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Clifford Wakefield Memorial Singing

King School House, Mt. Vernon Baptist Church,
Natural Bridge, Alabama

Sunday, June 17, 2007

The 99th session of the annual Sacred Harp singing was held at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church in Natural Bridge, Alabama, on the third Sunday in June. The singing was dedicated to the memory of Cecil Wakefield. Travis Keeton called the class to order leading 47t. Glenn Keeton offered the morning prayer.

The class organized by electing or appointing the following officers: Chairman—Travis Keeton; Vice Chairman—Larry Ballinger; Secretary—Debbie Hall; Arranging Committee—Faye Donaldson and Josie Hyde.

Leaders: Travis Keeton 335; Larry Ballinger 163b; Stella Pratt 282, 155; Wilton Donaldson 32t, 30t; Kermit Adams 31b, 29t; Ila Ingle 500, 530; Leon Ballinger 313b, 142; Ashley Cook 45t, 358; Glenn Keeton 76b, 71; Clarence McCool 373, 371; Don Robertson 216, 217; Warren Steel 440, 375; Matthew Cook 59, 388.

RECESS

Larry Ballinger called the class back together leading 56t. Leaders: Lisa Geist 180, 131t; Leona Haynes 146, 63; Earl Ballinger 139, 157; Roma Rice 113, 313t; Steve Adams 309, 401; Gravis Ballinger 37b, 36b; Lena Keeton 482, 512; Margaret Keeton 144; Wayne Wakefield, Wendell Wakefield, Larry Wakefield, Nadine Willis, Clara Stults, Julie Poston, Faye Donaldson, Helen Langston, Betty Baccus, and Josie Hyde 333, 480, 134 (in memory of their parents and other family members).

LUNCH

Travis Keeton called the afternoon session to order leading 400. Leaders: Josie Hyde 137, 150; Stella Pratt 147t; Earl Ballinger 338; Roma Rice 384; Leon Ballinger 327; Gravis Ballinger 110; Lisa Geist 410t; Don Robertson 215; Ila Ingle 436; Kermit Adams 99; Warren Steel 284; Lena Keeton 475; Leona Haynes 277; Mike Hall and Debbie Hall 426b; Larry Wakefield 317; Wendell Wakefield 168; Betty Baccus 159; Steve Adams 101t; Helen Langston 391; Faye Donaldson 430; Clara Stults and Faye Donaldson 290; Larry Ballinger 426t.

Travis Keeton led 48t as the closing song. Earl Ballinger offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Travis Keeton; Vice Chairman—Larry Ballinger; Secretary—Debbie Hall