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Sanders Memorial

Sardis Church, Walker County, Alabama

Sunday, February 17, 2008

The annual Sanders Memorial singing was held on the third Sunday in February at Sardis Church on the Warrior River in Walker County, Alabama. Velton Chafin called the class to order by leading 32t and 36b. Clayton Ezell offered the morning prayer.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Velton Chafin; Vice Chairman—Harrison Creel; Arranging Committee—Margaret Keeton; Secretary—Josie Hyde.

Leaders: Velton Chafin 30t; Gary Smith 63, 66; Cecil Sanders and Winell Sanders 569b; Cecil Sanders 380; Malik Williams 128, 37b; Clayton Ezell 300, 390; Anne Chalker 147t, 146; Leona Haynes 335, 277; Gordon Wilkinson 112, 475; Stella Pratt 317, 129; Sonya Sipe and Anna Grace Sipe 354b; Sonya Sipe 208; Don Robertson 151, 182; Eugene Forbes 234, 408.

RECESS

The class was brought back together by Velton Chafin leading 325. Leaders: John Merritt 354t; John Merritt and Steve Adams 511 (OSH); Travis Keeton 64, 57; Judy Caudle 411, 370 (in memory of Amanda Denson); Max Berueffy and Karen Covi 31b; Max Berueffy 272 (in memory of Amanda Denson); Elizabeth Keeton and Glenn Keeton 391, 497; Emily Creel 426b, 474; Delone Cobbs 48t, 49b; Jackie Tanner 56t, 101t. The blessing for the noon meal was offered by Marlin Beasley.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Velton Chafin leading 144. Leaders: Corene White 97; Bridgett Hill 40; Josie Hyde 200, 361; Joyce Walton 192; Clarence McCool 480, 349; Bea Carnathan 496, 568; Marlin Beasley 512, 276 (in memory of Amanda Denson); Ken Tate 542, 145t; Glenn Keeton 150, 163b; Richard Mauldin 290, 358 (in memory of Dick Mauldin); Steve Adams 309, 401; Michael Thompson 387, 89; Lisa Geist 273, 304; Larry Ballinger 224; Wanda Capps 222; Max Berueffy 532 (in memory of Edith Tate).

Velton Chafin led 521 as the closing song. Danny Creel offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Velton Chafin; Vice Chairman—Harrison Creel; Secretary—Josie Hyde