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Belton and Emma Beasley and
Phillip Lee III Memorial Singing

Concord Primitive Baptist Church, Winfield, Alabama

Sunday, August 15, 2010

The 43rd session of the Belton and Emma Beasley and Phillip Lee III Memorial Sacred Harp Singing was held at Concord Primitive Baptist Church, Winfield, Alabama, on the third Sunday in August. Marlin Beasley brought the class to order by leading 30t. Danny Creel offered the morning prayer.

Marlin Beasley led 35, and the class entered into a business session electing or appointing the following officers: Chairman—Marlin Beasley; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Secretary—Emily Creel Burleson; Arranging Committee—Lena Keeton. Marlin Beasley led 39t.

Leaders: Wendell Rinehart 31t, 445; Travis Keeton 75, 129; Glenn Keeton 220 (for Josie Hyde), 183, 222, 490 (by request); Lisa Geist 394, 477; Richard Mauldin 43, 146; Ricky Beasley 39b, 67; Emily Burleson 498, 475; Earl Ballinger 389, 171; Chuck Beasley 235, 354b.

RECESS

Marlin Beasley brought the class back together by leading 82t. Leaders: Larry Ballinger 101t, 112; Margaret Keeton 187, 189; Linda Sides 32t, 448t; Gary Smith 268 (in memory of Billy Williams and George Seiler), 99; Don Keeton 454, 76b; Steve Adams and Emily Burleson 331, 378t; Ottis Sides and Linda Sides 530, 97; Danny Creel 494, 474; Kermit Adams 426t, 426b; Lena Keeton 546.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was brought to order by Marlin Beasley and Bethany Fields leading 176b. Leaders: Andrea Fields, Marlin Beasley, and Bethany Fields 45t; Henry McGuire 78, 234; Brenda Peña 147b, 480; Cora Sweatt 49b, 111b; Dennis Beasley, Marlin Beasley, and Juanita Beasley 40, 63; David “Chug” Beasley, Ruth Nix, Justin Beasley, Greg Beasley, and Patty Kelley 457, 30t; Sarah Beasley 274t, 61; John Beasley 335, 290; Becky Briggs 318, 336; Seth Holloway 270, 337; Alvin “Bunk” Beasley and Brooke Beasley 72b, 81t; Juanita Beasley 32t.

Announcements were made. Marlin Beasley led 56t as the closing song. Danny Creel offered the closing prayer.

Chairman—Marlin Beasley; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Secretary—Emily Creel Burleson