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Belton and Emma Beasley and Phillip Lee III Memorial Sacred Harp Singing

Concord Primitive Baptist Church, Winfield, Alabama

Sunday, August 21, 2011

The 44th 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. Richard Mauldin called the class to order leading 72b and 146 (for his sister, Anne Chalker).

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Marlin Beasley; Vice Chairman—Danny Creel; Secretary—Cora Sweatt; Arranging Committee—Faye Donaldson and Linda Sides.

Danny Creel offered prayer, and then led 385t and 385b. Leaders: Ottis Sides 235, 530; Wendell Rinehart 457, 445; Kermit Adams 89, 147b; Matthew Cook and Richard Mauldin 358 (in memory of Dick Mauldin), 290 (for Travis Keeton); Robert Dupree 569b, 84; Mary Helen Dupree 145b, 145t; Gary Smith 565 (for Willodean Barton), 66; Don Keeton 112, 498; Linda Sides 220, 277.

RECESS

Danny Creel called the class to order leading 167. Leaders: Faye Donaldson 78, 176b; David “Chuck” Beasley and Ruth Nix 33b, 30t; Larry Ballinger 56t, 57; Sarah Beasley 318 (in memory of her mother, Emma Beasley), 274t (in memory of her daddy, Belton Beasley); Glenn Keeton 300, 475; Cora Sweatt and Corissa Sweat 111b (for Harrison Creel), 155; Betty Baccus 61 (in memory of Charlotte Keeton’s mother, Wilma Keeton Davis), 168 (in memory of Betty’s father, Sim Wakefield); Earl Ballinger 203, 204; Steve Adams 309, 378t. The blessing before the noon meal was offered by Marlin Beasley.

LUNCH

Marlin Beasley called the class to order leading 336 and 480. Leaders: Hannah Tate 496; Lisa Geist 546, 120; Velton Chafin 205; Alvin “Bunk” Beasley and Linda Beasley 81t, 354b; Gravis Ballinger 410t, 34b; Seth Holloway 236, 282; Juanita Beasley and Marlin Beasley 31b, 32t; John Beasley 335, 317; Becky Briggs 179, 388; Ken Tate 477, 147t; Richard Mauldin 43 (for Josie Hyde); Glenn Keeton 507 (for Josie Hyde), 276 (for Margaret Keeton); Steve Adams and Richard Mauldin 331t; Chuck Beasley, John Beasley, Marlin Beasley, and Bunk Beasley 457 (in memory of their parents, Belton and Emma Beasley).

After announcements were made, Marlin Beasley led 521 as the closing song. The closing prayer was offered by Danny Creel.

Chairman—Marlin Beasley; Vice Chairman—Danny Creel; Secretary—Cora Sweatt