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Belton and Emma Beasley and Phillip Lee III Memorial Singing

Concord Primitive Baptist Church, Winfield, Alabama

August 19, 2007

The 40th Belton and Emma Beasley and Phillip Lee III Memorial Singing was called to order by Marlin Beasley leading 32t. Glenn Keeton offered the morning prayer.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Marlin Beasley; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Secretary and Arranging Committee—Elizabeth Keeton.

Leaders: Marlin Beasley 47t; Travis Keeton 209, 104 (in memory of John Hyde); Dorothea McCowan 358, 442; Billy Williams 161; Richard Schmeidler 84, 474; Brenda Peña 225t, 480; Jimmie Gilmore 187, 222 (in memory of Grady Harper); Sarah Smith 340, 378t (for Dick Mauldin); Johnny Humber 389, 460; Faye Donaldson 430, 78.

RECESS

The class was called back to order by Marlin Beasley leading 137. Leaders: David (Chug) Beasley 73t, 72b; Harrison Creel 498, 530; Becky Briggs 408, 336; Earl Ballinger 283, 217; Ricky Beasley 39b, 111b; Kermit Adams 309, 335; John Merritt and Lowell 294, 45t; Cora Sweatt 145b, 159; Lena Keeton 43, 454; Butch White 326, 178; Brenda Merritt 215, 436; Steve Cackley 91, 228; Arthur Gilmore 489, 471. The prayer for lunch was offered by Earl Ballinger.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Glenn Keeton leading 175 and 229 (in memory of Wilton Donaldson). Leaders: Gravis Ballinger 120, 224; Buell Cobb 138t, 52b; Wanda Capps 546, 203; Steve Adams and Elizabeth Keeton 401, 101t; Larry Ballinger 177, 477; Max Berueffy 212 (in memory of LaRue Allen), 189; Carolyn Thompson 38b, 550; Ken Tate and Hanna Tate 56t, 76b; Freddie Briggs 388; Juanita Beasley 61, 63; John Beasley 354b; Lisa Geist 327 (in memory of LaRue Allen), 394.

RECESS

Marlin Beasley called the class together by leading 317. Leaders: Gary Smith 569b, 347; Henry Guthery “Higher Ground”, 176b; Anna Lou Price 77t, 100; Seth Holloway 571 (CB), 274t; Ann Ballard 421, 410b; Velton Chafin 373; Alvin Beasley and Linda Beasley 81t, 59; Chris Briggs 405.

After announcements, Marlin Beasley and Travis Keeton led 521 as the closing song. The closing prayer was offered by Harrison Creel, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Marlin Beasley; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Secretary—Elizabeth Keeton