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Velton Chafin Birthday Singing

Liberty Primitive Baptist Church (McCormick), Sumiton, Alabama

Saturday, November 1, 2014

The annual Velton Chafin Birthday Singing was held on Saturday before the first Sunday in November. Velton Chafin was hospitalized, and unable to attend. Johnie Chafin had fallen and broken her shoulder, and was also unable to attend. The class was called to order by Danny Creel leading 68 (CB). Marlin Beasley offered the opening prayer.

The class was organized by electing or appointed the following officers to serve: Chairman—Danny Creel; Secretary—Margaret Keeton; Arranging Officer—Bea Aaron.

Leaders: Danny Creel 54 (CB); Brenda Chafin 187, 478 (CB) (for Velton Chafin); Eugene Forbes 186, 168, 376; Richard Mauldin 378t, 285t; Ottis Sides 530, 571 (CB); Roma Rice 92, 384; Jerry Kitchens 76b, 112; Linda Sides 270, 225t (for Velton Chafin); Ken Tate 511t (CB), 522 (CB); Ann Jett 515 (CB), 503 (CB).


Danny Creel led 90 to bring the class together. Leaders: Marlin Beasley 104, 505 (CB); Don Keeton 464 (CB), 61; Loretta Whitman 75, 129; Becky Strickland 481, 72b; Larry Ballinger 71, 73t; Brenda Chafin and Rev. Jerry Boyd 426t (for Velton Chafin); 542; Henry Guthery 86 (CB), 450 (CB); Amber Davis 38t (CB), 559 (CB); Elizabeth Keeton, Glenn Keeton, Isabella Keeton, and Matthew Keeton 282, 235; Jim Aaron 47b, 503; Rebecca Over 225t (CB), 411 (CB); Amber Davis and Steve Adams 99, 339; Willodean Barton 418, 454; Glenn Keeton, Isabella Keeton, and Matthew Keeton 117, 475 (for Velton Chafin). Henry Guthery offered the blessing before the noon meal.


The afternoon session began with Danny Creel leading 56t. Leaders: Betty Baccus and Isabella Keeton 101t, 146; Bea Aaron 558 (CB), 572 (CB); Rebecca Over 544 (CB); Wanda Capps 298, 299; Larry Ballinger 217; Don Keeton 438; Marlin Beasley 336; Linda Thomas 430, 131b; Henry Guthery 431; Roma Rice 68b (for Johnie Chafin); Steve Adams 309; Jerry Kitchens 480; Loretta Whitman 124, 81t; Eugene Forbes 155; Jim Aaron 163b; Becky Strickland 87; Richard Mauldin 341; Ken Tate 33b; Ottis Sides 318; Ann Jett 39 (CB); Linda Sides “Lookout Mountain”; Amber Davis 199 (CB).

Announcements were made. Brenda Chafin and Danny Creel led 48t (CB) as the closing song. Danny Creel offered the closing prayer.

Chairman—Danny Creel; Secretary—Margaret Keeton