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Shady Grove (Keeton Cemetery)

Walker County, Alabama

September 17, 1995

The twenty-fourth session of the annual Sacred Harp singing held at Shady Grove Church was called to order by Travis Keeton leading song on page 32t. The morning prayer was led by Milford Watts. Travis Keeton led song on page 48t. The class organized for the day by electing or appointing the following officers: Chairman—Travis Keeton; Vice Chairman—Bruce Rye; Secretary—Josie Hyde; Arranging Committee—John Hyde. Travis Keeton led song on page 33b and leaders called were: A. A. Malone 37b, 39b; Kermit Adams 39t, 43; Lola Roberson 475, 182; Doyal Williams 183,180; Gene Wakefield 56t, 100; Milford Watts 114, 235; Ila Ingle 63, 87; Beatrice Brewer 123 (t? b?), 137; Ashley Keeton 354b, 108t.

RECESS

Bruce Rye called the class back together leading songs on pages 399b and 410b. Leaders: Pam Keeton 171, 216; Rose Altha Taylor 142; Josh Keeton 189, 30 (t? b?); Gladys Bonds 313 (t? b?), 499; Marie Aldridge 371, 217; Amanda Denson 165, 404; Pernie Pelfrey 166, 426t, and 129 with Bernice Watts (on her birthday); Glenn Keeton 523, 225t; Glenn Keeton and Pam Keeton 143 (their 14th anniversary); Roxie Keeton 530.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Travis Keeton leading song on page 480. Leaders: Clarence McCool 112, 172; Bradley Allen 345t; Josie Hyde 288, 203; Velton Chafin 34b, 35; Gravis Ballinger 101t; Edwin Ballinger 30t, 124; Johnny Humber 275b, 36b; Odie Horton 403, 97; Larry Ballinger 98, 66; Lena Keeton 546, 64; Lewis Gilmore and Estelle Gilmore 421, 376, 276, 73 (t? b?); Ada Godsey 34t; Tom Harper 300, 411, 441, 440; John Hyde 75, 68b; Bruce Rye 83t; Amanda Denson 324. Travis Keeton and Bruce Rye led song on page 432 as the closing song, and the closing prayer was led by Bruce Rye.

Chairman—Travis Keeton; Vice Chairman—Bruce Rye; Secretary—Josie Hyde.