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Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church

Winston County, Alabama

June 24-25, 2000

Saturday, June 24

The annual Sacred Harp singing on the fourth Sunday and Saturday before in June at Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church was called to order by Travis Keeton leading song on page 37b. John Merritt offered the morning prayer.

The class organized by electing or appointing the following officers: Chairman—Travis Keeton; Vice Chairman—John Hyde; Secretary—Pernie Pelfrey; Arranging Committee—Gene Wakefield and Wilton Donaldson.

Travis Keeton led songs on pages 35 and 75. Leaders: Ivalene Donaldson 129, 145b; Julie Poston 448b; John Hyde 30t, 39b, 61; Juanita Whitman 208, 137, 155; Amber Springfield 204, 166b, 58; Mary Alice Wakefield 134, 100, 101t; Kenneth Tate 167, 145t, 569 (t? b?); Dawson Adams 77t, 44.

RECESS

John Hyde called the class back to order leading song on page 108t. Leaders: Gladys Bonds 74b, 63, 81t; Glenn Keeton 503, 117, 35; John Merritt 294, 312b, 312t; Roma Rice 425 (for Milford Watts), 124 (for Raymond Fannin); Gene Wakefield 138t, 112; Chris Rice 480, 384; Billy Williams 410t; Kenneth Fannin, Ryan Hale, and Adam Hale 340, 40, 68b; Cecil Wakefield 168, 203.

LUNCH

Travis Keeton called the class to order for the afternoon session with songs on pages 131b and 127. Leaders: L.E. Hannah 187, 398; Carla Morris 183, 143; Joan Gilbreath and Edna Pace 59, 571 (CB); Jennifer Allred 460, 196; Susan Allred 182, 163t; Will Allred, Emily Holcombe, and Rachel Allred 274t, 159; Mary Holcombe 405, 438, 565b; Caleb Allred 87; Carol Fannin 72b; Kermit Adams 391; Leshia Murray 111b, 111t; Nellie Alexander 176b, 176t; Laura Hale 30b, 220; Loretta Whitman 146, 147t; David Beasley 354b, 33b; Josie Hyde 546, 43.

Travis Keeton and John Hyde led song on page 426t as the closing song, and John Merritt dismissed the class with prayer.

Sunday, June 25

Chairman Travis Keeton opened the Sunday morning session by leading song on page 56t. Juanita Whitman offered the morning prayer.

Travis Keeton led song on page 343b. Leaders: Dawson Adams 47t, 48t, 39b; John Hyde 168, 314, 313t; Vernice Phillips 112, 100; Juanita Whitman 63, 159; Pernie Pelfrey 312b; Chris Rice 282, 144; Gladys Bonds 399b, 460, 39t; Kermit Adams 283, 400; Barbara Cooksey 143, 155, 61.

RECESS

John Hyde called the class back to order leading song on page 73t. Leaders: Hubert Hood 454, 569b; L.E. Hannah 349, 310; Parnell Berry 278b, 285t; Azilee Adams 337, 317b; Elmer Conwill 31t, 179, 44.

A memorial lesson was held. Roma Rice led song on page 490 in memory of Palmer and Era Godsey, and then led song on page 378t for the following people who passed away during the year: Rosa Hughes, Mertice Hood Graham, Fayrene Wakefield, Jimmy Godsey, and Michael Godsey.

Elmer Adams led song on page 452 for Marie Aldridge and Mae Conwill who are on the sick and shut-in list. The memorial was closed.

John Hyde led songs on pages 288 and 146.

LUNCH

Chairman Travis Keeton brought the class to order for the afternoon session by leading song on page 205. Leaders: Faye Donaldson 78, 138t, 480; Emily Jones 83t, 503, 225t; Roxie Keeton 373; Loretta Whitman 68b, 111t, 111b; Edna Pace, Carla Morris, and Pernie Pelfrey 145b, 145t; Nellie Alexander 124, 340; Cecil Wakefield 134, 208, 209; Viola Young 290, 571 (CB); Betty Baccus 392, 396; Parnell Berry 137.

Travis Keeton led song on page 203 as the closing song. Cecil Wakefield dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Travis Keeton; Vice Chairman—John Hyde; Secretary—Pernie Pelfrey.