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Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church

Near Fayette, Alabama

Sunday, June 22, 2008

The annual singing held at Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church on the fourth Sunday in June was called to order by Linton Ballinger leading 32t. Earl Ballinger offered the morning prayer.

The class organized with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Larry Ballinger; Vice Chairman—Earl Ballinger; Secretary—Amanda Hardiman; Arranging Committee—Buddy Ballinger and Gravis Ballinger.

Leaders: Larry Ballinger 523; Will Thompson and David Ballinger 99; Amanda Hardiman 155; Sherry Stover 64; Emily Thompson 397; Patrick Brady and Leslie Brady 31b; Lena Keeton 475; Teresa Hope 215; Bickett Howton 373; Lomax Ballinger 277; Clayton Ezell 335; Jimmy Ballinger 565; Amber Holmes and Nicholas Holmes 47t; Tory O’Dell and Beth Ballinger 182; Joan Aldridge 150; Nate Green and Norma Green 400; Travis Keeton 499; Jerry Jenkins and Jennifer Jenkins 30t; Beth Ballinger and Amelia O’Dell 560.

RECESS

Gravis Ballinger called the class together leading 112. Leaders: Carol Zeanah and Brenda Robbins 100; Charles Humber 480; Phillip Ballinger 340; Bud Oliver 384; Carolyn Thompson 444; Janet Litton and Joy Litton 217; Beverly Nelson, Alana Nelson, and Drue Nelson 137; Albert Humber 176b; Amber Davis 216; Anne Chalker 146; Jared Litton, Case O’Dell, and Earl Ballinger 405; Diana Anderson, Barbara Cooley, and Mike Ballinger 45t; S.T. Reed 175; Emily West, Sam West, Jill Porter, Ella Porter, and Buddy Ballinger 212.

RECESS

Chris Ballinger called the class together leading 84. Leaders: Windell Rinehart 159; Gene Forbes 80b; Ralph Thomas and Judy Thomas 49t; Miranda Gilreath and children 441; Chuck Howell 373; Leon Ballinger and Jake Thomas 454; Richard Mauldin 312b; Brenda Robbins, Amelia O’Dell, Janet Litton, and Beth Ballinger 171; Eloise Wootten 222; Anna Litton and Alana Nelson 186; Elene Stovall 534; Glenn Keeton 504; Johnny Cooley and Donny Cooley 108t; Marlon Wootten 147t; Johnny Humber 460; Wayne Baines 59; Brenda Merritt 542; Kenneth Tate 102; Marlin Beasley 448t.

LUNCH

Earl Ballinger called the afternoon session to order by leading 234. Leaders: Clarence McCool 349; Paula Springfield and Amber Davis 389; Wayne Wootten 440; Harrison Creel 512; Don Keeton 490; Bridgett Hill 442; Toney Smith 181; Edwin Ballinger and Lisa Geist 491; Loyd Ivey 283; Terry Wootten 472; Lisa Geist 273; Rodney Ivey 439; Henry Guthery 456; Danny Creel 177; John Merritt 176t; Buell Cobb 567; Warren Steel 522; Kathy Robinson 142; Paula Springfield and Amber Davis 546; Harrison Creel 111b; Eloise Wootten and Wayne Wootten 299; Loyd Ivey 424; Terry Wootten, Rodney Ivey, and S.T. Reed 201; Kenneth Tate 278t; Richard Mauldin and Anne Chalker 378t; Larry Ballinger and Bud Oliver 270; Marlin Beasley 35; Leon Ballinger 269.

Following announcements, Larry Ballinger and Earl Ballinger led 46 as the closing song. Earl Ballinger offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Larry Ballinger; Vice Chairman—Earl Ballinger; Secretary—Amanda Hardiman