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Velton Chafin Birthday Singing

Old Sardis Church, Lynn’s Park, Alabama

Saturday, November 5, 2005

The Velton Chafin Birthday Singing was held on Saturday before the first Sunday in November at Old Sardis Church in Lynn’s Park, Alabama. Velton Chafin brought the class to order leading 32t and 30t. The opening prayer was offered by John Merritt.

Leaders: Velton Chafin 35; Travis Keeton 99, 203; Corene White 314; Cecil Sanders and Winell Sanders 225t; Cecil Sanders 390, 569b; Gary Smith 50b, 565; Uel Freeman 64, 65; Willodean Barton 270, 498 (in memory of John Hocutt).

RECESS

Velton Chafin brought the class to order leading 160t. Leaders: Ozella Blackmon 234 (for Josie Hyde, who is in the hospital), 280; Sarah Smith 108t, 137; Teddy Creel 124 (for John Hyde), 319; Bridgett Hill 68b, 129 (in memory of Ivalene Donaldson); Lisa Geist 273, 202; Elene Stovall 215, 216; Elizabeth Keeton 317, 542; Amber Davis 380 (for her mother), 276; Larry Ballinger 277, 157; Harrison Creel 378b, 111b.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was brought to order. The Cooper Book was used for the remaining part of the singing.

Leaders: Velton Chafin 225t; John Merritt 564, 455t, 455b; Ann Jett 573, 229; Max Berueffy 410, 511t; Glenn Keeton “Joshua”, 505; Elsie Moon 559, 404; Richard Mauldin and Dick Mauldin 43, 358; Bill Hogan 133, 567; Billy Williams 54t, 286b, 500; Uel Freeman 571, 388; Travis Keeton 395b; Glenn Keeton 522, 468; Bill Hogan and Nancy Hogan 143, 490; John Merritt 519b; Velton Chafin 140; Harrison Creel 355; Brenda Merritt 478, 497, 450; John Merritt and Bridgett Hill 292b.

The class was dismissed with prayer by Richard Mauldin.

Chairman—Velton Chafin; Secretary—Willodean Barton.