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Velton Chafin Birthday Singing

Liberty Primitive Baptist Church (McCormick),
Sumiton, Alabama

Saturday, November 5, 2016

The annual Velton Chafin Birthday Singing was held on Saturday before the first Sunday in November. The class was called to order by Danny Creel leading 487. Hubert Nall offered the morning prayer.

Danny Creel welcomed everyone, and the class was organized by electing or appointing the following officers to serve: Chairman—Danny Creel; Secretary—Margaret Keeton; Arranging Officer—Brenda Chafin.

Leaders: Hubert Nall 187, 145t; Eugene Forbes 505 (CB), 155 (CB); Richard Mauldin 168, 460; Bea Aaron 475, 568; Amber Davis 224 (for her mother), 500; Earl Ballinger 498, 431; Roma Rice 454 (for Willodean Barton), 229; Ann Jett 518 (CB), 580 (CB); Loretta Whitman 129, 343; Justin Bowen 556, 399b; Hubert Nall 84 (CB), 313 (CB); Betty Baccus 501 (CB), 571 (CB); Glenn Keeton 358, 124 (in memory of Teddy Creel); Nicholas Thompson 192, 200.

RECESS

Danny Creel led 294 (by request) to bring the class together. Leaders: Cassie Allen 514 (CB); Yancey Jett 89, 91, 440; Emily Brown 98 (CB), 86 (CB); Larry Ballinger 559 (CB), 522 (CB); Linda Booth 198, 489; Matthew Cook 398, 410t; Henry Guthery 588 (CB), 497 (CB); Danny Creel 355 (CB). Danny Creel asked a blessing before the noon meal.

LUNCH

Danny Creel brought the class back to order by leading 404 (CB). Leaders: Richard Mauldin 43; Bea Aaron 80b; Matthew Cook 145b, 457; Roma Rice 338; Justin Bowen 428; Linda Booth 350; Hubert Nall 176b; Ann Jett 503 (CB); Larry Ballinger 116 (in memory of Johnny Lee); Glenn Keeton 77t; Nicholas Thompson 216; Eugene Forbes 437 (CB); Emily Brown 51 (CB); Margaret Keeton 464 (CB); Brenda Chafin 478 (CB), 225t (CB); Wanda Capps 54t (CB). Velton Chafin thanked everyone for coming, and welcomed them back next year.

Danny Creel led 56t as the closing song. Earl Ballinger offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Danny Creel; Secretary—Margaret Keeton