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Wakefield Memorial

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

Sunday, November 18, 2018

The 48th 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 335. Earl Ballinger offered the morning prayer. Glenn Keeton led 32t.

The class was organized by electing or appointing the following officers to serve: Chairman—Glenn Keeton; Vice Chairman—Henry Guthery; Secretary—Debbie Hall; Arranging Committee—Betty Baccus and Faye Donaldson; Chaplain—Nicholas Thompson.

Leaders: Glenn Keeton 163b; Henry Guthery 548, 488; Debbie Hall 432, 391 (in memory of Fayrene Wakefield and Helen Langston); Wayne Baines 155, 340; Linda Sides 480, 273; Richard Mauldin 43, 446; Ken Tate 303, 354t; Roma Rice 123t, 137; Earl Ballinger 139, 141; Wanda Capps 546, 299; Nicholas Thompson 192, 112 (in memory of Gravis Ballinger).

RECESS

Henry Guthery led 407 to bring the class together. Leaders: Larry Ballinger 389, 394; Betty Horton and Betty Baccus 72b, 317; Lisa Geist 228, 472; Logan Donaldson and Jacob Donaldson 274b, 59; Jeff Baccus, Kathy Buchanan, Lisa Ingle, Tammy Wakefield, and Debbie Hall 274t, 358, 159; Amber Davis 345t, 436; Marlin Beasley 171, 434, 61.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Glenn Keeton leading 457. Leaders: Loretta Whitman 147t; Louise Yeager 569b, 143; Ernestine Parker 74b, 168; Margaret Keeton 276, 422; Steve Miles 234, 235; Berniece Wakefield 282; Glenn Keeton “Joshua”, “Ashley”, 270; the class sang 464 (CB). The children of Sim and Catherine Wakefield (Wayne Wakefield, Larry Wakefield, Faye Donaldson, Betty Baccus, Clara Stults, and Julia Poston) led 333, 339, 108t, and 35 in memory of family members.

Announcements were made. Glenn Keeton led 267 as the closing song. Nicholas Thompson dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Glenn Keeton; Vice Chairman—Henry Guthery; Secretary—Debbie Hall