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Wakefield Memorial

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

Sunday, November 20, 2016

The 46th session of the annual Sacred Harp singing in memory of Ganus Wakefield, Wilford Wakefield, Clifford Wakefield, Gene Wakefield, Cecil Wakefield, and Wendell Wakefield was called to order by Glenn Keeton leading 144. Richard Mauldin offered the opening prayer. Glenn Keeton led 349.

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

Leaders: Wayne Horton 388, 339; Nicholas Thompson 186, 528; Debbie Hall 546, 391; Mike Hankins 389, 460; Richard Mauldin 64, 373; Amber Davis 192, 454; Jerry Kitchens 31b; Linda Sides 282, 215; Roma Rice 142, 31t; Ann Jett 47t, 77t; Seth Poston 108b, 358; Gravis Ballinger 120; Danny Creel 428, 384.

RECESS

Nicholas Thompson led 89 to bring the class back together. Leaders: Larry Ballinger 112, 268; Henry Steele 196, 240; Don Keeton 515, 499; Logan Donaldson and Elle Donaldson 274b, 59; Chris Ballinger 84, 344; Ken Tate 148, 166; Wanda Capps 167, 187; Loretta Whitman 399b, 406; Marlin Beasley 512, 33b; Debbie Hall, Sharon Spangler, Lisa Ingle, Kathy Buchanan, Lynn Donaldson, Jeff Baccus, and Junior Poston (grandchildren of Sim and Catherine Wakefield) 480; Wayne Wakefield, Larry Wakefield, Clara Stults, Julia Poston, Faye Donaldson, and Betty Baccus (children of Sim and Catherine Wakefield) 571 (WB), 333 (in memory of deceased family).

LUNCH

Wayne Horton called the class to order by leading 294. Leaders: Nicholas Thompson 327; Jack Pate 152, 569b; Lisa Geist 377, 492; Steve Miles 163t, 234; Ernestine Parker 171; Earl Ballinger 162, 439; Margaret Keeton 73b; Jeanette Tidwell 290, 99; Bernice Wakefield 511; Sarah Berry 325, 146; Danny Creel, Ann Jett, and Wanda Capps 475; Louise Gray 143, 72b; Shirley Watwood and Betty Baccus 45t.

Wayne Horton led 73t as the closing song. Don Keeton offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Wayne Horton; Vice Chairman—Nicholas Thompson; Secretary—Debbie Hall