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Chafin, Harbison, and Hollis Memorial

New Prospect Church, Cullman County, Alabama

Sunday, July 15, 2012

The 140th session of the Chafin, Harbison, and Hollis Memorial Sacred Harp Singing was held at New Prospect Church on the third Sunday in July. The class was called to order by Velton Chafin leading 32t. The morning prayer was offered by Richard Mauldin. Velton Chafin led 318.

In a business session, the following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Velton Chafin; Vice Chairman—Danny Creel; Secretary—Ann Jett; Arranging Committee—Brenda Chafin and Elene Stovall.

Leaders: Velton Chafin 30t; Don Keeton 498, 457; Judy Caudle 230, 343; Butch White and Kenny Graves 31t, 77t; Chris Cotter 56t, 432; Juanita Beasley 61, 31b; Anita Landess 170, 389; Ottis Sides 530, 527; Tyler Newman 64, 340; Marlin Beasley 336, 171; Margie Smith 499.

RECESS

Danny Creel led 224 and 283 to bring the class back to order. Leaders: Ann Jett 269, 327; Cheyenne Ivey 183; Stanley Smith 216, 542; Cassie Allen 227, 326; Chris Ballinger 344, 350; Katy Kanfer 100, 505; Rodney; Ivey 123b, 267; Rebecca Over 270, 172; Tommie Spurlock 84, 475; Mako Cook, Tim Cook, and Shinichiro Mizushima 503, 276; B.M. Smith 225t, 284; Angela Myers 337, 168; Larry Ballinger 112, 113; Betty Baccus 397, 43 (for Josie Hyde); David Ivey 271t, 348t; Linda Sides 215, 448t.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Velton Chafin leading 145t. Leaders: Geraldine Sharpton 66, 299; Richard Mauldin 34b, 35; Cindy Tanner 460, 155; Lisa Geist 195, 428; Karen Ivey 67, 391; Faye Donaldson 176b, 138t; Amber Davis 440, 142; Susan Allred 186, 480; Elene Stovall and Katy Kanfer 411, 392; Wanda Capps 187, 200; Elsie Moon 394; Oleta Drummond 406, 313t; Bea Carnathan 438, 472; Ernestine Parker 314; Ernestine Parker and Richard Mauldin 146; Margaret Keeton 234, 78; Willodean Barton 454; Brenda Chafin 564, 566 (in memory of Harrison Creel).

Following announcements, Velton Chafin and Danny Creel led 521 as the closing song. The closing prayer was offered by Marlin Beasley, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Velton Chafin; Vice Chairman—Danny Creel; Secretary—Ann Jett