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Velton Chafin Birthday Singing

Old Sardis Church, Lynn’s Park, Alabama

Saturday, November 4, 2006

The Velton Chafin Birthday Singing was held on Saturday before the first Sunday in November at Old Sardis Church in Lynn’s Park, Alabama. Velton Chafin brought the class to order leading 34b. The morning prayer was offered by Hugh Bill McGuire. Velton Chafin led 30t.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Velton Chafin; Secretary—Willodean Barton.

Leaders: Corene White 37b, 73t; Travis Keeton 566, 349; Wilton Donaldson 75, 100; Nellie Alexander 340, 81t; Gary Smith 503, 565; Richard Mauldin 358, 378t (for Dick Mauldin); Willodean Barton 82t, 270.

RECESS

Velton Chafin brought the class back to order leading 225t (CB), 464 (CB). Leaders: Winell Sanders 569b, 225t; Danny Creel 133, 497; Hugh Bill McGuire 344, 40; Margaret Keeton 559 (CB), 511t (CB); John Merritt 263 (CB), 518 (CB); Sarah Smith 519b (CB), 547(CB); Henry Guthery 491, 450; Margaret Gowan 141, 196; Rachel Allred 76b, 300; Brenda Merritt 460 (for Cecil Sanders); Susan Allred 56b, 399b; Seth Allred 29b, 146; Jennifer Allred 217, 371.

LUNCH

Velton Chafin led 478 (CB) to bring the class back to order. Leaders: John Merritt 39t (CB), 392 (CB); Wilton Donaldson 395b (CB); Travis Keeton 312t; Hugh Bill McGuire 86, 178; Rachel Allred 336, 97; Nellie Alexander 380; Henry Guthery 522 (CB); Gary Smith 507b (CB) , 336t (CB); Richard Mauldin 66; Danny Creel 404 (CB); Margaret Gowan 123t; Sarah Smith 337 (CB); Margaret Keeton 500; Seth Allred 203; Jennifer Allred 270; Susan Allred 182; Brenda Merritt 38t (CB), 124; Velton Chafin 86 (CB); Henry Guthery 96(CB), 463 (CB).

Velton Chafin led 521 as the closing song. Richard Mauldin dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Velton Chafin; Secretary—Willodean Barton