edith Tate 73t, 532; Nancy Banks 147t, 39t; Larry Ballinger 50b, 49t; Glenn Keeton and Elizabeth Keeton 385b, 225t, 378b; Velton Chafin 118.

LUNCH

Velton Chafin called the afternoon session to order leading 266 in memory of Elvin Guthrie. Leaders: Danny Creel 182; Emily Creel 384, 269; Amanda Denson 401; Steve Adams 101t; Eldagene Roberson 215, 196; Wanda Capps 203, 216; Harrison Creel 498, 512; Brenda Merritt 380, 460, 312t (for Cecil Sanders); Marie Guthrie 179; David Roberson 220; Butch White 77t; Earl Ballinger 270; Wilton Donaldson 32t; Richard Mauldin and Amanda Denson 122, 217; Eugene Forbes 566; Corene White and Glenn Keeton 58 (for Sherry Guthery); Ellis Shipp 45t; Edith Tate 146; Larry Ballinger 418; Josie Hyde 189.

Announcements were made. Velton Chafin led song 159 as the closing song. Harrison Creel offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Velton Chafin; Vice Chairman—Harrison Creel; Secretary—Eldagene Roberson.