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Parker, Hollis, and Putnam Memorial

Liberty Church (McCormick), Jefferson County, Alabama

Sunday, January 29, 2012

The annual Parker, Hollis, and Putman Memorial Sacred Harp singing was held at Liberty Church, Jefferson County, Alabama, on the first fifth Sunday. The class was called to order by Henry Guthery leading 59. The morning prayer was offered by Butch White.

Henry Guthery welcomed everyone. The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Acting Chairman—Henry Guthery; Secretary—Margaret Keeton; Arranging Officer—Yancey Jett.

Leaders: Henry Guthery 101t; Larry Ballinger 100, 109; Butch White 30b, 34b; Linda Sides 32t, 277; Richard Mauldin 31b (for Velton Chafin and family); Richard Mauldin and Seth Poston 358 (in memory of John Merritt); Lisa Geist 391, 224; Don Keeton 477 (for Josie Hyde), 499; Faye Donaldson 129, 144.


The class resumed singing with Henry Guthery leading 546. Leaders: Seth Poston 275b, 124; Earl Ballinger 162, 176t; Betty Baccus 82t, 454 (for Willodean Barton); Gravis Ballinger 182, 270; Ottis Sides 530, 480 (for Jim Helke); Glenn Keeton, Isabella Keeton, and Matthew Keeton 475 (for Willodean Barton), 268 (for Percy Smith); Amber Davis and Claire Davis 389 (for Paula Springfield), 276; Wanda Capps 542, 203 (for Brenda Chafin); Scott Kennedy 347, 547; Margaret Keeton 456, 213b; Emily Burleson 213t, 111b (for Harrison Creel); Marlin Beasley 498, 406; Yancey Jett 127, 497. Glenn Keeton offered the blessing before the noon meal.


The afternoon session was brought to order by Henry Guthery leading 543 in memory of his wife, Sherry Guthery, on the anniversary of her death. Leaders: Larry Ballinger 77b; Butch White 448t; Linda Sides 76b, 225t; Lisa Geist 527; Don Keeton 145b; Faye Donaldson 138t, 430; Seth Poston 108t; Earl Ballinger 349 (in memory of Clarence McCool); Gravis Ballinger 49t, 112; Ottis Sides 378t, 145t; Glenn Keeton 86, 68b (for Velton Chafin); Amber Davis and Claire Davis 142; Wanda Capps 172; Scott Kennedy 287, 565; Emily Burleson 178, 490; Marlin Beasley 204; Virginia Watts 274t; Yancey Jett 440; Henry Guthery 512 (for Harrison Creel).

Henry Guthery led 521 as the closing song. The closing prayer was offered by Ottis Sides, and the class was dismissed.

Acting Chairman—Henry Guthery; Secretary—Margaret Keeton