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Sanders Memorial

Sardis Church, Walker County, Alabama

Sunday, February 18, 2007

The annual Sanders Memorial singing was held on the third Sunday in February at Sardis Church on the Warrior River in Walker County, Alabama. John Merritt called the class to order leading 36b and 400. Richard Mauldin offered the opening prayer. John Merritt led 77t.

The class was organized with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Velton Chafin; Vice Chairman—Harrison Creel; Secretary—Elizabeth Keeton; Arranging Committee—Margaret Keeton.

Leaders: Cecil Sanders and Winell Sanders 569b, 380, 390; Willodean Barton 454; Marlin Beasley 75, 460; Bridgett Hill and Lynn Bragan 225t; Allan Bragan 154, 45t; Eugene Forbes 290, 319; James Wagner 480, 490; Carolyn Thompson 107, 300; Don Robertson 212, 200; Margaret Gowan 127.

RECESS

The class was called back together by Glenn Keeton leading 349 and 504. Leaders: Cheyenne Ivey 76b, 82t; Joyce Walton 275b; Kelly Bragan 47b, 34b; Michael Thompson 288, 59; Elizabeth Keeton 50b, 497; Cassie Allen 402, 426b; Emily Creel 73t, 318 (for Pauline Childers); Kermit Adams 391; Bridgett Hill 440, 203; Reba Windom 222, 276; Harrison Creel 512, 111b; Glenn Keeton 564, 35 (for Velton Chafin).

LUNCH

John Merritt brought the class together for the afternoon session leading 240. Leaders: Stella Pratt 68b, 39b; Travis Keeton 348b, 48t; Henry Guthery 478, 488; Josie Hyde 234, 507; Judy Caudle 411, 201; Cindy Tanner 436, 327; Lisa Geist 269, 273; Ann Jett 546, 496; Larry Ballinger 83t; Elene Stovall 182, 293; Steve Adams and Lisa Geist 101t, 309; T.J. Ryan 34t, 88t; Margaret Keeton 475, 213b.

Following announcements, John Merritt led 56t as the closing song. Glenn Keeton offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Velton Chafin; Vice Chairman—Harrison Creel Secretary—Elizabeth Keeton