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Belton and Emma Beasley and
Phillip Lee III Memorial Singing

Concord Primitive Baptist Church, Winfield, Alabama

Sunday, August 17, 2014

The 47th annual Belton and Emma Beasley and Phillip Lee III memorial singing was called to order by Marlin Beasley leading 32t. The opening prayer was offered by Darrell Swarens. Marlin Beasley led 40.

A business session was held with following officers elected or appointed: Chairman—Marlin Beasley; Vice Chairman—Glenn Keeton; Arranging Officer—Lisa Geist; Secretary—Becky Briggs.

Leaders: Glenn Keeton 349, 274t; Earl Ballinger 274b, 80b; Becky Strickland 106, 86; Loretta Whitman 61, 129; Eloise Clark 87, 503; Cora Sweatt 45t, 47b; Drew McGuire 87, 228; Gravis Ballinger 312b, 120; Willodean Barton 454, 475; Darrell Swarens 81t, 43.

RECESS

The class was called back to order by Marlin Beasley leading 448t. Leaders: John Bealle 373, 273; Gary Smith 344, 549 (in memory of his sister and father); Chuck Beasley and Ruth Nix 235, 354b; Freddie Briggs and his sister, Margie Brock 388, 282; Amber Davis 354t, 192; Don Keeton 278t, 58; Dorothea Maynard 442, 328; Lisa Geist 269, 327. The blessing before the noon meal was offered by Darrell Swarens.

LUNCH

The class was called back together by Glenn Keeton leading 210. Leaders: Henry McGuire 338, 472; Seth Holloway 236, 294; Corissa Sweatt and Cora Sweatt 101b, 101t; Haley Beasley and Corissa Sweatt 145b, 312t; Betty Baccus 100, 208; Jerry Kitchens 288, 290; Bunk Beasley and Haley Beasley 72b, 59; Larry Ballinger 291, 540; Sarah Beasley 323b, 340; Steve Adams and Amber Davis 331, 99; Becky Briggs 313t; the Beasley family (Chuck Beasley, Sarah Beasley, Marlin Beasley, Cora Sweatt, Bunk Beasley, and Becky Briggs) 137, 335; Marlin Beasley, Juanita Beasley, and Patsy Beasley Kelley 63, 571 (CB).

After announcements were made, Marlin Beasley led 323t. The closing prayer was offered by Earl Ballinger.

Chairman—Marlin Beasley; Vice Chairman—Glenn Keeton; Secretary—Becky Briggs