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Belton and Emma Beasley and
Phillip Lee III Memorial Singing

Concord Primitive Baptist Church, Winfield, Alabama

Sunday, August 21, 2016

The 49th annual Belton and Emma Beasley and Phillip Lee III Memorial Singing was called to order by Marlin Beasley leading 32t. The opening prayer was offered by Ricky Beasley. Marlin Beasley led 31b.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Marlin Beasley; Vice Chairman—Ricky Beasley; Secretary—Dorothea Maynard; Arranging Officer—Becky Briggs.

Leaders: Ricky Beasley 77t, 457; Gravis Ballinger 168, 120; Lisa Geist 304, 151; Larry Ballinger 148, 119; Amber Davis 78, 208; Buell Cobb 317, 325; Sarah Beasley 354b, 340; Henry Guthery 511, 488; Glenn Keeton 515, 475 (for Lena Keeton).

RECESS

The class was called back to order by Marlin Beasley leading 318. Leaders: Richard Mauldin 43, 358 (in memory of his father); Nicholas Thompson 192, 216; Loretta Whitman 399b, 81t; Don Keeton 319, 335; Cora Sweatt 159, 143; Jerry Kitchens 343, 131b; Betty Baccus 166 (for Julia Poston), 59; Mike Hankins 282, 270; Dorothea Maynard 155 (in memory of Emma Beasley), 569b (in memory of Gary Smith); Rebecca Briggs 405, 400; Larry Ballinger 300; Gravis Ballinger 273; Marlin Beasley and Sarah Beasley 406; Shirley Tidwell and Glenn Keeton 127, 111b; Seth Holloway 236, 235. Don Keeton offered prayer before the noon meal.

LUNCH

The class was called back to order by Ricky Beasley leading 47b. Leaders: Juanita Beasley 61, 63; Lisa Geist 150; Corissa Sweatt 345b, 145b; Bunk Beasley and Brooke Beasley 72b, 176t; Amber Davis 297; Richard Mauldin 99, 101t (in memory of Steve Adams); Nicholas Thompson 220, 436; Henry Guthery 434; Jerry Kitchens 480; Don Keeton 278t; Mike Hankins 149; Loretta Whitman 48t; Cora Sweatt 312b; the Beasley family 146; Corissa Sweat and Dorothea Maynard 344 (in memory of Gary Smith); Dorothea Maynard 383.

After announcements, Marlin Beasley and Ricky Beasley led 323t. The closing prayer was offered by Ricky Beasley.

Chairman—Marlin Beasley; Vice Chairman—Ricky Beasley; Secretary—Dorothea Maynard