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Moon and Guthrie Memorial

Liberty Church (McCormick), Jefferson County, Alabama

August 31, 1997

The sixteenth session of the Moon and Guthrie Memorial singing was called to order by Velton Chafin leading song on page 48b. The morning prayer was offered by Carmon Brothers. Velton Chafin led songs on pages 56t and 57.

The class organized and elected to retain the same officers as the previous year: Chairman—Velton Chafin; Vice Chairman—Vernice Calvert (not present due to illness); Secretary—Eldagene Roberson; Arranging Committee—Cecil Sanders.

After the short business session, the following leaders were called: Flarce Creel 99; Carmon Brothers 235b; Dessie Goodman 204; Willodean Barton 82t; Beatrice Brewer 123t, 298; Gennie Nelms 391; Pauline Childers 217; Edis Guthrie 171; Edith Tate 371; Willie Mae Moon 460; Janet Lucas 358; Ann Jett 146; John Hocutt 144; Ila Ingle 436; Ozella Blackmon 192; Eldagene Roberson 175; Woodrow Hocutt 434; Margaret Keeton 475; Elvin Guthrie 306; Brenda Merritt 186.


The class resumed singing with Harrison Creel leading song on page 30t. Leaders: David Roberson 63; Paul Gilliland 273; Billy Williams 28 (t? b?); John Merritt 294; Randy Creel 45t; Lena Wakefield 231; Marie Guthrie 380; Cassie Franklin 167; Janet Lucas 340; Cecil Sanders 341; Travis Keeton 31t. At this time the singing was closed for an early lunch so that the singers could attend the funeral of fellow singer and friend, Bob Fannin.

Chairman—Velton Chafin; Vice Chairman—Vernice Calvert; Secretary—Eldagene Roberson.