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Dutton, Green, and Jackson Memorial

Liberty Grove Primitive Baptist Church (New Flatwoods Church), South of Nauvoo, Alabama

July 1, 2001

The annual Sacred Harp Memorial Singing for the Duttons, Greens, and Henry “Doc” Jackson was held on the first Sunday in July. Travis Keeton called the class to order with song on page 127. Elder Ronald Gilmore offered the morning prayer. Travis Keeton led song on page 43.

The class organized for the day by electing or appointing the following officers: Chairman—Travis Keeton; Vice Chairman—Elder Ronald Gilmore; Secretary—Josie Hyde; Arranging Committee—Cecil Sanders and Margaret Keeton.

Leaders: Travis Keeton 319; Ivalene Donaldson 61, 129; Ida Lee Starnes 426t, 68b; Winell Sanders 108t, 111b; Alene Woodley 35, 399b; Amber Springfield 147t, 147b; Clarence McCool 225t, 503; Chris Bell 384, 546; Nathan Gilmore 103, 124; Margaret Keeton 78, 276; L.H. Gilmore and Estelle Gilmore 421, 34t.

RECESS

Elder Ronald Gilmore called the class back to order leading songs on pages 235 and 475. Leaders: Wilton Donaldson 317, 75; Anita McLemore and Roni McLemore 145b, 72b; Ashley Keeton 36b, 37b; Josie Hyde 39b, 43; Glenn Keeton 354t, 467; Tim Gilmore 186, 273, 297; Kermit Adams 277, 391.

LUNCH

Travis Keeton brought the afternoon session to order leading songs on pages 348b and 343. Leaders: Janet Jones 32t, 373; Latrive Bailey 45t, 571 (CB); Jessica Williams 141, 569 (t? b?); Velton Chafin 144, 145t; Ivalene Donaldson 204; John Hyde 313t, 63; Chris Bell 358; Clarence McCool 111t; Wilton Donaldson 565; Josie Hyde 490 (by request); L.H. Gilmore and Estelle Gilmore 275 (t? b?), 349; Tim Gilmore, Linda, and Sara 146, 128, 122; Elder Ronald Gilmore and Hazel 47b, 42, 142 (in memory of Lavada Gilmore); Travis Keeton 418 (for Dovey Jackson).

Travis Keeton and Elder Ronald Gilmore led song on page 48t as the closing song. Elder Ronald Gilmore dismissed the class with prayer. We would like to thank Otis Alexander for paying for the minutes.

Chairman—Travis Keeton; Vice Chairman—Elder Ronald Gilmore; Secretary—Josie Hyde.