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Moon and Guthrie Memorial Singing

Liberty Church (McCormick), Sumiton, Alabama

Sunday, July 31, 2011

The memorial Sacred Harp singing held on the third fifth Sunday of each year at Liberty Church, Sumiton, Alabama, was called to order by Velton Chafin leading 48t. Elder Ronald Gilmore offered the morning prayer. Velton Chafin led 32t.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Velton Chafin; Vice Chairman—Harrison Creel; Secretary—Margaret Keeton; Arranging Committee—Brenda Chafin.

Leaders: Velton Chafin 42; Richard Mauldin 235 (for Travis Keeton), 43 (for Josie Hyde); Hazel Gilmore and Ronald Gilmore 111b, 457, 276; Eugene Forbes 317, 39b, 155; Kermit Adams 335, 428; Ann Jett and Harrison Creel 30t, 512, 498 (for Willodean Barton); Ottis Sides 480, 61; Velton Chafin 54.


Velton Chafin led 268 to bring the class back to order. Leaders: Lisa Geist and Steve Adams 309, 378t; Bea Carnathan and Teresa Blake 204, 145t, 80b (for Julietta Haynes and Judy Chambless); Wanda Capps 217, 546, 203; Yancey Jett 127 (for Lucy Allen), 89, 440; Linda Sides 270 (for Bud and Sammie Oliver), 225t; Lisa Geist 179 (for Travis Keeton, Willodean Barton, Clarence McCool, Sharon Springer, and Kay Olson), 472. Marlin Beasley offered the blessing before the noon meal.


The afternoon session began with Velton Chafin leading 144, and he made a short talk about John Hocutt. Leaders: Marlin Beasley 400 (for Travis Keeton), 460 (for Willodean Barton and Cecil Sanders); Amber Davis and Claire Davis 349 (for Clarence McCool), 224; Chris Ballinger 178, 426t, 347; Beth Branscome 128, 50b; Larry Ballinger 113, 98; Glenn Keeton, Isabella Keeton, and Matthew Keeton 108t, 183, 86; Emily Burleson 391, 475, 340 (for Travis Keeton); Hubert Nall 168, 186; Butch White 503, 34b; Brenda Chafin 192 (for Julietta Haynes), 436 (for Ozella Blackmon), 442.

After announcements, Velton Chafin and Harrison Creel led 521 as the closing song. Richard Mauldin offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

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