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Martha Harper Nix, Lewis Keeton, and
Lavada McGough Gilmore Memorial

New Flatwoods Church, Nauvoo (Walker County), Alabama

March 3, 2002

The eighty-seventh annual Sacred Harp Memorial Singing was called to order by Travis Keeton welcoming everyone and leading song on page 179. Ronald Gilmore offered the morning prayer. Travis Keeton led song on page 387 in memory of his grandfather, Lewis Keeton, who passed away in 1914.

The class was organized with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Travis Keeton; Vice Chairman—Ronald Gilmore; Secretary—Lena Keeton; Arranging Committee—Josie Hyde and Willodean Barton.

Leaders: Travis Keeton 421 (for Dovey Jackson who was unable to attend); John Hyde 129, 73t; Ronald Gilmore and Hazel Gilmore 378b, 383; Winell Sanders 569b; Alene Woodley 111b, 39b; Gravis Ballinger 101t, 124; Jayne Fulmer 300, 299; Julietta Haynes 209, 216; Lavaughn Ballinger 405, 401, 84; Wilton Donaldson 348b, 285t; Lee Starnes 31b, 37b.


The class was called back to order by Ronald Gilmore leading songs on pages 142 (in memory of Lavada Gilmore), and 475 (in memory of Lewis Keeton and Martha Harper Nix). Leaders: Ivalene Donaldson 274t; Linton Ballinger 82t, 81t; Josie Hyde 349 (for Roxie Keeton), 477, 225t; Faye Donaldson 176b, 138 (t? b?); Lisa Geist 391, 155, 171; Anita Naramore and Ronnie Naramore 145b (in memory of Lavada Gilmore), 146; Ozella Blackmon 172, 384; Elene Stovall 269, 273, 441, 68b (in memory of her mother whose birthday was last Friday).


The afternoon session was called to order with Travis Keeton leading songs on pages 382 (in memory of Martha Harper Nix) and 235. Leaders: Max Berueffy 177, 187, 492; Lena Keeton 122, 47b; Larry Ballinger 425, 282; Willodean Barton 119, 145t, 416; Warren Steel 418, 392, 396; L.H. Gilmore and Estelle Gilmore 74 (t? b?), 39t, 376, 34t, 428; Latrieve Bailey 358, 46; Velton Chafin 270, 319 (for Dovey Jackson); Warren Steel 524 (by request).

Announcements were made. Jayne Fulmer led song on page 454. Travis Keeton and Ronald Gilmore led song on page 390 as the closing song. Ronald Gilmore dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Travis Keeton; Vice Chairman—Ronald Gilmore; Secretary—Lena Keeton.