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Cornelius Benjamin (Bennie) Keeton Memorial

Shady Grove (Keeton Cemetery), Walker County, Alabama

September 17, 2000

The twenty-ninth session of the annual Keeton Memorial Sacred Harp singing was held at Shady Grove Church (Keeton Cemetery) on the third Sunday in September. The class was called to order by Travis Keeton leading song on page 37b. Travis Keeton welcomed everyone, and A.C. McGough led the class in the morning prayer.

The class organized for the day with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Travis Keeton; Vice Chairman—A.C. McGough; Arranging Committee—Lena Keeton; Secretary—Willodean Barton.

Leaders: Ashley Keeton 300, 203; Clarence McCool 73t, 68b; Velton Chafin 225t, 144; Gary Smith 565, 31t; Lucy Heidorn 30t, 36b; Wilton Donaldson 111t, 111b; Josie Hyde 189, 200; Linton Ballinger 208, 212; Sara Smith 445, 400; Kermit Adams 384, 391.

RECESS

A.C. McGough called the class back to order leading songs on pages 147t, 454, and 475. Leaders: Gravis Ballinger 99, 78; Gertrude Hannah 318, 112; Warren Steel 411, 65; Judy Caudle 193, 33b; Harrison Creel 348b; Julietta Haynes 209, 211; Max Berueffy 177, 145t; Edith Tate 35, 93.

LUNCH

Travis Keeton called the class together leading song on page 179. Leaders: Elene Stovall 172, 222; John Hyde 124, 61; Lena Keeton, Glenn Keeton, and Gwenn Cornelius 571 (CB), 142, 117, 269; John Merritt 499b, 498; Flarce Creel 270, 460; Jayne Fulmer 273, 186; Lavaughn Ballinger 401, 84, 358; Lisa Geist 532, 542; Larry Ballinger 154, 90; Willodean Barton 416, 290; Brenda Merritt 272, 336; Amber Springfield 155, 299; Glenn Keeton and Max Berueffy 512, 138t; Travis Keeton 274 (t? b?) (for his brother, Wallace Keeton), 284 (in memory of Gene Wakefield).

Lavaughn Ballinger dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Travis Keeton; Vice Chairman—A.C. McGough; Secretary—Willodean Barton.