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Sanders Memorial Singing

Liberty Primitive Baptist Church (McCormick), Sumiton, Alabama

Saturday, February 8, 2020

The annual Sanders Memorial Sacred Harp Singing was held on Saturday before the second Sunday in February. The class was called to order by Henry Guthery leading 59. Following the opening prayer, Henry led 76b.

The class was organized by electing or appointing the following officers to serve: Chairman—Henry Guthery; Vice Chairman—Glenn Keeton; Secretary—Brenda Chafin; Arranging—Nicholas Thompson; Finance—Tom Booth.

Leaders: Daniel Bearden 160b, 48b; Glenn Keeton 175, 361; Butch White 278t, 547; Theresa Westmoreland 164, 299; Brenda Chafin 460, 280; Nicholas Thompson 390, 204; Linda Sides and Matthew Sides 63, 225t; Earl Ballinger 208, 203; Tim Gregg 565, 475.

RECESS

Henry Guthery led 454 to bring the class together. Leaders: Stephen Huffman 155, 200; Lisa Geist 472, 304; Judy Caudle 272, 271t; Jim Aaron and Susan Byrd 448t, 47b; Mary Huffman 228, 217, 216 (by request); Tom Booth 166, 235; Leann Carter 480, 49b.

RECESS

The class was brought back to order by Henry Guthery leading 273. Leaders: Nancy Phillips 500, 276; Larry Ballinger 222, 234; Linda Booth 224, 501 (in memory of Stephen O’Leary); Ann Jett 37b, 43; Marlin Beasley 89, 512.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Henry Guthery leading 97. Leaders: Glenn Keeton 163b; Susan Allred 65, 182; Jim Aaron and Susan Byrd 68b; Lisa Geist 527; Stephen Huffman 250; Theresa Westmoreland 142; Nicholas Thompson 405; Butch White 326; Leann Carter 282; Linda Sides 215; Judy Caudle 518; Larry Ballinger 91; Nancy Phillips 146; Mary Huffman 76t; Daniel Bearden 254; Earl Ballinger 403; Tim Gregg 545; Tom Booth 348b; Marlin Beasley 77t; Ann Jett 269; Brenda Chafin 29t.

Henry Guthery and Glenn Keeton led 521 as the closing song. Earl Ballinger dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Henry Guthery; Vice Chairman—Glenn Keeton; Secretary—Brenda Chafin