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Reid Memorial

Old County Line Church, Corner, Alabama

October 17, 1999

The eightieth session of the Reid Memorial singing was called to order by Chairman Harrison Creel at 9:30 a.m. leading song on page 30t. The morning prayer was offered by Gordon Wilkinson.

The singing is permanently organized. Leaders: Jeff Sheppard 87, 75; Velton Chafin 355; S.T. Reed 129, 64; Wilton Donaldson 32 (t? b?); Tyler Newman 30t; Larry Ballinger 89; Gene Wakefield 284; Ivalene Donaldson 81t; Sarah Harcrow 127, 37b; Elmer Conwill 460; Richard Ivey 222, 270; Ashley Keeton 196; Clayton Ezell 182; Willodean Barton 416; Milton Oliver 318, 314; Linton Ballinger 208; Joan Aldridge 192; Leola Smith 358, 43.

RECESS

John Hyde brought the class to order leading songs on pages 73t and 61. Leaders: Julianna Jett 88 (t? b?); Elene Stovall 528; Gravis Ballinger 300; Judy Caudle 322; Nathan Green and Norma Green 108b, 104; Stuart Ivey 189, 475; Daphene Causey 203; Shelbie Sheppard 142; Madison Jett and Julianna Jett 146; Tommy George 354b.

RECESS

Rodney Ivey brought the class to order leading song on page 47t. Leaders: Glenn Keeton 111b; Elsie Moon 98; Juanita Newman 166b; Karen Ivey 217; Travis Keeton 566; Ann Jett, Derrick Jett, Heath Jett, Yancey Jett, and Michael Jett 42; Ruby Bowling 434; Henry Schuman 532; Dennis George 128, 288; Lena Keeton 225t; Flarce Creel and Yancey Jett 44; John Merritt 48t; Harrison Creel and Flarce Creel 342.

LUNCH

Harrison Creel brought the afternoon session to order leading song on page 317. Leaders: Coy Ivey 212; Lomax Ballinger 168; Pauline Childers 384; Josie Hyde 507; Betty Wright 454; David Ivey 70b; Marie Aldridge 216; Mary Alice Crisco 45t; Susan Harcrow 186; Buell Cobb 33b; Rodney Ivey 512; Cassie Franklin 383; Kenneth Tate 343; Clarissa Springfield 445; Allison Ivey 31t; Philip Gilmore 378b; Gordon Wilkinson 436; Jackie Tanner 172; Brenda Merritt 336, 137.

RECESS

Coy Ivey brought the class to order leading song on page 56t. Leaders: David Ivey 273 (by request for L.E. Hannah); Bernice Phillips 112; Edith Tate 333; Paula Springfield 297; Ila Ingle 442; Wanda Capps 546; Billy Williams 78; Lucy Heidorn 155; Amber Springfield 30b; Shelley Davis 405; Amanda Denson 373, 276; Cindy Franklin 198, 269.

Chairman Harrison Creel led song on page 498 as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer led by David Ivey.

Chairman—Harrison Creel; Secretary—Marie Creel Aldridge; Arranging Committee—Cindy Franklin.