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Parker, Hollis, and Putnam Memorial

Liberty Church (McCormick), Jefferson County, Alabama

Sunday, January 29, 2006

The class was called to order by Velton Chafin leading 32t and 34b. Marlin Beasley offered the morning prayer. Velton Chafin led 30t.

The class was organized with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Velton Chafin; Vice Chairman—Harrison Creel; Secretary—Willodean Barton; Arranging Committee—Josie Hyde.

Leaders: Travis Keeton 176b, 142; Cecil Sanders and Winell Sanders 317, 380; Teddy Creel 335, 124; Jewel Wootten 318, 421; Gravis Ballinger 78, 112; Eldagene Roberson 203, 215; Gary Smith 225t, 565; Juanita Beasley 159, 61; Caleb Allred 82t, 196; Velton Chafin 47b.

RECESS

Harrison Creel called the class to order leading 89. Leaders: Elizabeth Keeton 497; Seth Allred 72b, 77t; Sarah Smith 400, 399b; John Hyde 566, 544; Susan Allred 183, 120; Linton Ballinger, 224, 208; Willie Mae Moon 568, 498; Eugene Forbes 213t, 212; Marie Guthrie 402, 434; Marlin Beasley 418, 106; Ozella Blackmon 436; Clarence McCool 349, 480, 428; Emily Creel 475, 269.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was brought to order by Velton Chafin leading 437. Leaders: Amber Davis 440, 430; Larry Ballinger 50b, 163b (for Wilton Donaldson); Samantha Spiller 384, 101t; Richard Mauldin 490, 378t (for Amanda Denson); Lisa Geist 182, 47t; Ken Tate 389, 73b; Margaret Keeton 456; Henry Guthery 103, 205; Rachel Allred 385 (t? b?), 276; Glenn Keeton and Ashley Keeton 312b, 222, 504; John Merritt 560, 65; Debra Wakefield 426b, 546; Will Allred 87, 282.

RECESS

Harrison Creel led 111b to bring the class back to order. Leaders: Brenda Merritt 42, 168, 137; Steve Adams 401, 309; Willodean Barton 270, 460; Kermit Adams 208, 99; Roma Rice 338, 496; Earl Ballinger 373, 110; Nancy Banks 68b, 63; Ila Ingle 500, 530; Josie Hyde 55, 43.

Harrison Creel and Emily Creel led 342 as the closing song. Brother Fondren offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Velton Chafin; Vice Chairman—Harrison Creel; Secretary—Willodean Barton.