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Velton Chafin Birthday Singing

Liberty Primitive Baptist Church (McCormick), Sumiton, Alabama

Saturday, November 2, 2019

The annual Velton Chafin Birthday Singing was held on Saturday before the first Sunday in November. Brenda Chafin welcomed the class, and led 31b. Hubert Nall offered the opening prayer. The class was organized by electing or appointing the following officers to serve: Chairman—Brenda Chafin; Vice Chairman—Henry Guthery; Secretary—Judy Caudle; Arranging—Nicholas Thompson.

Leaders: Brenda Chafin 30t; Henry Guthery 145t, 77b (in memory of Charlene Wallace); Glenn Keeton 76b, 144; Mary Huffman 299, 123t; Bea Aaron 441, 456; Hubert Nall 40, 421; Linda Booth 166, 273; Judy Caudle 85, 69b; Stephen Huffman 351, 91; Nicholas Thompson 186, 192.

RECESS

The class was called back to order by Brenda Chafin leading 101t. Leaders: John Huffman 569b, 546; Wanda Capps 142, 298; Susan Allred 480, 112; Katie Huffman 47t, 528; Ann Jett 518 (CB), 503 (CB); Lisa Geist 472, 304; Betty Baccus and Michael Thornton 387, 354b; J.L. Hopper 532, 534; Linda Sides 82b, 225t; Marlin Beasley 61 (for Juanita), 335 (in memory of John Beasley); Earl Ballinger 80b, 97; Jim Aaron 448t, 47b; Larry Ballinger 341, 343. Glenn Keeton asked a blessing before the noon meal.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Henry Guthery leading 280. Leaders: Ricky Beasley 49b, 37b; Nancy Phillips 79, 159; Tom Booth 571 (CB), 30b; Beth Branscome 540, 107; Nicholas Thompson 222 (for Velton Chafin, who was able to attend); Stephen Huffman 535; Susan Allred 384; Betty Baccus 464 (CB); Henry Guthery 225b; J. L Hopper 438; Mary Huffman 487; Ann Jett 54t (CB) (in memory of Harrison Creel); Lisa Geist 559 (CB); Judy Caudle 271t; Ricky Beasley 68b; Bea Aaron 475; Linda Sides 215; Larry Ballinger 50b (in memory of Wilton Donaldson, Sandra Spradlin, Ottis Sides, John Beasley, and Joyce Hubbert). Announcements were made.

Brenda Chafin, Henry Guthery, and Nicholas Thompson led 521 as the closing song. Stephen Huffman offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Brenda Chafin; Vice Chairman—Henry Guthery; Secretary—Judy Caudle