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Wakefield Memorial
(Ganus, Wilford, and Clifford)

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

November 28, 1999

The twenty-ninth session of the Wakefield Memorial Sacred Harp Singing was called to order by Gene Wakefield leading song on page 48t. Mary Alice Wakefield offered the morning prayer.

The class organized and voted to retain the following officers: Chairman—Gene Wakefield; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Secretary—Josie Hyde; Arranging Committee—John Hyde.

Leaders: Gene Wakefield 101t, 100; Debra Wakefield 37b, 421; Willodean Barton 119, 290, 454; Ivalene Donaldson 61, 81t; Faye Donaldson 124, 270; Mary Alice Wakefield 145b, 145t; Wilton Donaldson 31b, 111b; Betty Baccus and her grandchildren (Julie Cook, Ashley Cook, Mathew Cook, Gordon Baccus, and Joseph Baccus) 59, 388, 358.

RECESS

Travis Keeton called the class to order leading songs on pages 499 and 288. Leaders: John Merritt 278b, 268, 240; Anne Steel 171, 110, 47t; Brenda Merritt 142, 434; Lavaughn Ballinger 38b, 313 (t? b?); Gravis Ballinger 78, 34b; Earl Ballinger 319, 177; Helen Langsford 480 (in memory of her brothers, Wilford Wakefield and Clifford Wakefield), 391; family of the late S.L. and Catherine Wakefield (Cecil Wakefield, Gene Wakefield, Wayne Wakefield, Larry Wakefield, Nadine Willis, Helen Langsford, Julie Postum, Fayrene Wakefield, Clara Stults, Faye Donaldson, Betty Baccus, Kathy McKannon, and Mary Alice Wakefield) 159, 333, 408.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Gene Wakefield leading song on page 284. Leaders: Warren Steel 150, 74t, 411; Jayne Fulmer 99, 147 (t? b?), 210; Pernie Pelfrey 147b, 371; Larry Wakefield 569b, 339; Larry Ballinger 321, 148; Josie Hyde 298, 426t (for Hazel Wakefield), 310 (for L.E. Hannah); Julie Postum 278b, 421; Cecil Wakefield 134, 153, 146; Elmer Conwill 300, 460; Joyce Hubbit 209, 327; Roma Rice 390, 104; L.E. Hannah and Julie Creel 187, 44; Clara Stults 322, 79; John Hyde 544, 73t, 297; Willodean Barton and Travis Keeton 475; Travis Keeton 424; Gene Wakefield 225b.

Travis Keeton and Gene Wakefield led song on page 452 as the closing song. Cecil Wakefield dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Gene Wakefield; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Secretary—Josie Hyde.