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Chafin, Harbinson, and Hollis Memorial

New Prospect Church, Cullman County, Alabama

July 19, 1998

The one hundred twenty-fifth session of the Chafin, Harbinson, and Hollis Memorial Sacred Harp Singing was called to order by Velton Chafin leading song on page 30t. The morning prayer was led by Lavaughn Ballinger. Velton Chafin led song on page 35.

The class was organized by electing or appointing the following officers: Chairman—Velton Chafin; Vice Chairman—Harrison Creel; Secretary—Ozella C. Blackmon; Arranging Committee—Billy Williams.

Leaders: Edward Howton 112, 436; Eldagene Roberson 300, 215; David Roberson 222, 220; Henry Guthery 543, 512; Sherry Guthery 64, 340; Louis Hughes, Sr. 176t, 565b; Tommie Spurlock 168, 430; Aubrey Barfield 283, 365; Corene White 171, 216.

RECESS

Coy Ivey called the class to order leading song on page 56t. Leaders: Bascum Mattox 155, 217; Bill Farris 87, 282; Lavaughn Ballinger 84, 405; Agnes Farris 345t, 490; S.T. Reed 161; Edith Tate 93; Stanley Smith 107, 151; Eron White 408; John Etheridge 272; Elvin Guthrie 477, 495; Christie Allen 500, 542; Shelley Capps 100.

RECESS

The class resumed singing with Harrison Creel leading song on page 111b. Leaders: Ashley Keeton 142, 358; Lisa Geist 273, 572; Marie Aldridge 192, 193; Margaret Spurlock 108b, 212; Larry Ballinger 109; Travis Keeton 343b, 275b; Lamar Smith 36b, 76b; Gene Wakefield 158, 159.

LUNCH

Velton Chafin called the class together by leading song on page 318. Leaders: Jackie Tanner 182; Elsie Moon 456; Linton Ballinger 208; Willodean Barton 418; Ann Jett 546, 327; Jewel Wootten 276; Earl Ballinger 331; Margaret Keeton 78; Marie Guthrie 218; Buell Cobb 42; Cindy Franklin 454; Wanda Capps 53; Glenn Keeton 34b; Bud Oliver 29t; Dorothea McCowan 120, 442; Odie Horton 403; Amanda Denson 280; Flarce Creel 475; John Merritt 231; Brenda Merritt 499b; Ivalene Donaldson 146; Harrison Creel 342; Gladys Bonds 77t; Delores Canady 81t; Mattie Townsel 143; Coy Ivey 187 (by request), 137; Freda Bledsoe 335; Cindy Franklin 352 (by request); Billy Williams 288.

Announcements were made. Velton Chafin led song on page 521 as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer by Lamar Smith.

Chairman—Velton Chafin; Vice Chairman—Harrison Creel; Secretary—Ozella C. Blackmon.