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Moon and Guthrie Memorial

Liberty Church (McCormick), Jefferson County, Alabama

September 29, 1996

The fifteenth session of the Moon and Guthrie Memorial singing was called to order by Velton Chafin leading song on page 31b. The morning prayer was given by Clayton Ezell. Velton Chafin continued, leading songs on pages 32t and 36b. The class organized, and elected to keep the same officers as the previous year: Chairman—Velton Chafin; Vice Chairman—Vernice Calvert (not present due to illness); Secretary—Eldagene Roberson; Arranging Committee—Cecil Sanders. After the short business session, the following leaders were called: Cecil Sanders 460, 322; Larry Ballinger 119, 475 (for Virgil Phillips who was present); John Hyde 61, 275b; Willodean Barton 274t, 454; John Merritt 108b, 137; Gennie Nelms 220, 215; Mae Conwill 216, 358; Toney Smith 225t; Clayton Ezell 300, 34b; Gordon Wilkerson 112, 269; Lavaughn Ballinger 405, 401; Flarce Creel 270; Thurman Nall 34t, 108 (t? b?); Lena Wakefield and Glenn Keeton 441, 73t.

RECESS

Velton Chafin called the class back to order leading song on 117. Leaders: Judy Caudle 40, 403; Ozella Blackmon 35, 384; Janet Lucas 100, 408; Cassie Franklin 142, 349; Eldagene Rogerson 186, 306; Edith Tate 116, 167; Ila Ingle 434, 436; Gene Wakefield 103, 56t; Travis Keeton 57, 471b; Pamela Keeton 171, 217; Ashley Keeton 124, 146; Harrison Creel and Yancey Jett 342, 111b.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order with Velton Chafin leading song on page 52t. Leaders: Ann Jett 495, 496; Josie Hyde 361, 200; Joshua Keeton 189, 470; Marie Guthrie 411, 397; Eddis Guthrie 172, 99; Billy Williams 276, 297; Glenn Keeton 285 (t? b?), 239 (?); Wanda Capps 222, 546; Brenda Merritt 498; Regina Hill 143, 84; David Roberson 63, 196; Cindy Franklin 198, 497, 344, 146. At this time, announcements were made. Velton Chafin led 521 as the closing song. Lavaughn Ballinger gave the closing prayer.

Chairman—Velton Chafin; Vice Chairman—Vernice Calvert; Secretary—Eldagene Rogerson.