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Wakefield Memorial

King School House, Mt. Vernon Baptist Church,
Natural Bridge, Alabama

Sunday, November 15, 2015

The 45th session of the memorial Sacred Harp singing in memory of Ganus Wakefield, Wilford Wakefield, Clifford Wakefield, Gene Wakefield, Cecil Wakefield, and Wendell Wakefield was held at King School House. Glenn Keeton called the class to order by leading 59. Don Keeton offered the opening prayer.

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

Leaders: Glenn Keeton 504; Wayne Horton 470, 388; Richard Mauldin 34b, 36b; Debbie Hall 208, 391 (in memory of Fayrene Wakefield and Helen Langston); Wanda Capps 546; Earl Ballinger 439, 389; Don Keeton 373, 491; Loretta Whitman 312b, 313t; Seth Poston 275b, 358; Ashley Hopkins, Katrina Cook, and Lilliebeth 517 (WB); Isabella Keeton and Glenn Keeton 305 (?), 235; Ashten Caroll, Alyssa Caroll, Nathaniel Hicks, and Kamryn Hicks 274t, 45t; Claire Davidson and Amber Davidson 345t, 82t; Emma Calvert 63, 142; Willodean Barton 134, 135.


Wayne Horton led 339 to bring the class back to order. Leaders: Danny Creel 428, 234; Linda Sides 530, 319; Matthew Keeton and Glenn Keeton 282, 354b; Ken Tate 354t, 390; Jerry Kitchens 166; Chris Ballinger 182, 300; Roma Rice 162, 31t; grandchildren of the late Sim and Catherine Wakefield 358, 480, 517 (WB) (in memory of Clifford Wakefield, Wilford Wakefield, and Nadine Willis); great-grandchildren of the late Sim and Catherine Wakefield 108t (in memory of Wendell Wakefield); children of the late Sim and Catherine Wakefield (Larry, Betty, Faye, Julia, and Clara) 333, 317 (for Wayne, who is sick, and in memory of deceased family members).


The class was brought back together by Glenn Keeton leading 270. Leaders: Larry Ballinger 112, 155; Sarah Beasley 340, 129; Seth Holloway 159; Jack Pate 569b, 152; Lisa Geist 377, 228; Ann Jett 269, 327; Steve Adams 99; Margaret Keeton 454, 276; Amanda Albright and Steve Miles 143, 268, 408; Ozella Blackmon 147t; Ann Jett, Danny Creel, and Wanda Capps 342 (in memory of Harrison Creel).

Glenn Keeton and Wayne Horton led 267 as the closing song. Richard Mauldin offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

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