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Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church

Winston County, Alabama

June 23-24, 2001

Saturday, June 23

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 33b. Blanton Adair led the morning prayer. Travis Keeton led song on page 47t.

The class was organized with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Kermit Adams; Vice Chairman—Ken Tate; Secretary—Romas Rice; Arranging Committee—Margaret Keeton and Josie Hyde.

Leaders: Kermit Adams 43; Roma Rice 81t, 63; Cecil Wakefield 168, 203; Bill Stewart 145b, 101t; Gladys Bonds 39t, 48t; Betty Baccus 454, 134; Winell Sanders 569b; Cecil Sanders 123t; Blanton Adair 129, 274t; Larry Wakefield 480, 100; L.E. Hannah 85, 312b.


Ken Tate brought the class back to order leading songs on pages 37b and 477. Leaders: Alonzo Malone 34t, 65; Chris Rise 276, 384; Amber Springfield 171, 186; Ivalene Donaldson 204, 317b; Velton Chafin 225t, 35; Glenn Keeton 410t, 467; Kenneth Fannin family 354b; Pernie Pelfrey, Edna Earl Pace, Joan Gilbreath, Nancy Falkner, and Carla Morris 83t; Billy Williams 496, 84.


Kermit Adams called the afternoon session to order leading song on page 99. Leaders: Clarence McCool 73t, 36b; Josie Hyde 189, 294; Vernice Phillips 318, 112; Faye Donaldson 371, 138t; Amanda Denson 217, 299; Roxie Keeton 349; Carol Fannin and Rachel Allred 72b, 122; Carla Morris 143, 145t; Caleb Allred 294, 87; Jennifer Allred 192, 300.


David Holcomb brought the class to order leading songs on page 39b and 47b. Leaders: Kenneth Fannin 235, 176b; Adam Hale 147t; Susan Allred 183, 358; Dawson Adams 77t; Mary Holcomb 373, 408; Will Allred 401, 45t; Emily Jones 337, 288.

Kermit Adams led song on page 45b as the closing song. Velton Chafin dismissed the class with prayer.

Sunday, June 24

Chairman Kermit Adams opened the Sunday morning session by leading song on page 47t. Margaret Keeton led the morning prayer.

Leaders: Kermit Adams 46; Margaret Keeton 144, 426t; Emily Jones 45t, 44; Sharon Spangle 143, 128; Carla Morris 145b, 183; Julie Poston 83t, 274t; Pernie Pelfrey 275b, 75, 74b; Chris Rice 282, 475.


Travis Keeton called the class back to order leading songs on pages 68b and 73t. Leaders: Azilee Adams 317b, 337; Parnell Berry 278b, 285t; Barbara Cooksey 155, 61t; Faye Donaldson 40, 78; Cecil Wakefield 170, 480; Nellie Alexander 108b, 81t.

A memorial session was held for those who have passed away since last year. The deceased remembered were: Raymond Fannin, Marie Smith, Juanita Whitman, A.C. McGough, Hubert Hood, Rufus Mann, Gene Wakefield, David Young, Fayrene Wakefield, Marie Aldridge, Eron White, Ted White, and Thomas McCool.

The following people in nursing homes were also recognized: Gladys Bonds, Rose Altha Taylor, Elmer Conwill, L.E. Hannah, Oscar Jones, and Ora Lee Fannin. Josie Hyde led songs on pages 546, 284, and 153. Loretta Whitman led songs on pages 45t, 101t, and 147t. The memorial lesson was concluded.


Kermit Adams called the class to order for the afternoon session leading song on page 99. Leaders: Dawson Adams 39b, 39t, 48t; Roma Rice 49b, 425, 34t; Roxie Keeton 382; Betty Clayborn 59, 159; Pernie Pelfrey family 358, 146; Milford Watts 328, 426b, 378b; Josie Hyde 43, 477; Sara Berry 388, 62; John Hyde 297; Margaret Keeton 310; Travis Keeton 172; Kermit Adams and Emily Jones 288.

Kermit Adams led song on page 414b as the closing song. Cecil Wakefield dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Kermit Adams; Vice Chairman—Ken Tate; Secretary—Roma Rice.