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Clifford Wakefield Memorial Singing

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

Sunday, June 17, 2018

The 110th session of the Clifford Wakefield Memorial Singing was held on the third Sunday in June. The class was called to order by Betty Baccus leading 56t. Earl Ballinger offered the morning prayer.

The class was organized by electing or appointing the following officers to serve: Chairman—Betty Baccus; Vice Chairman—Larry Wakefield; Secretary—Debbie Hall; Arranging Person—Faye Donaldson.

Leaders: Larry Wakefield 317, 421; Warren Steel 138b, 470; Chris Ballinger 410t, 270; Mike Hankins 31b, 32t; Roma Rice 109, 106; Linda Booth 33b, 189; Earl Ballinger 139, 141; Lisa Geist 182, 215; Larry Ballinger 113, 112 (in memory of Gravis Ballinger); Debbie Hall 432, 426t; Seth Holloway 457, 388.

RECESS

The class was called back to order by Betty Baccus leading 168. Leaders: Sarah Beasley 61, 73t; Margaret Keeton 142, 422; Betty Horton and Betty Baccus 72b, 143; Logan Donaldson 30t, 108t; Kathy Buchanan and Debbie Hall 358, 408; Junior Poston and Tammy Wakefield 288, 145t. The children of Simeon and Catherine Wakefield (Wayne Wakefield, Larry Wakefield, Julia Poston, Faye Donaldson, and Betty Baccus) led 333 in memory of family members and 339 in memory of Hazel Wakefield.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Betty Baccus leading 273. Leaders: Warren Steel 274t, 440; Bernice Wakefield 45t, 294; Mike Hankins 46, 84; Lisa Geist 472; Seth Holloway 235, 477; Linda Booth 565, 220; Earl Ballinger 208; Debbie Hall 65; Sarah Beasley 354b, 63; Katrina Cook and Betty Baccus 387, 100; Warren Steel 284.

Betty Baccus led 323t as the closing song. Greg Cook offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Betty Baccus; Vice Chairman—Larry Wakefield; Secretary—Debbie Hall