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Sardis on the River

Liberty Church (McCormick), Jefferson County, Alabama

Saturday, March 27, 2010

The annual Sardis on the River singing was called to order by Travis Keeton leading 146. The morning prayer was offered by Henry Guthery.

The class organized by electing or appointing the following officers: Chairman—Travis Keeton; Vice Chairman—Velton Chafin; Secretary—Margaret Keeton; Arranging Committee—Brenda Merritt.

Leaders: Travis Keeton 203; Butch White 31t, 503; Jim Aaron 68b, 163b; Marlin Beasley 270, 336; Willodean Barton 63, 137; Yancey Jett 44, 277.

RECESS

The class resumed singing with Velton Chafin leading 451 and 188. Leaders: Ann Jett 136, 162, 546; Anne Chalker 235, 388; Eugene Forbes 112, 120; Emily Creel 33t, 278t; Bea Carnathan 295, 568; Harrison Creel 111b, 530.

RECESS

Velton Chafin called the class together by leading 494. Leaders: Ernestine Parker and Danika Thornton 401, 81t; Richard Mauldin 347, 64; Elsie Moon 539, 418 (in memory of Ira James); Charles Kitchens 343 (in memory of Fern Kitchens), 90; Mary Gardner 43, 189; Henry Guthery 58 (in memory of Sherry Guthery), 408.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Travis Keeton, Aaron Lively, and Brenda Lively leading 340 and 482. Leaders: Butch White 30b; Danika Thornton 168, 401; Bea Carnathan 472; Marlin Beasley 460 (for Cecil Sanders); Eugene Forbes 299; Yancey Jett and Harrison Creel 498; Richard Mauldin 100; Jim Aaron 47b; Ann Jett 37b; Charles Kitchens 42, 333; Elsie Moon 35; Josie Hyde 310.

Following announcements, Travis Keeton led 155 as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer offered by Harrison Creel.

Chairman—Travis Keeton; Vice Chairman—Velton Chafin; Secretary—Margaret Keeton