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Sanders Memorial

Liberty Primitive Baptist Church, (McCormick), Sumiton, Alabama

Saturday, February 12, 2011

The annual Sanders Memorial Sacred Harp singing was held at Liberty Primitive Baptist Church, Sumiton, Alabama, on Saturday before the second Sunday in February. The class was called to order by Velton Chafin leading 39t. The morning prayer was offered by Henry Guthery.

The class organized by electing or appointing the following officers: Chairman—Velton Chafin; Vice Chairman—Harrison Creel; Secretary—Margaret Keeton; Arranging Committee—Willodean Barton.

Leaders: Velton Chafin 75; Linda Sides 32t, 101t, 328; Brenda Chafin Merritt 124 (in memory of John Hyde and Hattie Chafin), 475 (in memory of Flarce Creel), 542; Ann Jett 47b, 37b, 146; Don Keeton 77t, 176b, 112; Margaret Keeton 144 (in memory of John and Agnes Hocutt), 192, 460 (for Cecil and Wynell Sanders); Eugene Forbes 145b (in memory of Betty Forbes), 405 (in memory of Ted White), 47t; Bea Carnathan 176 (t? b?), 295, 472 (in memory of Corene White); Travis Keeton 276, 285t, 290; Angela Myers 73t, 446, 89.


The class resumed singing with Velton Chafin leading 324 (in memory of Preston and Aver Crider). Leaders: Jim Aaron 503, 163b, 68b (for Johnnie Chafin); Ottis Sides 354b, 235; Yancey Jett 82t, 64, 42; Josie Hyde 507, 442; Harrison Creel 512; Henry Guthery 108t, 434, 435, 564; Willodean Barton 418 (in memory of Lee Stevenson). Henry Guthery offered the blessing before the noon meal.


The afternoon session began with Velton Chafin leading 130; Leaders: Steve Adams and Bea Carnathan 378t, 401; Linda Sides 225t; Ann Jett and Harrison Creel 136, 167; Margaret Keeton 448b; Brenda Chafin Merritt 216; Angela Myers 350; Ottis Sides 530, 480; Yancey Jett 81t, 122; Jim Aaron 66; Henry Guthery 217; Bea Carnathan 100; Don Keeton 490, 406; Travis Keeton 155, 454; Josie Hyde 150, 470; Eugene Forbes 337, 340 (in memory of his father); Brenda Chafin Merritt and Steve Adams 45t; Henry Guthery 380 (for Cecil Sanders).

Announcements were made. Velton Chafin led 521 as the closing song. The closing prayer was offered by Henry Guthery, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Velton Chafin; Vice Chairman—Harrison Creel; Secretary—Margaret Keeton