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Tom Harper and Ganus Wakefield Memorial

Old Sardis Church, County Road 17, Near Lynn, Alabama

Sunday, October 3, 2004

This forty-sixth session of the Tom Harper and Ganus Wakefield Memorial was held at Old Sardis Church on the first Sunday in October. Travis Keeton brought the class to order leading 48t. Bryan Hutcheson offered the morning prayer. Travis Keeton led 203.

The class was organized with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Steve Miles; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Secretary—Josie Hyde; Arranging Committee—Margaret Keeton and Willodean Barton.

Leaders: Steve Miles 234, 235; John Hyde 124, 297; Willodean Barton 454, 290; Justin Keeton 168, 455; Winell Sanders 317; Stella Pratt 63, 335; Gravis Ballinger 49t, 410t; Wilton Donaldson 145b, 146; Ila Ingle 470, 500; Julia Poston 108t, 166; Elizabeth Keeton 354b, 274t; Jeannette Tidwell 336, 163t (In memory of her father and mother); Ivalene Donaldson 129.

RECESS

Travis Keeton called the class back to order leading 382. Leaders: Earl Ballinger 273, 171; Beth Mobley 36b, 385b; Linton Ballinger 144, 142; Faye Donaldson 430, 138t; Thyra Ballentine 480, 39b; Cecil Sanders 530 (In memory of Tom Harper), 475 (In honor of John Hocutt); Lisa Geist 394, 120; Marlin Beasley 318 (In memory of Tom Harper and Annie Harper), 460 (In honor of Elsie Beasley and John Hocutt, who are both in the nursing home).

The pastor of the church, Bryan Hutcheson, welcomed everyone and asked Bill Jones to offer prayer for the noon meal.

LUNCH

Steve Miles called the afternoon session to order leading 143 and 59 (in memory of Minnie Farris). Leaders: Glenn Keeton 163b, 373; Larry Ballinger 50b, 425; Clarence McCool 68b, 490; Amber Davis 532, 192; Joyce Hubbert 298, 299; Daniel Miles 294; Homer Miles 147t; Richard Mauldin 43, 358; Amanda Denson 360, 429; Brenda Mathews 569 (t? b?); Ken Tate 378b, 33b; Christie Allen 432, 527; Kermit Adams 220, 212; Carla Morris 145t, 183; Cecil Wakefield 208, 282; Bradley Allen 546, 47b; Steve Adams 401, 101t; Josie Hyde 477, 426t, 507.

Steve Miles Led 61 in memory of Minnie Farris, and as the closing song. Homer Miles offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Steve Miles; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Secretary—Josie Hyde.