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Clifford Wakefield Memorial

King School House (Mt. Vernon Baptist Church),
Natural Bridge, Alabama

June 20, 1999

The ninety-first session of the annual Sacred Harp singing held at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church was held on the third Sunday and called to order by Gene Wakefield leading song on page 48t. Margaret Keeton led the class in the morning prayer.

The class organized for the day with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Gene Wakefield; Arranging Committee—Faye Donaldson; Secretary—Debbie Wakefield.

Gene Wakefield led song on page 101t. Leaders: John Hyde 39b, 37b; Larry Wakefield 111b, 339; Wilton Donaldson 111t, 30t; Robert Handel 107, 445, 393; Ivalene Donaldson 61; Velton Chafin 34b, 225t, 137; Parnell Berry 283, 215; Pernie Pelfrey 74b; Mae Conwill 269, 297; Margaret Keeton 456, 402.

RECESS

Gene Wakefield called the class to order leading song on page 284. Leaders: Brenda Merritt 67, 168; Beatrice Brewer 112, 460; Jim Lavaughn Ballinger 405, 122; Gladys Bonds 146, 499; John Merritt 385b, 358; Kermit Adams 296, 302; Leon Ballinger 490, 480; Elmer Conwill 379, 179.

LUNCH

Gene Wakefield called the class to order leading song on page 100.

The children of S.L. Wakefield and Catherine Wakefield: Gene Wakefield, Wayne Wakefield, Larry Wakefield, Nadine Willis, Clara Stults, Julia Poston, Faye Donaldson, Helen Langston, Betty Baccus, and Fayrene Wakefield led songs on pages 333, 138 (t? b?), 45t, 426t, 288, and 546 in memory of their parents and brothers, Wilford Wakefield and Clifford Wakefield.

Leaders: Christopher Bell 384, 424, 31t; Travis Keeton 34t, 392, 131 (t? b?); Christopher Rice 32t, 282, 408; Helen Langston 391, 143; Roma Rice 49b, 276; Josie Hyde 300, 299; Clara Stults 274t, 335; Debbie Wakefield 426b, 208, 183; Robert Handel 95, 515; Betty Baccus “Jesus Died For Me”, 134; Fayrene Wakefield 569b, 145b; Julia Poston 421; Faye Donaldson 270, 371, 84; Brenda Merritt 142 (in memory of Ralph Heath).

Gene Wakefield led song on page 62 as the closing song. John Merritt dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Gene Wakefield; Secretary—Debbie Wakefield.