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Wakefield Memorial

Mt. Vernon (King School House), Natural Bridge, Alabama

Sunday, November 17, 2013

The 43rd session of the memorial Sacred Harp singing held at King School House, Natural Bridge, Alabama, in memory of Ganus Wakefield, Wilford Wakefield, Clifford Wakefield, Gene Wakefield, and Cecil Wakefield was called to order by Glenn Keeton leading 144. Richard Mauldin offered the opening prayer. Glenn Keeton led 312b.

The class was organized by electing or appointing the following officers: Chairman—Glenn Keeton; Vice Chairman—Richard Mauldin; Secretary—Debbie Hall; Arranging Officer—Danny Creel.

Leaders: Glenn Keeton 284; Richard Mauldin 285t, 143; Margaret Keeton 234; Jerry Kitchens 373, 337; Roma Rice 384, 78; Don Keeton 76b, 480; Ashley Hopkins 388, 358; Wayne Baines 145t, 145b; Matthew Cook 46, 274t.


Richard Mauldin led 72b to bring the class back together. Leaders: Kermit Adams 89, 75; Mike Hankins 111t, 111b; Ernestine Parker 74b, 81t; Willodean Barton 313t, 314; Steve Miles 426t, 454; Faye Donaldson 371, 225t; Debbie Hall 391, 546.


Glenn Keeton called the class back to order by leading 64. The children of Simeon and Catherine Wakefield (Wayne Wakefield, Larry Wakefield, Betty Baccus, Faye Donaldson, Julia Poston, Clara Stults, and Nadine Willis) led 333 in memory of family members and 339 in memory of Hazel Wakefield. The grandchildren (Debbie Hall, Leisa Ingle, Lynn Donaldson, and Kathy Buchanan) and great-grandchildren (Logan Donaldson, Jacob Donaldson, Seth Poston, Ashley Hopkins, and Matthew Cook) led 59 and 108t (for their uncle, Wendell Wakefield). Seth Poston and Junior Poston led 275b and 108b. Betty Baccus led 100 and 490. Steve Miles offered a blessing before the noon meal.


The afternoon session began with Glenn Keeton leading 122. Leaders: Danny Creel 542, 269; Larry Ballinger 268, 528; Wendell Rinehart 457, 68b; Beth Wallace 217, 560; Jeanette Tidwell 208, 234; Earl Ballinger 203, 177; Amber Davis 192; Lisa Geist 507 (in memory of Josie Hyde), 195; Jack Pate 335, 569b; Gravis Ballinger 120, 182; Steve Adams 331, 378t; Wayne Horton 39b, 294; Marlin Beasley 448t, 77t; Ann Jett 172, 327; Chris Ballinger 170, 477; Ken Tate 299, 298; Glenn Keeton 475 (for Lena Keeton).

Glenn Keeton and Richard Mauldin led 267 as the closing song. Marlin Beasley offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Glenn Keeton; Vice Chairman—Richard Mauldin; Secretary—Debbie Hall