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Chafin, Harbinson, and Hollis Memorial

New Prospect Church, Cullman County, Alabama

Sunday, July 21, 2019

The 147th session of the Chafin, Harbinson, and Hollis Memorial Sacred Harp singing was held on the third Sunday in July. The class was called to order by Brenda Chafin leading 30t. The opening prayer was offered by Butch White.

In a business meeting, the following officers were retained: Chairman—Danny Creel; Secretary—Ann Jett. Nicholas Thompson was appointed to arrange.

Leaders: Brenda Chafin 40; Nicholas Thompson 138t, 192; Lisa Geist 269 (for Sharon DuPriest), 546; Joshua Lant 527, 498; Butch White 535, 74b; Rebecca Over 475, 454; David Jackson 445, 426t (for his mother); Wanda Capps 146, 299; Yancey Jett and Ann Jett 440, 172.

RECESS

The class was brought back together by Larry Ballinger leading 56t and 133. Leaders: Cindy Tanner 157, 368; Rodney Ivey 271t (for Velton Chafin), 111b (in memory of Harrison Creel); Chris Ballinger 170, 512 (in memory of Harrison Creel); Cheyenne Ivey 88t, 76b; Nancy Phillips 282, 500; Beth Wallace 300, 112 (both in memory of Gravis Ballinger).

RECESS

Rodney Ivey led 147t to bring the class together. Leaders: Betty Baccus 166 (for Julia Poston), 436; Greg Allred 36b, 452; Elene Stovall 411, 384 (for Coy Ivey); Ann Jett 327, 136; Buell Cobb 65, 42; Ainslie Allen 186, 132; Marlin Beasley 89, 63; Susan Allred 270, 284; Loretta Whitman 47b, 406.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Nicholas Thompson leading 120. Leaders: Tom Booth 37b, 39t; Lisa Geist 182 (in memory of Gravis Ballinger); Joshua Lant 214, 56b; David Jackson 225t; Rebecca Over 505, 114; Cindy Tanner 187; Beth Wallace and Rodney Ivey 442; Chris Ballinger 410t; Elene Stovall 298; Marlin Beasley 336; Nancy Phillips 215; Susan Allred 203; Ann Jett 108b; Larry Ballinger 119; Butch White 209; Ainslie Allen 196; Cheyenne Ivey 30b.

Brenda Chafin led 517 (WB) as the closing song. Butch White dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Danny Creel; Secretary—Ann Jett