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W.A. Parker, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Myers, and
Elsie Beasley Memorial

New Hope Primitive Baptist Church, Walker County, Alabama

Sunday, October 28, 2007

The annual Sacred Harp singing held in memory of W.A. Parker, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Myers, and Elsie Beasley was held at New Hope Primitive Baptist Church in Walker County, Alabama, on the fourth Sunday in October. The class was called to order by Marlin Beasley leading 32b. The morning prayer was offered by Danny Creel. Marlin Beasley led 33b.

The class was organized by electing or appointing the following officers: Chairman—Marlin Beasley; Vice Chairman—Richard Mauldin; Secretary—Nora Parker; Arranging Committee—Sarah Smith.

Leaders: Sarah Smith 345t, 318 (in memory of Martha Frederick); Richard Mauldin 378t (in memory of his father, Dick Mauldin), 100 (in memory of Wilton Donaldson); Corene White 146, 379 (in memory of Cara Collins); Danny Creel 312b, 313t, 34t; Faye Donaldson 129, 144; Clarence McCool 112, 172; Ozella Blackmon 189, 192 (in memory of Elsie Beasley); Travis Keeton 341, 290. The class sang 284 and 400 in memory of Gene Wakefield and Cecil Wakefield.

RECESS

Marlin Beasley brought the class together leading 63. Leaders: Ken Tate 75, 475; Bea Carnathan 80b, 496; Harrison Creel 77t, 111b (for Amanda Denson, by request), 512; Josie Hyde 298, 200; Gary Smith 66, 225t; Jimmie Gilmore and Rebekah Gilmore 72b (in memory of Rozzie Drummonds), 68b (for Elder W.G. McGough), 187 (in memory of Ethel McGough and Elsie Beasley); Andrew Farris 186, 178.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was brought to order by Richard Mauldin leading 358. Leaders: Henry Guthery 97, 285t; Carolyn Thompson 330t, 397.

Nora Parker read the names of the following deceased: Orville Mauldin, Betty Goodwin, Flarce Creel, Marie Guthrie, Heath Jett, Helen Plunkett, Herby Bailey, Wilton Donaldson, Cecil Wakefield, Mary Ballinger, B.J. Harris, LaRue Allen, Dick Mauldin, Theresa Smitherman Ernest, Homer Benefield, Gladys McGraw, John Hyde, Mr. Randolph, and Mr. Franklin. Richard Mauldin led 339 and 420 in their memory. Nora Parker, Ginny Williams, and Martha Heyman led 217 and 36b in memory of W.A. Parker.

Henry Guthery led 338 and 340 in honor of the following sick and shut-ins: Amanda Denson, Milton Oliver, Pauline Oliver, Felton Denney, Josephine Denney, and Elder W.G. McGough.

Leaders: Arthur Gilmore 399 (t? b?), 491b (WB); Velton Chafin 212, 222, 463; Martha Gilliland 332, 141; Cecil Sanders 569b, 380; Richard Mauldin 294 (by request, for the Drummond girls); Carolyn Thompson 504.

Marlin Beasley and Richard Mauldin led 323t as the closing song. Henry Guthery dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Marlin Beasley; Vice Chairman—Richard Mauldin; Secretary—Nora Parker