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Shady Grove (Keeton Cemetery)

Walker County, Alabama

May 5, 2002

The thirty-second session of the annual Sacred Harp singing held at Shady Grove (Keeton Cemetery) was called to order by Travis Keeton leading song on page 43. Harrison Creel offered the morning prayer. Travis Keeton led songs on pages 82t and 460.

A business session was held with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairperson—Lena Keeton; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Secretary—Josie Hyde; Arranging Committee—Willodean Barton.

Leaders: Lena Keeton 146; John Hyde 63, 75; Johnny Humber 208, 212; Ila Ingle 434, 436; Chris Ballinger 350, 147t; Lavaughn Ballinger 405, 84; Ivalene Donaldson 39b, 56t; Gravis Ballinger 78, 34b; Kermit Adams 42, 99; L.E. Hannah 85, 500.

RECESS

Travis Keeton called the class back to order leading song on page 203. Leaders: Josie Hyde 507; Earl Ballinger 328, 217; Jayne Fulmer 186, 273; Leon Ballinger 441, 120; Butch White 77t, 47t; Faye Donaldson 40, 30t; Clarence McCool 318, 373; Amber Springfield 299, 454 (in memory of A.C. McGough); Kenneth Tate 215, 430; Wilton Donaldson 225t, 565; Lisa Geist 276, 171.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Lena Keeton leading song on page 200. Leaders: Roma Rice 428, 440; Larry Ballinger 418, 425; Glenn Keeton 178 (for his daughter who was unable to attend), 496; Edith Tate 336 (for Kathleen Robbins whose husband was in the hospital); A.A. Malone 183, 300; Harrison Creel 111b, 342; Elene Stovall 172, 216; Max Berueffy 297, 220; Lewis Gilmore and Estelle Gilmore 275b, 34t, 376; Ottis Sides 571 (CB), 530; Latrive Bailey 45t, 46; Willodean Barton 482, 416, 546; Josie Hyde 475 (for Flarce Creel who was unable to attend); Edith Tate 98; Max Berueffy 446, 480; Lena Keeton 358 (by request).

Lena Keeton led song on page 129 as the closing song, and the class was dismissed with prayer led by Lavaughn Ballinger.

Chairperson—Lena Keeton; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Secretary—Josie Hyde.