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Moon and Guthrie Memorial Singing

Liberty Church (McCormick), Jefferson County, Alabama

Sunday, July 31, 2005

The twenty-seventh session (corrected from previous submissions) of the Moon and Guthrie Memorial Singing was held at Liberty Church on the fifth Sunday in July. Velton Chafin called the class to order leading 31b. The morning prayer was offered by Harrison Creel.

The class was organized with the following officers elected to serve: Chairman—Velton Chafin; Vice chairman—Harrison Creel; Secretary—Eldagene Roberson; Arranging Committee—Willodean Barton.

Leaders: Velton Chafin 32t, 30t; Willodean Barton 322; Eldagene Roberson 100, 313t;- Eugene Forbes 328, 208; John Hyde 124, 275b; Cecil Sanders and Winell Sanders 225t, 569b; Amanda Denson and Richard Mauldin 31t, 47t; Stanley Edwards 42, 406; James Wagner 40, 145b; Teddy Creel 87, 335; Kermit Adams 85, 99; Elizabeth Keeton and Glenn Keeton 163b.

RECESS

Velton Chafin called the class back to order leading 230. Leaders: Ann Jett and Flarce Creel 475, 536; Lena Keeton 270, 487; Marie Guthrie 218, 215; Lisa Geist 528; Butch White 162, 206; Janet Shipp 268, 408; Wilton Donaldson 290, 47b; Earl Ballinger 125, 148; David Roberson 146, 274t; Connie Stanton 196, 535; Charlotte McCann 84, 345t (in memory of her brother, Tommy Creel); Bill Hogan 135, 388; Larry Ballinger 544, 112; Josie Hyde 507, 389; Marlin Beasley 39b, 565.

LUNCH

Harrison Creel called the afternoon session to order leading 69 (t? b?). Leaders: Julianna Jett 108b, 59; Elsie Moon 74b, 202; Travis Keeton 58, 129; Larry Ballinger 277, 75; Juanita Beasley and Danny Creel 503, 142; Glenn Keeton 378t, 349; Jim Helke 26, 77t; Richard Maudlin 145t, 144; Henry Guthery 549, 517; Wanda Capps 448t; Billy Williams 438, 334; Ann Jett 37b, 88 (t? b?); Julie Poston 30t, 45t; Nancy Banks 299, 37t; Deborah Ritch 286, 220; Harrison Creel 512, 111b; Steve Johnson 401, 101t; Velton Chafin 449.

Announcements were made. Velton Chafin led 494 as the closing song. The closing prayer was offered by Richard Maudlin, and the class was dismissed.

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