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Velton Chafin Birthday Singing

Liberty (McCormick) Primitive Baptist Church, Sumiton, Alabama

Saturday, November 1, 2008

The Velton Chafin Birthday Singing was held on Saturday before the first Sunday in November at Liberty Primitive Baptist Church (McCormick) at Sumiton, Alabama. Velton Chafin brought the class to order by leading 32t. The morning prayer was offered by Hugh Bill McGuire.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Velton Chafin; Secretary—Margaret Keeton; Arranging Committee—Brenda Merritt.

Leaders: Velton Chafin 30t, 138t; Travis Keeton 457, 452; Josie Hyde 451, 266, 310; Anne Chalker 146, 235, 147t; Corene White 97; Bill Hogan 171, 448t, 209; Emily Creel 228, 567 (CB), 404 (CB); Butch White 326, 86, 74b.

RECESS

Brenda Merritt called the class back to order leading 559 (CB). Leaders: Danny Creel 133 (CB), 140 (CB), 98 (CB); Henry Guthery 138t (CB), 86 (CB), 464 (CB); Hugh Bill McGuire 454, 328; Bridgett Hill 149, 155, 450 (CB); Richard Mauldin 72b, 535, 229 (CB); Margaret Keeton 573; Max Berueffy 572 (CB), 96 (CB); Max Berueffy and Karen Covi 56b; Velton Chafin 414.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Velton Chafin leading 373 (CB). Leaders: Marlin Beasley 204, 421, 349 (for Clarence McCool), 336; Harrison Creel 54t (CB); Ken Tate 29t, 532, 511b (CB); Bill Hogan 486; Emily Creel 355 (CB); Josie Hyde 507; Hugh Bill McGuire 563 (CB), 511t (CB); Henry Guthery 512 (CB), 522 (CB); Danny Creel 38t (CB); Max Berueffy and Karen Covi 199 (CB); Richard Mauldin 446; Travis Keeton 141; Butch White 348b, 48t; Ken Tate 472; Anne Chalker 378t; Bridgett Hill and Karen Covi 475; Bridgett Hill 163t; Brenda Merritt 542, 282.

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

Chairman—Velton Chafin; Secretary—Margaret Keeton