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Wakefield Memorial

King Schoolhouse, Mt. Vernon Baptist Church,
Natural Bridge, Alabama

Sunday, November 16, 2014

The 44th 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, Cecil Wakefield, and Wendell Wakefield was called to order by Glenn Keeton leading 63. Earl Ballinger offered the opening prayer.

The class organized by electing or appointing the following officers: Chairman—Glenn Keeton; Vice Chairman—Richard Mauldin; Secretary—Debra Hall; Arranging Officer—Betty Baccus.

Leaders: Glenn Keeton 40; Richard Mauldin 120, 339; Debbie Hall 432, 546 (in memory of Wilford Wakefield); Betty Baccus 408 (in memory of Clifford Wakefield), 284 (in memory of Gene Wakefield), 286 (in memory of Cecil Wakefield); Angela Myers 75, 166; Jerry Kitchens 71; Mike Hankins 527, 31t; Don Keeton 570, 405; Gravis Ballinger 273, 215; Danny Creel 456, 123t; Judy Caudle 216, 345b; Willodean Barton 319, 480.


The class was brought back to order by Glenn Keeton leading 270 and 285t (by request). Leaders: Roma Rice 318, 229; Glenn Keeton, Matthew Keeton, and Isabella Keeton 282, 235; Lauren Ballinger 145t; Chris Ballinger 178, 147t; Amber Davis, Carson Davis, and Claire Davis 345t, 82t; Jack Pate 145b, 335; Wakefield great-grandchildren (Seth Poston, Logan Donaldson, and Elle Donaldson) 59, 108b (in memory of Wendell Wakefield); Wakefield grandchildren (Lynn Donaldson, Sharon Donaldson, Lisa Ingell, Kathy Buchanan, Tammy Wakefield, and Debbie Hall) 108t, 457, 124; children of Sim and Catherine Wakefield (Julia Poston, Clara Stults, Faye Donaldson, Betty Baccus, Wayne Wakefield, and Larry Wakefield) 333, 426t, 294, 339 (for Jeffrey Ward). The blessing before the noon meal was offered by Steve Miles.


The afternoon session was brought to order by Richard Mauldin leading 168. Leaders: Steve Adams 331, 378t; Ken Tate 303, 302; Wayne Horton 388 (in memory of Ganus Wakefield), 39b; Steve Miles 143, 454; Loretta Whitman 373, 384; Sarah Beasley 354b, 312t; Earl Ballinger 338, 439; Wayne Baines 155, 340; Larry Ballinger 91; Ann Jett 269, 327; Bridgett Hill Kennedy 277; Lisa Geist 377, 528; Jeanette Tidwell 222, 436; Seth Poston 358, 275b; Seth Holloway 236, 517 (WB) (in memory of Nadine Willis); Amber Davis 391 (for Helen Langston).

Announcements were made. Glenn Keeton and Richard Mauldin led 267 as the closing song. The closing prayer was offered by Danny Creel.

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