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Clifford Wakefield Memorial Singing

King Schoolhouse, Mt. Vernon Baptist Church,
Natural Bridge, Alabama

Sunday, June 19, 2016

The 108th session of the Clifford Wakefield Memorial Singing was held on the third Sunday in June. The class was called to order by Don Keeton leading 59. He then offered the opening prayer.

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

Leaders: Don Keeton 58; Betty Baccus 168; Jerry Kitchens 460, 112; Linton Ballinger 67, 81t; Amber Davis 300, 224; Nicholas Thompson 151, 200; Mike Hankins 480, 282; Ozella Blackmon 192, 371; Leon Ballinger 454 (for Willodean Barton), 297; Earl Ballinger 80b, 89; Marlin Beasley 61, 31t; Gravis Ballinger 120, 110 (in memory of Hamilton Ballinger).

RECESS

Don Keeton led 480 to bring the class together. Leaders: Wayne Horton 39b, 270; Loretta Whitman 75, 343; Roma Rice 64, 405; Lisa Geist 546, 424; Seth Poston 275b, 108b; Larry Ballinger 108t, 101t; Logan Donaldson, Elle Donaldson, Seth Poston, Julie Koonon, and Joseph Ingle 274t, 59; Debbie Hall, Martha McMillan, Lynn Donaldson, Kathy Buchanan, Lisa Ingle, Junior Poston 294, 408; Faye Donaldson, Clara Stults, Betty Baccus, Julia Poston, Larry Wakefield, and Wayne Wakefield 333, 339 (in memory of Hazel Wakefield); Steve Miles 37b.

LUNCH

The class was called back to order by Don Keeton leading 335. Leaders: Richard Schmeidler 475, 146; Dorothea Maynard 319, 277; Henry Guthery 507 (in memory of Josie Hyde), 140 (in memory of Leona Hanks); Steve Miles 373, 234; Debbie Hall 432, 391; Margaret Keeton, Nicholas Thompson, and Betty Baccus 417 (in memory of Steve Adams), 159; Leon Ballinger 268; Linton Ballinger 385t; Richard Schmeidler 474; Dorothea Maynard 196; Gravis Ballinger 299; Amber Davis 142; Earl Ballinger 439; Lisa Geist 269; Mel Maynard and Dorothea Maynard 235; Henry Guthery 512 (in memory of Harrison Creel); Mike Hankins 72b; Marlin Beasley 39t; Wayne Horton 388 (in memory of Ganus Wakefield); Seth Poston 129; Nicholas Thompson 527; Steve Miles 147t.

Don Keeton led 62 as the closing song. Wayne Horton dismissed the class with prayer.

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