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Sanders Memorial Singing

Liberty Primitive Baptist Church (McCormick),
Sumiton, Alabama

Saturday, February 13, 2016

The annual Sanders Memorial Singing was held on Saturday before the second Sunday in February. In the absence of Velton Chafin, Henry Guthery was appointed to serve as chairman. Other officers were appointed as follows: Honorary Chairman—Velton Chafin; Vice Chairman—Larry Ballinger; Secretary—Linda Sides; Arranging Officer—Bea Aaron. Henry Guthery led 59 as the opening song. Jim Aaron offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Henry Guthery 101t; Larry Ballinger 108t, 109; Brenda Chafin 142 (for Stanley and Amacie Smith), 430 (for Tommy Spurlock and Susan Harcrow); Lisa Geist 546, 110, 306 (in memory of Hamilton Ballinger); Bridgett Kennedy 37b, 31t; Ottis Sides 530, 75; Jerry Kitchens 56t, 30t; Tim Cook 152, 174; Don Keeton 319, 335; Linda Sides 532 (for Janelle Davis), 225t (for Velton Chafin); Christopher Mann 146, 108b; Eugene Forbes 318, 340; Delone Cobbs 341, 39b.

RECESS

Tim Cook brought the class back to order by leading 99 and 455. Leaders: Earl Ballinger 80b, 81t; Emily Brown 228, 362; Nicholas Thompson 411, 276; Ann Jett 88t, 82t; Jim Aaron 47b, 68b; Bea Aaron 205, 438, 568, 278t; Bridgett Kennedy 176t.

LUNCH

Delone Cobbs brought the class back to order by leading 565. Leaders: Larry Ballinger 477; Don Keeton 515; Ottis Sides 97, 119; Eugene Forbes 495, 93; Ann Jett 327, 269; Emily Brown 336, 378b; Earl Ballinger 104, 147b; Lisa Geist 472, 475 (in memory of Flarce Creel); Brenda Chafin 270, 463 (for her dad); Bridgett Kennedy 70t; Nicholas Thompson 58, 192; Jim Aaron 231; Linda Sides 148, 277; Christopher Mann 178; Tim Cook 86; Jerry Kitchens 112; Nicholas Thompson 216; Delone Cobbs 354t; Henry Guthery 534, 478.

Following announcements, Henry Guthery led 521 as the closing song. The closing prayer was offered by Eugene Forbes.

Chairman—Henry Guthery; Vice Chairman—Larry Ballinger; Secretary—Linda Sides