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Clifford Wakefield Memorial Singing

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

Sunday, June 16, 2019

The 111th annual session of the Clifford Wakefield Memorial Singing was called to order by Betty Baccus leading 36b. Earl Ballinger offered the opening 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—Margaret Keeton.

Leaders: Betty Baccus 168; Margaret Keeton 422, 384; Mike Hankins 59, 63; Carolyn Thompson 285b, 370; Faye Donaldson 225t, 430; Ewa Lichnerowicz 31b, 270; Nancy Phillips 117, 312b; Lisa Geist 228, 182; Warren Steel 392, 378b; Linda Booth 438, 222.

RECESS

Larry Wakefield called the class back together by leading 569b and 37b. Leaders: Chris Ballinger “The Mercy Seat” 350; Alvin Beasley 45t, 72b; Henry Guthery 511, 527; David Jackson 445, 40; Earl Ballinger 162, 157. The grandchildren of Sim and Catherine Wakefield (Kathy Buchanan, Lisa Ingle, Martha McMillan, Tammy Wakefield, Debbie Hall, Lynn Donaldson, Junior Poston, and Roger Wakefield) led 333, 546, and 358 in memory of family members. Roger Wakefield and Junior Poston led 25.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Debbie Hall leading 143. Leaders: Larry Ballinger 341; Marlin Beasley 337, 39t; Juanita Beasley 61, 29b; Sarah Beasley, Becky Briggs, and Marlin Beasley 274t, 204, 336; Louise Yeager 100, 480; Jerry Kitchens 30t; Julia Poston 282, 290; Wayne Wakefield 321; Bernice Wakefield 159; Becky Briggs 344; Warren Steel 332, 284 (in memory of Gene Wakefield); Linda Booth 467; Ewa Lichnerowicz 383, 379; Carolyn Thompson 528.

Following announcements, Betty Baccus, Larry Wakefield, Margaret Keeton, and Debbie Hall led 323t as the closing song. Marlin Beasley offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

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