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Sanders Memorial

Cordova Senior Citizen Center - Cordova, Alabama

February 18, 1996

The annual singing of the Sanders Memorial was held at the Cordova Senior Citizen Center on the third Sunday in February. The singing was called to order by Velton Chafin leading song on page 295b. The morning prayer was offered by Harrison Creel. Velton Chafin led song on page 36b. The class was organized for the day with the following officers elected: Chairman—Velton Chafin; Vice Chairman—John Hocutt; Secretary—Cindy Franklin; Arranging Committee—Cecil Sanders. Velton Chafin led song on page 56t. Cecil Sanders read a note received from Virgil and Ruby Phillips, and led songs on pages 318, 434. Leaders: John Hyde 297, 546; Gene Wakefield 100, 168; Ila Engle 373, 270; Sue Aaron 63, 335; Lena Keeton 176b, 217; Julianna Jett 146; Ann Jett “The Great Roll Call”, “That Beautiful Land”; Travis Keeton 179, 58; Clayton Ezell 163t, 137.


John Hocutt called the class back together leading song on page 30t. Leaders: Thurman Nall 503b, 523b; Keterina Sanders 59, 454; Christine Gandy 145b, 354b; Gordon Wilkerson 436, 530; Bud Oliver 73t, 345t; Cassie Franklin 166b, 108t; Milton Oliver 321b, 222; Lola Roberson 475, 208; Cindy Franklin 220, 198; Cecil Sanders 294, by request; Velton Chafin 480, for Tom Harper. The blessing for lunch was given by Clayton Ezell.


The class was called back together by Velton Chafin leading song on page 34b. Leaders: Pernie Pelfrey 83t, for Ora Lee and Bob Fannin, 47t, 67; Harrison Creel 157, 182; Larry Ballinger 91, 90; Lucy Heidorn 40, 155; Josie Hyde 183, 224; Harrison Creel 378b, 111b; Marie Aldridge 192, 186; Wanda Capps 448t, 187; Eugene Forbes 101t, 112; Clayton Ezell 278t; Bud Oliver 145t; Thurman Nall 287; Milton Oliver 403; Gordon Wilkerson 498; Eugene Forbes 405; John Hyde 124; Cecil Sanders 390, in memory of his parents, 569b; Velton Chafin 78 for his sister, Tressie Atkins. Velton Chafin and John Hocutt led song on page 225t for the closing song. The closing prayer was given by Harrison Creel.

Chairman—Velton Chafin; Vice Chairman—John Hocutt; Secretary—Cindy Franklin.