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Martha Harper Nix, Lewis Keeton, and
Lavada McGough Gilmore Memorial

New Flatwoods Church, Nauvoo (Walker County), Alabama

March 4, 2001

The eighty-sixth annual Sacred Harp Memorial Singing was called to order by Travis Keeton leading song on page 48t. Elder Ronald Gilmore offered the morning prayer.

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

Leaders: Travis Keeton 235; Chris Ballinger 129, 371; Ashley Keeton 272, 349; Clarissa Springfield 445, 340; Anne Steel 39t, 171; John Hyde 499, 61; Sarah Smith 354b, 108t; Lavaughn Ballinger 63, 84; Wilton Donaldson 503, 30t; Ottis Sides 97, 480; Alene Woodley 131 (t? b?), 83t; Gravis Ballinger 99, 34b; Loretta Whitman 124, 288.

RECESS

Glenn Keeton called the class to order leading songs on pages 65 and 285t (in memory of A.C. McGough). Leaders: Linda Sides 81t, 270; L.H. Gilmore and Estelle Gilmore 73t, 318 (for Mrs. Otwell), 376; Nellie Alexander 82t, 108b; Julie Poston 145b, 343b; Lisa Geist 542, 95 (for Ivalene Donaldson); Lena Keeton 122, 137; Gary Smith 565, 31t. Ronald Gilmore and Hazel Gilmore welcomed everyone and led song on page 45t in memory of all our loved ones.

LUNCH

Travis Keeton brought the afternoon session to order leading song on page 203. Leaders: Larry Ballinger 91, 90; Josie Hyde 66, 361; Warren Steel 378b, 442; Ida Lee Starnes 426t, 405; Willodean Barton 290 (in memory of A.C. McGough), 416; Latriva Bailey 384, 143; Chris Green 380, 189; Amber Springfield 186, 192; Velton Chafin 76b, 96; Ronald Gilmore and Hazel Gilmore 475, 111t, 111b, 482; Chris Green and Pam Green 144, 153; Loretta Whitman 571 (CB) (in memory of Juanita Whitman); Travis Keeton 382 (in memory of Martha Nix and Maude Keeton).

Travis Keeton and Glenn Keeton led song on page 267 as the closing song. Elder Ronald Gilmore dismissed the class with prayer.

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