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Clifford Wakefield Memorial Singing

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

Sunday, June 17, 2012

The 104th annual session of the Sacred Harp singing held at King School House on the third Sunday in June was called to order by Don Keeton leading 32t. He offered the opening prayer, and then led 34t.

In a business session, the following officers were elected to serve: Chairman—Don Keeton; Vice Chairman—Wayne Horton; Secretary—Debbie Hall; Arranging Officer—Faye Donaldson.

Leaders: Don Keeton 35; Warren Steel 138b, 142; Leon Ballinger 99, 112; Kermit Adams 182, 200; Walter Olson 168, 143; Margaret Keeton 234, 373 (in memory of Travis Keeton); Charlotte Ehrman 350, 490; Bea Carnathan 64, 472; Richard Schmeidler 155, 475; Jenna Bond Tompkins 165, 278t; Lisa Geist 507, 304.

RECESS

Don Keeton led 145t to bring the class back to order. Leaders: Jane Fulmer 273, 454; Ken Tate 37b, 111b; Jeff Begley 201, 95; Roma Rice 206, 297; Seth Poston 275b, 358; Larry Ballinger 551, 477; Lena Keeton and Wayne Horton 317, 482; Doug Fower 300, 479; Wayne Wakefield, Wendell Wakefield, Larry Wakefield, Nadine Willis, Julia Poston, Clara Stults, Faye Donaldson, and Betty Baccus 333 (in memory of family members), 339 (in memory of Hazel Wakefield), 391 (in memory of Helen Langston.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Don Keeton leading 388. Leaders: Earl Ballinger and Gravis Ballinger 138t, 215; Sarah Beasley 290, 43; Steve Miles 147t, 147b; Julia Cook and Ashley Cook 282, 294 (in memory of Jim Baccus); Seth Holloway 442, 361; Wayne Horton and Lena Keeton 470, 146; Gary Smith 66, 565; Debbie Hall 183, 426b; Wendell Wakefield 108t, 421.

Don Keeton led 46 as the closing song, and then dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Don Keeton; Vice Chairman—Wayne Horton; Secretary—Debbie Hall