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Belton and Emma Beasley and Phillip Lee III Memorial Singing

Concord Primitive Baptist Church, Winfield, Alabama

Sunday, August 20, 2006

The thirty-eighth annual Belton and Emma Beasley and Phillip Lee III Memorial Singing was held at Concord Primitive Baptist Church on the third Sunday in August. Marlin Beasley called the class to order leading 31b. The morning prayer was offered by Glenn Keeton.

The class was organized with the following officers elected to serve: Chairman—Marlin Beasley; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Secretary—Dorothea McCowan; Arranging Committee—Ann Ballard.

Leaders: Marlin Beasley 40, 460; Travis Keeton 112, 90; Elizabeth Keeton 497, 274 (t? b?); Sarah Smith 290, 288; Brenda Peña 225t, 49b; Wilton Donaldson 335, 145b; Gary Smith 448b, 565; Cora Sweatt 143, 127; John Beasley 33b, 32t; Dorothea McCowan 142, 200.

RECESS

Marlin Beasley called the class back to order leading 349. Leaders: Gravis Ballinger 222, 91; Jimmie Lou Gilmore and Arthur Gilmore 378t, 475; Larry Ballinger 167, 207; Willodean Barton 63; Richard Schmeidler 120, 287; Ricky Beasley 39b, 408; Betty Baccus 396, 284; David Carlton 332, 362; David Beasley 47b, 47t.

LUNCH

John Beasley called the afternoon session to order leading 67. Leaders: Elene Stovall 389, 189; Chuck Howell 354b, 36b; Lisa Geist 273, 224; John Merritt 196, 66; Jayne Fulmer 155, 99; Matthew Cook 388, 59; Julietta Hayes 430, 269; Max Berueffy 306, 270; Angie Cook 45t, 358; Glenn Keeton 300, 504; Bea Carnathan 145t, 568; Johnny Humber 373, 176b; Becky Briggs 336, 406; Margaret Keeton 511, 517; Brenda Merritt 86, 163b; Robert Dupree 569b, 146; Bunk Beasley 72b, 81t; Seth Holloway 294, 340; Richard Schmeidler 535; Brenda Peña 147b; Travis Keeton 454; Ann Ballard 159, 517 (WB).

Announcements were made. Marlin Beasley led 46 as the closing song. The closing prayer was offered by John Merritt, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Marlin Beasley; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Secretary—Dorothea McCowan.