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Clifford Wakefield Memorial Singing

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

Sunday, June 21, 2015

The 107th annual session of the Clifford Wakefield Memorial Sacred Harp Singing was held on the third Sunday in June. The class was called to order by Don Keeton leading 32t. He then offered the opening prayer.

The class organized by electing or appointing the following officers: Chairman—Don Keeton; Vice Chairman—Wayne Horton; Secretary—Debbie Hall; Arranging Committee—Betty Baccus and Faye Donaldson.

Leaders: Wayne Horton 470, 388; Debbie Hall 432, 426b; Warren Steel 183, 179; Darrell Swarens 72b, 507; Wanda Capps 546, 299; Loretta Whitman 373, 354b; Linton Ballinger 187, 186; Amber Davis 302, 295; Shirley Tidwell 111t, 111b; Seth Poston 275b, 358; Mike Hankins 410t, 480.

RECESS

Don Keeton led 145t to bring the class back to order. Leaders: Roma Rice 273, 104; Ken Tate 107, 114; Leon Ballinger 490, 297; Wayne Baines 274t, 410b; Gravis Ballinger 182, 110; Ann Jett 88t, 512 (in memory of Harrison Creel); Anne Gilliland 81t, 102; Lisa Geist 472, 528; Chris Ballinger 170, 270; Eric Conrad 38b, 38t; Earl Ballinger 439, 441; Wakefield family (Larry Wakefield, Clara Stults, Betty Baccus, Faye Donaldson, Julia Poston, Tammy Wakefield, Lisa Ingle, Sharon Spangler, Lynn Donaldson, Junior Poston, Kathy Buchanan, and Debbie Hall) 333 (in memory of family members), 339 (in memory of Hazel Wakefield).

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Don Keeton leading 145b. Leaders: Larry Ballinger 133, 157; Wendell Rinehart 68b, 159; Steve Miles 454, 147b; Leon Ballinger 313b; Linton Ballinger 212; Ann Jett 37b; Warren Steel 375; Amber Davis 216; Anne Gilliland 143; Loretta Whitman 147t; Eric Conrad 142; Wayne Baines 298; Darrell Swarens 112; Wanda Capps 430; Lisa Geist 391, 517 (WB) (in memory of Nadine Willis); Gravis Ballinger 76b; Mike Hankins 282; Shirley Tidwell 63; Ken Tate 47t; Wayne Horton 39b; Wendell Rinehart 445; Steve Miles 234.

Don Keeton led 62 as the closing song. Wayne Horton dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Don Keeton; Vice Chairman—Wayne Horton; Secretary—Debbie Hall