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Velton Chafin Birthday Singing

Liberty Primitive Baptist Church (McCormick), Sumiton, Alabama

Saturday, November 3, 2018

The annual Velton Chafin Birthday Singing was held on Saturday before the first Sunday in November. The class was called to order by Brenda Chafin leading 30t. The morning prayer was offered by Richard Mauldin. The class was organized by appointing the following officers to serve: Chairman—Danny Creel; Secretary and Arranging—Margaret Keeton.

Leaders: Brenda Chafin 35; Marlin Beasley 34t, 72t; Amber Davis 123t, 395; Loretta Whitman 75, 36b; Ann Jett 47b, 37b; Linda Sides 225t, 500; Nancy Phillips 438, 274t; Beth Branscome 128, 31t; Henry Guthery 189 (in memory of Milton Oliver), 192; Tom Booth 235 (in memory of those who died in the bombing of the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), 28b.

RECESS

Danny Creel called the class together by leading 224 and 196. Leaders: Hubert Nall 147b, 164; Wanda Capps 371, 454 (in memory of Willodean Barton); Mary Huffman 214, 107; Larry Ballinger 108t, 101t; Stephen Huffman 111t, 312b; Emily Stutzman 270, 178; Brenda Chafin 542, 430; Danny Creel 385b, 566; Mary Huffman 266, 66. Hubert Nall asked a blessing before the noon meal.

LUNCH

Danny Creel led 133 (CB) to bring the class back together. Leaders: Danny Creel 404 (CB) (in memory of Elsie Moon and Edith Tate); Hubert Nall 84 (CB), 572 (CB); Richard Mauldin 43 (CB); Beth Branscome 505 (CB); Linda Sides 571 (CB) (for Ottis Sides); Amber Davis 559 (CB); Stephen Huffman 497 (CB); Henry Guthery 450 (CB); Larry Ballinger 54t (CB); Nancy Phillips 269; Tom Booth 511b (CB); Marlin Beasley 199 (CB); Loretta Whitman 124; Emily Stutzman 328 (CB); the class sang 206 (CB), 464 (CB), 96 (CB), 203 (CB), 98 (CB).

Brenda Chafin led 521 as the closing song. Hubert Nall dismissed the class with prayer. Brenda invited singers to her home to sing with Velton Chafin. He was able to sing with the visitors, and he thanked everyone for coming.

Chairman—Danny Creel; Secretary—Margaret Keeton