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Chafin, Harbinson, and Hollis Memorial

New Prospect Church, Cullman County, Alabama

Sunday, July 17, 2016

The 144th session of the Chafin, Harbinson, and Hollis Memorial Sacred Harp singing held at New Prospect Church, Cullman County, Alabama, was called to order by Brenda Chafin, who welcomed everyone, and then led 48t. Danny Creel offered the opening prayer.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Honorary Chairman—Velton Chafin; Vice Chairman—Danny Creel; Secretary—Ann Jett; Arranging Officer—Rodney Ivey.

Leaders: Danny Creel 47t; Rodney Ivey 445 (by request); Wyatt Denney 288; Richard Mauldin 312b; Nicholas Thompson 189; Jerry Kitchens 39t; Tommie Spurlock 430; Karen Clark 474; Tom George 286; Robert Chambless 77b; Aubrey Barfield 283; Wayne Jones 137; Larry Ballinger 136; Yancey Jett 172; Cheyenne Ivey 432; Barbara Jones 46; Ken Tate 86.

RECESS

Danny Creel led 147t to bring the class together. Leaders: Dick Nail 72t; Don Keeton 317; Don Clark 41; Nicholas Holmes 56t; Amber Davis 208 (for Kenneth Fannin); Marlin Beasley 59 (for Velton Chafin); Judy Chambless 318; Rebecca Over 279 (in memory of Elsie Moon); Lisa Geist 195; Henry Guthery 499; Elene Stovall 483; Jared Wootten 389; Stanley Smith 558; Buell Cobb 409; Betty Baccus 417; Marty Wootten 313t; Freida Bledsoe 335; David Ivey 488; Sasha Hsuczyk 336; Ann Jett 546; Susan Cherones 564.

RECESS

Rodney Ivey led 166 to bring the class to order. Leaders: Judy Caudle 198 (for Cindy Tanner); Debra Chafin 373; Brenda Chafin 372; Nicholas Thompson 573; Sasha Hsuczyk 406; Tom George 407; Wyatt Denney 162; Cheyenne Ivey 212; Nicholas Holmes 108t; Jared Wootten 73t; Velton Chafin 130, 378b. Richard Mauldin asked a blessing before the noon meal.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Danny Creel leading 215. Leaders: Richard Mauldin 388; Ken Tate 135; Karen Clark 354t; Wayne Jones 30b; Tommie Spurlock 446; Barbara Jones 36b; Dick Nail 436; Yancey Jett 440; Brenda Chafin, Velton Chafin, and the Chafin family 63, 457; Rebecca Over 99 (in memory of Kermit and Steve Adams); Wanda Capps 299; Robert Chambless and Judy Chambless 146; Lisa Geist 527; Judy Caudle 314; Amber Davis 192; Stanley Smith 273; Susan Cherones 56b, 68b (by request); Betty Baccus 72b; Freida Bledsoe 87; Marlin Beasley and Juanita Beasley 61.

Announcements were made. Danny Creel led 323t as the closing song, and then dismissed the class with prayer.

Honorary Chairman—Velton Chafin; Vice Chairman—Danny Creel; Secretary—Ann Jett