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Tom Harper and Ganus Wakefield Memorial

Old Sardis Church, County Road 17, near Lynn, Alabama

Sunday, October 1, 2006

The forty-eighth annual memorial singing at Sardis Church was called to order by Steve Miles leading 46. Homer Miles offered the morning prayer.

The class organized and elected or appointed the following officers: Chairman—Steve Miles; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Secretary—Lisa Geist; Arranging Committee—Willodean Barton and Margaret Keeton.

Leaders: Steve Miles 47b (in memory of John Hyde); Travis Keeton l47t, 99; Stella Pratt 100, 137; Chuck Beasley 235b; Sharon Spiller 108t, 101t; Wilton Donaldson 480, 32t; Don Robertson 74b, 89; Amber Davis 391, 192; Ila Ingle 470 (in memory of her mother, Annie Harper), 500 (in memory of her father, Tom Harper); Earl Ballinger 498, 475; Cecil Wakefield 133, 290; Clarence McCool 73t (in memory of John Hyde), 68b; Daniel Miles 282.

RECESS

Steve Miles called the class back together leading 426t (in memory of his Aunt Hazel and Uncle Ganus Wakefield). Leaders: Faye Donaldson 430, 124 (in memory of John Hyde); Marlin Beasley 460, 220; Jeanette Tidwell 78, 163t (in memory of her parents, Ben Norris and Elizabeth Norris); Lisa Geist 155, 411; Allen Barnett 399b; Larry Ballinger 398, 384 (in memory of Lavaughn Ballinger); Elizabeth Keeton 43, 163b; Max Berueffy 439, 441; Glenn Keeton 428, 349; Willodean Barton 63, 82 (t? b?); the Miles family sang “The Greatest Commands”.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Steve Miles leading 143. Leaders: Lena Keeton 512, 88t; Steve Adams 129, 401; Kermit Adams 489, 182; Margaret Keeton 120, 422; Chuck Beasley 33b; Amber Davis 454, 84; Earl Ballinger 197; Clarence McCool 112; Don Robertson 236; Ila Ingle and Steve Miles 45t (in memory of Marvin Harris and Minnie Harris); Jeanette Tidwell 436, 373; Elizabeth Keeton and Glenn Keeton 297, 494; Wilton Donaldson 317; Max Berueffy 91; Samantha Spiller 146, 30t; Marlin Beasley 117; Cecil Wakefield 179; Allen Barnett 159; Daniel Miles 154; Kermit Adams 426b; Lena Keeton, Glenn Keeton, and Gwen Cornelius 445 (in memory of Hazel Wakefield).

Steve Miles and Ila Ingle led 61 as the closing song. Allen Barnett offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Steve Miles; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Secretary—Lisa Geist.