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Shady Grove (Keeton Cemetery)

Walker County, Alabama

May 7, 2000

The thirtieth session of the annual Sacred Harp singing held at Shady Grove (Keeton Cemetery) was called to order at 10:00 a.m. by Travis Keeton leading song on page 48t. Harrison Creel led the class in morning prayer.

The class organized with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Travis Keeton; Vice Chairman—Glenn Keeton; Secretary—Josie Hyde; Arranging Committee—Lena Keeton.

Travis Keeton led songs on pages 318 and 64. Leaders: Ashley Keeton 300, 196; Larry Ballinger 113, 109; Ivalene Donaldson 426t; Earl Ballinger 317, 283; L.E. Hannah 500, 400; Joshua Keeton 30t, 268; Josie Hyde 477, 234; Wilton Donaldson 34t, 37b; Faye Donaldson 371, 270; Ann Ballard 129, 144; Elmer Conwill 44, 31t; Ila Ingle 434, 436.

RECESS

Travis Keeton called the class to order leading songs on pages 146 and 42 (for Arnold Moore). Leaders: Mary Alice Wakefield 34b, 89; Roxie Davis 45t; John Hyde 168, 314; Elsie Beasley 192, 460; Johnny Humber 208, 200; Julie Tate 448b, 39b; Gravis Ballinger 120, 99; Glenn Keeton 380 (by request in memory of his grandmother), 225t; Kenneth Tate 569 (t? b?), 480.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Travis Keeton with songs on pages 482 and 131b. Leaders: Roma Rice 338, 475; Odie Horton 204; Edith Tate 73t, 532; Julietta Haynes 172, 216; Gene Wakefield 138t, 112 (for Arnold Moore); Becky Briggs 340, 336; Jim Ballinger 384, 84; Julie Poston 274t, 421; Lisa Geist 171, 155; Lena Keeton, Glenn Keeton, and Gwen Cornelius 235 (in memory of Bennie Keeton and Maude Keeton), 503, 571 (CB) (for Olen Keeton); Chris Rice 183, 282; Jayne Fulmer 454; Harrison Creel 111b, 512; Amber Springfield 389, 391; Clarence McCool 138b, 68b; L.H. Gilmore 403, 348b; Ricky Beasley 47b, 101t; David Beasley 72b, 298; Jim Brown and Andrea 159, 268; John Beasley 67, 81 (t? b?); Chuck Beasley 33b, 457.

Travis Keeton and Glenn Keeton led song on page 62 as the closing song. Earl Ballinger dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Travis Keeton; Vice Chairman—Glenn Keeton; Secretary—Josie Hyde.