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Alabama Collegiate Singing

University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Saturday, February 17, 2007

The 9th annual session of the Alabama Collegiate Singing returned to the Wesley Foundation Methodist Student Center on the campus of the University of Alabama. Tim Cook called the class to order leading 49t. Elder J.L. Hopper offered the opening prayer.

The class was organized with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Tim Cook; Vice Chairman—Larry Ballinger; Arranging Committee—Judy Caudle.

Leaders: Tim Cook 31b; Larry Ballinger 50b, 119; Judy Caudle 129, 182; Margaret Keeton 276, 59; Richard Mauldin 66, 378t (for his father, Dick Mauldin); Margaret Thacker, Timothy Gibbons, Brian Creel, Robin Thacker, and Eddie Thacker 569b, 480; Toney Smith 444, 475; Laura Kitchens 318, 178; Bud Oliver 145b, 42; Sarah Smith 72b, 73t; Leslie Brady 31b, 101t; Nancy Hogan 274t, 388 (for Uel Freeman); Ed Thacker, Tyler Thacker, Brian Creel, and Timothy Gibbons 532, 220.

RECESS

Tim Cook brought the class back to order by leading 34b. Leaders: Gary Smith 225t, 565; Charlotte Naylor 85, 128; Clarence McCool 349, 428; Nate Green and Norma Green 162, 144; J.L. Hopper 534, 542.

Richard Mauldin conducted a memorial lesson in memory of the deceased and the sick and shut-in. He led 146 in memory of the following deceased: Teddy Creel, Augusta Daniels, W.L. “Bill” Green, John Hyde, Bobby Jackson, and Heath Jett.

The sick and shut-in remembered were Herby Bailey, Mary Ballinger, Peggy Bergman, Velton Chafin, Pauline Childers, Flarce Creel, Uel Freeman, Edward Howton, Loyd Ivey, Dorris McCool, Eldora Moody, Milton Oliver, and Edith Tate. Elder J.L. Hopper closed the memorial lesson with prayer.

Leaders: Travis Keeton 155, 112.

LUNCH

Tim Cook called the class back to order by leading 63. Leaders: Earl Ballinger 212, 224; Brian Taylor 452, 457; John Merritt 65 (for Amanda Denson), 358; Lisa Geist 120, 171; Bill Hogan 142, 448t; Wayne Baines 445, 100; Gravis Ballinger 36b, 270; Mako Cook 515, 503; Ruth Wyers 206, 490; Josie Hyde 507; Tim Cook (by request) 512, 278t, 271t.

Announcements were made. Tim Cook led 323t as the closing song. Elder J.L. Hopper dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Tim Cook; Vice Chairman—Larry Ballinger