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Sanders Memorial

Liberty Primitive Baptist Church (McCormick), Sumiton, Alabama

Saturday, February 8, 2014

The annual Sanders Memorial Sacred Harp singing was held on Saturday before the second Sunday in February. The class was called to order by Velton Chafin leading 31b. Richard Mauldin offered the opening prayer.

The class was organized by retaining the following officers: Chairman—Velton Chafin; Vice Chairman—Danny Creel; Secretary and Arranging Officer—Brenda Chafin.

Leaders: Velton Chafin 30t, 33b; Jim Aaron 68b, 503; Steve Adams and Lisa Geist 129, 101t; Richard Mauldin 66, 64; Jerry Kitchens 179, 340; Bea Aaron 341, 205; Don Keeton 406, 59; Marlin Beasley 175, 137; Nicholas Thompson 166, 204; Larry Ballinger 151, 157; Eugene Forbes 186, 317.

RECESS

Velton Chafin led 187 to bring the class back to order. Leaders: Shelby Castillo 217, 542; Ottis Sides 61, 530; Ann Jett 47b; Warren Steel 332, 214; Cheyenne Ivey 182, 500; Linda Sides 29t, 277; Henry Guthery 431, 240; Earl Ballinger 203, 209; Anne Steel 480, 65; Angela Myers 540, 171; Judy Caudle 434, 435; Danny Creel 280, 282; Lisa Geist 273, 527; Willodean Barton 111t; Elene Stovall 208, 528; Nicholas Thompson 358. Danny Creel offered a blessing at the table.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Danny Creel leading 405. Leaders: Steve Adams 378t; Ken Tate 399b, 37b, 213b; Jerry Kitchens 81t; Don Keeton 284; Marlin Beasley 380; Nicholas Thompson 192; Larry Ballinger 268, 39t; Eugene Forbes 496; Shelby Castillo 224; Linda Sides 215; Ann Jett 546; Warren Steel 189; Cheyenne Ivey 56t; Henry Guthery 343; Earl Ballinger 177; Anne Steel 285t; Angela Myers 472; Judy Caudle 389; Lisa Geist 391; Willodean Barton 454; Elene Stovall 483; Ottis Sides 475; Brenda Chafin 318, 369.

Danny Creel led 323t as the closing song. Don Keeton offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

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