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Shady Grove (Keeton Cemetery)

Walker County, Alabama

May 6, 2001

The thirty-first session of the annual Sacred Harp singing held at Shady Grove (Keeton Cemetery) was called to order by Travis Keeton leading songs on pages 56t and 129. Harrison Creel led the morning prayer.

The class organized for the day by voting to retain the following officers: Chairman—Travis Keeton; Vice Chairman—Glenn Keeton; Secretary—Josie Hyde; Arranging Committee—Willodean Barton.

Leaders: Travis Keeton 176b (for Bruce Randolph); Joshua Keeton 108t, 503; Johnny Humber 283, 200; Wilton Donaldson 317, 30t; Ashley Keeton 222, 371; Clarence McCool 111t, 111b; Ila Ingle 470, 500; Gary Smith 565, 47t; Kermit Adams 384, 99; Dwight Ingle 143, 358; Gravis Ballinger 34b, 144; Becky Briggs 63, 373.

RECESS

Glenn Keeton called the class to order leading songs on pages 89 (in memory of A.C. McGough) and 124. Leaders: Lora Cargo 454, 460; Earl Ballinger 331, 217; Ivalene Donaldson 39b, 73t; Sarah Smith 290 (in memory of A.C. McGough), 288; Ken Tate 496, 68b; Lavaughn Ballinger 401; Ann Ballard 284, 285t; Flarce Creel 475, 42.

LUNCH

Travis Keeton called the afternoon session to order leading song on page 127. Leaders: Lisa Geist 234, 350; Leon Ballinger 490, 269; Elene Stovall 328, 272; Harrison Creel 498, 530; Roma Rice 104, 273; Larry Ballinger 133, 119; Gwen Cornelius 143; Gwen Cornelius and Arnie Keeton 45t; Max Berueffy 30b, 189; Frances Lee 274t, 59; Chris Rice 480, 282; Latrive Bailey 400, 571 (CB); Chuck Beasley 354 (t? b?), 235; Amber Springfield 47b, 142; Charlie Ballard 388, 512; Glenn Keeton and Max Berueffy 225t; John Beasley 335; David Beasley 348b, 75; Ricky Beasley 445, 101t; Willodean Barton and Josie Hyde 100, 477.

Travis Keeton and Glenn Keeton led song on page 46 as the closing song. Lavaughn Ballinger dismissed the class with prayer.

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