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Moon and Guthrie Memorial Singing

Liberty Church (McCormick) Sumiton, Alabama

Sunday, September 30, 2007

The annual memorial singing held at Liberty Church was called to order by Velton Chafin leading 31b. The morning prayer was offered by Richard Mauldin.

The class was organized by retaining the same officers: Chairman—Velton Chafin; Vice Chairman—Harrison Creel; Secretary—Eldagene Roberson. Brenda Merritt was appointed to serve as arranging committee.

Leaders: Velton Chafin 32t, 30t; David Roberson 268, 220; Judy Caudle 472, 448b; Robert Walker 35, 90; Cecil Sanders and Winell Sanders 569b, 390, 380; Travis Keeton 566, 482; Gravis Ballinger 480, 366 (?); Emily Jones 65, 388; Marlin Beasley 171, 371; Brenda Merritt 454 (for Willodean Barton).

RECESS

Velton Chafin called to the class to order leading 229 (CB) (in memory of Marie Guthrie). Leaders: John Merritt and Richard Mauldin 358 (in memory of Richard’s father, Dick Mauldin, and in honor of John’s mother); Margaret Gowan 141, 332; Ann Jett 496, 495; Janet Ship 215, 300; Lisa Geist 272, 327; Cindy Tanner 436, 198; Henry Guthery 456, 527; Harrison Creel 111b, 498; Eldagene Roberson 29t, 203; Bridgett Hill 457, 297 (for the Killingsworth and Aldridge families); Ellis Shipp 108t, 108b; Kermit Adams 288, 78; Will Allred 503, 196.

LUNCH

Velton Chafin called the afternoon session to order leading 488. Leaders: Emily Creel 477, 73t; Richard Mauldin 124 (in memory of Teddy Creel), 100 (in memory of Wilton Donaldson); Kenneth Tate and Hannah Tate 551, 389; Wanda Capps 440, 142; Rachel Allred and Steve Adams 101t, 309; John Merritt 125; Caleb Allred 271t; Susan Allred 56b, 182; Larry Ballinger 217, 208; Seth Allred 49b, 565; Josie Hyde 266, 150; Rachel Allred 76b, 192; Caleb Allred 47b, 448t; Steve Adams and John Merritt 511 (OSH); Brenda Merritt 137, 336, 163b.

Announcements were made. Velton Chafin led 521 as the closing song. John Merritt offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Velton Chafin; Vice Chairman—Harrison Creel; Secretary—Eldagene Roberson