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Old Flatwoods Primitive Baptist Church

Nauvoo, Alabama

May 14, 2000

The annual Decoration Day Sacred Harp Singing at Old Flatwoods Primitive Baptist Church was held on the second Sunday in May. The class was called to order by Ashley Keeton leading song on page 32t. Harrison Creel led the congregation in the morning prayer. Ashley Keeton led song on page 30t.

The class organized with the following officers elected or appointed: Chair-lady—Ashley Keeton; Vice Chairman—Joshua Keeton; Secretary—Jimmie McGough Gilmore; Arranging Committee—Arthur Gilmore and Joshua Keeton.

Leaders: Ashley Keeton 196; Billy Williams 448b, 310; Julia Poston 421, 145b; Tim Cook 511, 350; Eldagene Roberson 215, 385 (t? b?); Bud Oliver 42, 332; Josie Hyde 477, 507; Wilton Donaldson 37b, 317; Elene Stovall 68b, 48t; Dovie Jackson 319, 170; Karen Ivey 63, 99; Rodney Ivey 39b; Amber Springfield 389, 391; Henry Johnson 385 (t? b?), 70b.

RECESS

Cassie Franklin called the class to order leading songs on pages 33t and 336. Leaders: Max Berueffy 313t, 411; Marie Guthrie 220, 189; Henry Schuman 234, 365; Mary Alice Wakefield 34b, 145t; Richard Ivey 378t, 303.

The memorial lesson for the deceased and the sick and shut-ins was led by Jimmie M. Gilmore, Pamela Keeton, Joshua Keeton, Ashley Keeton, and Josie Hyde leading songs on pages 45t and 294 by request of Linette and Tyler Montgomery.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Joshua Keeton leading songs on pages 108t and 503. Leaders: Henry Guthery 240, 499; Joyce Hubbert 326, 327; John Merritt and Brenda Merritt 294, 393; Cindy Franklin 269, 198; Elvin Guthrie 172, 222; Lisa Geist 273, 546; David Ivey 396, 203; Lena Keeton 475, 454; Clarence McCool 328, 349; Pamela Keeton 442, 306; Warren Steel 214, 320; Stuart Ivey 186, 436; Eugene Wakefield 168, 138t; Ila Ingle, Dwight Ingle, Gary Ingle, and Karen Wiggins 498, 500, 434; Harrison Creel 530, 512; A.C. McGough 460, 373; Travis Keeton 566, 496; Glenn Keeton 117, 143; Gwen Cornelius, Lena Keeton, and Glenn Keeton 457, 146; Kermit Adams 212, 78; Sarah Smith 129, 354 (t? b?); Gary Smith 565, 31t; Jimmie Gilmore and Arthur Gilmore 276; Jimmie Gilmore, Arthur Gilmore, and Ashley Keeton 505 (CB); David Ivey 79.

Announcements were made. Glenn Keeton and Ashley Keeton led song on page 62 as the closing song as the class took the parting hand. Glenn Keeton dismissed the class with prayer.

Chair-lady—Ashley Keeton; Vice Chairman—Joshua Keeton; Secretary—Jimmie M. Gilmore.