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Jones Chapel Senior Citizens Center

Cullman County, Alabama

July 7, 1999

The annual July Jones Chapel Sacred Harp Memorial Singing was held on the first Wednesday in July. Velton Chafin, in the absence of the chairman, called the class to order leading song on page 59. The morning prayer was offered by Hershell King.

Leaders: Velton Chafin 32t; Cecil Sanders 123t; Billy Williams 39b, 147 (t? b?); Hershell King 112, 348 (t? b?); Corene White 73t, 146; Elsie Moon 123t, 207; Alvin Stephanse 100; George Cox 108 (t? b?), 569 (t? b?); Reedie Evans 322, 384 (in memory of Unie B. Howard and Douglas Howard), 450; Don Robinson 101t, 47b.


Velton Chafin brought the class to order leading song on page 58 (in memory of Luther Parker and Alvin Parker), 59 (for Alvin Stephanse).

Leaders: Cecil Sanders 225b; Eron White 31b (in memory of Unie B. Howard and Douglas Howard); George Cox 48 (t? b?); Don Robinson 222, 340 (in memory of his aunt, Bellvenie Woodard); Edith Tate 35, 34 (t? b?); Cecile Cox 119; Billy Williams 358 (by request, in memory of Bertha Adams); Flarce Creel 84 (in memory of Hadyn Creel and Edith Tate’s mother), 389; Hershell King 176 (t? b?), 80b; Corene White 379 (in memory of her mother, Cora Miller Collins); Velton Chafin 369 (in memory of Luther Calvert), 42, 378 (t? b?) (in memory of Edith Tate’s father), 57 (in memory of B.B. Mattox).


The afternoon of singing began with Velton Chafin leading song on page 410 (t? b?). Leaders: Cecile Cox 135; Eron White 36b (in memory of Rosa and Charley McCoy); Cecile Cox 135; Edith Tate 98; Elsie Moon 166, 406; Don Robinson 138 (t? b?) (by request), 168; George Cox 393; Hershell King 34b; Velton Chafin 45t (for Alvin Stephanse, who is blind).

Announcements were made. Velton Chafin led song on page 414 as the closing song. Hershell King dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Velton Chafin; Secretary—Eron White.