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Moon and Guthrie Memorial

Liberty Church (McCormick), Jefferson County, Alabama

August 30, 1998

The seventeenth session of the Moon and Guthrie Memorial Singing was called to order by Chairman Velton Chafin leading song on page 52t. The morning prayer was offered by Clayton Ezell. Velton Chafin welcomed everyone to the singing. Cecil Sanders was asked to be the Arranging Committee. Velton Chafin led songs on pages 72b and 75. Leaders: Gene Wakefield 56t, 57; Imogene Barton 111t, 108t; Pauline Childers 168, 318; Billy Williams 299, 297; Margaret Keeton 215, 181; Gordon Wilkinson 460, 512; Thurman Nall 74b, 379; Clayton Ezell 268, 269; Mae Conwill 208, 274t; Josie Hyde 224, 183; Flarce Creel 275t, 291; Elsie Moon 207, 31t; Ann Jett 495, 37b; Velton Chafin 394. Elvin Guthrie was appointed Vice Chairman.

RECESS

Elvin Guthrie called the class to order leading song on page 349. Leaders: Ellis Ship 300, 45 (t? b?); Gladys Bonds 32 (t? b?), 44; Ivalene Donaldson 77t, 81t; Edith Tate 155, 371; Cassie Franklin 47t, 89; Lena Keeton 166, 475; Judy Caudle 448t, 78; Edis Guthrie 99, 186; Everette Kilgore 454, 40.

LUNCH

Elvin Guthrie opened the afternoon session leading song on page 56b. Leaders: Cindy Franklin 123t, 198; Marie Guthrie 192, 434; Wanda Capps 73t, 142; Travis Keeton 98, 482; John Hyde 129, 61; Julianna Jett 59, 146; Eldagene Roberson 144, 306; Glenda Hopper 145b, 84; Harlie Hocutt 171, 273; David Roberson 340, 220; Janet Goodwin 358, 384; Harrison Creel 111b; John Hocutt 516, 354t; Christie Allen 321, 426t; Elder J.L. Hopper 496, 540; Bradley Allen 546.

Announcements were made. Elvin Guthrie and Velton Chafin led song on page 323t as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer by Elder J.L. Hopper.

Chairman—Velton Chafin; Vice Chairman—Elvin Guthrie; Secretary—Eldagene Roberson.