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Wakefield Memorial

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

Sunday, November 17, 2019

The 49th session of the annual Sacred Harp singing in memory of Ganus Wakefield, Wilford Wakefield, Clifford Wakefield, Gene Wakefield, Cecil Wakefield, Wendell Wakefield, and Wayne Wakefield was held on the third Sunday in November. The class was called to order by Glenn Keeton leading 46. Danny Creel offered the morning prayer.

The class was organized by electing or appointing the following officers: Chairman—Glenn Keeton; Vice Chairman—Henry Guthery; Secretary—Debbie Hall; Arranging—Nicholas Thompson.

Leaders: Glenn Keeton 64; Henry Guthery 137, 120; Debbie Hall 432, 426b; Nicholas Thompson 112, 216; Kenneth Tate 324, 123t; Linda Booth 273, 196; David Jackson 500, 225t; Betty Baccus 517 (WB); Betty Baccus and Jon Tyler Baccus 100; Lisa Geist 377, 528; Carolyn Thompson 442, 142; Andy Ditzler 155, 146; Beth Wallace 384, 527; Elene Stovall 436, 200.

RECESS

Henry Guthery led 478 to bring the class together. Leaders: David Brodeur 213t, 205; Danny Creel 215, 217; Larry Ballinger 224, 398; Jen Rymut 212, 498; Ann Jett 327, 269; Ricky Beasley 348b, 39b; Butch White 278t, 547; Kevin Sexton, Caroline Triplette, and Nicholas Thompson 166, 159; Faye Donaldson, Logan Donaldson, and Ella Donaldson 339, 59; Marlin Beasley 512, 336. The children of Sim and Catherine Wakefield (Clara Stults, Julia Poston, Faye Donaldson, Betty Baccus and Larry Wakefield) led 333, 168, and 321 in memory of family members.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Glenn Keeton and Matthew Keeton leading 282. Leaders: Roma Rice 102, 144; Louise Yeager 480, 503; Chris Ballinger 460, 477; Loretta Whitman 77t, 77b; Lena Keeton 475, 546; Nicholas Thompson 430; David Brodeur 304; Jen Rymut 402 (for Jennifer Jones); Andy Ditzler, Kevin Sexton, and Carolyn Triplette 550; Beth Wallace 495 (for Earl Ballinger); Glenn Keeton 294 (for Bernice Wakefield).

Glenn Keeton led 267 as the closing song. Butch White offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

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