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Clifford Wakefield Memorial Singing

King Schoolhouse, Mt. Vernon Baptist Church,
Natural Bridge, Alabama

Sunday, June 16, 2013

The 105th annual session of the Sacred Harp singing held at King Schoolhouse on the third Sunday in June was called to order by Don Keeton leading 32t. He offered the opening prayer.

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

Leaders: Don Keeton 45t; Wayne Horton 388, 294; Debbie Hall 33b, 426t; Ashley Hopkins 358, 145b; Nancy Price 39t; Angela Myers 89, 82t; Warren Steel 278b, 153; Bill Price 124, 84; Kermit Adams 454, 455; Leon Ballinger 268, 269.

RECESS

Don Keeton led 335 to bring the class back to order. Leaders: Mark Davis 371, 406; Gravis Ballinger 314, 110; Steve Miles 234 (for Josie Hyde), 235 (for Odie Horton); Roma Rice 372, 373; Hamilton Ballinger 224, 212; Earl Ballinger 119; Jane Fulmer 209, 273; Wayne Wakefield, Wendell Wakefield, Larry Wakefield, Nadine Willis, Clara Stults, Julia Poston, Faye Donaldson, Betty Baccus, and Roger Wakefield 333 (in memory of family members), 339 (in memory of Hazel Wakefield), 159 (in memory of Cecil Wakefield).

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Don Keeton leading 35. Leaders: Lisa Geist 528, 344; Chris Ballinger 228, 120; Steve Adams 101t, 378t; Larry Ballinger 324, 540; Margaret Keeton 325; Wendell Wakefield 168, 421; Bill Price 99; Warren Steel 211; Angela Myers 500; Nancy Price 47t; Mark Davis 216, 151; Leon Ballinger 195; Larry Ballinger, Lisa Geist, Chris Ballinger, Gravis Ballinger, Earl Ballinger, Leon Ballinger, and Hamilton Ballinger 215; Don Keeton 290 (in memory of Gary Stults).

Don Keeton led 62 as the closing song, and offered the closing prayer.

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