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Belton and Emma Beasley and Phillip Lee III Memorial Singing

Concord Primitive Baptist Church, Winfield, Alabama

Sunday, August 21, 2005

The thirty-seventh annual Belton and Emma Beasley and Phillip Lee III Memorial Singing was called to order by Chairman Marlin Beasley leading 82t. Danny Creel offered the opening prayer. Marlin Beasley then led 63t.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Marlin Beasley; Vice Chairman -Travis Keeton; Secretary—Sandie Scott; Arranging Committee—Josie Hyde.

Leaders: Travis Keeton 129; Sandie Scott 408; Josie Hyde 224; Cora Beasley Sweatt, Corissa Sweatt, and Jonathan Sweatt 145b; James M. Wagner 480; Robert Walker 477; Becky Beasley Briggs 234; Teddy Creel 124; Samantha Spiller (granddaughter of John and Josie Hyde) 282; James S. Wagner 40; Brenda Merritt 455; Arthur Gilmore 306; Elizabeth Keeton 30t; Henry Guthery III 99; Beatrice Carnathan 568.

RECESS

The class was called back to order by Marlin Beasley leading 317. Leaders: Wilton Donaldson 285t; Emily Creel 475; Bill Stewart 49b; Jimmie Lou Gilmore 276; Ken Tate 53t; Lena Keeton 454; John Beasley 335; Amber Davis and Hannah Tate 142; Richard Mauldin 143; Wanda Capps and Flarce Creel 546; Ricky Beasley 235; Bridgett Hill 383; John Hyde and Richard Mauldin 43; Lisa Beasley Close 77t; Glenn Keeton “Joshua” (his own composition, in honor of Bill Hogan); Gary Smith 225t (in honor of Dr. William Reynolds); Danny Creel 112; Elene Stovall 273; Tommy Beasley 348b, 47b; Henry Guthery 380; Ann Beasley Ballard 57; Earl Ballinger 56t; David Beasley 47t; Juanita Beasley 61; John Merritt 515. The blessing was offered by Ken Tate for the lunch which was prepared and served by the young people.

LUNCH

The class was called back by Marlin Beasley leading 137. Leaders: Jacob Morton 177; Tina Beasley Marquez 64; Harrison Creel 530; Lisa Geist 269; Bunk Beasley and Beverly Beasley Conklin 81t; Seth Holloway and more than twenty first cousins 45t (in memory of Aunt Martha and Uncle Franklin Hallmark); Larry Ballinger 398; Max Berueffy 51; Dorothea McCowan and Ann Beasley Ballard 340; Kermit Adams 28b; Gravis Ballinger 203; Steve Adams 401; Cecil Wakefield 146; Margaret Keeton 78; Chug Beasley and Ruby Beasley 354t; Glenn Keeton “Ashley” (his own composition); Ruby Mauldin and Richard Mauldin 145t; Marlin Beasley and Robin Hallmark 373 (for the Hallmark family); Marlin Beasley and John Merritt “There Is A Home”, “Mercy Seat”; Ken Tate 73t (by request, for Edith Tate); Marlin Beasley and Harrison Creel 498 (for new visitors).

Marlin Beasley and Travis Keeton led 323t as the closing song. Richard Mauldin offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Marlin Beasley; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Secretary—Sandie Scott.