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Ganus and Wilford Wakefield Memorial

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

November 24, 1996

The twenty-sixth session of the Wakefield Memorial Sacred Harp Singing was called to order by Clifford Wakefield leading song on page 48t. The morning prayer was led by Doyle Williams. Clifford Wakefield led song on page 27. The class organized for the day, and elected the following officers: Chairman—Clifford Wakefield; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Secretary—Josie Hyde; Arranging Committee—Gene Wakefield . Clifford Wakefield led song on page 61. Leaders: Hubert Hood 388, 569 (t? b?); Doyle Williams 29t, 192, 187 ( for Lola Roberson); Ivalene Donaldson 32t, 77t; Roma Rice 333, 104; Keterina Sanders 59, 454; Cecil Sanders 475; Clara Stults 274t, 124; Debbie Wakefield 442 (in memory of Tom Harper), 426b.

RECESS

Travis Keeton brought the class to order leading songs on pages 341 and 566. Leaders: Charlie Wakefield 280, 123t; Windel Wakefield 159, 108t; Earl Ballinger 128, 78; A. C. McGough 147t (for Bernice), 225t; Jane Fulford 126, 186; Fayrene Wakefield 480, 546; Willodean Barton 290, 391; Helen Langston 143, 392; Lavaughn Ballinger 405, 84.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Clifford Wakefield leading song on page 111b. The children of S. L. and Catherine Wakefield—Cecil Wakefield, Clifford Wakefield, Larry Wakefield, Windel Wakefield, Wayne Wakefield, Gene Wakefield, Nadine Willis, Clara Stults, Faye Donaldson, Julie Poston, Helen Langston, Betty Baccus, and Fayrene Wakefield—led songs on pages 339, 168, 421, 134, and 272 as a memorial for their relatives and friends that have passed away. Leaders: Edwin Ballinger 145t, 340; Leon Ballinger 212, 268; L. E. Hannah 498, 389; Larry Wakefield 100, 153; Larry Ballinger 139, 119; Josie Hyde 434, 500 (in memory of Tom Harper); Gravis Ballinger 34b; Faye Donaldson 432, 371; Betty Baccus 161, 285t; Pernie Pelfrey 145b (for Ila Ingle), 67; Gene Wakefield 56 (t? b?), 108b; Lena Wakefield 565, 436; Cecil Wakefield 209, 208 (for Rose Altha Taylor); John Hyde 297, 73t; Julie Postom and Junior Postom 58, 63; Elmer Conwill 530 (in memory of Tom Harper), 175, 74b (for Mae Conwill); Odie Horton 326, 426t (in honor of Rose Altha Taylor, and in memory of Ganus Wakefield). Clifford Wakefield led song on page 46 for the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer led by Cecil Wakefield.

Chairman—Clifford Wakefield; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Secretary—Josie Hyde.