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Wakefield Memorial
(Ganus, Wilford, Clifford, and Gene)

Mt. Vernon Church (King School House), Natural Bridge, Alabama

Sunday, November 21, 2004

The thirty-fourth session of the Wakefield Memorial, in memory of Ganus, Wilford, Clifford, and Gene Wakefield, was held at Mt. Vernon Church in Natural Bridge on the third Sunday in November. Travis Keeton led 48t to bring the class to order. Marlin Beasley offered the morning prayer. Travis Keeton led 82t.

A business session was held with the class voting to retain the following officers: Chairman—Travis Keeton; Vice Chairman—John Hyde; Secretary—Josie Hyde; Arranging Committee—Faye Donaldson.

Leaders: Travis Keeton 129; John Hyde 73t, 297, 124; Sarah Smith 159, 317; Wilton Donaldson 100, 348t; Willodean Barton 63, 101t, 68b; Leon Ballinger 313b, 99, 112; Ivalene Donaldson 343; Velton Chafin 152, 225t; Marlin Beasley 378t, 512.


The class was brought back to order by John Hyde leading 61. Leaders: Margaret Keeton 499, 73b; Corene White 171, 403; Gary Smith 347, 565; Amber Davis 35 (for Edith Tate), 144 (for John Hocutt), 276 (for Margaret Keeton); Carla Morris 145t, 146; Earl Ballinger 120, 123t; Bridgett Hill 37b, 290, 475 (for John Hocutt); Ila Ingle 434, 436; Gravis Ballinger 49t, 78.


The afternoon session was brought to order by Travis Keeton leading 111b. Leaders: Cecil Wakefield, Wayne Wakefield, Wendell Wakefield, Larry Wakefield, Nadine Willis, Clara Stults, Betty Baccus, Julie Poston, Helen Langston, Faye Donaldson, and Debra Wakefield 333, 134, 288 (in memory of the Wakefield family); Glenn Keeton and Elizabeth Keeton 274t, 74b; Josie Hyde 426t, 477, 507 (for Hazel Wakefield, who was ill and unable to attend); Lisa Geist 428, 272; Linda Sides 454, 448t; Richard Mauldin 84 (for John Hocutt, Amanda Denson, and Clarence McCool, who are all on the sick list), 168 (for his dad, Dick Mauldin); Chris Ballinger 110, 270; Latrive Bailey 46, 143; Larry Ballinger 182, 282; Ottis Sides 97, 530; Steve Miles 480, 268; Debra Wakefield 546, 442; Ozella Blackmon 460, 172; Bridgett Hill 142; Leon Ballinger 424; Amber Davis 192; Glenn Keeton 45t; Richard Maudlin 43; Earl Ballinger 122; Steve Miles 234; Cecil Wakefield 496; Marlin Beasley 336; Linda sides 76b.

Travis Keeton and John Hyde led 566 as the closing song. Earl Ballinger offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Travis Keeton; Vice Chairman—John Hyde; Secretary—Josie Hyde.