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Sanders Memorial Singing

Liberty Primitive Baptist Church (McCormick), Sumiton, Alabama

Saturday, February 10, 2018

The annual Sanders Memorial Sacred Harp Singing was held on Saturday before the second Sunday in February. The class was called to order by Danny Creel leading 30t. Richard Mauldin offered the opening prayer. Danny Creel led 34t.

Leaders: Lisa Geist 120 (in memory of Gravis Ballinger) 142; Jim Aaron 47b, 231; Mary Huffman 107, 272; Earl Ballinger 217, 204; Loretta Whitman 72b, 75; Brenda Chafin 61, 460; Hubert Nall 64, 347; Emily Brown 463, 163b; Judy Caudle 138t, 138b (in memory of Arthur Gilmore and for Jimmie Gilmore); Linda Booth 504 (for Judy Hauff) 275b.

RECESS

Henry Guthery led 137 to bring the class back together. Leaders: Nicholas Thompson 140, 573; Beth Branscome 47t, 228; Marlin Beasley 434 (for Velton Chafin) 336 (in memory of Cecil Sanders); Wanda Capps 144, 546; Tom Booth 480, 39b; Bea Aaron 205, 568; Eugene Forbes 340, 203; Richard Mauldin 43, 392; Stephen Huffman 200, 556; Ann Jett 495, 496; Bridgett Hill Kennedy 37b, 82t; Larry Ballinger 151, 227; Juanita Beasley 46, 63; Linda Sides 31t (for Rick Cunningham) 530 (for Ottis Sides). Richard Mauldin asked a blessing before the noon meal.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Henry Guthery leading 269. A business session was held and the following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Henry Guthery; Vice Chairman—Danny Creel; Secretary—Margaret Keeton; Arranging—Linda Sides.

Leaders: Amber Davis 402, 391; Danny Creel 384; Danny Creel and Emily Brown 498; Lisa Geist 472; Judy Caudle 208 (in memory of Darrell Swarens); Hubert Nall 475; Bridgett Hill Kennedy 371; Jim Aaron 68b; Ann Jett 440; Beth Branscome 456; Eugene Forbes 155; Earl Ballinger 439; Richard Mauldin 133; Bea Aaron 441; Mary Huffman 327; Larry Ballinger 98; Loretta Whitman 406; Nicholas Thompson 109; Tom Booth 34b; Amber Davis 389, 380 (in memory of Cecil Sanders); Stephen Huffman 446; Linda Booth 31b; Emily Brown 67; Linda Sides 500, 215. Announcements were made.

Henry Guthery led 88t as the closing song. The closing prayer was offered by Danny Creel, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Henry Guthery; Vice Chairman—Danny Creel; Secretary—Margaret Keeton