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Chafin, Harbinson, and Hollis Memorial

New Prospect Church, Cullman County, Alabama

July 21, 1996

The one hundred twenty-third session of the Chafin, Harbinson, and Hollis Memorial Sacred Harp Singing was called to order by Vernice Calvert leading song on page 59. Prayer was led by Lamar Smith. The class was organized by electing the following officers: Chairman—Vernice Calvert; Vice Chairman—Harrison Creel; Secretary—Ozella C. Blackmon; Arranging Committee—Billy Williams. Vernice Calvert led song on page 30t. Leaders: Keterina Sanders 454; Essie Calvert 340; Tom Harper 112, 384; Corene White 171; Gertrude Woods 137; Henry Guthery 240; Gordon Wilkerson 269, 415; J. A. Mosley 63, 40; Aubrey Barfield 480, 283; Thurman Nall 285t, 503b; John Hollis 337, 455.

RECESS

Velton Chafin called the class to order by leading song on page 354 (t? b?). Leaders: Emmie Hollis 168, 215; Tommy Spurlock 84, 430; John Etheridge 319; Bill Farris 74t, 87; Margaret Spurlock 108b; Alice Mosely 345b, 282; Agnes Farris 378t, 418; Milton Oliver 434; Lamar Smith 36b, 76b; James Oliver 145t, 186 for B. W. Ashley who is sick; Coy Ivey 344.

RECESS

Velton Chafin called the class to order by leading song on page 358. Leaders: Lomax Ballinger 299, 300; Karen Ivey 106; Karen Ivey and Coy Ivey 222; Earl Ballinger 208, 110; Josie Hyde 507; Ester Brown 460 for Alpha Black who is in a nursing home, 426t; Willodean Barton 82t, 391; David Ivey led 198 in memory of Monroe Edwards, by request; Larry Ballinger 151.

LUNCH

The class was called to order by Vernice Calvert leading song on page 322. Leaders: Stuart Ivey 100, 182; Adrianne Bonham 127, 274t; Richard Ivey 490, 270; Gene Wakefield 158, 56t; Lena Wakefield 298, 546; Edith Tate 436 for Marie Aldridge who was unable to attend; Mary Lamb 370, 45t; Ann Jett 495; Buell Cobb 187; Donald Robinson 120; David Roberson 220; David Ivey 553; Cassie Franklin 107; Marie Guthrie 380; Harrison Creel 378b, 342; Flarce Creel 34b; Elvin Guthrie 172; Cindy Franklin 362; Travis Keeton 402; John Merritt 294, 491; Eldagene Roberson 313 (t? b?); John Hyde 73t; Ila Ingle 278 (t? b?); Eron White 192; Velton Chafin, Tressie Adkins, Brenda Merritt, and Ozella Blackmon 277, 111b; Freda Bledsol 335. Vernice Calvert led song on page 45t for the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer by Lamar Smith.

Chairman—Vernice Calvert; Vice Chairman—Harrison Creel; Secretary—Ozella C. Blackmon.