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Sardis on the River

Sardis Church, Lynn’s Park (Walker County), Alabama

Sunday, March 26, 2006

The annual Sacred Harp singing was held at Sardis Church on the River on the fourth Sunday in March. The class was called to order by John Merritt leading 59. The morning prayer was offered by Richard Mauldin.

The class was organized with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—John Merritt; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Secretary—Amanda Denson Brady.

Leaders: John Merritt 141; Willodean Barton 63, 314; Elene Stovall 217, 440; Amanda Denson Brady and Richard Mauldin 134, 64, 165; John Hyde 313t, 43; Marlin Beasley 40, 340; Corene White 37b, 379; Steve Rutledge 294, 290; Kermit Adams 288, 78; Samantha Spiller 146, 30t; Henry Guthery III 499, 434.

RECESS

Henry Guthery III brought the class back together leading 480. Leaders: Travis Keeton 235, 155; Eugene Forbes 318, 567; Elizabeth Keeton 535, 67; Richard Mauldin 68b (for Josie Hyde and Wilton Donaldson), 358 (in memory of Teddy Creel, and in honor of Dick Mauldin); Glenn Keeton 300 (in memory of Teddy Creel, and in honor of Charlotte Creel McCarn), 378b, 124 (in memory of Teddy Creel); Henry Guthery 331, 431; Amber Davis 572, 391; Max Berueffy 197, 272; Virginia Wyatts 274t; Brenda Merritt 430, 428; Cecil Sanders and Winell Sanders 317, 380. The blessing for the noon meal was offered by Glenn Keeton.

LUNCH

The class was called to order by Travis Keeton leading 343. Leaders: Steve Adams 101t, 401; Gravis Ballinger 91, 120; Lisa Geist 528, 273; Harrison Creel 498, 530; Beth O’Dell and Amelia O’Dell 196, 442; Larry Ballinger 69t, 50b; Earl Ballinger 82t, 283; Flarce Creel and Glenn Keeton 475; Bea Carnathan 568, 100; Bea Carnathan and Nadine Schrimscher 45t; Velton Chafin 564, 573; Nancy Banks 39t, 111t; Margaret Keeton 517; Brenda Merritt 460; Kermit Adams 309; Henry Guthery III 543; Elizabeth Keeton and Glenn Keeton 117 (for Wilton Donaldson); Willodean Barton 225t; Eugene Forbes 216; Amanda Denson Brady and Margaret Keeton 276; Marlin Beasley 61; Henry Guthery 417; Max Berueffy 157 (for Edith Tate); Steve Adams and John Merritt “Nothing but the Blood of Jesus”; Beth Odell, Amelia O’Dell, and Lisa Geist 542; Earl Ballinger, Larry Ballinger, and Gravis Ballinger 234; Harrison Creel 111b, 342 (by request); Velton Chafin 518.

Following announcements, John Merritt and Travis Keeton led 489 as the closing song. An invitation was given for everyone to return next year. Earl Ballinger offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—John Merritt; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Secretary—Amanda Denson Brady.