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Velton Chafin Birthday Singing

Liberty Primitive Baptist Church (McCormick), Sumiton, Alabama

Saturday, November 2, 2013

The annual Velton Chafin Birthday Singing was held on Saturday before the first Sunday in November. The class was called to order by Velton Chafin leading 32t. Richard Mauldin offered the opening prayer.

The class organized with the following officers elected to serve: Chairman—Velton Chafin; Vice Chairman—Danny Creel; Secretary/Arranging Officer—Brenda Chafin.

Leaders: Danny Creel 147b, 155; Richard Mauldin 77t, 385b; Don Keeton 477, 480; Hubert Nall 146, 81t; Zena Tucker 268, 300; Larry Ballinger 98, 119; Velton Chafin 54t (CB); Kermit Adams 49b, 46; Paul Godsey 288, 317; Bea Aaron 456, 475; Marlin Beasley 441, 335; Eugene Forbes 168, 186; Emily Cornett 75, 457; Warren Steel 131t, 411; Jim Aaron 47b, 503; Willodean Barton 498, 454, 418.

RECESS

Danny Creel led 355 (CB) to bring the class together. Leaders: Steve Adams 331, 378t; Anita Landess 379, 102; Kathy Williams 140 (CB), 53 (CB); Henry Guthery 86 (CB), 567 (CB); Steve Smith 85, 58.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Velton Chafin leading 464 (CB). Leaders: Linda Sides 530, “Good Tidings, Good Tidings”; Danny Creel 133 (CB); Zilpha Cornett 122, 143, 318; Delone Cobbs 108t, 490, 56t; Wanda Capps 36b, 448t, 53; Anita Landess 330b; Warren Steel 422 (CB); Steve Smith 319; Paul Godsey 323b; Kathy Williams 282; Emily Cornett 354b, 45t; Henry Guthery 549; Brenda Chafin 76b, 29t, 542.

Announcements were made. Velton Chafin led 521 as the closing song. Richard Mauldin dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Velton Chafin; Vice Chairman—Danny Creel; Secretary—Brenda Chafin