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Velton Chafin Birthday Singing

Liberty Primitive Baptist Church (McCormick), Sumiton, Alabama

Saturday, October 31, 2009

The annual Velton Chafin Birthday Singing was held on Saturday before the first Sunday in November. The class was called to order by Velton Chafin leading 33b. The morning prayer was offered by Richard Mauldin.

The class was organized by electing the following officers to serve: Chairman—Velton Chafin; Secretary—Margaret Keeton; Arranging Committee—Brenda Merritt.

Leaders: Velton Chafin 30t, 225t (CB); Leona Haynes 290, 278t; Ann Chalker 146, 235; Gary Smith 268, 99; Travis Keeton 179, 44; Stella Pratt 318, 319; Jerome Lee 75, 388; Hubert Nall 312b, 299; Richard Mauldin 43, 446; Don Robertson 174, 89; Hugh Bill McGuire 137; Margaret Keeton 301; Willodean Barton 454; Larry Ballinger 572 (CB), 39 (CB); Bridgett Hill 277, 209.

RECESS

Velton Chafin called the class back to order leading 478 (CB) (for Cecil Sanders) and 464 (CB). Leaders: Jim Aaron 127, 163b; Emily Creel 567 (CB), 86 (CB); Henry Schuman 151, 426b; Bea Carnathan 438, 472; Sarah Smith 518 (CB); Ozella Blackmon 192.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Velton Chafin leading 465 (CB) and 373 (CB). Leaders: Glenn Keeton 501 (CB), 505 (CB); Lisa Geist 224, 559 (CB); Bill Hogan 133 (CB), 522 (CB); Danny Creel 404 (CB), 140 (CB); Nancy Hogan 84 (CB), 145 (CB); Harrison Creel 96 (CB), 54 (CB); Steve Adams and Lisa Geist 309, 401; Bridgett Hill 95b (CB), 463 (CB); Henry Schuman 411 (CB); Hugh Bill McGuire 410 (CB); Bill Hogan 450 (CB); Richard Mauldin 229 (CB); Hubert Nall and Brenda Merritt 391 (CB); Brenda Merritt 281b (CB), 129; Lisa Geist 507 (for Josie Hyde); Wanda Capps 142, 203.

Velton Chafin led 521 as the closing song. The closing prayer was offered by Hugh Bill McGuire, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Velton Chafin; Secretary—Margaret Keeton