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Parker, Hollis, and Putman Memorial

Liberty Church (McCormick), Jefferson County, Alabama

March 30, 1997

Chairman Velton Chafin called the class together leading song on page 33b. The morning prayer was led by Harrison Creel. Velton Chafin led song on page 32t.

The class organized for the day, and voted to retain the same officers: Chairman—Velton Chafin; Vice Chairman—Harrison Creel; Secretary—Edith Tate; Arranging Committee—Cecil Sanders.

Velton Chafin led song on page 35, and the following leaders were called: Cecil Sanders 460; Keterina Sanders 317, 454; Mae Conwill 298, 222, 300; Tressie Atkins 217, 78; Carmon Brothers 340, “That Beautiful Land”, 415; Earl Ballinger 203, 283; Paula Springfield 380, 389, 216 (for Marie Aldridge); Pauline Childers 224, 475, 384.

RECESS

Velton Chafin reassembled the class leading song on page 34b. Leaders: John Hyde 73t, 63, 297; Eron White 236; Clarissa Springfield 343, 166; Brenda Merritt 270, 336, 137; Travis Keeton 157, 182, 121; Edith Tate 139, 119 (for Ray Tate), 93, 97; Corene White 379, 171; Amber Springfield 59, 204; Cynthia Franklin 276, 178, 497.

Linda Thomas gave a short devotion with prayer by John Merritt. John Hocutt led songs on pages 278t and 225t.

LUNCH

Velton Chafin brought the class back together leading song on page 108b. Leaders: John Merritt 278b, 499b, 549b; Josie Hyde 408, 507, 511; Ann Jett 88t; Ann Jett and Julianna Jett 146, 108t; Harrison Creel and Julianna Jett 111b; Linda Thomas 299, 391, 503, 290; Dorothea McCowan 234, 142, 196; Cassandra Franklin 106, 107, 191; Elmer Conwill 179, 378b; Harrison Creel 89, 530, 388 (for Hadyn Creel); John Hocutt 321, 271 (t? b?); Willodean Barton 434, 436.

After announcements were made, the class was dismissed with prayer by Earl Ballinger.

Chairman—Velton Chafin; Vice Chairman—Harrison Creel; Secretary—Edith Tate.