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

Mt. Vernon Church (King Schoolhouse), Natural Bridge, Alabama

Sunday, November 20, 2005

The thirty-fifth session of the Wakefield Memorial Sacred Harp singing was held at Mt. Vernon Church on the third Sunday in November. The class was called to order by Travis Keeton leading 48t. The morning prayer was offered by Richard Mauldin. Travis Keeton led 217.

The class was organized for the day by the class voting to retain the following officers: Chairman—Travis Keeton; Vice Chairman—John Hyde; Arranging Committee—Faye Donaldson; Secretary—Josie Hyde.

Leaders: John Hyde 73t, 61; Willodean Barton 480 (for Wilton Donaldson), 270; James Wagner 282, 490; Sharon Spiller 565,108t; Leon Ballinger 313b, 441; Jon Tyler 31b, 317; Ozella Blackmon 196, 35 (for Edith Tate); Kermit Adams 157, 99; Juanita Beasley 59, 77t; Velton Chaffin 225b, 173.

RECESS

John Hyde called the class back to order leading 63. Leaders: Ila Ingle 434, 436; Clarence McCool 349, 428, 328; Elene Stovall 389, 440; Lisa Geist 532, 50b; Richard Mauldin 100 (for Wilton Donaldson), 43 (for John Hyde and Josie Hyde); Samantha Spiller 30t, 445; Henry Guthery 39b, 304.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was brought to order by Travis Keeton leading 566. Leaders: Elizabeth Keeton 497, 504; Gravis Ballinger 84, 91; Marlin Beasley 89, 111b; Max Berueffy 517, 439; Larry Ballinger 234, 535 (for Clarence McCool); Earl Ballinger 430, 224; Steve Adams 101t, 309; Latrive Bailey 384, 318; Wesley Donaldson 45t, 30t; Margaret Keeton 171, 137; Debra Wakefield 183, 477; Glen Keeton “Joshua”,117; Steve Miles 426t, 240; Sharon Spangler 454, 408; Wendell Wakefield, Wayne Wakefield, Larry Wakefield, Nadene Willis, Faye Donaldson, Helen Langston, Betty Baccus, Clara Stults, Julie Poston, Debra Wakefield, and Josie Hyde (children of S.L and Catherine Wakefield) 333, 124, 143 (in memory of their parents).

Travis Keeton led 235 as the closing song. Marlin Beasley offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

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