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Wakefield Memorial
(Ganus, Wilford, Clifford, Gene, and Cecil)

Mt. Vernon (King School House), Natural Bridge, Alabama

Sunday, November 15, 2009

The 39th session of the Wakefield Memorial Sacred Harp singing was called to order by Travis Keeton leading 75. Richard Mauldin offered the morning prayer. Travis Keeton led 99.

A business session was held with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Richard Mauldin; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Secretary—Josie Hyde; Arranging Committee—Julie Poston and Betty Baccus.

Leaders: Richard Mauldin 36b, 143 (in memory of Charlotte McCarn and Richard’s mother); Judy Caudle 177, 172; Henry Guthery III 434, 426b; Stella Pratt 182, 235; Chris Ballinger 270, 84; Jayne Fulmer 454 (for Willodean Barton), 273 (for Helen Wakefield); Kermit Adams 402, 229; Sarah Beasley 323b, 406 (for Johnnie Chafin); Glenn Keeton 284 (in memory of Wakefield family), 163b; Leona Haynes 399b, 400.

RECESS

The class was called back together by Richard Mauldin leading 446. Leaders: Bridgett Hill 302, 383; Angela Myers 192, 127; Ken Tate 347, 475 (in memory of Flarce Creel); Lena Keeton 147b, 200; Larry Ballinger 217, 540; Henry Guthery 279, 140; Don Keeton 480, 76b; Logan Donaldson 59, 30t; Clara Stults, Nadine Willis, Julie Poston, Wayne Wakefield, Wendell Wakefield, Helen Langston, Larry Wakefield, Betty Baccus, and Faye Donaldson 333, 339, 426t. Marlin Beasley offered the blessing for the noon meal at the table.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Travis Keeton leading 421. Leaders: Marlin Beasley 460, 274t; Gravis Ballinger 215, 168; Amber Davis and Carson Davis 49b; Amber Davis and Bridgett Hill 142; Harrison Creel 512, 111b; Juanita Beasley 61, 39b; Earl Ballinger 176t, 187; Gary Smith 268, 66; Margaret Keeton 208; Betty Baccus and Alpha Stults 111t, 358; Josie Hyde 507; Debra Hall 391, 382; Wendell Wakefield 108b; Henry Guthery III 530; Judy Caudle 325; Angela Myers 551.

Richard Mauldin led 146 as the closing song. The closing prayer was offered by Henry Guthery III, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Richard Mauldin; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Secretary—Josie Hyde