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Shady Grove Annual Singing

Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church, Winston County, Alabama

January 6, 2002

The Shady Grove Annual Singing was held at Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church in Winston County, Alabama on the first Sunday in January. Kermit Adams called the class to order leading song on page 39t. Lavaughn Ballinger offered the morning prayer.

The class organized with the following officers elected or appointed: Chairman—Kermit Adams; Vice Chairman—Dawson Adams; Arranging Committee—John Hyde; Secretary—Roma Rice.

Leaders: Kermit Adams 39b; Margaret Keeton 321, 282; Chris Rice 299, 384; Roma Rice 460, 475, 297; Lisa Geist 120, 274b, 350; Wilton Donaldson 565, 348b, 317; Earl Ballinger 331, 313t; Ivalene Donaldson 335, 343; Faye Donaldson 176b, 40, 124; Gravis Ballinger 144, 410t, 101t.

RECESS

Dawson Adams called the class back to order leading songs on pages 77t, 68b, and 56t. Leaders: Lena Keeton 283 (in memory of her father, Benny Keeton), 369, 143 (in memory of Pete Keeton); Lavaughn Ballinger 405, 401, 358; Larry Ballinger 50b, 70t; Travis Keeton 81t, 285t, 284; Josie Hyde 566, 66, 104.

LUNCH

Kermit Adams brought the afternoon session to order leading song on page 99. Leaders: John Hyde 275b, 73t; Lisa Geist 497; Margaret Keeton 273; Chris Rice 276; Earl Ballinger 270; Faye Donaldson 430; Lavaughn Ballinger 84; Ivalene Donaldson 145b; Roma Rice 235; Wilton Donaldson 503; Lena Keeton 373; Dawson Adams 75; Gravis Ballinger 34b; Travis Keeton 319; Larry Ballinger 33b; Josie Hyde 123t; John Hyde 61; Larry Ballinger 527.

Kermit Adams led song on page 426t as the closing song. Earl Ballinger dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Kermit Adams; Vice Chairman—Dawson Adams; Secretary—Roma Rice.