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Parker, Hollis, and Putnam Memorial

Liberty Church (McCormick), Jefferson County, Alabama

Sunday, March 30, 2008

The annual Parker, Hollis, and Putnam Memorial singing was held at Liberty Church, Jefferson County, Alabama, on the first fifth Sunday. The class was called to order by Velton Chafin leading 34b. The opening prayer was offered by Harrison Creel.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Velton Chafin; Vice Chairman—Harrison Creel; Secretary—Brenda Merritt; Arranging Committee—Willodean Barton.

Leaders: Velton Chafin 32t, 30t; Eugene Forbes 39b, 56b; Anne Chalker 235, 146; Stella Pratt 480, 61; Travis Keeton 285t, 400; Don Robertson 178, 229; Wanda Capps 144, 222; Roma Rice 384, 565; Marlin Beasley 321, 406; Faye Donaldson 430, 299.

RECESS

Velton Chafin brought the class back to order by leading 358. Leaders: Ken Tate 389, 73b; Margaret Gowen 141, 122; Henry Guthery 52t, 517; Lisa Geist 110, 542; Emily Creel 426t, 475; Glenn Keeton 540, 467; Amber Davis 402, 187; John Merritt 267, 53.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was brought to order by Velton Chafin leading 296. Leaders: Richard Mauldin 100, 124; Larry Ballinger 114, 418; Brenda Merritt 63, 380; Harrison Creel 512, 111b; Willodean Barton 454; John Merritt “Higher Ground”; Anne Chalker 147t; Don Robertson 151; Lisa Geist 327; Eugene Forbes 70b; Glenn Keeton 77t; Ken Tate 283; Henry Guthery 488; Travis Keeton 179; Richard Mauldin 145b; Marlin Beasley 421.

Velton Chafin led 521 as the closing song. The closing prayer was offered by Richard Mauldin, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Velton Chafin; Vice Chairman—Harrison Creel; Secretary—Brenda Merritt