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Parker, Hollis, and Putnam Memorial

Liberty Church (McCormick), Jefferson County, Alabama

Sunday, March 30, 2014

The annual Parker, Hollis, and Putnam Memorial Sacred Harp Singing was held at Liberty Church (McCormick), on the fifth Sunday in March. The class was called to order by Danny Creel leading 31t. He welcomed everyone, and offered the opening prayer.

The class was organized by retaining the same officers as follows: Honorary Chairman—Velton Chafin; Acting Chairman—Danny Creel; Secretary—Margaret Keeton; Arranging Officer—Yancey Jett.

Leaders: Danny Creel 37b; Velton Chafin 30t (in memory of the Parkers, Hollises, and Putnams); Richard Mauldin 82t, 84; Marlin Beasley 340 (for Sarah Beasley), 39b; Linda Sides 39t, 72b; Gravis Ballinger 177 (for Earl and Jean Ballinger), 203; Glenn Keeton 329 (in memory of Percy Smith), 371; Ken Tate 558, 500; Seth Poston 275b, 108b.

RECESS

The class was brought back to order by Danny Creel leading 405. Leaders: Lisa Geist 532, 286; Jerry Kitchens 335, 338; Betty Baccus 571 (CB) (for Nadine Willis), 430 (for Faye Donaldson); Larry Ballinger 71, 109; Ann Jett, Julianna Jett, and Bailey Jett 410t, 546; Julianna Jett 142, 112; Amber Davis and Steve Adams 331, 378t; Don Keeton 390 (for Sherry), 477; Willodean Barton 314, 480, 454; Brenda Chafin 312b, 426t; Amber Davis 44, 192; Ashtin Carroll and Amber Davis 45t; Beth Branscome 229, 313b. Richard Mauldin offered the blessing before the noon meal.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Velton Chafin leading 227. Leaders: Eugene Forbes 274t, 208, 318; Richard Mauldin 446; Marlin Beasley 378b (in memory of Furn Kitchens); Gravis Ballinger 120; Glenn Keeton 215 (for Nadine Willis); Ken Tate 147t; Seth Poston 124 (in memory of Travis Keeton), 129; Lisa Geist 472; Jerry Kitchens 64; Larry Ballinger 551 (for Jean Ballinger); Ann Jett 167; Julianna Jett 155; Steve Adams and Lisa Geist 99 (for Kermit Adams); Don Keeton and Shirley Tidwell 270; Brenda Chafin 101t; Amber Davis 224; Beth Branscome 217; Yancey Jett 89, 440.

Danny Creel led 111b as the closing song. Marlin Beasley offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Honorary Chairman—Velton Chafin; Acting Chairman—Danny Creel; Secretary—Margaret Keeton