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Velton Chafin Birthday Singing

Liberty Primitive Baptist Church (McCormick), Sumiton, Alabama

Saturday, October 31, 2015

The annual Velton Chafin Birthday Singing was held on Saturday before the first Sunday in November. The class was called to order by Velton Chafin leading 33b. Danny Creel offered the morning prayer, and welcomed everyone.

The class was organized by retaining the same officers as follows: Chairman—Danny Creel; Secretary—Margaret Keeton; Arranging Officer—Bea Aaron.

Leaders: Danny Creel 133 (CB), 355 (CB); Mike Richards 63, 28b; Larry Ballinger 101t, 133; Brenda Chafin 42, 76b; Mary Amelia Taylor 380t (CB), 567 (CB); Beth Branscome 77t, 299; Eugene Forbes 505 (CB); Don Keeton 159, 290; Jim Aaron 47b, 231.

RECESS

Danny Creel led 276 and 275b to bring the class together. Leaders: Ken Tate 511b (CB), 546 (CB); Richard Mauldin 84, 126; Betty Baccus 161, 464 (CB); Steve Adams 99 (for Kermit Adams), 331; Angela Myers 140 (CB), 497 (CB); Sarah Trumbore 37b, 339; Wanda Capps 298, 168; Nathan Stewart 411, 559 (CB); Hubert Nall 54t (CB), 84 (CB); Willodean Barton 480, 475; Tim Taylor 474, 354t; Bridgett Hill Kennedy 212, 213t; Ann Jett 515 (CB), 580 (CB). Richard Mauldin asked the blessing before the noon meal.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Danny Creel leading 131b. Leaders: Emily Brown 98 (CB); Bea Aaron 426b, 456, 175; Mike Richards 351; Don Keeton 438; Bridgett Hill Kennedy 88t (for Eugene Forbes); Nathan Stewart 220; Beth Branscome 283; Sarah Trumbore 58; Tim Taylor 546; Ann Jett 503 (CB); Larry Ballinger 224 (CB); Wanda Capps 430; Angela Myers 340; Brenda Chafin 478 (CB); Mary Amelia Taylor 35 (CB); Ken Tate 54t (CB), 463 (CB); Richard Mauldin 446, 43; Hubert Nall 573 (CB), 422b (CB); Bridgett Hill Kennedy 38t (CB); Jim Aaron 503; Betty Baccus 501 (CB); Steve Adams and Richard Mauldin 378t, 101t (in memory of Nell Adams).

Announcements were made. Danny Creel led 56t as the closing song. Richard Mauldin offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Danny Creel; Secretary—Margaret Keeton