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W.A. Parker, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Myers,
and Elsie Beasley Memorial

New Hope Primitive Baptist Church, Walker County, Alabama

Sunday, October 25, 2009

The annual Sacred Harp singing held in memory of W.A. Parker, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Myers, and Elsie Beasley was held at New Hope Primitive Baptist Church on the fourth Sunday in October. The class was called to order by Marlin Beasley leading 32t. The morning prayer was offered by Henry Guthery.

The class organized by electing the following officers to serve: Chairman—Marlin Beasley; Vice Chairman—Richard Mauldin; Secretary—Nora Parker; Arranging Committee—Sarah Smith.

Leaders: Marlin Beasley 63; Travis Keeton 421, 400; Ann Chalker 146, 388; Lisa Geist 472, 386; Ozella Blackmon 112; Margaret Keeton 470, 572; Richard Mauldin 312b, 313t; Josie Hyde 298, 150; Harrison Creel 530, 542; Amber Davis 82t, 397.

RECESS

The class resumed singing with Marlin Beasley leading 46. Leaders: Lena Keeton 480, 482; Henry Guthery 407, 570; Willodean Barton 498, 454; Larry Ballinger 389, 403; Juanita Beasley 61, 39b; Glenn Keeton 457, 178 (in memory of Corene White); Steve Adams 101t, 309.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Marlin Beasley leading 317. Leaders: Gary Smith 171, 99; Ann Ballard 144, 274t; Kermit Adams 426t, 426b.

The memorial lesson was conducted by Richard Mauldin and Nora Parker. Richard Mauldin spoke and led 339 in memory of the following deceased: Corene White, Ray Tate, Bill Reynolds, John Etheridge, Frank Hataway, Myra Palmer, Merlie Powell, Paul King, and Ora Lee Calvert. The following sick and shut-ins were honored: Reedie D. Powell, Clarence McCool, Charlotte McCarn, Cecil Sanders, and Uel Freeman. Marlin Beasley offered prayer.

Leaders: Nora Parker, Ginny Williams, Martha Heyman, Darrell Parker, and Earnestine Parker 566 and 294 (in memory of W.A. Parker); Billy Williams 143, 340; Dorothea Maynard 192, 280; Velton Chafin 35, 40, 279; Sarah Smith 159; Marlin Beasley 295.

Marlin Beasley and Richard Mauldin led 323t as the closing song. Velton Chafin offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Marlin Beasley; Vice Chairman—Richard Mauldin; Secretary—Nora Parker