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Velton Chafin Memorial Singing

Liberty Primitive Baptist Church, (McCormick), Sumiton, Alabama

Saturday, October 31, 2020

The Velton Chafin Memorial Singing (formerly the Velton Chafin Birthday Singing) was held on Saturday before the first Sunday in November. The class was called to order by Danny Creel leading 56t. He then offered the opening prayer.

The class was organized by electing or appointing the following officers to serve: Chairman—Brenda Chafin; Vice Chairman—Ken Tate; Secretary—Margaret Keeton.

Leaders: Brenda Chafin 144, 487; Ken Tate 166, 29t, 31t; Tom Booth 31b, 30b, 400; Butch White 34b, 547, 503; Louise Yeager 426b, 100, 84; Danny Creel 106, 110, 112; Jeff James 358, 159, 145t.

RECESS

The class was brought back together by Ken Tate leading 511b (CB). Leaders: Earl Ballinger 80b, 81t, 171; Larry Ballinger 76t, 97, 130; Trea Keeble 63, 82t, 89; Brenda Chafin and Janice Lambert 72b; Hubert Nall 421, 566, 565; Lisa Geist 472 (for Johnnie Ballinger), 559 (CB). Danny Creel asked a blessing before the noon meal.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Ken Tate leading 37b. Leaders: Linda Sides 148, 270, 225t; Tom Booth 499; Brenda Chafin 172, 142, 436 (for Ozella Blackmon). The class sang the following songs: 464 (CB), 465 (CB), 292b (CB), 84 (CB), 514 (CB), 380t (CB), 443 (CB), 563 (CB), 442t (CB) (in memory of Curtis Owen), 86 (CB), 133 (CB) (for Ozella Blackmon), 132 (CB), 522 (CB). Announcements were made.

The class sang 46 as the closing song. Butch White offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Brenda Chafin; Vice Chairman—Ken Tate; Secretary—Margaret Keeton