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Beasley and Lee Memorial Singing

Concord Primitive Baptist Church, Winfield, Alabama

August 17, 1997

The annual Elder John Belton Beasley, Emma Keeton Beasley, and Phillip Lee, III Memorial Singing was held at Concord Primitive Baptist Church, Winfield, Alabama on the third Sunday in August.

The class was called to order by Marlin Beasley leading songs on pages 31t and 48t. The morning prayer was led by Rickey Beasley. Marlin Beasley led song on page 176b.

The class organized, and the following officers were elected: Chairman—Marlin Beasley; Vice Chairman—Elmer Conwill; Secretary—Dorothea McCowan; Arranging Committee—Josie Hyde and Travis Keeton; Chaplain—Rickey Beasley.

Leaders: Marlin Beasley 336; Elmer Conwill 216, 217; John Beasley 480, 72b; Joshua Keeton 268, 269; Rickey Beasley 68b, 30b; Ashley Keeton 124, 146; Gene Wakefield 138t, 168; Keterina Sanders 290, 454; Gladys Bonds 455, 499b; Mae Conwill 206, 314; Christie Allen 321, 426t; Pernie Pelfrey 371, 145b.

RECESS

Elmer Conwill called the class to order leading song on page 379. Leaders: Lena Wakefield 49b, 306; Johnny Humber 200, 208; Odie Horton 192, 420; Brenda Pena 123t, 551; Travis Keeton 388, 288; Tressie Atkins 222, 78; Gravis Ballinger 300, 91; Gaylon Powell 383, 377.

LUNCH

The class resumed singing with Marlin Beasley leading song on page 73b. Leaders: John Hyde 63, 275b; Pamela Keeton 135, 171; Emily Jones 61, 65; Margaret Keeton 475; Glenn Keeton 231, 285t; Becky Briggs 482, 179; Richard Schmeidler 155, 474; Josie Hyde 507; Harrison Creel 111t, 111b; Dorothea McCowan 109, 304; Larry Ballinger 112, 282; Edith Tate 35; Ila Ingle 530, 436; Earl Ballinger 224, 75; Dr. Julietta Haynes 218; Buell Cobb 284, 390; Kermit Adams 220, 34 (t? b?); Cora Sweatt 81t; Elsie Beasley 460, 434; David Beasley 354b, 317; Ann Ballard 318, 340; Gary Smith 569b, 47t; Alonzo Malone 565b.

Marlin Beasley, Elmer Conwill, and Rickey Beasley led song on page 337 as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer by Rickey Beasley.

We were pleased to have out of state visitors with us today: Brenda Pena and Richard Schmeidler from New York City, New York, and Gaylon Powell from Austin Texas.

Chairman—Marlin Beasley; Vice Chairman—Elmer Conwill; Secretary—Dorothea McCowan.