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Parker, Hollis, and Putnam Memorial

Liberty Church (McCormick), Jefferson County, Alabama

Sunday, March 29, 2009

The annual Parker, Hollis, and Putnam Memorial Sacred Harp 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 morning prayer was offered, and Velton Chafin led 32t.

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

Leaders: Willodean Barton 270, 176t; Brenda Merritt 76b, 282; Eugene Forbes 495, 155; Sarah Smith 290, 288; Don Robertson 99, 151; Kermit Adams 157, 205; Amber Davis and Carson Davis 187, 380; Danny Creel 503, 124, 177; Anne Chalker 146, 235; Hugh Bill McGuire 36b, 71; Bea Carnathan 438, 568.

RECESS

The class was brought back together by Velton Chafin leading 59. Leaders: Lena Keeton 147b, 276; Travis Keeton 343, 129; Henry McGuire 338, 442; Ann Jett 143, 546; Henry Guthery 268, 140; Stella Pratt 100, 101t; Ken Tate 147t, 532; Sonya Sipe 77t, 569b; Gary Smith 565, 66; Richard Mauldin 84, 43; Juanita Beasley 37b, 39b.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Velton Chafin leading 50t. Leaders: Marlin Beasley, Joshua Marquez, and Jonathon Marquez 336, 61; Josie Hyde 302, 507; Delone Cobbs 38b, 480; Ken Tate 111b (for Harrison Creel), 475 (in memory of Flarce Creel); Leona Haynes 208, 318; Anna Grace Sipe 354b, 274t; Wanda Capps 144, 540; Richard Mauldin and Steve Adams 309, 378t; Brenda Merritt and John Merritt 542, 278b; Delone Cobbs and Brandon Sipe 45t, 63; John Merritt 349 (for Clarence McCool); Henry Guthery 45b, 342.

The class was dismissed with prayer.

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