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Clifford Wakefield Memorial Singing

King School House, Mt. Vernon Baptist Church,
Natural Bridge, Alabama

Sunday, June 19, 2011

The 103rd annual session of the Clifford Wakefield Memorial Sacred Harp singing was held at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, Natural Bridge, Alabama, on the third Sunday in June. The class was called to order by Travis Keeton leading 48t. The opening prayer was offered by Don Keeton. Travis Keeton led 129.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Don Keeton; Secretary—Debbie Hall; Arranging Committee—Faye Donaldson and Josie Hyde.

Leaders: Don Keeton 317, 77t; Betty Baccus 168, 418; Gary Smith 31t, 565; Seth Poston 358, 275b; Bea Carnathan 100, 472; Sandie Scott 40, 84; Leland Kusmer 271t, 95; Carolyn Thompson 412, 378b; Earl Ballinger 283, 286; Sarah Beasley 61, 354b.

RECESS

Don Keeton led 145t to bring the class back to order. Leaders: Wade Kotter 145b, 76b; Cathryn Bearov 179, 347; Leon Ballinger 280, 268; Gravis Ballinger 182, 200; Bridgett Kennedy 142, 564; Larry Ballinger 224, 540; Richard Schmeidler 155, 146; Linton Ballinger 421, 314; Wayne Horton and Margaret Keeton 388, 143; Wayne Wakefield, Wendell Wakefield, Larry Wakefield, Nadine Willis, Julia Poston, Faye Donaldson, Betty Baccus, and Debbie Hall 391 (in memory of Helen Langston), 339 (in memory of Hazel Wakefield), 333 (in memory of other family members).

LUNCH

The afternoon session was brought to order by Don Keeton leading 335. Leaders: Lisa Geist 528, 269; Steve Adams 331, 378t; Debbie Hall 546, 426t; Margaret Keeton and Wayne Horton 337, 72t; Travis Keeton 285t, 290; Parnell Berry 298, 306; Josie Hyde 189, 507; Seth Holloway 329; Seth Holloway and Seth Poston 294; Betty Baccus and Thyra Horton 39b; Linton Ballinger 229; Cathryn Bearov 551; Wade Kotter 218; Leland Kusmer 396; Carolyn Thompson 397; Richard Schmeidler 475; Sandie Scott 408; Bea Carnathan 568.

Don Keeton led 62 as the closing song. He offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Don Keeton; Secretary—Debbie Hall