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Velton Chafin Birthday Singing

Liberty Primitive Baptist Church (McCormick), Sumiton, Alabama

Saturday, November 5, 2011

The annual Velton Chafin Birthday Singing was held on Saturday before the first Sunday in November. The class was called to order by Velton Chafin leading 225t. The opening prayer was offered by Danny Creel.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Velton Chafin; Secretary—Brenda Chafin; Arranging Committee—Wanda Capps and Margaret Keeton.

Leaders: Velton Chafin 225t (CB), 511t (CB); Eugene Forbes 505 (CB), 216; Jim Aaron 68b, 178; Ottis Sides 571 (CB); Linda Sides 559 (CB); Scott Kennedy 336t (CB), 463 (CB); Don Keeton 317, 58; Beth Branscome 61, 313t; Faye Donaldson 78, 48t.


The class was brought back to order by Velton Chafin leading 464 (CB). Leaders: Betty Baccus 329, 418; Danny Creel 432, 473; Bridgett Kennedy 448b, 101t; Seth Poston 275b, 124; Ken Tate 367 (CB), 522 (CB); Wanda Capps 299, 217; Margaret Keeton 181, 300; Richard Mauldin 312b, 378t; Harrison Creel 111b, 355 (CB).


Velton Chafin brought the afternoon session to order by leading 54t (CB) and 98 (CB). Leaders: Eugene Forbes 39t; Jim Aaron 503; Ottis Sides 530; Linda Sides 76b; Brenda Chafin 563 (CB), 572 (CB); Scott Kennedy 49t; Don Keeton 454; Beth Branscome 347; Faye Donaldson 410t; Betty Baccus 499; Danny Creel 472; Seth Poston 358; Ken Tate 33b; Richard Mauldin 133; Wanda Capps 133 (CB); Harrison Creel 512; Danny Creel 477 (for Josie Hyde); Brenda Chafin 460 (in memory of Travis Keeton and Cecil Sanders).

The class decided to change the date of this singing to the last fifth Sunday before Thanksgiving beginning in 2012. The location will remain at Liberty Primitive Baptist Church (McCormick), Sumiton, Alabama.

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

Chairman—Velton Chafin; Secretary—Brenda Chafin