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Chafin, Harbinson, and Hollis Memorial

New Prospect Church, Cullman County, Alabama

July 18, 1999

The one hundred twenty-sixth session of the Chafin, Harbinson, and Hollis Memorial Sacred Harp Singing was called to order by Velton Chafin leading song on page 32t. The morning prayer was offered by Lavaughn Ballinger. Velton Chafin led song on page 35. Leaders: Freda Bledsoe 166b; Gordon Wilkinson 112, 475; Corene White 171; Tyler Newman 30t; Juanita Newman 108t; John Hyde 297; John Wakefield 138t; S.T. Reed 388, 389; Larry Ballinger 91; Stanley Smith 500; Lois Bonnell 63, 159; Bill Farris 82t, 176t; Tommie Spurlock 454, 430; Agnes Farris 274t, 275b; Lamar Smith and Randall Smith 76b, 36b; Randall Smith and Rodney Ivey 137.

RECESS

The class was called to order by Velton Chafin leading song on page 318. Leaders: Aubrey Barfield 383, 283; John Morris 378b, 390; Lucy Marie Heidorn 40; Bob Bonnell 384, 100; Betty Shafer 155; Doron Henkin 203, 224; Emmie Morris 215, 110; Clayton Ezell 480; Regina Glass 349, 214; Geraldine Wadkins 361; Lavaughn Ballinger 84; Earl Ballinger 162.

RECESS

The class was called to order by Harrison Creel leading song on page 498. Leaders: Dennis George 270, 49b; Jewel Wootten 503; Edith Tate 336; John Etheridge 74b; Eldagene Roberson 306; Jackie Tanner 89; Amanda Denson 276; Allison Ivey 344; Karen Ivey 421; Karen Ivey and Allison Ivey 120, 182; Milton Oliver 321; Linda Sides 106, 328; Arlon Gardner 448t, 448b. Harrison Creel led the class in prayer for the noon meal.

LUNCH

Harrison Creel called the class to order leading song on page 317b. Leaders: Jerred George 358, 354b; David Roberson 222; John Merritt “Tabitha Cumi”; Stuart Ivey 299; Rodney Ivey 99, 186; Willodean Barton 460; David Ivey 481; David Ivey and Cindy Franklin 198; Cassie Franklin 373; Susan Harcrow 269, 436; Marie Aldridge 193, 88t; Josie Hyde 470; Ozella Blackmon 192; Cindy Franklin 217, 327; Travis Keeton 392; Coy Ivey 73t; Mattie Townsel and Coy Ivey 313t; Emma Posten 145b; Aubrey Tyree 189, 208; Billy Williams 294; Flarce Creel, Cindy Franklin, and Cassie Franklin 229.

Announcements were made. The class was dismissed with prayer led by Lamar Smith.

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