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Joe Beasley Memorial Singing

Concord Primitive Baptist Church, Winfield, Alabama

December 10-11, 2016

Saturday, December 10

The 22nd annual Joe Beasley Memorial Singing was called to order by Marlin Beasley leading 31b. Hubert Nall offered the morning prayer. Marlin Beasley led 82t.

In a business meeting, the following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Honorary Chairman—John Beasley; Chairman—Marlin Beasley; Vice Chairman—Richard Schmeidler; Secretary and Arranging Officer—Henry Schuman.

Leaders: Richard Schmeidler 84, 474, 475; Juanita Beasley 61, 32t; Hubert Nall 81t, 81b; Betty Baccus 100, 129, 145b; Becky Briggs 144, 108t; Nikos Pappas 122, 33b, 34t.

RECESS

Marlin Beasley brought the class back together by leading 270. Leaders: Matthew Cook 571 (CB), 277, 275t; Brenda Pena 393 (CB), 505 (CB), 222 (CB). The class sang the following songs from the Lloyd’s Hymnal: 333 (LD), 5 (LD), 275 (LD), 339 (LD), 204 (LD), 492 (LD), 687 (LD), 330 (LD), and 148 (LD).

LUNCH

Marlin Beasley brought the class back to order by leading 166. Leaders: Ricky Beasley 77t, 111b, 425 (LD); Linda Booth 186, 489, 273; Buell Cobb 111t, 135, 152; Sarah Beasley 117 (CH), 9 (CH), 572 (CB), 518 (CB); Freddy Briggs 388, 45t; Henry Schuman 318, 184 (CH); Nikos Pappas 212; Brenda Pena 77b, 344; Linda Booth 350; Richard Schmeidler 268; Marlin Beasley 317.

Announcements were made. Marlin Beasley led 323t as the closing song. Tom Booth dismissed the class with prayer.

Sunday, December 11

The Sunday session was called to order by Marlin Beasley leading 32t. Glenn Keeton offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Marlin Beasley 40, 498; Richard Schmeidler 66, 155; Henry Schuman 426b, 480; Becky Briggs 460, 336; Will McGuire 111b, 196; Brenda Pena 229, 490; Gravis Ballinger 273, 182; Mike Hankins 84, 527; Betty Baccus and Glenn Keeton 284, 59.

RECESS

The class was brought to order by Marlin Beasley leading 144. Leaders: Don Keeton and Frieda Chambless 384, 270, 112; Sarah Beasley 340, 129; David Carlton 134, 183; Jack Pate 503, 152; Cora Sweatt 49b, 312b; Henry McGuire 107, 60.

Lisa Geist conducted the memorial lesson. She read the following list of names of the sick and shut-ins: Caleb Adams, Chug Beasley, John Beasley, Velton Chafin, Casey Tidwell, and Ricky Gene Wakefield. Lisa led 472.

She spoke and read the following list of names of the deceased: Kermit Adams, Steve Adams, Matthew Beasley, S.T. Reed, and Gary Smith—Alabama; Joe Nall—Florida; B.M. Smith—Georgia; John Bayer, Jr.—Ohio; John Phillips—Mississippi. Lisa led 549 in memory of the deceased. Lisa Geist led 306 and 38b.

LUNCH

Marlin Beasley brought the class to order leading 99. Leaders: Linda Booth 223, 186; Larry Ballinger 119, 56t; Ricky Beasley 274t, 445; Juanita Beasley 61, 39b; Amber Davis 283, 192; John Beasley 335, 290; Glenn Keeton 349, 475; Corissa Sweatt 409, 145b; Earl Ballinger 97, 120; Bunk Beasley and Linda Beasley 45t, 72b; Sarah Beasley, Marlin Beasley, Bunk Beasley, Cora Sweatt, and Becky Briggs 159, 146; Glenn Keeton 507; Henry Schuman and Linda Hellerich 532; Henry McGuire 102; Richard Schmeidler 46; Brenda Pena 341; David Carlton 421.

Announcements were made. Marlin Beasley led 323t as the closing song. Ricky Beasley dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Marlin Beasley; Vice Chairman—Richard Schmeidler; Secretary—Henry Schuman