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Chafin, Harbinson, and Hollis Memorial

New Prospect Church, Cullman County, Alabama

July 20, 1997

The one hundred twenty-fourth session of the Chafin, Harbinson, and Hollis Memorial Sacred Harp Singing was called to order by Velton Chafin leading song on page 32t. The morning prayer was led by Tommie Spurlock.

The class was organized by electing the following officers: Honorary Chairman—Vernice Calvert; Acting Chairman—Velton Chafin; Vice Chairman—Harrison Creel; Secretary—Ozella C. Blackmon; Arranging Committee—Billy Williams.

Velton Chafin led song on page 30t. Leaders: Tommie Spurlock 430, 203; Regina Glass 81t, 65; Thurman Nall 276, 287; Gordon Wilkerson 530, 546; Bill Farris 77t, 176t; J. A. Mosley 45t, 75; S. T. Reed 129; Tyler Newman 30t, 59; Alice Mosley 79, 235; Milton Oliver 403.

RECESS

Velton Chafin called the class to order leading song on page 318. Leaders: Rodney Ivey 215; Alice Farris 274t, 275b; Bud Oliver 335; Talitha Chafin 48t, 551; Lamar Smith 76b; Linton Ballinger 212; Coy Ivey 222; David Ivey 192; Lucy Marie Heidorn 200; Edith Tate 532, 446; Allison Ivey 144, 474, 475; Essie Calvert 384; Marie Aldridge 436, 304; Josie Hyde 355; Harrison Creel 342 (by request).

RECESS

The class resumed singing with Coy Ivey leading song on page 101t. Leaders: John Hyde 290; Christie Allen 460, 432; Ila Ingle 442, 434; Freeman Wootten 385b, 70b; Margaret Keeton 43; Jewel Wootten 82t, 299; Elsie Moon 166; Shelley Capps 73t; Gene Wakefield 56t, 57.

LUNCH

Harrison Creel called the class together by leading song on page 111t and 111b. Leaders: Travis Keeton 324; Lavaughn Ballinger and Linton Ballinger 405; Earl Ballinger 349; Cassie Franklin 402, 171; Ann Jett 269, 327; Marie Aldridge 143 (by request); Marie Guthrie 220, 189; Hadyn Creel 84, 155; David Roberson 63, 196; Tressie Adkins 217; Cindy Franklin 198; Bradley Allen 345t; Wanda Capps 142; Eron White 168; Willodean Barton 416; Buell Cobb 141; Corene White 216; Larry Ballinger 151; Gladys Bonds 77t; Lena Wakefield 546; Ozella C. Blackmon 187; Brenda Merritt 448t; Henry Guthery 543; Julianna Jett 88t.

After announcements were made, Velton Chafin and Harrison Creel led song on page 521 as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer by Earl Ballinger.

Honorary Chairman—Vernice Calvert; Acting Chairman—Velton Chafin; Vice Chairman—Harrison Creel; Secretary—Ozella C. Blackmon.