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Belton and Emma Beasley
and Phillip Lee III Memorial Singing

Concord Primitive Baptist Church, Winfield, Alabama

Sunday, August 16, 2009

The 42nd annual Belton and Emma Beasley and Phillip Lee III Memorial Singing was opened by Marlin Beasley and Jonathan Marquez leading 32t. The opening prayer was offered by Danny Creel.

In business session, the following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Marlin Beasley; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Secretary—Brenda Merritt; Arranging Committee—Wanda Capps.

Leaders: Marlin Beasley and Jonathan Marquez 75; Travis Keeton 146, 129; Gary Smith 171, 66; Lena Keeton 475, 88t; Earl Ballinger 80b, 283; Emily Creel 228, 362; Richard Mauldin 378t, 43; John Beasley 335, 480; Faye Donaldson 124, 168; Kermit Adams 59, 147t.

RECESS

The class was called back together by Marlin Beasley leading 317. Leaders: Wanda Capps 222, 182; Don Keeton 57, 35; Sarah Smith 340, 374; Ken Tate 220, 147b; Danica Thornton and Sarah Smith 354b; Gravis Ballinger 36b, 120; Marlin Beasley, Joshua Marquez, and Jonathan Marquez 61; Wendell Rinehart 31t, 445; Lisa Geist 472 (for Clarence McCool), 546; Beth Ballinger 112, 442; Steve Adams and Lisa Geist 309, 401; Becky Briggs 313t, 345t; David “Chug” Beasley and Ruth Nix 457, 235 (for Ann Chalker).

LUNCH

The class was called to order by Marlin Beasley leading 331. Leaders: Danny Creel 106, 564; Hannah Tate 436, 542; Brenda Merritt 361, 336; Cora Sweatt 111b, 46; Corissa Sweatt and Haley Beasley 45t, 145b; Warren Steel 211, 213t; Henry Guthery 372; Matthew Cook 358 (in memory of Richard Mauldin, Sr.), 274t; Betty Baccus 136, 499; John Merritt and Jacob Morton 300, 489; Larry Ballinger 155, 163b; Juanita Beasley, Lisa Close, Tara Stein, and Rowan Stein 77t, 87; Amber Davis 235, 187; the Beasley Children—Cora Sweatt, Chug Beasley, Sarah Smith, Bunk Beasley, John Beasley, Ann Ballard, Becky Briggs, and Marlin Beasley 72b, 153; Harrison Creel 512; Velton Chafin 98; Ricky Beasley 39b, 408; Dorothea Maynard 460, 59; Seth Holloway 108t, 388; Alvin (Bunk) Beasley and Linda Beasley 81t; Marlin Beasley 571 (CB) (for Willia Rush).

After announcements, Marlin Beasley led 323t. The closing prayer was offered by Henry Guthery.

Chairman—Marlin Beasley; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Secretary—Brenda Merritt