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Tom Harper and Ganus Wakefield Memorial

Old Sardis Church, near Lynn, Alabama

Sunday, October 7, 2007

The 49th session of the Tom Harper and Ganus Wakefield Memorial singing at Old Sardis Church was called to order by Steve Miles leading 77t. The morning prayer was offered by Ronny Melvin.

A business session was held with the following officers retained: Chairman—Steve Miles; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Secretary—Josie Hyde; Arranging Committee—Richard Mauldin.

Leaders: Steve Miles 59; Travis Keeton 480, 475; Ila Ingle 470 (in memory of her mother), 530 (in memory of her dad); Corene White 314, 403; Linton Ballinger 410t, 457; Don Robertson 383, 542; Jeanette Tidwell 196, 436; Amber Davis 192, 142; Gravis Ballinger 84, 300.

RECESS

The class was called back to order by Steve Miles leading 143. Leaders: Henry Guthery 108t, 101t; Stella Pratt 317, 318; Larry Wakefield 569b, 45t, 339 (in memory of Hazel Wakefield); Chris Ballinger 47b, 270; Clarence McCool 111t, 111b; Earl Ballinger 283, 176t; Betty Baccus 454, 426b (in memory of Hazel Wakefield); Larry Ballinger 224, 220; Steve Miles 373 (in honor of Homer Miles); Steve Miles and John Humphries 82t (in memory of Ganus Wakefield); Richard Mauldin 146 (in memory of John Hyde and Wilton Donaldson), 358 (in memory of Dick Mauldin). Ronny Melvin made a brief talk of the love of Jesus.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Steve Miles leading 234 and 235 in honor of his dad, Homer Miles. Leaders: Linton Ballinger 141; Joyce Hubbard 326, 282, 442; Travis Keeton 284 (for the Wakefield family); Jeanette Tidwell 438; Henry Guthery 97 (in honor of Corene White); Don Robertson 460, 212; Clarence McCool 349; Larry Wakefield 421; Amber Davis 391; Margaret Keeton 208 (in memory of Cecil Wakefield), 61; Earl Ballinger 75; Ila Ingle, Dwight Ingle, and Karen Wiggins 294, 500 (in memory of Tom Harper); Gravis Ballinger 112; Steve Miles and Amanda Miles 145b, 68b; Richard Mauldin 225t, 47t.

Steve Miles led 147t for the closing song. The closing prayer was offered by Tim Tidwell, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Steve Miles; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Secretary—Josie Hyde