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Parker, Hollis, and Putnam Memorial

Liberty Primitive Baptist Church (McCormick),
Jefferson County, Alabama

Saturday, January 30, 2016

The annual Parker, Hollis, and Putnam Memorial Sacred Harp Singing was held at Liberty Primitive Baptist Church (McCormick), Jefferson County, Alabama, on Saturday before the fifth Sunday in January. The class was called to order by Danny Creel leading 30t. The opening prayer was offered by Marlin Beasley.

In a business session, the class voted to retain the following officers: Chairman—Velton Chafin (absent); Vice Chairman—Danny Creel; Secretary—Margaret Keeton; Arranging Officer—Brenda Chafin.

Leaders: Danny Creel 111b; Earl Ballinger 80b, 97; Richard Mauldin 35, 317, 84; Marlin Beasley 82t, 319, 318; Henry Guthery 283, 380; Nicholas Thompson 142, 192, 220; Linda Sides 454 (for Willodean Barton), 530 (for Ottis Sides); Emily Brown 546, 463, 456, 426t.

RECESS

Danny Creel led 432 to bring the class together. Leaders: Larry Ballinger 93, 391 (in memory of Sandra Spradlin), 151 (at the request of Danny Creel); Jerry Kitchens 74b, 64, 54; Gary Glover 335, 312b, 128; Jim Aaron 503, 231, 47b; Bea Aaron 438, 568, 475; Eugene Forbes 203, 168, 186; Steve Adams 99 (for Kermit Adams), 331; Betty Baccus 417, 147t, 388 (for Ann Chalker); Loretta Whitman 411, 343. Marlin asked a blessing on the noon meal.

LUNCH

Richard Mauldin led 126 to begin the afternoon session. Leaders: Brenda Chafin 452, 542, 137; Marlin Beasley 336; Gary Glover 282; Larry Ballinger 202; Henry Guthery 431; Jerry Kitchens 58; Linda Sides 170; Earl Ballinger 389, 167; Emily Brown 436, 434 (in memory of Marie Aldridge); Loretta Whitman 277, 278t; Eugene Forbes 189; Bea Aaron 441; Jim Aaron 68b; Nicholas Thompson 216, 155, 112; Richard Mauldin 168 (in memory of Vera Nunn), 146.

Announcements were made. Richard Mauldin led 521 as the closing song. Marlin Beasley dismissed the class with prayer.

Vice Chairman—Danny Creel; Secretary—Margaret Keeton